Warning: fopen(./uruknet-visite/elenco20170325.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/visite.php on line 236

Warning: fputs() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/visite.php on line 248

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/visite.php on line 249

Warning: fputs() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/visite.php on line 256

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/visite.php on line 257
:: www.uruknet.info :: informazione dal medio oriente :: information from middle east :: [vs-1]
  uruknet.info
  اوروكنت.إنفو

Warning: file(./uruknet-detti/detti-counter.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/uruk2.php on line 101

Warning: file(./uruknet-detti/detto-1.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/uruk2.php on line 106
    
    informazione dal medio oriente
    information from middle east
    المعلومات من الشرق الأوسط

[ home page] | [ tutte le notizie/all news ] | [ download banner] | [ ultimo aggiornamento/last update 02/02/2015 03:56 ] 23498


english italiano

  [ Subscribe our newsletter!   -   Iscriviti alla nostra newsletter! ]  




[23498]



Uruknet on Alexa


End Gaza Siege
End Gaza Siege

>

:: Segnala Uruknet agli amici. Clicka qui.
:: Invite your friends to Uruknet. Click here.




:: Segnalaci un articolo
:: Tell us of an article






American War Crimes In Iraq 1991-2005

EuroYankNewsTicke

torched.jpg

May 23, 2006

Warning Graphic Violence
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Convoy of Death
(never shown in the USA)
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*An Absolute Slaughter of Iraqi People
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*War Crimes Videos
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*The Horrors of Depleted Uranium
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Killing of Iraqi Detainees at Abu Ghraib
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Elite Propaganda
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Apache Helicopter Attack
(they were later found out to be just farmers)
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Indiscriminate Bombing of Crowd
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Killing of Iraqi Family by Marines
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*POW Shot In The Head By U.S. Marine

Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Iraqi Lullaby
(allow 15 seconds to load)

The Highway of Death
(Even in Vietnam I didnít see anything like this. Itís pathetic." ó Major Bob Nugent
Army intelligence officer)

There are also indications that some of those bombed during the withdrawal were Palestinians and Iraqi civilians. According to Time magazine of March 18, 1991, not just military vehicles, but cars, buses and trucks were also hit.

In many cases, cars were loaded with Palestinian families and all their possessions."
ó Joyce Chediac -
Report presented at the New York Commission hearingMay 11, 1991

Shooting in a sheep pen

The above photo of wreckage on the infamous "Highway of Death" was taken in March 1991, in southern Iraq. The road went from Kuwait to Safwan, at the Iraqi border, and on to Basra.

Tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians were fleeing desperately, many in civilian vehicles. They were obviously no military threat to anyone. And yet American forces gleefully massacred them all, joking that it was as easy as "shooting in a sheep pen."



On many occasions Iraqi soldiers tried to surrender to American forces. It didnít make any difference. U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots were under orders to mass-murder every last human being in cold blood.


Incinerated body of an Iraqi soldier on the "Highway of Death", a name
the press has given to the road from Mutlaa, Kuwait, to Basra, Iraq.


Highway of Death

One of the most graphic and heinous crimes of the Gulf War occurred on the highway between Mutlaa, Kuwait and Basra, Iraq, also known as "The Highway of Death."

As the U.S. began its land assault, Iraq announced that it would comply with U.N. resolution 660 and withdraw from Kuwait.



Iraqi soldiers as well as Iraqi, Palestinian, Jordanian and other civilians piled into whatever vehicles they could commandeer, including a fire truck, and fled north towards Iraq. U.S. planes disabled vehicles at both ends of the convoy, creating a 7-mile long traffic jam.

U.S. planes then began to bomb and strafe the entire line of some 2,000 vehicles for hours, killing tens of thousands of helpless soldiers and civilians while encountering no resistance and receiving no losses to themselves.


"Another 60-mile stretch of road to the east was strewn with the remnants armored cars, trucks, ambulances and thousands of bodies following an attack on convoys on the night of February 25, 1991.



