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Article posted Nov 12 2012, 5:40 AM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: Will Grigg Print

Tortured by the Government You Served? Tough Luck

Will Grigg

In 2004, a U.S. Navy veteran named Donald Vance went to Iraq to work as a security contractor. When he discovered that the company employing him was deeply corrupt and selling weapons to radical Islamist militias, Vance contacted the FBI and began feeding it information about what he found. Rather than acting on Vance’s disclosures, the military seized him.

For several weeks  Vance was imprisoned in an Iraqi dungeon,   where he was subjected to relentless and abusive interrogation that legally qualified as torture. Before Vance was released, his captors warned him not to disclose what had been done to him. To his credit, once he was home Vance immediately contacted an attorney and filed a lawsuit against then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed Vance’s lawsuit, arguing that Rumsfeld and every other official in the military chain of command enjoys blanket immunity because abuse and corruption are common within the military bureaucracy.

“People able to exert domination over others often abuse that power,” wrote the court. “[I]t is part of human nature that is very difficult to control.”

Abuses are impossible to prevent if those who commit them are granted immunity for their crimes.





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dougo

Posted: Nov 12 2012, 11:09 AM

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687 happens numerous times a day all over the U.S..we are just exporting the mind set.
Charlie

Posted: Nov 12 2012, 12:15 PM

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20934 A Country of Laws Indeed.
Anonymous

Posted: Nov 22 2012, 4:58 AM

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9885 So in turn, we are ruled by a bunch of corrupt children that can say and do whatever they want, but if we happen to notice or speak up, then we get the chair! Oooh, what a way of life we get to live, when do we get to return the bullshit abusive favor?


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