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 Post subject: Video Leads to War Crimes Investigation of US Marines
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:36 am 
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Video footage shot by a young Iraqi journalism student has led to the investigation of close to a dozen US marines for committing possible war crimes. The video was taken after a roadside bomb killed one US marine in Haditha. US troops then raided homes in the area, killing 15 civilians. The Pentagon initially blamed their deaths on the roadside bomb attack that killed the soldier. But an investigation was opened a few months later when a Time magazine reporter gave the videotape to the military. The video shows the victims lying in their bullet-ridden homes. Three children were killed.

Meanwhile, Iraqi police have accused US troops of murdering 11 civilians in a raid just last week. According to an Iraqi police report obtained by the Knight Ridder news agency, the villagers were killed after US troops herded them into one room of a house near the city of Balad. The dead included two young children, a 6-month-old infant and an elderly woman. The report says the troops burned three vehicles, killed the villagers' animals and blew up the house. A local police commander said all the victims were found handcuffed with gunshot wounds to the head.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:22 pm 
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I agree with General Baptiste...

Incidents like these indicate a failure of leadership that starts at the top of the ladder... :evil:


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If anyone dares to publicly come out AGAINST us being there and wanting to bring the troops home and stop this madness.......hope he doesn't ever plan on running for president.

This gives our whole military a black eye (not to mention two for our country). Someone will refer to the soldiers as "baby killers" and they are not all guilty of this type of behavior.

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Did anyone catch Wesley Clark defending Murtha on the O'Reilly Factor. I thoroughly enjoyed when Reilly compared it to us slaughtering "innocent" German SS soldiers. Then called the soldiers in Abu Gharib torture "cowardice". This is the same guy who said they all were all insurgents, the enemy, and deserved what they got.

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