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An Aussie’s ridgy-didge view of world affairs and popular culture.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Never Before Broadcast Abu Ghraib photos

Click HERE for a selection of some of the photos. WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC PHOTOS.

Last night SBS screened photos and videos from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Most of the photos and videos that were shown had never been published.

Needless to say, the photos are absolutely sickening. While watching the program I felt like crying. Can the conservative psychos, who went on and on about it being just a guy with underwear on his head, come to their senses now? There’s a photo of a corpse that looks like it’s missing a part of its head. Though I won’t get my hopes up. The original batch of photos had US soldiers smiling over the corpse of a man, never mind the photos where people were being punched, and it was always just a guy with panties on his head.

If there is one good thing to come out of this horrible mess, it’s my faith in SBS. While the Australian version of 60 Minutes is interviewing Tom Cruise and investigating another bizarre sex cult, Dateline is doing real journalism. This major story has spread all over the world, thanks to a little TV channel in Australia.

BBC News: New Abu Ghraib images broadcast
An Australian TV channel has broadcast previously unpublished images showing apparent US abuse of prisoners in Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail in 2003.

Guardian Unlimited: New 'Abu Ghraib abuse' images screened

MSNBC: New Abu Ghraib abuse images revealed

Reuters: New Abu Ghraib abuse photos broadcast in Australia

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