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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 11:55 PM

Thank you, Bradley Manning! I am proud to be British because of you. [View all]

This is a shorter online version of the article I read in Guardian yesterday. If someone has a link to full version, can you post it please?

I wish it was not true. I wish I didn't read it. I can not believe its Bradley Manning who is facing years in prison yet torturers are walking free because president Obama has their backs. I don't understand and I don't ever want to understand how could ANYONE justify what was done by UK and US governments.


Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Exclusive: General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse

The Guardian/BBC Arabic investigation was sparked by the release of classified US military logs on WikiLeaks that detailed hundreds of incidents where US soldiers came across tortured detainees in a network of detention centres run by the police commandos across Iraq. Private Bradley Manning, 25, is facing a prison sentence of up to 20 years after he pleaded guilty to leaking the documents.

The pattern in Iraq provides an eerie parallel to the well-documented human rights abuses committed by US-advised and funded paramilitary squads in Central America in the 1980s. Steele was head of a US team of special military advisers that trained units of El Salvador's security forces in counterinsurgency. Petraeus visited El Salvador in 1986 while Steele was there and became a major advocate of counterinsurgency methods.

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