Wednesday, February 15, 2012
WARNING: Graphic and disturbing photos between 38:47 and 40:00.
U.S. Army Ranger John Needham, who was awarded two purple hearts and three medals for heroism, wrote to military authorities in 2007 reporting war crimes that he witnessed being committed by his own command and fellow soldiers in Al Doura, Iraq. His charges were supported by atrocity photos which, in the public interest, are now released in this video. John paid a terrible price for his opposition to these acts. His story is tragic.
CBS reported obtaining an Army document from the Criminal Investigation Command suggestive of an investigation into these war crimes allegations. The Army's conclusion was that the "offense of War Crimes did not occur." However, CBS also stated that the report was "redacted and incomplete; 111 pages were withheld."
This video is placed with the context of Vice President, Dick Cheney, insistence that this nation's efforts "must go to the dark side;" which included ignoring the Geneva Conventions.
John's story is told, here, by his father, Michael Needham. It is produced in the spirit of the public interest and towards promoting justice foundational to the rule of law.
Stepping Away From The Rule Of Law
The flag of corporation has replaced old glory.
The Veterans Project
The Veterans Project isn’t a peace group. It would be like firefighters who are supposed to be focused on putting out a fire stopping to argue about politics. We’re here to serve all veterans, not influence war policy.
(War is not being waged for freedom of us or others. Its being waged to control people foreign and domestic. Watch the Michael Needham Documentary And You Will Understand.) Story Reports
[WARNING] On the Dark Side in Al Doura - A Soldier in the Shadows [GRAPHIC CONTENT]