Sunday, March 26, 2006


I really didn't think our troops could, or would, do something like this. Bush's little war has fucked with and fucked-up our military.
This is a long read, but damn-it, it needs to be read.
Here's part of the article, follow the link for the rest.

From UK Times Online:

Iraqis killed by US troops ‘on rampage’
Hala Jaber and Tony Allen-Mills, New York
The Pentagon is finding claims of abuse by US forces tougher to dismiss, as campaigners demand harsher punishment for violent soldiers.

THE villagers of Abu Sifa near the Iraqi town of Balad had become used to the sound of explosions at night as American forces searched the area for suspected insurgents. But one night two weeks ago Issa Harat Khalaf heard a different sound that chilled him to the bone.

Khalaf, a 33-year-old security officer guarding oil pipelines, saw a US helicopter land near his home. American soldiers stormed out of the Chinook and advanced on a house owned by Khalaf’s brother Fayez, firing as they went.

Khalaf ran from his own house and hid in a nearby grove of trees. He saw the soldiers enter his brother’s home and then heard the sound of women and children screaming.

“Then there was a lot of machinegun fire,” he said last week. After that there was the most frightening sound of all — silence, followed by explosions as the soldiers left the house.

Once the troops were gone, Khalaf and his fellow villagers began a frantic search through the ruins of his brother’s home. Abu Sifa was about to join a lengthening list of Iraqi communities claiming to have suffered from American atrocities.

According to Iraqi police, 11 bodies were pulled from the wreckage of the house, among them four women and five children aged between six months and five years. An official police report obtained by a US reporter for Knight Ridder newspapers said: “The American forces gathered the family members in one room and executed 11 people.”

The Abu Sifa deaths on March 15 were first reported last weekend on the day that Time magazine published the results of a 10-week investigation into an incident last November when US marines killed 15 civilians in their homes in the western Iraqi town of Haditha.


In Abu Sifa last week, Khalaf’s account was corroborated by a neighbour, Hassan Kurdi Mahassen, who was also woken by the sound of helicopters and saw soldiers entering Fayez’s home after spraying it with such heavy fire that walls crumbled.

Mahassen said that once the soldiers had left — after apparently dropping several grenades that caused part of the house to collapse — villagers searched under the rubble “and found them all buried in one room”.

“Women and even the children were blindfolded and their hands bound. Some of their faces were totally disfigured. A lot of blood was on the floors and the walls.”

Khalaf said he had found the body of his mother Turkiya with her face unrecognisable. “She had been shot with a dumdum bullet,” he claimed.

This shit really pisses me off! I am so fucking tired of Bush and his bullshit moronic crap! His policies are destroying this country and now these same policies, and selfish whims, are turning our troops into butchers! Fuckin' bastard!


Granny said...

Our kids didn't start out as thugs and murderers - at least not most of them. Will this ever stop?

Grandpa Eddie said...

I'm sure most of 'em are good kids. What Bush is putting them through is turning them into thugs and murderers.

Will this ever stop?

Not till we get some normalcy back....and I don't think we're gonna see any of that for quite some time, unless we can get everyone else in this country to WAKE UP!

PS: Did your daughter check out any of those links, and did she find any that may be helpful?

SheaNC said...

They've turned the American military into corporate stormtroopers. I hope we live long enough to see the damage they've done turned around.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I think we will. It's gonna take about 20yrs....barring any other Repub/neocon jackass fuckin' 'em up again.