Monday, February 27, 2006
1000s Killed by Iraqi Ministry of Interior Shiia Death Squads
IndependentUK: "100s of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every month in Baghdad alone by death squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the UNs' outgoing human rights chief John Pace in Iraq has revealed. Up to 3/4 of the corpses stacked in the city's mortuary show evidence of gunshot wounds to the head or injuries caused by drill-bits or burning cigarettes. Much of the killing was carried out by Shia Muslim groups under the control of the Ministry of the Interior, Pace said. He said figures show that last July the morgue alone received 1,100 bodies, about 900 of which bore evidence of torture or summary execution. The pattern prevailed throughout the yr until Dec, when the number dropped to 780 bodies, about 400 of which had gunshot or torture wounds." I'm sure the wingnuts and War Fans will somehow even defend this, even though they always use this old and tired spew (when defending Bush's WMDs never appearing): "We had to stop Saddam. His death squads tortured & killed 1000s of Iraqis and Kurds." How nice that our "liberation" has freed up the Shiia to form their own death squads that torture and execute on our taxpayers' dime.