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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:21 AM
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About 100 bodies found in Iraq mass grave
Source: Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces found about 100 badly decomposed bodies in a mass grave north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Saturday, one of the largest such finds in the country for months.

U.S. and Iraqi security forces said it was not clear who was responsible for the grave near Khalis, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, or when the victims had been killed.

"Initial reports indicate it may contain the remains of approximately 100 people," said U.S. military spokesman Major Winfield Danielson.

Iraqi police said they suspected those in the grave were likely to have been killed some time after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.

...

"The skeletal remains appear to have been in the grave for a long time, and we have not yet determined who might be responsible for their death and burial," Danielson said.



Read more: http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnL08512562.html
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:34 AM
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1. Democracy is on the march.
I guess it's too late to check these folks for purple fingers.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:47 AM
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2. Yet to determine who might be responsible? Hey, what about the US?
All the bombs we dropped with careless regard.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:54 AM
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3. We even dropped white phosphorus on civilian populations.
And who knows what else.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:55 AM
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4. Bombs don't dig mass graves.
They do kill a lot of people though but they don't dig mass graves.

Careless regard? I think they did take aim.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:05 AM
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5. Iraq had up to 260 mass graves containing the bodies of up to 300,000 people murdered during Saddam'
from the article;
In 2003, Iraqi and U.S. human rights investigators said they suspected Iraq had up to 260 mass graves containing the bodies of up to 300,000 people murdered during Saddam's rule.

?

Saddam's grave diggers still active in the post Saddam era ? Some sort of religious respect for the dead ?
Smart bombs don't think that deep
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:18 AM
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6. Guess they can't blame this one on Saddam.
Our country ought to be ashamed of itself.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:18 AM
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7. My first thought when I read these - is - since which date and if in last
five years - are they all men - men who died in prisons run by us? How fr down have our leaders stooped that I would think this first?
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:46 AM
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8. Iraqis protest in Basra over security
- Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in Basra, protesting deteriorating security in the southern city where Iraqi forces assumed responsibility for safety last December.

It was day of violence as well as political unrest in Iraq: Police in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad reported two separate bombings in which six people were killed, and officers also found 13 bullet-ridden bodies.

In Basra, Iraq's second-largest city and the urban center of an oil-rich region, Shiite groups have been wrestling for control.

Residents are becoming increasingly alarmed, saying that killings, kidnappings and other crimes have increased significantly since British forces turned over responsibility for Basra at the end of last year.

(snip)
Also in Diyala province, an American soldier was killed Friday during an operation, the U.S. military said in a statement.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080308/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:11 AM
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9. Wonder if any of these Iraqis were killed during the 'Surge' that we heard
has worked wonders in that country?

Wonder if this is how they fudge the death toll?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:42 AM
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10. "killed some time after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion"
George W. bUsh ups his slaughter count.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:00 PM
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11. Bush is the New Saddam and Acts Just Like Him (nt)
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:17 PM
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12. bUsh is far worse.
The Iraqis themselves have said so, repeatedly, since George took over for Saddam.

Even HRW and AI had said there'd been no mass killings et al for a decade prior to George's illegal war of aggression against the people of Iraq.

There is now.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:23 PM
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13. I doubt bushco will be reelected with a 99.9% approval rating next november
..But some people actually think he will remain in power for years to come.

lol
why is that ?
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:55 PM
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14. One more "Terror attack", suspend the constitution, and he's in!
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:49 PM
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15. LOL,
I'll bet your a believer in the theory that robot misiles flew into the WTC and they were imploded by the CIA
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:56 PM
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16. this is part of the
reason why I don't bat an eye when there are claims of a million civilian deaths. I believe that there are many dead and buried that have not been counted. When the truth of this nightmare finally comes to light, concerning the human tragedy of the, Cheneybush invasion, it will be revolting.
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