The story goes....
When Beirut was seeing kidnapping after kidnapping, one terrorist group kidnapped a Russian embassy dude. The next day. a paper sack was found in downtown Beirut containing the heads of two members of the terrorist group. The next day, another sack was found only this contained 4 heads.
That day, the Russian was released and none was kidnapped again.
do you think the Russians will torture the captives with...I can barely say the words...loud music? oh, the horror.
You must be absolutely giddy over killings of detainees who were in jail in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the custody of the United States .
while a laudable goal, is it even possible to protect everyone that is in custody? it isn't done in our prison system, what makes anyone believe it can be done in remote camps in foreign nations? I expect if there is a need to indict your nation and its military as war criminals or paint them in a bad light, it gives you a convenient avenue.
So why do you lump them all as "killings"?
The link states Roughly a quarter of those deaths have been investigated as possible abuse by U.S. personnel. So, roughly 27 deaths. Certainly nothing to be "giddy" about but hardly a "clear pattern" as alleged by the ACLU & others.
On the other hand though, look at the attached AP pic of the smiling guys in custody, maybe that's partly due to "the availability of state-of-the-art medical care," which, I'm sure, is far & away better than they had in their villages or their guerrilla training camps/bases.
I hardly think you'd see that scene or hear of that kind of care in a Russian POW camp.