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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:56 AM
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'US airstrike' near Mosul kills many
Reuters pictures showed a house in the village of Aaytha, southeast of the northern city of Mosul, reduced to rubble.

They also showed rows of freshly dug graves where locals said the dead had been buried.

Earlier a human bomber killed four people near a checkpoint south of Baghdad and anti-US fighters abducted three senior Iraqi officials.

In the past week alone, fighters have killed nearly 100 people in bombings, ambushes and assassinations mostly targeting fledgling security services they regard as collaborators.

al Jazeera
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:01 AM
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1. FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH (graphic)
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:07 AM by saigon68







FREE TO ROT IN A GRAVE EATEN BY MAGGOTS

THANKS CHIMP YOU MOTHER FUCKER.

WINNING THEIR HEARTS ONE CORPSE AT A TIME.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:02 AM
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2. The US might as well go ahead and level all of the cities and
towns in Iraq. It's where they are headed and it's really what they want to do, the old "parking lot" idea. All the US wants is the oil.
The presence of the Iraqi people is viewed as a roadblock to stealing or at least controlling the oil.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:08 AM
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3. WHY? oh god ... WHY?
haven't enough poor innocent souls been slaughtered this week? when will this evil, evil regime be brought to it's knees? when will it end?

arrrggghhhhh....
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:13 PM
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29. Has nothing to do with "God". Has everything to do with human evil.
When will humanity correct this?

I just cannot say.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:09 AM
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4. I wonder when Bush will have more mass graves
then Saddam?



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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:59 PM
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8. Probably has way more before he even started
especially when you count all the unfortunates that poppy's troops buried in the sand with bulldozers. It would not come as a surprise to find out that the mass graves are from the first invasion and not from Saddam at all.

The very same criminals are running this show.

http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0211/sloyan.html
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=45
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:05 PM
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10. Do you know what those are in your photo?
Those are Iranian remains that were waiting to be returned to Iran, from the Iran-Iraq war. The Iranians have the same, but Iraqi remains. It was for an exchange & repatriation.

War dead.

Not Saddam Hussein "mass graves".

Just so ya know.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:27 PM
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11. Thanks for the info
How did you know? Did you recognize the pic. I came about it in a weird way and I didn't know more about it, except that it was taken recently in Iraq.

I have more pics like this and would appreciate more info about them. Thanks.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:17 PM
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12. I recognized the pic, yes
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 02:23 PM by LynnTheDem
I can find links for you, if you'd like. That photo was one of several used in the UK by The Daily Telegraph...Murdoch-owned which says it all, doesn't it.

The Daily tried to say this was a "slaughter house" of "torture" found by the troops during the invasion.

Altho this story was totally debunked, and The Daily got into hot water for it, some rightwingnuts still go on about the "torture slaughter house". :eyes:

Then again, rightwingnuts still go on about the "incubator babies" from 1991 and the "purple plastic people shredder" from 2003.

:eyes:

HERE'S YOUR PHOTO: FRONT PAGE Daily Telegraph (Murdoch)

Murdoch's war on truth in war reporting
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/07/1049567619708...

War in Iraq -- Investigators: Bodies discovered in Iraqi morgue
http://www.militarycity.com/iraq/1746423.html

AMAZING what lengths the rightwingnut "LIBERAL MEDIA" goes to, to LIE, isn't it.

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:30 PM
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22. Here's a couple more from the same warehouse




Thanks for the info, I found them in someone's root directory with a whole bunch of other stuff. They were very large hi-res images, so I assumed they were from the originals rather than the ones that go out over the wires. I had to scale them down just to post them, without killing people's hard drives.




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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:09 AM
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5. Have we
turned the corner yet? I mean... well you know...

http://www.counterpunch.org/green02242003.html
>>The Defense Secretary knew well, naturally, his audience in the Senate Armed Services Committee. As Senator Robert Byrd recently said from the Senate floor, ...."this Chamber is, for the most part, silent--ominously, dreadfully silent. There is no debate, no discussion, no attempt to lay out for the nation the pros and cons of this particular war. There is nothing."<<

http://foi.missouri.edu/terrorbkgd/following.html
>>Sen. Robert Byrd, a master at hectoring executive branch witnesses, asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld a provocative question last week: Did the United States help Saddam Hussein produce weapons of biological warfare? Rumsfeld brushed off the Senate's 84-year-old president pro tem like a Pentagon reporter. But a paper trail indicates Rumsfeld should have answered yes.<<

>>Quite a different account was given in a sworn court statement by Howard Teicher on Jan. 31, 1995. Teicher, a National Security Council aide who accompanied Rumsfeld to Baghdad, said Rumsfeld relayed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's offer to help Iraq in its war. ''Aziz refused even to accept the Israeli's letter to (Saddam) Hussein offering assistance,'' said Teicher, ''because Aziz told us that he would be executed on the spot.''

Such recollections of the recent past make for uncomfortable officials in Washington and Jerusalem today.<<

http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/archive/1980s/uspres...
U.S. President.
10-2-1989. Presidential Directive 26. October 2.
Iraq
>>Normal relations between the United States and Iraq would serve our long-term interests and promote stability in both the Gulf and the Middle East. The United States Government should propose economic and political incentives for Iraq to moderate its behavior and to increase our influence with Iraq. At the same time, the Iraqi leadership must understand that any illegal use of chemical and/or biological weapons will lead to economic and political sanctions, for which we would seek the broadest possible report from out allies and friends. Any breach by Iraq of IAEA safeguards in its nuclear program will result in a similar response. Human rights considerations should continue to be an important element in our policy toward Iraq. In addition, Iraq should be urged to cease its meddling in external affairs, such as in Lebanon, and be encouraged to play a constructive role in negotiating a settlement with Iran and cooperating in the Middle East peace process.