U.S. planes immobilized the convoy by disabling vehicles at its front and rear, then bombing and strafing the resulting traffic jam for hours.

More than 2,000 vehicles and tens of thousands of charred and dismembered bodies littered the sixty miles of highway.

Outlawed Weapons Massacre

The clear rapid incineration of the human being [pictured above] suggests the use of napalm, phosphorus, or other incendiary bombs. These are anti-personnel weapons outlawed under the 1977 Geneva Protocols.

This massive attack occurred after Saddam Hussein announced a complete troop withdrawal from Kuwait in compliance with UN Resolution 660.



As the U.S. began its land assault, Iraq announced that it would comply with U.N. resolution 660 and withdraw from Kuwait.

Iraqi soldiers as well as Iraqi, Palestinian, Jordanian and other civilians piled into whatever vehicles they could commandeer, including a fire truck, and fled north towards Iraq. U.S. planes disabled vehicles at both ends of the convoy, creating a 7-mile long traffic jam.

U.S. planes then began to bomb and strafe the entire line of some 2,000 vehicles for hours, killing tens of thousands of helpless soldiers and civilians while encountering no resistance and receiving no losses to themselves.

"Another 60-mile stretch of road to the east was strewn with the remnants of tanks, armored cars, trucks, ambulances and thousands of bodies following an attack on convoys on the night of February 25, 1991.

Such a massacre of withdrawing Iraqi soldiers violates the Geneva Convention of 1949, common article 3, which outlaws the killing of soldiers who "are out of combat".

There are, in addition, strong indications that many of those killed were Palestinian and Kuwaiti civilians trying to escape the impending siege of Kuwait City and the return of Kuwaiti armed forces.

No attempt was made by U.S. military command to distinguish between military personnel and civilians on the "highway of death". The whole intent of international law with regard to war is to prevent just this sort of indiscriminate and excessive use of force.



Now as we draw the comparison with American and coalition forces in that first war we find the following: the US had more than 500,000 troops in the War while non-US forces added up to an additional 160,000.

US wounded tallied 467, British 24, French 2. US casualties were 148 battle deaths and 145 nonbattle deaths and allied Arab casualties numbered 39. That means that the US suffered 293 deaths to Iraq's 100,000, not counting the 35,000 civilians killed or 460 times as many Iraqi dead as US forces....

"It has never happened in history that a nation that has won a war has been held accountable for atrocities committed in preparing for and waging that war. We intend to make this one different.

What took place was the use of technological material to destroy a defenseless country. From 125,000 to 300,000 people were killed... We recognize our role in history is to bring the transgressors to justice." Ramsey Clark



One can stare at the 24-hour cable news networks from sunup to sundown and get no sense of the carnage in towns and cities from Baghdad, to Fallujah, to Ramadi, to Hilla in the south and Tal Afar in the north that is left in the wake of US rockets, bombs, tank shells and sniper rounds.

The evening news reports of the major networks provide at most a fleeting image of the death and destruction, inevitably hedged with absurd avowals from the US military that "precision" attacks were carried out against "terrorist" and "anti-Iraqi" targets.

In reality, the US media's disinformation operation is among the most striking and significant expressions of the collapse of American democracy.

Read and see more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*The highway of death Video
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Highway Of Death' Slaughter



Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*A Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq



Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*US media covers up American war crimes in IraqUS media covers up
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*US War crimes on Iraq;Video,Photos,Text
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*America is Committing War Crimes in Iraq
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Soldiers For the Truth

American War Crimes During the Gulf War

Bush Ordered the Destruction of Facilities Essential to Civilian Life and Economic Productivity Throughout Iraq.

The United States Intentionally Bombed and Destroyed Defenseless Iraqi Military Personnel; Used Excessive Force; Killed Soldiers Seeking to Surrender and in Disorganized Individual Flight, Often Unarmed and Far from Any Combat Zones; Randomly and Wantonly Killed Iraqi Soldiers; and Destroyed Material After the Cease-Fire.

