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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-28-06 09:18 PM
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Marines and the 'massacre': a neighbour tells of aftermath
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The Times May 29, 2006

<snip> (The introduction talks about a child whose corroborated story tells of the Marines killing 7 members of her family.)

An official investigation has already resulted in the removal of Lieutenant-Colonel Jeffrey Chessani, the commanding officer, and Captain Luke McConnell and Captain James Kimber, two company commanders, from their duties in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment of the 1st Marine Division.

Three marines are to face criminal charges, including homicide, while nine other marines may also face court martial, according to Pentagon sources.


Congressmen who have been briefed on the investigation expect it to conclude that up to 24 civilians were killed. While the claims are contentious, the US military has not disputed the seriousness of the allegations.,,3-2201470,


The description of what happened at Haditha is horribly graphic. Children as young as 2 and 3 years old were killed when the Marines invaded another home. As Rep. Murtha has said, this is worse than Abu Ghraib. This group was not winning hearts and minds. It was literally blowing them up.
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