THE PUNISHED and the UN-PUNISHED
Active Duty Army Lt. General Ricardo S. Sanchez endorsed interrogation tactics not approved of, painful stress positions, nudity, use of military working dogs. Cited for leadership failure. Sanchez cited for creating an environment that contributed to the torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Chairman Joints Chief of Staff General Myers want to promote Sanchez to 4 star general.
Army Reservist - Brig. General Janis Karpinski, immediately suspended by e-mail which did NOT even state a reason and before investigations even started. Gen Karpinski's testimony and her statement disregarded and treated as false. Career ruined.
Active Duty Army Maj. General Barbara Fast blamed for failing to properly monitor activities by CIA interrogators at Abu Ghraib recommended for a new command position at the Army's intelligence school in Arizona. Awarded new Command position.
Active Duty Army Maj. General Geoffrey D. Miller sent to Abu Ghraib in August 2003 [long before the Army National Guard's 372nd Military Police arrived for duty] by Brig General Boykin to provide advice on screening of detainees, their interrogations and the collection of evidence. Among General Miller's recommendations was that Military Police be actively involved in "setting the conditions" for successful interrogations. The international explosion of prisoner abuse took place shortly after Gen. Miller's visit. [Washington Post news November 2004} Gen Miller was sent back to Iraq in March 2004 as Deputy Commander of Multinational Force responsible for ''detainee operations". Gen Miller assigned to senior staff job in the Pentagon in November 2004. Awarded new senior staff position in The Pentagon.
Active Duty Army Brig. General William Boykin, A Defense Department investigation found the Pentagon's senior military intelligence office violated three internal regulations and he failed to report reimbursement of travel costs and recommended that the Secretary of the Army take appropriate corrective action . A senior Defense official said it was a complete exoneration finding Boykin responsible for a few "relatively minor offenses". Boykin violated regulations by appearing in 23 religious-oriented events (mostly Baptist or Pentecostal Churches) proclaiming that God had put President Bush in the White House and referring to the enemy in terrorism fight as Satan. He also failed to report reimbursement of travel costs from one of the religious groups. MSNBC on 18 May 2004 broke the story that Gen. Boykin, the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, was ordered to "Gitmoize" the Abu Ghraib prison. He subsequently sent Gen. Miller to Abu Ghraib to provide advice regarding detainee interrogation methods. Not charged . Not punished.
Active Duty Army Colonel Thomas Pappas present in the shower where a detainee, Manadel al-Jamadi, died during interrogation in November 2003, and participated in cover-up of this death by placing body on ice and hooking up a fake IV. Maj General Taguba concluded Lt Colonel Jordan was directly or indirectly responsible for the abuses at Abu Ghraib. Colonel Pappas reprimanded for failure to ensure his soldiers were trained in applying Geneva Conventions. Investigators in the Abu Ghraib abuse recommended he be punished. Administrative reprimand; career intact.
Active Duty Army Lt Colonel Steven L. Jordan, along with Colonel Pappas, present in shower with dead detainee, ordered soldier to go to mess hall for ice to preserve the body overnight to cover up the death. Investigators in the Abu Ghraib abuse recommended he be punished. While he reported to Pappas, it was Army Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, head of military intelligence in Iraq, who assigned Jordan to Abu Ghraib. He arrived Sept. 17, weeks before the rash of prisoner mistreatment. Some of the guards who testified said they were told to abuse prisoners by military intelligence officers under Jordan, and Jordan was aware of the abuse. "I know Gen. Sanchez was in our knickers," Jordan said, "to get more information from detainees." Maj General Taguba concluded that Lt Colonel Jordan was either directly or indirectly responsible for the abuses at Abu Ghraib. Charges/punishment: Unknown ~ Where is Lt Colonel Jordan?
Army National Guard Major David Culbreth - fired from his full time job in the Active Guard Reserve at Fort Bragg. based on a e-mail he sent from his home account to Colonel Aikens. Colonel Aikens said it was "unauthorized interception of his e-mails while he was in Kuwait." The motivation was said to be "retaliation" for their involvement in a complaint about a protégé of Maj. General William Ingram. Fired for sending e-mail.
Active Duty Army Captain Matthew Cunningham and two other Army commanders [not identified] granted `immunity` to testify that they lied and admitted that, in attempt to cover up it up, they told their soldiers to "clam up" about the incident in which two Iraqi civilians were forced off a bridge into Tigris River. One reportedly drowned. Active Duty Army officers granted IMMUNITY. [Their four soldiers face courts martial.] Officers careers intact.
