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Horror Hospital: The Most Shocking Photos And Testimony From The Dawood Military Hospital Scandal

Horror Hospital: The Most Shocking Photos And Testimony From The Dawood Military Hospital Scandal

posted Jul 27, 2012 4:39pm EDT
Rebecca Elliott
BuzzFeed Staff
Michael Hastings
BuzzFeed Staff

If you look at only one story about the Afghan War this year, make it this one. An explosive Congressional investigation revealed horrific new details this week about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in “Auschwitz-like” conditions. Warning: Graphic images

An explosive Congressional investigation revealed horrific new details this week about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in "Auschwitz-like" conditions.
The investigation also revealed that Lt. General William B. Caldwell, then commander of the $11.2 billion dollar a year Afghan training program, tried to block the probe and ordered a cover-up.

There are currently two ongoing investigations looking into the Dawood Military Hospital abuses: one centered around the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, the other concerned with Caldwell’s politically-motivated decision to delay investigations into the hospital until after the 2010 elections.

*** WARNING: Please don't click that link if you're squeemish.***

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(video) Dawood Military Hospital Hearing

Tuesday, July 24
10:00 AM: The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security , Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations holds a Congressional hearing entitled, “Dawood National Military Hospital, Afghanistan: What Happened and What Went Wrong?”

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Thanks for posting

Hospital Staff

Just for clarification, Dawood is a U.S. funded, Afghani hospital. Afghani soldiers are treated there, by Afghani staff.

What a disgrace to -

humanity. This is evil feeding off human suffering. What a sad state of mind you would have to be of to support war after seeing this article. ( as if we have not already seen enough from Iraq and other countires.) Evil comes to kill and destroy and realize even if you are not a person of faith the dark side do have their beliefs and this is part of it rearing it's ugly head. What humane government or persons would allow this to happen?

This is the value...

the federal government places on human life. It's not a localized issue; It is systemic. The attitude that prevails in the government is that "it is them against the people." They are in it for the money... Control of the world's energy supply will complete the last piece of the puzzle in their minds.

They are willing to sacrifice innocent lives in a heartbeat if it means they can make a headline to promote their agenda. For instance, consider the notion put forth that 'all' men of 'fighting age' killed in a drone strike are considered to be the enemy; No chance any of them were bystanders.

They murdered a 16 year old Colorado boy by drone - no due process.

The Constitution is being trampled. We can no longer put anything past the 'will' of the government - The government is suppose to reflect the will of the People. The government is not suppose to have any 'will' of its own created from a philosophy oppressive to the citizens.

We are better than this. For the sake of U.S. integrity, end these wars, and allow America to regain respect in the world.

You damn politicians are collectively making us appear as intolerant tyrants.

How ironic. Many people have

How ironic. Many people have been stating what is currently going on is very similar and more successful than what Nazi Germany tried to do.

Second content warning.

Please don't click that link if you're squeemish.. gruesome.

I may have missed something in the article - can someone clarify whether those people were civilians, enemy combatants or a mixture? I don't think it really matters in the end, but I think the fallout will be much worse if they were Afghan civilians.

I know..

I know you did emalvini, just added a second one for emphasis - it's pretty gory stuff. The number of times "the following footage may disturb some people" has gone in one ear and out the other while I'm eating.. ;)

it doesn't matter

People we kill = enemy combatant ... bottom line is they're people .. whether they were completely innovent, or they had family killed and faught in retaliation, or whether they opposed us for supporting arab tyrannies, or if they just hated us for no reason. You don't treat people like that. I understand war, even innocent casualties. I don't understand senseless war or torture.


Its amazing how so many Americans can look the other way at photos like this. Or when US soldiers posed with limbs of suicide bombers, they failed to see the evil. Whoever we kill is a terrorists. Doesn't matter whether they are seeking revenge for the death of their family or believe they are fighting in a holy war. And even when a death is justified, torture and desecration of a human is not.

People will watch Schindler's List and cheer the death of Nazi soldiers for their crimes... without ever stopping to think how those evil soldiers got to that point.

By far

The most disgusting thing I've seen lately. How can people be so cruel to their fellow human beings?

Yuck! I know!

Are the same people allowing this the same people who want Obamacare? This is so sad and so scary! It all needs to stop and we need to get out of there! So tired of all the evil in the world! Why, just why?