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The M Spark from Abuse_photos:-

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* Pentagon & Geneva Convention
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That the Pentagon violated the Geneva Convention.

Proof:-

Given the statement from US Government lawyers:

"that releasing such materials would violate a Geneva Convention stricture against presenting images of prisoners that could be construed as degrading..."

and the fact that

the Pentagon has shown these materials (photographs and videos) to many of its officials, Bush administrtion staffs, US lawmakers as well Senators in the Open_Hearings / closed-door sessions strung around_and_across the Iraqi Prison Abuse.

This completes the proof...
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* list of approved U.S. Guidelines
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Rumsfeld told lawmakers this week that the detainees at Abu Ghraib were covered by the conventions.

The conventions state specifically that while being interrogated, prisoners “may not be threatened, insulted or exposed to any unpleasant ... treatment of any kind

But the list of approved U.S. guidelines allows interrogators to subject prisoners to sleep and sensory deprivation for up to 72 hours and force them to hold “stress positions” for as long as 45 minutes, threaten them with guard dogs, keep them isolated for longer than 30 days and manipulate their diets.

Senators challenged Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz over the rules at a hearing Thursday of the Armed Services Committee.

“A bag over your head for 72 hours — is that humane?” asked Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.

When Wolfowitz began to answer by saying, “Let me come back to what you said the work of the government ..., ” Reed cut him off and demanded: “No, no — answer the question, secretary

Wolfowitz conceded, “What you’ve described to me sounds, to me, like a violation of the Geneva Convention.”

Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went a step further, saying directly: “I would describe it as a violation, sir

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4855930/
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* The "Shock" from Pentagon Officials
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Pentagon Officials Unaware of Prison Rules

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The Pentagon's No. 2 general and the deputy defense secretary said they were unaware of interrogation rules approved for use in Iraq allowing the use of dogs or days of sleep deprivation.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=542&ncid=718&e=1&u=/ap/20040514/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_prisoner_abuse
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"List_of_approved_US_Rules_for_Interrogations":-
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... 'subject prisoners to sleep and sensory deprivation for up to 72 hours and force them to hold “stress positions” for as long as 45 minutes, threaten them with guard dogs, keep them isolated for longer than 30 days
and manipulate their diets.'
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