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"I was never clear on who the enemy was"
"If you have no enemy or you do not know who the enemy is, what are you doing there?"
"I was deeply concerned about the civilian casualties,"
"What they were doing was committing murder."
Originally posted by rayzor11
difference between deserting during Nam was that there was a draft...this clown enlisted, and IMO is not only a deserter, but a coward...willing to say anything to avoid facing the music
that trigger-happy U.S. soldiers in Iraq routinely killed unarmed woman and children, and murdered other Iraqis in violation of international law
Originally posted by Simulacra
Soldier Seeks Asylum In Canada | December 7, 2004 20:26:17 •••
...Deserter Jeremy Hinzman (Photo: CBS) (CBS/AP) An American seeking to become the first U.S. soldier granted refugee status in Canada after refusing...
...of war, that these were evil people and they had to be dealt with," Pfc. Jeremy Hinzman, 26, told the Immigration and Refugee Board on the second of his...
..."We were told that we would be going to Iraq to jack up some terrorists," said Hinzman, who fled from Fort Bragg, N.C., on Jan. 2 and now lives in...
2. Deserters: We Won't Go To Iraq | December 7, 2004 15:12:29 •••
...Spc. Jeremy Hinzman Pfc. Dan Felushko, 24, slipped out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and deployed himself to Canada. (Photo: CBS) Spc. Jeremy Hinzman...
...Spc. Jeremy Hinzman applied for conscientious objector status. He worked in a kitchen in Afghanistan while waiting for a decision. (Photo: CBS)...
...Spc. Jeremy Hinzman, from Rapid City, S.D., filled out those forms, and while he waited for the decision on his request, he worked in a kitchen in...
Originally posted by syntaxer
If you're reading this and wish to deny ignorance, please search and state actual American news media sources /w link regarding this controversial story of Jeremy Hinzman's case for asylum in Canada.
Are there any at all?
The Fidayi Saddam included a special unit known as the death squadron, whose masked members performed certain executions, including in victims' homes. The Fidayi operated completely outside the law, above and outside political and legal structures.
It is difficult to establish the exact date when the beheading of women campaign began in Iraq. Witness accounts report the public beheading of women from June 2000 through to May 2001. Saddam’s Fidayi conducted the beheading operations, which took place in two stages. Accompanied by the leaders of the Ba’th party, the Fidayi made a night raid on the district. The latter was gone through with a fine toothcomb to eliminate any hints of revolt and in order to discover any weapons. The population was summoned for the next day at prayer time. They arrived at the stated hour at the home of the victim, who was dragged out in the clothes she is wearing. She was then stretched out on an iron bench, her head hanging down, in front of her children, her family and the whole population of the district. The executioner and his assistants were dressed in brown bearing the logo ‘Saddam’s Fidayi’ and usually did not come from the district or the region. The Feddayi detailed to carry out the beheading took his sword held out by an assistant and cut’s the victim’s head off. According to the scenes described, the head was exhibited or the body and the head are thrown into black boxes and taken away. Women belonging to families suspected of being hostile to the regime or whose members are in prison as “opponents” (the term of course covers a considerable number of definitions) were particularly targeted.
Originally posted by Kriz_4
OMG! This guy doesn't like to see innocents get killed and doesn't want to kill innocents. Burn Him!
Originally posted by Nygdan
I just hope that any deserters fleeing the country and seeking asylum in other countries, and especially if there were a draft and they dodged it (gut I honestly can't imagine there being a draft), aren't let back in and pardoned like after Viet Nam. Heck, i hope the US government goes after and retreives desertes across borders and locks them up.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
...You might have noticed that the French were marching today because of the decline in the wine industry caused mainly by the American boycott of French wine over the Iraq war.