U.S. Marines commit a massacre

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by kissanmakeup, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060320...m39YdcUewgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MXN1bHE0BHNlYwN0bWE-

    By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer
    21 minutes ago



    Shortly after a roadside bomb killed a U.S. Marine in a western Iraqi town, American troops went into nearby houses and shot dead 15 members of two families, including a 3-year-old-girl, residents say.

    The military is investigating possible misconduct by the Marines and confirms there is a video, which Time Magazine says shows the aftermath of the Marines' assault.

    Residents contacted by The Associated Press described what happened after the Nov. 19 roadside bomb in the town of Haditha, 140 miles northwest of Baghdad, as "a massacre."

    Khaled Ahmed Rsayef, whose brother and six other members of his family were killed in the incident, said the roadside bomb exploded at about 7:15 a.m. in the al-Subhani neighborhood. A U.S. Humvee was badly damaged.

    The military acknowledged Monday it was investigating the incident after it was approached by Time with accounts from residents, officials and hospital authorities in Haditha as well as a videotape purportedly showing the aftermath of the incident.

    Military officials declined further comment.

    A U.S. military statement shortly after the November attack described what happened as an ambush on a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol, with a roadside bombing and subsequent firefight killing 15 civilians, eight insurgents and a U.S. Marine. The statement said the 15 civilians were killed by the blast, a claim the residents strongly denied.

    Residents said there only was a roadside bombing, and all the shooting was done by American troops.

    Time, in a story in this week's edition, reported that a U.S. colonel went to Haditha for a weeklong probe to interview Marines, survivors and doctors at the morgue. The magazine cited unidentified military officials close to the investigation.

    The probe, Time reported, concluded that the civilians were killed by Marines and not a roadside bomb, and that no insurgents appeared to be in the first two houses raided by the Marines.

    The probe found, however, that the deaths were the result of "collateral damage," investigators said.
     
  2. I believe the title of this thread is a tiny bit misleading. An accurate title would be "Iraqis accuse Marines of massacre". I'm sure this incident thrills liberals, since it play sinto John Kerry's claim that our soldiers are terrorizing innocent Iraqis. They show no sense of outrage for the terrorists who set the bomb, nor any sympathy whatsoever for the dead and wounded Marines. Typical.
     
  3. tell me something new abt us imperialism.
     
  4. I am very positive that your logic would put the uncle of the killed three years old child at easy. I say the Uncle cause you guys killed his father... and mother...and three other members of his imdiate family.

    Don't forget to fill up your SUV with gas bud.
     
  5. Oh geez, Thanks for the news update from al queda, or kingcobra
     
  6. kiss, forgive me... I don't believe you've been properly introduced. Kissanmakeup, this is kingcobra... kingcobra, this is kissanmakeup. Why don't you two grab yourselves a drink while I attend to the other guests. If you'll excuse me...
     
  7. You guys should try putting these people on ignore. It's much more enjoyable, and they foam at the mouth in the back of the room without so much as a peep.
     
  8. LOL!
     
  9. That is the best you Klansmen could come up with? pathetic.
     
  10. Good idea, I just did.
     
    #10     Mar 20, 2006