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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:02 PM
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Iraqi Minister of Health acknowledges the U.S. military targeting
ambulances in Fallujah. He expressed his outrage over the matter, and stated that he had personally pressed the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) and Bremer for explanations about why these human rights violations, as well as violations of the Geneva Conventions, are occurring.

He said that the U.S. military had accused mujahedeen in Falluja of using ambulances for fighting, and that is why Marines were firing on them. Perhaps there is some truth in this, but at the same time, ambulances that were being used legitimately are being targeted as well, and innocents are dying. My personal friends Jo Wilding and David Martinez were riding in one of these that received 5 sniper rounds through it. I can vouch that they are not mujahedeen.

The minister said that he tried to negotiate with the military, promising to try to insure that ambulances were cleared, and not being used by the mujahedeen.

I asked the minister if he would comment on the U.S. military using cluster bombs in Falluja. When I was in Falluja last weekend I took several statements from citizens there that said cluster bombs were being used on civilians (that they are being used at all in Falluja is a war crime), and when my friends Jo and David returned there several days ago, they reported hearing the distinctive sound cluster bombs make often through the night in Falluja.

http://blog.newstandardnews.net/iraqdispatches/archives...
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:22 PM
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1. Kicking back to the top - The US Military and this country are guilty
of violating the Geneva Conventions and of multiple war crimes.
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bedtimeforbonzo Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:01 PM
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2. bloodthirsty scumbags
of course they shoot ambulances.
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markomalley Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:04 PM
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3. C'mon...support the troops!
Those ambulances getting shot are Bush's fault, not the troops fault, right?

They were ordered to do so.

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of course, that's what they said in Nuremburg as well...
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