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<a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003345862" target="_blank">Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">one of the first female soldiers killed in Iraq died by her own hand after objecting to interrogation methods used on prisoners.<br><br>
She was Army specialist Alyssa Peterson, 27, a Flagstaff, Ariz., native...</td>
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I believe this is important to consider, today.
 

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Oh that is so sad. All I can truly say is I hope this election will contribute to us getting out of Iraq. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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"“Peterson objected to the interrogation techniques used on prisoners. She refused to participate after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage. Army spokespersons for her unit have refused to describe the interrogation techniques Alyssa objected to. They say all records of those techniques have now been destroyed."<br><br>
She was was then assigned to the base gate, where she monitored Iraqi guards, and sent to suicide prevention training. “But on the night of September 15th, 2003, Army investigators concluded she shot and killed herself with her service rifle,” the documents disclose. "<br><br>
How convenient that those records have been destroyed.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: That poor woman.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Candle"> Alyssa
 

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I am sad for her, but I am also proud that she stood up for what she believed. I can't imagine how hard that must have been. We need more people who will refuse to do what's wrong, even when they're ordered.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>boingo82</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/6474540"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I am sad for her, but I am also proud that she stood up for what she believed. I can't imagine how hard that must have been. We need more people who will refuse to do what's wrong, even when they're ordered.</div>
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Exactly. Very saddening, but a true hero to the people of the world.
 

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I may watch too much prison break but am I just cynical or does it seem convieniant for the person who objects wind up dead?<br><br><br>
I think I have to many conspiracy theories in my head though. Very sad for her family too......<br><br><br><br>
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Eh, not sure if I believe it was self inflicted. Obviously I have no evidence, but it is convienant that the records have been destroyed.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Elston said that the documents also refer to a suicide note found on her body, which suggested that she found it ironic that suicide prevention training had taught her how to commit suicide.</td>
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hmmmmmm
 

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I hope reoporter Kevin Elston keeps on digging. This very sad story needs to be cracked open. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Objecting yes. Killing yourself, no.
 

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I heard about this and can't quite get past the convenience of the documents being destroyed. I'm not really a conspiracy buff but some things make a person wonder.
 

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Her objection is makes her the kind of person I look up to, her death makes me suspicous and sad.
 

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No am am I believing she killed herself. Not based on that article.
 
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