British Trained Torturers

British Torturers

British-trained police operating in Basra have tortured at least two civilians to death with electric drills, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

John Reid, the Secretary of State for Defence, admits that he knows of “alleged deaths in custody” and other “serious prisoner abuse” at al-Jamiyat police station, which was reopened by Britain after the war.

Militia-dominated police, who were recruited by Britain, are believed to have tortured at least two men to death in the station. Their bodies were later found with drill holes to their arms, legs and skulls.
(Source: Independent On Sunday)

Just in case anyone thinks I focus too much on American torture and human rights violations, here’s some sterling work courtesy of British-trained personnel.

After all, isn’t it a central tenet of our wonderful British way of life that innocents should be tortured to death with electric drills?

John Reid, New Labour’s Tebbit, certainly thinks so. In every interview I’ve seen, he remains proud of Britain’s illegal invasion of Iraq in search of phantom WMDs. He must be proud of the fantastic new democracy in Iraq and its marvellous security forces.

Isn’t it so much better to be drilled to death by thugs of a US puppet regime democratically elected government than by Saddam’s evil henchmen?

I’m sure as these Iraqis died in agony, they thanked Allah, Bush and Tony Blair for their liberation from oppression.

Hip hooray for Britain! Three cheers for our grand training and the heroic police of the new, democratic Iraq!

The disclosure drags Britain firmly into the growing scandal of officially condoned killings, torture and disappearances in Iraq. More than 170 starving and tortured prisoners were discovered last week in an Interior Ministry bunker in Baghdad.

In the US-controlled districts of Iraq, some senior military and intelligence officials have been accused of giving tacit approval to the extra-judicial actions of counter-insurgency forces.

Critics claim the situation echoes American collaboration with military regimes in Latin America and south-east Asia during the Cold War, particularly in Vietnam, where US-trained paramilitaries were used to kill opponents of the South Vietnamese government.
(Source: Independent On Sunday)