Retired U.S. Army Major General Antonio Taguba, who conducted an investigation of the abuses at Abu Ghraib and was publicly humiliated by then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, was quoted in the Telegraph as saying: "These pictures show torture, abuse, rape and every indecency."
On January 10, 2008, WMR first revealed three of the Abu Ghraib photos showing the sodomization of a 14-year old female Iraqi detainee.
WMR made an editorial decision to hold back publishing other photos because of their graphic nature. However, because President Obama has thrown down a gauntlet to the free press in the United States in refusing to release the photos, WMR is, today, releasing the remainder of the photos of the rape incident involving the Iraqi girl and U.S., contractor, or coalition personnel.
Note: These photos are extremely graphic!
UPDATE 2X. Note: the right-wing World Net Daily ran a story stating that the above photos were taken from an American porn web site called "Iraq Babes," and a Hungarian site called "Sex in War," which was linked by the American site. Both were taken off line after the photos were circulated by Iraqi and Franco-Tunisian websites. WMR has previously reported that pornographic videos were being streamed from Abu Ghraib and other detention centers to the White House. Some of the video streams depicted homosexual rapes of young male prisoners.
The recent news about sexual rape at Abu Ghraib indicates that, once again, the neocon propaganda machine attempted to portray actual pornograohic scenes, possibly sold by American, Hungarian, and other troops in Iraq to dubious websites, as depictions involving paid actors and actresses.
Dark-green battle dress uniforms, such as those seen in the photos, were worn by the Multi-National Force (MNF) troops of the following nations in Iraq: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, and Spain. Private military contractors wore all types of military-style clothing.
The neocon right has even suggested that photographs recently published by the Telegraph of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib were faked. In 2004, there was a row in Britain over alleged fake photos from Iraq involving British troops engaged in a beating of a prisoner. There has been a concerted effort by the neocon right and military commands to downplay and call anything purportedly coming from Iraq showing torture as fake. The UK's Daily Mirror caught such abuse in 2004 after showing photos of a British soldier urinating on a prisoner.
Only a full law enforcement investigation of those appearing in the photos will put to rest the origin of these sordid photos depicting the rape of an Iraqi female.
If all or part of the photographs from Abu Ghraib showing sexual molestation and rape are bogus, then President Obama will have to release what is in the possession of his administration to prove that the photos are either fake or part of an actual portfolio that was identified by General Taguba in his report.