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Iraqi Soldiers Confess to Rape

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Posted on Feb 22, 2007
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After a Sunni mother of 11 told al-Jazeera she had been raped by Iraqi soldiers, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused her of fabricating the story to stir sectarian tensions. But four men, including an officer who allegedly recorded the crime on his mobile phone, were arrested and confessed to the crime.

Update: A second Iraqi woman has accused six Iraqi police and army recruits of raping her. One of the men reportedly filmed the crime, threatening to go public with the images if she didn’t cooperate.


BBC:

Four Iraqi soldiers have been charged with raping a Sunni Muslim woman in Talafar, northern Iraq, officials say.

Brig Gen Nijm Abdullah, who acts as mayor, said the men had confessed.

It is the second time this week that members of Iraq’s security forces have been accused of serious sexual assault of Sunni women.

The first case prompted a row between senior Sunni figures backing the allegations, and the Shia-led government, which has denied them.

Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has said the accusations in the first case were fabricated by Sunni groups trying to undermine the Shia-dominated security forces.

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By Matias, February 22, 2007 at 10:59 pm Link to this comment
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Please see the amazingly courageous and brave Riverbend’s blog and read an insiders view of the destruction of her country, and the continuing rape and murder of her people. Her blogs are heartbreaking, for she’s a human being faced with the soul crushing, perverted filth that The Decider has shoveled on her country and culture. Her comments regarding the savaging of Sabrine are sagacious and angry, and right on the money. Her blog is a MUST read for human beings, monsters need not apply.

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

Oh…and as for Maliki, what can you say about one so vile, so deviant, that he would reward gang rapists after they savaged another of their endless victims. Their sexual violence against the women of Iraq must titillate their masters to no end. Maliki is deeply evil…which makes him a perfect fit for the job that his masters want him to do. However evil he is though, his masters make him pale in comparison…he is a virtual Pollyanna in comparison to the death merchants who drive this blood fueled, viscera spewing engine of war.

I truly hope there is a hell awaiting these monsters. If there is, they will inhabit it’s lowest depths, and will be certain to suffer eternal torment, agony and damnation for the endless, pointless, soulless profit and power driven death that they have visited on so many innocent human beings. I think it’s obvious that these nihilists believe in nothing except power and death. They claim to be Christians, but then, so did the Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition of old. Don’t go by their words, go by their actions, for they know only lies and deceit. Here’s to a real heaven and hell, and a very special place at the side of the king demon of hell for the worst of them (you know who you are!)...and a place not too far from that for the other enablers of these creatures of death and destruction.

Too bad I don’t really believe in heaven and hell. The truth is, heaven and/or hell is right here, and these days it’s looking an awful lot like the latter.

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By Quy Tran, February 22, 2007 at 6:29 pm Link to this comment
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What wrong with PM Maliki when saying the victim of raping to fabricate story ? This guy only knows to bow down in front of Bush as his loyal servant.

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By Terry Sloth, February 22, 2007 at 5:36 pm Link to this comment
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A lovely way to promote democracy!

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