Wednesday, December 07, 2005

U.S. Soldiers Raping Iraqi Women?

I think it's a safe bet to say 'yes', and I think it's a safe bet to say that it is widespread, because there is no functioning reporting or enforcement mechanism for raped women in Iraq right now.

Not sure what made me think of this tonight. Was reading some feminist stuff, then thought of the lawlessness in Iraq, and came to a logical conclusion - women in Iraq are getting raped by American GI's. How could it be any different? Each American squad over there, when it goes out on patrol, is essentially God - they're a bunch of kids and they essentially own the place. How many Iraqi civilian women are we raping when we can't even stop ourselves from raping our own female GI's?

I know the treachery that humans are capable of. I don't need to fight in Iraq or Vietnam. I know what goes on right here in the jails and prisons of America.

I did a search and found this link from Democracy Now!, about this article printed in the Guardian. American soldiers raping Iraqi women. Disgusting.

How many women were raped by U.S. GI's in Vietnam over the course of that war?

We need to get the rape pictures and video from Abu Ghraib. We need to shut down this war.

UPDATE: We're doin the Phillipines, where there is some semblence of civil society. What's happening in Iraqistan?

UPDATE: Why rape, when you can murder?

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