The United States Used Prohibited Weapons Capable of Mass Destruction and Inflicting Indiscriminate Death and Unnecessary Suffering Against Both Military and Civilian Targets.

The United States Intentionally Attacked Installations in Iraq Containing Dangerous Substances and Forces in Violation of Article 56 of Geneva Protocol I of 1977.

Defendant Bush Encouraged and Aided Shiite Muslims and Kurds to Rebel Against the Government of Iraq Causing Fratricidal Violence, Emigration, Exposure, Hunger and Sickness and Thousands of Deaths. After the Rebellion Failed, the U.S. Invaded and Occupied Parts of Iraq Without Lawful Authority in Order to Increase Division and Hostilities Within Iraq.



Defendant Bush Intentionally Deprived the Iraqi People of Essential Medicines, Potable Water, Food and Other Necessities.

Defendant Bush, Having Destroyed Iraq's Economic Base, Demands Reparations Which Will Permanently Impoverish Iraq and Threaten Its People with Famine and Epidemic.

Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*American War Crimes During the Gulf War


Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*We had a great day. We killed a lot of people


Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*WAR CRIMES


Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Miserable Deaths


USA Immunity From War Crime Prosecution


George W. Bush, upon taking office in 2001, immediately began a systematic withdrawal from major international treaties to which the US was a signatory. As part of that policy, on May 7th, 2002 Donald Rumsfeld informed the Secretary General of the UN that the US was officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Months before, the US had already established that the court would grant the United States immunity from the court for US citizens suspected of atrocities. Under guidelines pushed through despite EU concerns, US soldiers serving overseas would be immune from prosecution in the court, while politicians and US officials, including CIA operatives, could claim diplomatic immunity.

That was not enough. Rumsfeld made it very clear that the United States would reject any attempt by the court or state parties to the treaty to assert any jurisdiction over American citizens. In short, Americans were accountable to no one for any atrocities they might commit anywhere in the world.


Bombs Over Baghdad

U.S. War Crimes in Iraq: A Prima Facie Case

Ever since the end of Desert Storm, when the Pentagon unloaded 350 tons of depleted uranium, American officials have been well aware of the health hazards of the residue that is collected from the processing of nuclear fuel.

When President [sic] Bush and the Pentagon authorized the use of depleted uranium for the shock-and-awe campaign against Iraq in March 1983, the Bush administration not only committed a war crime against the people of Iraq, it demonstrated reckless disregard for the health and safety of American troops.

Article 23 of the Geneva Convention IV is clear and unambiguous: "It is forbidden to employ poison or poisoned weapons, to kill treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army, to employ arms, projectiles or material calculated to cause unnecessary suffering." The Geneva Protocol of 1925 explicitly prohibits "asphyxiating, poisonous or other gasses, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices."


Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*U.S. War Crimes in Iraq



Other American War Crimes

In Afghanistan the American military will not allow news coverage so as to have a free hand in the extermination of all Taliban forces. The American media has exercised almost total self-censorship regarding documented massacres in Afghanistan ....

Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*American Slaughter of 3,000 Taliban POW's
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*War with Taliban won't be televised

Two years after Sept. 11, the Taliban is thriving along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border

Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Who's Winning the War on Terror?

American Forces Do Not Do Body Counts ....
They Just Report What Sounds Good


In October, the British medical journal Lancet estimated 98,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the invasion and occupation. The study was based on interviews with people in 988 households with 7,868 residents randomly selected across Iraq. Forty-six percent of the violent deaths were of children younger than 15, and 7 percent were women, the researchers reported. The findings were dismissed by the U.S and British governments as inaccurate.

The estimates of ordinary Iraqis killed -- by insurgents, U.S. troops and Iraqi criminals -- vary greatly, from as low as 6,000 up to nearly 100, 000, depending on the methodology used.

The U.S. military says it does not keep track of civilian deaths. "We don't do body counts," Gen. Tommy Franks, who commanded U.S. troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq, said in 2002.

