Posts Tagged ‘John Needham

18
Dec
11

on the dark side in Al Doura – a soldier in the shadows

special air times 12/26, 12/27, 12/29, 12/31 at 10:00 pm

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WARNING: Graphic and disturbing photos between 38:40 and 40:45.
U.S. Army Ranger John Needham, who was awarded two purple hearts and three medals for heroism, wrote to military authorities in 2007 reporting war crimes that he witnessed being committed by his own command and fellow soldiers in Al Doura, Iraq. His charges were supported by atrocity photos which, in the public interest, are now released in this video. John paid a terrible price for his opposition to these acts. His story is tragic.

CBS reported obtaining an Army document from the Criminal Investigation Command suggestive of an investigation into these war crimes allegations. The Army’s conclusion was that the “offense of War Crimes did not occur.” However, CBS also stated that the report was “redacted and incomplete; 111 pages were withheld.”

This video is placed with the context of Vice President, Dick Cheney, insistence that this nation’s efforts “must go to the dark side;” which included ignoring the Geneva Conventions.

John’s story is told, here, by his father, Michael Needham. It is produced in the spirit of the public interest and towards promoting justice foundational to the rule of law.

30
Oct
11

Smoked! A Soldier’s life and death

4 parts

airing during 10/30 to 11/18/2011 in Ventura (see air times)

airing 10/31, 11/7, 11/14/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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John Needham, combat soldier in Iraq

Interview with Michael Needham who tells the story of his son, John, a soldier in Iraq who not only had to fight Iraqi insurgents but had to deal with abuse and neglect by the military.
Filmed June 1, 2011.

Michael Needham, father of soldier John Needham




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