Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Unthinkable!

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My friend from Hawaii sent me this story that was published in the UK Sunday Times
Sarah Baxter, Washington (The Sunday Times) Hala Jaber and Ali Rifat, Baghdad

PHOTOGRAPHS taken by American military intelligence have provided crucial evidence that up to 24 Iraqis were massacred by marines in Haditha, an insurgent stronghold on the banks of the Euphrates.

One portrays an Iraqi mother and young child, kneeling on the floor, as if in prayer. They have been shot dead at close range...

Please read the full story here.

Now all the major news outlets are covering this horrible event. The BBC has posted two videos about the event. Have a look at the first here, and the second here.

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Democratic Congressman, Jack Murtha, a former Marine, spoke out strongly against the war in Iraq! Click here to watch the interview (6.5 MB). Listen to him talk about the total lack of progress for the rebuilding of Iraq... Things have simply not improved as the US government claims they have. Murtha believes that before the year is out, Republicans will be asking to get the US troops out of Iraq! Let us hope so! The sooner the better.

As my friend who alerted me to the story says...

Stop the War! End the Occupation! Bring the Troops Home Now!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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Please have a look at this interview with the sole family survivor of the attack...

In writing up this story, I came across this flash movie at which says it all...
*WARNING* Some images in the Flash presentation and image gallery may be uncomfortable and inappropriate viewing for faint of heart and young children.

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