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If you were involved in prison abuse.<br><br>
Are you planning to scrapbook it? A "Look what mommy/daddy did in the war" book?<br><br>
I just don't see how this would be something anyone would take pics of!
 

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seriously. i've asked myself the same question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">:
 

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In addition to the humiliation of those prisoners actually abused, reportedly the pictures were then shown to other prisoners to "loosen them up." That is why it was very important to have a smiling woman in the pictures--- very culturally taboo to have women in control of men.
 

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Bingo.<br><br>
The photos are used to terrorize everyone else. You certainly wouldn't want end up in one..................<br><br>
Part of the plan. Part of the orders to be executed by the grunts. We've been at this torture business for years.<br><br>
I posted this elsewhere, it's a rough read but very telling as to all that goes on.<br><br><a href="http://www.salon.com/books/review/2002/11/19/ortiz/index.html" target="_blank">"The Blindfold's Eyes" by Dianna Ortiz</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;">They took Ortiz not because she was any kind of radical but simply because she was a garden-variety Catholic missionary working with the poor at a time when the military wanted to seriously scare the church. (Priests and nuns, human-rights workers, doctors, labor activists and randomly chosen campesinos had been tortured in Guatemala for decades, not so much to get information as to terrorize entire trades and populations.)</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">For torture, as the most strategic and deliberate of all acts of abuse, tries to create a narrative in which the victim is completely ugly and impossible to identify with -- if you will, a sort of hate movie in which the torturer is the only possible hero, the only role a viewer can comfortably relate to. The victim is made to seem completely animal, disgusting, inhuman. In Ortiz's case, the torturers have the gall to make a video of what they do to her so that she can be controlled by the shame its release would cause her. (Astonishingly, they are not afraid that the video might shame them.)</td>
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Not that this is the real reason or a good excuse...<br><br>
But you would be amazed at what pics soldiers might take or keep while on deployment and under a lot of pressure.<br><br>
I have never seen pictures of torture but I have seen some pretty ridiculous photos you wonder why the heck they want a picture of that. Lots of nudity, degrading f*cked up photos that they all agree to even though it so isn't something you would want to show Mom, Dad, family or your spouse/partner.
 
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