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>The men appear to me to be uncircumcised, however I have >no experience in determining this and am about 60% "sure" >about this. I do think that the uniforms are probably >the surest way of determining however. All the >soldiers that I have seen in Oil War 2 were wearing the >sand colored uniforms. If you wanted to "fix" those details even my 10-year-old Photoshop Light program could easily do it -- either to "authenticate" or to "discredit". With the software available the only way to authenticate the photos is with a chain of evidence and documentation trail, or separate corroborative evidence. Very photorealistic images can be wholly created by computer now. Origins of photos as described (I get text only, so can't see them) might be staged or created, perhaps originally just to satisfy someone's fantasies. The most important question is, if the depictions reflect reality, is it isolated criminality or a symptom of systemic problems? According to reports rapes are not uncommon -- whether by occupying forces or natives is almost immaterial: the security system is in shambles and accountability for all manner of crimes is lacking. We should not need emotionally disturbing images to persist in demands that the situation be remedied in short order (already much overdue). Moreover, it isn't clear that people being raped is worse than the death of so many innocents from disease, shootings, or stray munitions. This is *all* unacceptable. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk