Sunday, March 17, 2013

Military Logs

A Guardian/BBC Arabic investigation sparked by the Bradley Manning/Wikileaks release of classified U.S. military logs has for the first time linked the Pentagon during the U.S. occupation of Iraq to a network of Iraqi torture centers accelerating the country's descent into full-scale civil war.  The logs detailed hundreds of incidents where U.S. soldiers came across tortured detainees in these centers run by police commandos across Iraq.

The Pentagon sent Colonel James Steele, a U.S. veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee these detention and interrogation centers.  The Guardian has released the documentary, James Steele: America's Mystery Man In Iraq (viewable at link), exposing the U.S. role in Iraq's sectarian violence.

Below, a trailer and discussion with Maggie O'Kane, Executive Producer:

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