Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Army, Rep. Frank investigating charge that soldiers killed gay Iraqis

U.S. military probes claims of anti-gay atrocities - Washington Blade
The U.S. military is investigating claims that U.S. service members were involved in committing atrocities against gays in Iraq, although at least one activist is skeptical about the veracity of the allegations.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, the service’s primary criminal investigative organization, is looking into the allegations, which were first reported by the Blade last week. An investigator contacted the Blade seeking information on the story.

Army CID spokesperson Chris Grey said he couldn’t discuss details of the investigation at this point.

The longest-serving gay member of Congress also has pledged to investigate. Harry Gural, a spokesperson for Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), said the congressman is “concerned” about the allegations and “the charge is serious enough that he’s going to urge a full investigation.”

Gural said he didn’t immediately know what steps Frank would take in looking into the matter.....

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Should be interesting to see how this plays out.
I have an open mind on this one, the only reason I think it might be true is the reports of the rising number of white supremacists in the military. This would be something those types would pay to participate in.
While the military has always had a faction of these haters, the increasing numbers of them is certainly cause for concern.