top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Jul 9 2006 (Updated 07/11/06)
Another US Atrocity In Iraq: Soldiers Under Investigation For Rape And Murder
Sun Jul 9 2006 (Updated 07/11/06)
Rape and Murder In Iraq
From Counterpunch:
The picture in the paper of the young soldier being led away in handcuffs bore an eerie resemblance to the pictures of Lynndie England at her trial. Both young, scared and perhaps not truly sure of what they had done wrong. Like England, who suffered from learning disabilities and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome before entering the military, Private Steven Green, charged with the rape and murder of a young Iraqi girl and the murder of 3 members of her family, suffers from "anti-social personality disorder" which the military cited as the reason for his discharge earlier this year.
We will no doubt once again be assured that this was an isolated incident, a few low-ranking soldiers run amok. But it will be no more true now than it was at Abu Ghraib.


US prosecutors have charged Steven Green, 21 , a former private with the US Army's storied 101st Airborne Division, with raping and murdering an Iraqi girl, after gunning down three members of her family, including a five-year-old sister. According to court documents, Green and three fellow soldiers conspired to rape the girl, said to be 15 -year-old, and changed into dark clothes before going to the house. When they returned after the incident, they had blood on their clothes, which they immediately burned

On July 5th 2006, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called for an independent inquiry and pressed for a review of foreign troops' immunity from Iraqi law.

Iraqi Journalist Details Family Accounts of Iraq Rape, Killings | Raed Jarrar: Iraq Raped | Five more US soldiers charged in rape-murder atrocity in Iraq | New York Times report from Ramadi: evidence of US war crimes in Iraq | Former US soldier charged in rape and murder of Iraqi girl | Ex-US soldier charged in Iraq murder | Another US atrocity in Iraq | Five US soldiers in Iraq rape and murder inquiry
02/17/17 Santa Cruz DA Won't File Charges Against Police Officer Who Killed Man Holding Garden Rake Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/16/17 Nationwide Ramp-Up of Highly Militarized ICE Raids Includes California's Central Coast Front Page | Police State and Prisons | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | California | U.S. | International | Americas | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/15/17 Civil Rights Groups Condemn New York City's Fordham University Ban on SJP Front Page | Education & Student Activism | U.S. | Palestine02/14/17 Safe Drinking Water Exemptions Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia02/13/17 Eight Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protested Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Peninsula | U.S.02/13/17 Dam Maintenance Neglected as Governor Brown Promotes Delta Tunnels Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections02/09/17 International Women's General Strike on March 8: Walk Out, March and Demonstrate Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | U.S. | International02/09/17 Public Bank of Oakland Aims to Serve the People, Use Bank’s Profits for Common Good Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | Government & Elections02/08/17 Mayor and City Administrator Bulldoze Homes & Village of Services for Oakland’s Homeless Residents Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections02/07/17 Settlement Reached for Berkeley Police Brutality at 2014 Black Lives Matter Protest Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections
Related Categories: Iraq | International | Front Page
ACLU of Northern California Contact Info for SFO Arrivals Affected by Executive Order via ACLU of Northern California Sunday Jan 29th 1:26 AM
Mosul offensive stirs a cauldron of conflicts WSWS Saturday Oct 22nd 3:31 AM
Class War 03/2016: IRAQ 1991 – Class war and bourgeois containment CLASS WAR (2 comments) Tuesday May 17th 8:49 AM
‘I Escaped Isis Rapists, But Was Forced To Leave My Baby Behind’ Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) Thursday Mar 17th 2:07 AM
Eric See of Peace Action West talks on 'Who's who in Iraq and Syria' Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo Wednesday Feb 10th 12:22 AM
Iraq risks losing generation due to lack of schools, healthcare Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) Sunday Jan 3rd 3:28 AM
Support is flooding in for an Assyrian church's reopening in Baghdad Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra) Friday Nov 6th 10:19 AM
More News...