Active Duty Army Captain Carolyn Wood, Fort Bragg, led the interrogation team at Bagram in Afghanistan during which time there were two (2) homicides of two detainees during interrogation in December 2002; both men had been chained to the ceiling - one at the waist and one by the wrists and both suffered "blunt force trauma to the legs" and had been beaten by "multiple soldiers" who used their own knees to cause the injuries. Mullah Habibullah died Dec. 4 of a pulmonary embolism apparently caused by blood clots that formed in his legs as a result of his beatings. Diliwar, who suffered from a heart condition, died Dec 10 and his death was blamed on the beatings he received causing his heart attack. quote "Those procedures became the template, the reports said, for the unauthorized practices of interrogators at Abu Ghraib from a unit of 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, which had worked closely with paramilitary forces in Afghanistan and was assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade in Iraq that was in charge of interrogations at Abu Ghraib." end quite . The 519th Military Intelligence Battalion (from Fort Bragg) controlled the Abu Ghraib interrogation center was reported in the New York Times to have developed aggressive rules and procedures while it was stationed in Afghanistan and imported them to Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Captain Wood, however, said her people had no control over members of England's unit and that the 'cage' is completely run by the MPs. During PFC Lynndie England's Article 32 hearing, Captain Carolyn Wood testified under oath that her troops interrogated detainees with respect and dignity, She now finds her interrogators implicated in the deaths of at least 3 detainees during interrogation and involvement in the abuse at Abu Ghraib and Bagram. They are unidentified, uncharged, and unpunished as of this writing, of course. They are "Real Active Duty Army" not a bunch of rogue Reservists. Captain Carolyn Wood Uncharged. Unpunished. Career intact. Awarded 2 BRONZE STARS.
Active Duty Regular Army - 28 Soldiers (most from Fort Bragg) implicated in death of 2 detainees) -- Investigation is not complete. The deaths were documented as HOMICIDES. No Active Duty Fort Bragg soldiers identified or charged. The same Fort Bragg soldiers later transferred to Abu Ghraib and were involved in the abuse and detainee death there. Unidentified, not charged. Not punished.
Fort Bragg is not ready to comment on the investigation findings or any possible discipline against its personnel. the only soldier charged and identified was a Reservist. ---
Army Reservist Sgt. James P. Boland of the Army Reserve's 377th Military Police Company based in Cincinnati, charged with assault and dereliction of duty.
**The only one identified, charged and punished was a RESERVIST! Of course.
Three members of the Military Intelligence Battalion received administrative punishments - not courts martial for "failure to follow proper procedures established by the chain of command," Lt Colonel Billy J. Buckner, a Fort Bragg spokesman said.
Army Reserve Captain Donald J. Reese. Commander 372nd Military Police testified that military intelligence clearly controlled the cellblock where his soldiers worked the night shift. Reese, the commander of the 372nd Military Police Company, said that several types of interrogators were operating at Abu Ghraib to the extent it became difficult to keep track. He named interrogators from the CIA, the FBI, military intelligence and military police. "It was very confusing," he said. "Sometimes they wore civilian clothes, sometime military uniforms. And military intelligence had their name tags removed sometimes." Captain Reese said he was summoned one night in November to a shower room at the prison, where he discovered the body of a bloodied detainee. A group of intelligence personnel was standing around the body, discussing what to do, he said. Colonel Thomas Pappas, commander of military intelligence at the prison, was among those present.
Captain Reese said an army colonel sent a soldier to the mess hall for ice to preserve the body overnight. No medics were called. The detainee's identification was never recorded. Captain Reese testified that he heard Colonel Pappas say at one point: "I'm not going down for this alone." An autopsy the next day determined the man's death was caused by a blood clot resulting from a blow to the head. The body was hooked up to an intravenous drip as if the prisoner was alive and taken out of the jail. There is no known record of what happened to the body after that. Active Duty Army Colonel Pappas and those present at detainee's death - career intact: Captain Reese's career destroyed.
Army Reservist Staff Sgt Ivan Frederick II
Army Reservist Cpl Charles Graner
Army Reservist Spc Sabrina Harman
Army Reservist Spc Megan Ambuhl
Army Reservist Pfc Lynndie England
Army Reservist Spc Jeremy C. Sivits
Army Reservist Sgt Javal Davis
~~~~~~Careers destroyed. Lives ruined. Children deprived of PARENTS.
~~~~~~Serving prison sentences or awaiting "Pre-conviction Ceremony".
.....all soldiers, without question, reported for duty in Iraq, and were pre-convicted by the White House and Pentagon and their Superiors on the spot ..... No one died! No one even hospitalized. Soldiers denied equal due process granted to Active Duty Army; prosecuted as scapegoats!
