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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-04 05:11 PM
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121. They don't fire on every car? Oh, Really?
This has being going on for quite a while. The Iraqis are fed up and have lost patience with the heavy handed US military. Here is an example:


US troops said to kill two Iraqi policemen

By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff, 8/13/2003


BAGHDAD -- American troops shot dead two members of the new Iraqi police force and beat up a third, Iraqi police officers said yesterday, in a development that has aggravated already stressed relations between US troops and the Iraqi people.

American military officials have said little about the Saturday shootings, saying that the matter is under investigation. But family members of one of the victims and police officers -- including a captain who was at the scene -- described a horrific shoot-out in which coalition soldiers shot uniformed Iraqi police even as the officers were waving their badges and yelling, "We're police! We're police!"

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The police were trying to apprehend alleged car thieves, who shot at the police car. Iraqi police returned fire, and American soldiers -- apparently hearing the shots -- arrived on the scene. But the troops shot at the Iraqi police car, hitting the officer in the back seat, Isamil said.

The lieutenant in the front seat stumbled out of the car with his hands up, wearing his black and white Iraqi Police arm band and shouting that he was a police officer. A soldier then shot the lieutenant between the eyes. The driver, who had been crouched down in the front seat and waving his badge, was kicked and beaten by US troops.

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http://robincmiller.com/art-iraq/b183.htm
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