A sanitised version of a military punishment.
The U.S. military did not do a good job in keeping its Libyan ambassador safe.
Killing innocent children. US drone attacks: CIA chiefs face arrest. /British intelligence officers who supplied CIA with information for drone ...
The UK military is just as bad.
General Montgomery's battle at El Alamein may have been just a pointless bloodbath.
Historians claim El Alamein "sacrificed thousands for the sake of propaganda."
Was Monty' s finest hour just a pointless bloodbath ... - Daily Mail
On October 29th, 1916 the Illustrated Sunday Herald had an article on punishment in the British army.
Field Punishment Number 1 required the offender to be tied up in the crucifiction position for two hours a day for three consecutive days out of four for a period totalling up to 21 days.
During World War One, over 3,000 young British soldiers were sentenced to death by military courts.
Crucifying Tommy: Punishment in the First World War
Lt Colonel S C Marriott wrote:
During World War I, Britain executed many its own soldiers, some as young as 14 years of age.(http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/nov1999/shot-n16.shtml)
From an article by Harvey Thompson at WSWS 16 November 1999:
A typical case is that of Harry Farr, who joined the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 and fought in the trenches.
His position was repeatedly shelled, and in May 1915 he collapsed with strong convulsions.
In hospital, his wife Gertrude - who was denied a widow's pension after the war - recalled, "he shook all the time.
It is now thought that Farr was possibly suffering from hypacusis, which occurs when the eardrums are so damaged that the auditory nerve becomes exposed, making loud noises physically unbearable.
In Farr's Court Martial papers, the Sergeant Major is quoted as saying "If you don't go up to the f*****g front, I'm going to f*****g blow your brains out" to which Farr simply replied "I just can't go on."
The Court Martial was over in 20 minutes. Harry Farr had to defend himself.
(Daily Mail: rumours swell that the government staged 7/7.)
On 1 January 2010, The Independent (UK) revealed how the UK military had a Secret Army squad which 'abused Iraqis'
Iraqis have reported being tortured after being sent to the Joint Forward Intelligence Team (JFIT) based at the Army's Shaibah Logistics Base, 13 miles from Basra, between 2004 and 2007.
The British military are accused of having photos of a man sexually abusing a child.
In one account the interrogators made an image which had a suspect's head superimposed on the body of the man who is sexually abusing the child.
"The photographs were of Western faces and the people looked to be around 15 to 16 years old."
Reportedly the military threatening to spread the image throughout Basra.
One detainee says that interrogators threatened to rape his wife and kill his children.
Detainees' witness statements appear to corroborate each other by referring to named soldiers responsible for their torture.
Iraqi lawyers claim that the interrogators were a mix of soldiers, MI5 and civilian staff and that they took their orders directly from London.
Case study: 'A soldier hit me again and again with a hammer for at least three minutes'
"He hit me again and again with the hammer for at least three minutes on different parts of my body, but mainly concentrating on my stomach... I vomited later when I was in the tank and there was blood in the vomit."
Mr Shihab, a policeman, said the chief interrogator was dressed in civilian clothes.
Mr Shihab alleges the interrogators superimposed his head on the photograph of a man sexually abusing a child.
One soldier relates: "I used to shoot at everything... We liked to go for women pushing prams, often with children at their sides. It was a kind of sport really....." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
aangirfan: EVIDENCE OF BRAINWASHING BY THE MILITARY; PROFESSOR ...
aangirfan: "British generals should be hanged for war crimes."