We should pursue, and seek to facilitate, opportunities for U.S. firms to participate in the reconstruction of the Iraqi economy, particularly in the energy area, where they do not conflict with our non-proliferation and other significant objectives. Also, as a means of developing access to and influence with the Iraqi defense establishment, the United States should consider sales of non-lethal forms of military assistance, e.g., training courses and medical exchanges, on a case by case basis.<<
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:24 PM
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6. Reuters: Blast Kills 14 in N.Iraq Village, Locals Blame U.S.
always covering for the cabal*...

AAYTHA, Iraq (Reuters) - A house in northern Iraq (news - web sites) was destroyed overnight in what residents said on Saturday was a U.S. air strike that killed 14 people and wounded five.


The U.S. military said it had no immediate information.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&nci...



An Iraqi boy finds his way amid the rubble of a destroyed house following an overnight blast in a village near the northern city of Mosul, January 8, 2005. The house was destroyed in what residents said on Saturday was a U.S. air strike that killed 14 people and wounded five. The U.S. military said it had no immediate information. (Namir Noor-Eldeen/Reuters

... I think it is called a bombing not a "blast" :grr:
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:01 PM
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9. Poor folks must have been celebrating a wedding
n/t
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:26 PM
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7. More mass graves from chimpy*...


An Iraqi youth leaves the area where 14 of his relatives were buried after they were killed in a blast near the northern city of Mosul, January 8, 2005. Nearby residents said a civilian house was flattened during an overnight U.S. air strike over the village, killing 14 people including women and children. The U.S. military in Iraq (news - web sites) had no immediate confirmation on the incident. REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:05 PM
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19. Again, the word "blast" was used
in that caption: An Iraqi youth leaves the area where 14 of his relatives were buried after they were killed in a blast...
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:04 PM
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13. CNN Breaking: US admits to attack; says it struck wrong target in Mosul
Breaking now... no link yet.

:-(
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:46 PM
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18. Does this remind you of an old movie Jen?
The Fallujah Massacre 2004? :(
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:30 PM
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27. U.S. bombs Iraqi house in error
BAGHDAD - An F-16 jet mistakenly bombed a house outside Mosul Saturday that killed five people, the United States military reported.

The owner of the house, Ali Yousef differs, saying the 225-kilogram bomb killed 14 people, including seven children. <snip>

Yousef told Associated Press Television News that the air strike happened at about 2:30 a.m. An Associated Press photographer said the brick house was reduced to rubble.

The strike occurred in the town of Aitha, 50 kilometres south of Mosul. <snip>

http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/01/08/iraq-...

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:07 PM
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14. US army says mistakenly bombs house in Iraq - Developing
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk /

08 Jan 2005 20:59:01 GMT
Source: Reuters
BAGHDAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Saturday a bomb dropped by one of its planes during a mission in northern Iraq hit the wrong target and it "deeply regrets the loss of ... Full Article...

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bpilgrim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:26 PM
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16. what are they going to say to ALL the Fallujans
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 03:32 PM by bpilgrim
SORRY!


what a joke :puke:

but, i guess they need to do this every-now-n-then to make sure everyone knows we are the GOOD GUYS.

peace



Japanese aircraft bombed south Shanghai Station Aug.28,1937.
About 200 people in the waiting room were dead or wounded by the bombing. A crying baby was left alone after the bombing. - Life Oct. 4, 1937

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TolstoyAndy Donating Member (493 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:07 PM
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20. But, but, that's impossible!
Those are precision smart bombs, they could fly down chimneys like Santa Claus.

I heard those bombs are so smart, they refuse to hit the wrong target.
So either this is Eye-raqi propaganda, or it was a housefull of terrorists.

Sorry - sarcasm is my best (really only) defense these days.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:26 PM
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15. Here we go again! CNNI: Five killed when bomb hit wrong target
shades of Fallujah...

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A coalition F-16 aircraft dropped a bomb on a house that was not the intended target, the military said in a written statement.

Five people died in the strike near Mosul on Saturday, and the military is investigating the incident, the statement said. No further details are yet available

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/08/iraq.main...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:29 PM
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17. I just heard that-way to win the hearts and minds!
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melnjones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:21 PM
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21. Another link...
From yahoo, but a little different than the other one posted.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=2...
...
'"The house was not the intended target for the air strike. The intended target was another location nearby," the U.S. army said. It added that it "deeply regrets the loss of possibly innocent lives" and that an investigation was under way.'
...

Possibly innocent...is that what we're calling Iraqis nowadays? Insane.

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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:24 PM
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23. Yes, under the Bushco regime you are guilty
until proved innocent. Yes, those kids Bush slaughtered were "possibly innocent lives." Gee, do you think we're winning the hearts and minds yet?

An Associated Press photographer said from the scene that 14 members of the same family - seven children, four women and three men - were killed, and six people were wounded, including another child.


http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20050108...


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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:10 PM
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24. Punishment for the bombing in the Mosul U.S. base in December, maybe
I expected an accident or two to even the score.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:12 PM
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25. WP headline: Several Iraqis Killed in Errant US Airstrike and
U.S. Bombs Wrong Target in Iraq

http://www.washingtonpost.com/
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:46 PM
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28. Hmmmm.
Me wonders if that N.J. ANG pilot that strafed the grade school in N.J. got sent to Iraq as punishment and is now back in action.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:26 PM
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26. I fought against these neoconimperialists.
:cry:

I am so sorry.

I did everything within my humble power to awaken the manipulated!

I am so sorry,...so sorry I could not stop such evil and needless and heart-wrenching destruction.

:cry:
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