Thursday, October 11, 2007

US Forces Kill 6 Women & 9 Children in yet another 'Successful' Operation in Iraq

U.S. forces claim to have killed 19 insurgents, but also admit that in this action they have also massacred 15 women and children in air strikes north of Iraq's capital in an action thay said was targeting suspected leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq, late on Thursday.
"We regret that civilians are hurt or killed while coalition forces search to rid Iraq of terrorism," said Maj. Brad Leighton, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq.
"These terrorists chose to deliberately place innocent Iraqi women and children in danger by their actions and presence." The irony of the last statement is only clear when one pauses to consider whether when he is referring to the 'terrorists' he is referring to the insurgents or the US military, it would seem that it is with deadening regularity an increasingly sophist distinction. The U.S. military said aircraft attacked a site in the Lake Thar Thar region, about 120 km (75 miles) north of Baghdad, after intelligence reports indicated senior al Qaeda members were meeting there. Four 'insurgents' were killed, presumably you can identify dead 'insurgents' from a military jet.It said suspects from the initial meeting then moved to another area south of Lake Thar Thar and U.S. forces came under small arms fire from a building. Were the US forces at this stage still airborne? Or were they still half a mile up in the air? "Responding in self-defense, supporting aircraft engaged the enemy threat. After securing the area, the ground force assessed 15 terrorists, six women and nine children were killed, two suspects, one woman and three children were wounded, and one suspected terrorist was detained," the U.S. military said. How many times have we been assured that Iraqi civilian deaths only occur as a by-product of actions against various Iraqi insugent groups? How many more children will have to die at hands of the US occupation forces in Iraq? How can we possibly trust this version of events to be anything approaching what really happened? The fact of the matter is that the USA has completely failed in achieving anything worthwhile in its occupation of Iraq, and now the US forces are now flailing around in a blood soaked morass, that does not appear to be getting anywhere.Despite the frantic attempt to con the world that things are calming down, it is clear that this latest fiasco belies this claim. The spin to create the impression that the so-called 'Iraqi' authorities are taking charge of the situation is just another lie being issued as a prelude to abandoning the people and the country, which they have been responsible for destroying. This lie about things returning to normality is however contradicted by the obvious lies being issued to explain this massacre. Lies explaining away lies, the only thing certain is that the women and children of Iraq continue to die.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this article. I wonder that in the house did not live any normal man - all mans were "insurgents" according to the intelligence so bomb everything on the ground in radius of 1 km... This is democracy....

I would not like to wish to Mr. Bush or to any of his companion to personaly suffer from something like this situation meaning to have shot some of theirs relatives or kids just becouse somebody said that they are insurgents, but likely there is no other way to stop it...
Let´s live your democracy you mighty americans...

Anon-Paranoid said...

Could you imagine dropping bombs on Crawford Texas because their were suspected terrorists meeting in one of the houses there?

Would the American people cry out that our forces are killing innocent woman and children?

Your damn right they would. So why should we be surprised that the Iraqi's cry out when we murder woman and children in Iraq which we are doing daily now.

God Bless.

Little Pope said...

What is doing Bush in Afghanistan is bad.
But how many people killed communist regimes as long as communism existed?
In the Leninist-Stalinist USSR millions Russians died of starvation, force labor, firing squads, etc.
The world is crazy.

Gabriel said...

Thnaks for the comments, all views are most welcome here. little pope yes the world is crazy and will remain so for as long as the primary determinant of decision making is to preserve the power and wealth of the tiny percentage of the worlds population qho wield real power. As for the comments on the 'Leninist-Stalinist' USSR, it is true that there were massive departures from socialist legality in certain times in the Soviet Union, however there is widespread distortion of the scale of these departures in terms of those who were killed or imprisoned illegally. Many of the problems faced by the USSR arose from the unrelenting hostility and aggression it faced from its birth, this siege mentality distorted the role of the Party so that it became in effect the state.Nevertheless despite this and the loss of 27 million people arising from its invasion by Nazi Germany, many of the achievements of socialism in the USSR were impressive, not least the transformation of a backward largely illiterate nation into a highly educated and powerful nation which lead the world in many aspects of human endeavour. This is too big a subject to address here LittlePope, but I hope you return and comment on other posts in future.

Renegade Eye said...

The war in Iraq, despite rhetoric from the Democratic Party, is the policy of both ruling parties.

What is needed is a united antiwar movement, organizing nothing less than history's biggest demonstartions.

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