Philosophy Hurts Your Head

The blog of a cranky Philosophy PhD Student from Newcastle, Australia.

More Gore for Porn Madness.

Posted by Sam D on September 29, 2005

It appears that the investigation has been and gone. The NY times really needs to try harder to keep up. Too slow. Not good enough.

The Register reports that the probe has been launched but there will be no felony charges laid.

Reuters is reporting, via Reuters Alert Net , that the U.S. Army has “failed to determine whether U.S. soldiers provided grisly photos of people killed in the Iraq war to a porn Web site”, and has (wait for it) ENDED THEIR PROBE!

( Is That Legal? was right, that was quick.)

They apparently couldn’t prove that “U.S. soldiers were responsible for the photos and whether they showed actual war dead”. I’m not satisfied with this response, and I think a lot of people are going to share that sentiment. People are not going to accept this, and they are not going to let it go away.

I want to know how long the U.S. government has known about this, and I want to know if the Australian government knew what was happening. I want assurances that no Australian personnel were involved, which they can’t give because they don’t seem to know who is responsible.

I’ve just found out that Aljazeera.com has reported on this. Read the article here
(Now the shit will really hit the fan.) It is not a much stronger article than the NY Times report, but it will be enough to get people started.

If you are concerned with the lack of coverage on this story, do something about it. Publish on your blog. Link to someone who has. Start asking your elected representatives what they think of this, and what they may have known. Last of all, contact the media, at any level. Don’t let them ignore this.

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2 Responses to “More Gore for Porn Madness.”

  1. Anonymous said

    Have a look at the register http://www.theregister.co.uk . The owner of the website has been jailed for “public indecency”. he’s currently running a legal defense fund from the website.

  2. Are you serious? That would explain the bitter rants about ‘free speech’ and so forth on the site.

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