'An invisible issue' in the U.S.

Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Tally of civilian deaths depends on who's counting

US admits the war for 'hearts and mindsí in Iraq is now lost

On "the war of ideas or the struggle for hearts and minds", the report says, "American efforts have not only failed, they may also have achieved the opposite of what they intended".

Read more ...
Image Hosting by PicsPlace.to*Pentagon report reveals catalogue of failure


:: Article nr. 23498 sent on 24-may-2006 06:06 ECT

www.uruknet.info?p=23498

Link: euroyanknewsticker.blogspot.com/2006/05/american-war-crimes-in-iraq-1991-2005.ht
   ml




:: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website.

The section for the comments of our readers has been closed, because of many out-of-topics.
Now you can post your own comments into our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uruknet




Warning: include(./share/share2.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/colonna-centrale-pagina-ansi.php on line 385

Warning: include(): Failed opening './share/share2.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5_4/lib/php') in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/colonna-centrale-pagina-ansi.php on line 385



       
[ Printable version ] | [ Send it to a friend ]


[ Contatto/Contact ] | [ Home Page ] | [Tutte le notizie/All news ]







Uruknet on Twitter




:: RSS updated to 2.0

:: English
:: Italiano



:: Uruknet for your mobile phone:
www.uruknet.mobi


Uruknet on Facebook






:: Motore di ricerca / Search Engine


uruknet
the web



:: Immagini / Pictures


Initial
Middle




The newsletter archive




L'Impero si è fermato a Bahgdad, by Valeria Poletti


Modulo per ordini




subscribe

:: Newsletter

:: Comments


Haq Agency
Haq Agency - English

Haq Agency - Arabic


AMSI
AMSI - Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq - English

AMSI - Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq - Arabic




Font size
Carattere
1 2 3





:: All events








     

[ home page] | [ tutte le notizie/all news ] | [ download banner] | [ ultimo aggiornamento/last update 02/02/2015 03:56 ]




Uruknet receives daily many hacking attempts. To prevent this, we have 10 websites on 6 servers in different places. So, if the website is slow or it does not answer, you can recall one of the other web sites: www.uruknet.info www.uruknet.de www.uruknet.biz www.uruknet.org.uk www.uruknet.com www.uruknet.org - www.uruknet.it www.uruknet.eu www.uruknet.net www.uruknet.web.at.it




:: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more info go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
::  We always mention the author and link the original site and page of every article.
uruknet, uruklink, iraq, uruqlink, iraq, irak, irakeno, iraqui, uruk, uruqlink, saddam hussein, baghdad, mesopotamia, babilonia, uday, qusay, udai, qusai,hussein, feddayn, fedayn saddam, mujaheddin, mojahidin, tarek aziz, chalabi, iraqui, baath, ba'ht, Aljazira, aljazeera, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Palestina, Sharon, Israele, Nasser, ahram, hayat, sharq awsat, iraqwar,irakwar All pictures

url originale



 

I nostri partner - Our Partners:


TEV S.r.l.

TEV S.r.l.: hosting

www.tev.it

Progetto Niz

niz: news management

www.niz.it

Digitbrand

digitbrand: ".it" domains

www.digitbrand.com

Worlwide Mirror Web-Sites:
www.uruknet.info (Main)
www.uruknet.com
www.uruknet.net
www.uruknet.org
www.uruknet.us (USA)
www.uruknet.su (Soviet Union)
www.uruknet.ru (Russia)
www.uruknet.it (Association)
www.uruknet.web.at.it
www.uruknet.biz
www.uruknet.mobi (For Mobile Phones)
www.uruknet.org.uk (UK)
www.uruknet.de (Germany)
www.uruknet.ir (Iran)
www.uruknet.eu (Europe)
wap.uruknet.info (For Mobile Phones)
rss.uruknet.info (For Rss Feeds)
www.uruknet.tel

Vat Number: IT-97475000150