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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:09 PM
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Iraqis Remove Corpses Under U.S. Oversight
FALLUJAH, Iraq - Murmuring "God is great," two dozen Iraqi men collected corpses Tuesday in a U.S. Marine-directed effort to rid Fallujah of festering bodies in keeping with Muslim burial principles.



Officers said the Marines themselves could more quickly pick up the estimated 1,200 insurgents killed in a week of fighting, but agreed with Iraqis who felt it was crucial they retrieve the remains of their fellow Muslims.


"We're Iraqis and they're Iraqis and we want to get them," said Mohammed Ali, a 32-year-old farmer helping remove bodies. "It's in our religion. The rules say that relatives or families or Arabs should help them."


Gagging amid the overpowering stench of rotting flesh, the Iraqis had to take special care because of the danger that insurgents have booby-trapped some bodies with explosives. On one stoop, the Iraqis pushed over a corpse and a grenade rolled out of its pocket. The weapon didn't detonate, but Marines quickly hurried the workers away.

~snip~
more: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&nci...
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:10 PM
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1. Cool, Mohammed Ali helped out
I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be callous... I just have to laugh so that I don't lose my mind.
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:15 PM
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I'm sure they're all insurgents -
no civilians. Why? Because the White House says so and they never lie.
*bitter, angry sarcasm off*
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:15 PM
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2. Really, it's the least we can do
And the Bush administration is ALL ABOUT doing the least it can do.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:19 PM
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3. "Iraqis Remove Corpses Under U.S. Oversight".....I'm George Bu$h, and
I approved this message.
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 01:54 PM
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4. I wonder -- like these bodies?
This is one of the most disturbing photos to come out of the US troops target practice in Falluja.




Thanks to the example from the white house -- Crusade II
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exJW Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:01 PM
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6. Uh, no it's not
I don't know what that picture is, but it isn't what it seems to be meant to portray at first glance.

Go check out some sites that are showing the real thing, it's far worse.
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:34 PM
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8. Can You Provide A Link? -NT-
Jay
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:38 PM
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13. a link http://fallujapictures.blogspot.com/
The photo above of the children was taken from this website

http://fallujapictures.blogspot.com /

but it will be common for some to claim that these photos are photoshopped.

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KingChicken Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 03:55 PM
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9. I think that photo is fake, just some U.S. troops who wanted a funny photo
It looks like they got some neighborhood kids to lay on the cement in front of the tank to make it look like they had killed a bunch of kids. There is no blood or anything, It's kind of funny if this wasnt happening for real in other parts of Iraq.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:06 PM
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10. If that is anyone's idea of funny, it is nearly as bad as the real thing
Photoshopped I can imagine, but posed is sickening, if true.
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:47 PM
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15. That is the opinion of one person who is
probably in deep denial that US TROOPS could be engaged in war crimes -- of course the blame goes to the officers who ordered everyone who moved to be murdered.

Think about emptying a US city of 700,000 people -- how long would it take and how many people could not get out. Plus males of "military age" were NOT allowed to leave.

The fucking military made absolutely no provision for the care of displaced human beings. The politics of Rummy have forced out the NGOs -- in fact his policies have made it impossible for NGOs to provide aid. Which means that RUMMY wants NO witnesses. WE are seeing a massive leadership failure -- all the way up the chain of command.

This is a huge fucking mess -- and the one person responsible is bush.

HE is responsible for all deaths -- he is he one guilty of murder.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:30 PM
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12. Bizarre sense of humor, ya think?
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othermeans Donating Member (858 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:47 PM
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19. How's this picture for fake?
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:01 PM
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5. "Everyone needs to understand there are consequences for not following..."
"Everyone needs to understand there are consequences for not following the Iraqi government"

Riiiight.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 02:32 PM
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7. sounds like something Saddam would say doesn't it??
:puke:
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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:09 PM
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11. Good point.
Just what have these poor people gained???
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:05 PM
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17. Oooh, wicked. Have to agree. n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 06:55 PM
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20. everyday, I wonder what the average Iraqi thinks about the war
are things better for them, their family? and how?

do they worry about being hauled away for religious beliefs? can they practice safely without fear?

do they have food and clean drinking water, a roof over their head...at the very least?

are they worried about secret spies telling the "new gov't" they are anti-whatthefever?

do they feel a civil war is about to break out?

do they feel secure in their home?

do they have a job? if not, how are they taking care of themselves?

And how many of these questions have different answers since we invaded Iraq?


on and on.........
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:41 PM
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14. the freedom and democracy is mind blowing...
literally.
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Briar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 04:47 PM
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16. Sondercommando n/t
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-16-04 05:12 PM
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18. "More quickly"??
Uh-huh--I don't think we want to know their "quick" techniques..and they can't be too fucking quick since there were reports last night on Air America of DOGS going around the city that are EATING the corpses that are laying in the streets of Fallujah!
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