Active Duty Army Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne soldiers accused of beating three of Reuters Iraqi journalists. The journalists Salem Ureibi, Ahmad Mohammad Hussein al Badrani and Sattar Jabar al-Badrani said they were taunted, beaten, forced to make demeaning gestures while paratroopers from the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment photographed them. Two of the journalists said they had been forced to inset a finger into their anus and then lick it and were forced to put their shoes in their mouth (a humiliation in Arab culture). An 82nd Airborne Division Investigation dated January 28 2004, found no specific incidents of abuse. The 82nd said soldiers for the detainees were interviewed under oath and "none admit or report knowledge of physical abuse or torture." The 82nd did not interview the three journalists. Reuters disagreed with the 82nd's conclusion saying the investigation was "woefully inadequate" and along with other inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the report it speaks volumes about the seriousness with which they take this issue. Reuters is urging the Defense Department to investigate. 82nd investigated themselves and found themselves not guilty.
Active Duty Army Fort Bragg soldiers (three soldiers not identified) with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion accused of assault on an Abu Ghraib female detainee: Administrative punishment: $500.00 fine and reduced in rank.
Active Duty Army Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne soldier hit a handcuffed prisoner on the head with the butt of his M-4 rifle. The PFC, whose name is being withheld for privacy reasons, was reduced in rank, docked one-half month's salary for two months, and restricted to base for 45 days with 45 days of extra duty. Administrative punishment.
Active Duty Army Fort Bragg soldiers [three Military Intelligence Battalion soldiers at Abu Ghraib] "failure to follow proper procedures established by the chain of command. Administrative punishments!
Active Duty Army Supervisors at Abu Ghraib, eight leaders, failed to properly supervise soldiers. Administrative punishment: Unspecified punishment.
Active Duty Army Interrogator, 104th Military Intelligence struck a detainee's feet, back and buttocks with a baton; witnessed by another soldier without reporting it. Both soldiers administratively relieved of interrogation duties.
Active Duty female Soldier (not identified) observed a US translator commit a rape and sexual assault of an unknown female. Not named. Not charged.
Active Duty Army Military Intelligence soldiers employed tactics to set the stage for subsequent escalation of maltreatment. Not named. Not charged.
Active Duty Army Spc. Hannah Schlegel, Military Intelligence Analyst, testified that when she first arrived at Abu Ghraib she found reservists (military police) kept some prisoners naked around the clock. She was told there were not enough jumpsuits to go around. She testified that the guards felt nudity helped them maintain dominance over the prisoners. Schlegel said she and other intelligence officers asked for sheets to cover prisoners while they were interrogated because they "didn't like it all". Instead of reporting it to her own superiors as required, she chose to go to the guards and she accepted that it was being "taken care of." Spc Schlegel did not identify the MPs by name. Failed to report abuse to her superiors is dereliction of duty. Schlegel not charged. Not punished.
Active Duty Army Military Intelligence Officer, two officers from Fort Carson, two warrant officers and two ''special forces unit members' in November 2003, allegedly suffocated an Iraqi General, Abed Hamed Mowhoush, in a sleeping bag while sitting on his chest and covering his mouth. As of 23 June 2004 their Active Duty Army Commander Col. David Teeples has "been reluctant to pursue charges."
Active Duty Army Special Forces (including officer known only as "Mike") involved in death of Jamal Naseer; other survivors say they were beaten, hung upside down and struck repeatedly with sticks, rubber hoses and cables; some alleged they were immersed in cold water, made to lie in snow and subjected to electric shock. Incident occurred March 2003; reported by AP 21 September 2004. Chris Grey, spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Command said the case was closed earlier but investigation is now ongoing. Unidentified, uncharged, unpunished.
Army Reservists, 320th Military Police Battalion, Master Sergeant Lisa Girman, Sgt First Class Scott McKenzie, Spc Tim Canjar and Sgt. Shawna Edmondson arraigned 14 November 2003 charged with dereliction of duty, cruelty and maltreatment of an enemy prisoner of war, false official statement to military authorities, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and assault consummated by battery of an enemy prisoner of war. it was reported that sometimes as few as 100 MPs were guarding 8,000 prisoners.] Girman, McKenzie and Canjar accepted non-judicial punishment and were discharged from military service. Edmonson agreed to an Other Than Honorable Discharge. Careers Ruined.
CACI International whose interrogators were involved in Abu Ghraib scandal gets $266 million in contracts.
Titan Corp, tied to the Abu Ghraib abuses, awarded a six-month "bridging contract" worth $400 million to keep 4,000 translators working in Iraq until September 2005; $300 million National Security Deal; $1 billion Navy technical contract; and a $109 million Navy contract. Awarded major monetary contracts - Profit.
September 2004 probe by Maj. Gen Fay identified 27 people attached to the Active Duty Army
Military Intelligence Brigade who are accused of complicity in the mistreatment at Abu Ghraib. Unidentified; uncharged; unpunished.
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An Army National Guard unit identified unsafe equipment, vehicles and lack of armor was immediately charged and punishment recommended.
Active Duty Fort Bragg unit got a "rush job" and had armor put on vehicles before they deployed.
Not going to send the "Elite Regular Army" until they get new armor.