Wikileaks, Pentagon & PressTV – 2010-10-25 22:46:55
Wikileaks Reveals Iraq Assassinations
TEHERAN (October 24, 2010) — The classified documents recently released by Wikileaks have shed light on a myriad of crimes and offences committed in Iraq over the past few years, including assassinations and murders.
The leaked documents, which cover the period between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2010, were mostly written by low-ranking officers who were reporting on “significant actions” in the field.
The whistleblower website offers 325 documents detailing a whole range of killings from high-profile assassinations to the murder of civilians.
The documents reveal that many Iraqi police officers, judges, election authorities and other officials as well as ordinary citizens were killed during the six-year period.
The papers also offer separate accounts of bodies found in Iraq, most of them bearing bullet holes or killed execution style.
One such document pertains to the assassination of the Balad police chief back in 2004. The following is the original Wikileaks document.
-___ REPORTED A ___ OF THE BALAD POLICE CHIEF IVO MC ___. SUSPECT WAS DRIVING A GREY KIA, LICENSE # ___. THE KIA IS A BAGHDAD RENTAL. SUSPECT IS A MALE WITH ___ BEARD, WITH GREY ___.
UPDATE:___ 1458C THE BALAD POLICE CHIEF ( ) ___ TWO BODY GUARDS WERE KILLED EAST OF BALAD, WHILE ON THE STREET IN BALAD OUTSIDE THE BALAD CITY COUNCIL BUILDING. REPORTEDLY HE AND THE BODYGUARD (___) WHERE SHOT IN THE BACK WITH AN AK ___. TF -___ AND -___ IN ARE CONDUCTING FLASH CHECK POINTS EXTENDING ALONG THE MSR ___ TO TAJI. REPORT OF INCIDENT CAME FROM ICDC.A RPK WAS ALSO REPORTED AT THE SCENE. SUSPECT VEHICLE IS GRAY KIA LAST SEEN MOVING SOUTH ON MSR ___ . SUSPECTED PERSON IS MALE WITH A ___ BROWN BEARD WITH A BLACK TURBAN.
Pentagon Instructed US-led Forces to “Secretly” Torture Detainees
TEHERAN (October 24, 2010) — In the largest-ever revelation of secret US military documents, Wikileaks has released nearly 400,000 classified reports about the US-led war in Iraq.
The documents detail more than 1,700 cases of torture kept from the public by the US government.
The leaked documents, which cover the period between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2010, were mostly written by low-ranking officers reporting on “significant actions” in the field.
The damning war documents accuse the United States Defense Department of instructing American troops to ignore reports recounting torture.
One such document reveals how detainees were blindfolded and hung upside down before being hit on their “foot soles” and tortured by “an electrical device.”
The following is the original Wikileaks document.
A CF party, including a ___ went to the Ar ___ Police Department iot [in order to] investigate a statement that was done by an ___. He mentioned that detainees are tortured in prison by IZ [International Zone] Police Officers. Using a hygienic inspection as an excuse, ___ detainees were searched and questioned without IZP attendance. The conclusion taken after this is that drug or medicine users are being tortured specially during dark hours. Methods they are using are to blindfold the detainee and hang them upside down on their feet iot hit them on their foot soles. Also the use of an electrical device is confirmed. This subject ___ with senior IZP Officers iot stop this, also ___ inspections ___.
Iraqi Decapitated in US-led Custody
TEHERAN (October 24, 2010) — One of the 400,000 documents released by Wikileaks says that US soldiers from the Haditha Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team transferred an Iraqi detainee in order to facilitate his murder.
According to the document released by the whistleblower website, the soldiers claimed they were going to transfer two detainees from Haditha SWAT custody to an undisclosed location further north because there was “more incriminating evidence” at the other location.
The convoy reportedly pulls over during the transfer to release the detainees. However, one of the detainees was later found beheaded.
A Major involved in the transfer incident had been removed from his post as commander of Haditha SWAT a year prior to the incident due to his alleged involvement in the rape of an Iraqi female.
The report added that the beheaded Iraqi detainee was being held for allegedly killing an unnamed member of the US-led forces over the rape of his sister.
Haditha is a farming town located on the Euphrates River 240 kilometers northwest of Baghdad.
The following is the original Wikileaks document.
AAA MISSION/OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM ___ / CJSOTF-AP
___ WHO: MAJOR (___ SWAT CDR)
___ WHAT: ALLEGEDLY TRANSFERRED A HADITHA SWAT PRISONER TO FACILITATE ___. (MNC- )
___ WHERE: ___, HADITHAH DISTRICT IP STATION
___ WHEN: 26MAY2009
___ WHY: MAJ (___ CDR) HAD PERSONAL GRIEVANCES WITH THE PRISONER.
___ DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: ON 25MAY09, MAJOR ___ (SWAT CDR) AND COL (___) TOLD -___ LEADERSHIP THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DELIVER TWO DETAINEES TO ___ IN THE NORTH BECAUSE THERE WAS MORE INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE ON THE TWO DETAINEES IN ___ THAN IN HADITHAH. WHILE ___ NORTH, MAJ ___ HIS CONVOY TO PULL OVER AND TRANSFER THE TWO DETAINEES TO HIS UNCLE AND FOUR BROTHERS. ACCORDING TO COL , ___ IP FOUND ONE OF THE DETAINEES DECAPITATED AND THE OTHER WAS RELEASED BY MAJ ‘ ___ MEMBERS. MAJ ___ CURRENTLY IN IP CUSTODY.
OVER A YEAR AGO MAJ ___ RELIEVED AS HADITHAH SWAT CDR DUE TO HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE RAPING OF A FEMALE LOCAL NATIONAL. THE BEHEADED DETAINEE IS REPORTED TO BE THE BROTHER OF THE RAPED FEMALE WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED MAJ ‘ ___ IN RETALIATION FOR THE RAPING OF HIS ___.
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