May 17, 2006
According to the Associated Press, Reuters and MSNBC News,
a US military investiagtion is to show that US marines killed several
Iraqi civilians in cold blood in Haditha, Iraq last November:
the beginning, Iraqis in the town of Haditha said U.S. Marines
deliberately killed 15 unarmed Iraqi civilians, including seven women
and three children.
One young Iraqi girl said the Marines killed
six members of her family, including her parents. "The Americans came
into the room where my father was praying," she said, "and shot him."
On Wednesday, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said the accounts are true.
Military officials told NBC News that the Marine Corps' own evidence appears to show Murtha is right.
Nov. 20, U.S. Marines spokesman Capt. Jeffrey Pool issued a statement
saying that on the previous day a roadside bomb had killed 15 civilians
and a Marine. In a later gunbattle, U.S. and Iraqi troops killed eight
insurgents, he said.
U.S. military officials later confirmed that the version of events was wrong.
a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq, said at a news conference
Wednesday that sources within the military have told him that an
internal investigation will show that "there was no firefight, there
was no IED (improvised explosive device) that killed these innocent
people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and
they killed innocent civilians in cold blood."
Murtha, your troops are cold-blooded murderers who lack military
discipline and are recruited from the worst cesspoll America has to
offer. They hunger for the blood of innocents.
officials say Marine Corp photos taken immediately after the incident
show many of the victims were shot at close range, in the head and
chest, execution-style. One photo shows a mother and young child bent
over on the floor as if in prayer, shot dead, said the officials, who
spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity because the investigation
hasn't been completed.
One military official says it appears the
civilians were deliberately killed by the Marines, who were outraged at
the death of their fellow Marine.
"This one is ugly," one official told NBC News.
ugly as say 911? Will the US public be outraged? No, they will focus on
alligators, Britney Spear's bastard child and the latest scandal on
Anything to hide the truth.
Marine officers Ś commanders in Haditha Ś have been relieved of duty,
and at least 12 Marines in all are under investigation for what would
be the worst single incident involving the deliberate killing of
civilians by U.S. military in Iraq.
The Marine Corps issued a statement in response to Murtha's remarks:
is an ongoing investigation; therefore, any comment at this time would
be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible
legal process. As soon as the facts are known and decisions on future
actions are made, we will make that information available to the public
to the fullest extent allowable."
Murtha held the news conference to mark six months since his initial call for "redeployment" of U.S. forces from Iraq.
said U.S. forces were under undue pressure in Iraq because of poor
planning and allocation of resources by the Bush administration.
Yes, and the Iraqis are under a brutal Nazi occupation.
many more of these atrocities have gone unmentioned? How many more must
be inflicted upon the innocent Iraqi population until the world awakens
to the holocaust in Iraq?
Meanwhile, more Iraqis suffer
the past three years, the fast dwindling pro-Iraq war supporters have
desperately grabbed on arguments that democracy is being built in Iraq.
We have seen pictures of women brandishing their ink-blotted thumbs, having just voted.
Surely that is democracy.
is it? Who in Iraq really practises democracy? Is it the some 35,000
Iraqis detained without charge? Is it their mothers and kin who have no
idea where they are?
Is it the young Christian woman forced to
don the veil so she can walk the streets of Basra without being spat
on? Or is it the college professor who must flee to Jordan or Qatar to
escape the militia the US has enforced on the Iraqi people.
terrible truth, the inescapable truth is that Iraqis are not free, do
not enjoy liberties and are hounded by US trained and Iran-supported
Take this latest outrage, for example:
Iraqi Shiite militants sentence all gays to death
By UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Published May 17, 2006
-- Hard-line Shiite militias in Baghdad have issued a blanket death
sentence for homosexuals, lesbians, prostitutes, liberal professors and
Ali Hili, who ran a gay nightclub in Baghdad but
fled to Britain this year after receiving death threats, told The Times
of London he knows of more than 40 men killed in recent months.
claims Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the most revered spiritual
figure in Iraq, provoked the slayings by saying on his Web site in
April last year that homosexuals should be killed in the "worst, most
"We could never envisage this happening when Saddam
(Hussein) was overthrown," the 33-year-old Hili said. "I had no love
for the former president, but his regime never persecuted the gay
Elsewhere in the city, a 34-year-old theater actor,
who would only give his name as Bashar, said he has gone into hiding
after a death threat. Two close members of his family have been killed
by militants, who say they will carry on killing his relatives until he
turns himself in.
Yes, truly free. The repression of Saddam
is now something to be desired by many Iraqis because even under his
brutality and despite his intelligence apparatus many were able to live
in security that their children would not be killed on the way to
school, their daughters would not be raped and sold into slavery, their
mothers could shop freely at the marketplace without fear of suicide
bombers, their fathers going to work at the barbershops and music
stores without receiving a head in the bullet from the Fanatics brought
by the US.
Christians and minorities could practise their faiths and not fear attacks on churches and holy areas.
There is absolutely nothing good in Iraq anymore.
Freedoms and liberties in Iraq are a smoke dream.
Iraqi inspiration quote FROM
Fayrouz: I'm more interested in reading the opinions of Iraqi bloggers
than reading the American bloggers analysis of the siuation.
Yes, you can add me to the list of your enemies of all I'm concerned.
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