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Bush Administration’s Military Knew Iraqi Gays Were Being Targeted + Slaughtered. Back In 2005


The Pentagon was well aware of Iraqis executing gays as early as 2005, reveals the second and even bigger classified document dump from Wikileaks.

Searching for terms like gay, lesbian, homosexual, fag, and faggot, Gay City News found evidence the Defense Department knew gays were being targeted by roving militias for their sexuality. We’ve been reading about the torture and murder of these men, which includes having their anuses glued shut and heads chopped off, for years. Apparently so have our military leaders.

A 2005 document included in the nearly 400,000 US Department of Defense records recently posted on shows that the Pentagon was aware of the organized killing of gay Iraqis more than 15 months before those murders were first reported, in Gay City News. “The male was shot (___) times in the chest, and a note was discovered on the body stating that the man had been killed by ___ for stealing cars and being homosexual,” read the January 1, 2005, memo, in which some words were redacted.

The body was discovered in Ramadi, a city in central Iraq, and a note was left at the scene by the gunmen who killed the man. The fact that the note was written in advance of the killing suggests that the gunmen knew whom they were targeting and why they were killing him, and had time to plan and prepare for the murder. “After talking with the locals (through an ___), a CO discovered that the male was killed at approximately 1545C by gunmen driving past in a vehicle,” the memo read. “The vehicle drove past, fired, dropped the note, and then fled. The note is being brought back to – -___ for further analysis. No friendly casualties or damage to equipment reported.”

Interestingly, in 2007 the State Department and Pentagon said they could not locate any records of such slaughter; in 2009 the State Department managed to fine nine pages. Using simple search terms that don’t exactly require military grade computer skills, Gay City News even found American military official in Iraq named various locations after us, including Lesbian Loop and Gay Palace, and place that was storing “faggot missiles.”