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Thier parents are very bad for giving them weapons...
In an interview transcript made public earlier this month, the former head of prison operations in Iraq described meeting an imprisoned boy who said he was 11 years old but looked more like an 8-year-old. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski said the boy was crying for his mother, but did not say what happened to him.
Iraqies, male and female, young and old,they are resisting the occupation.
Frankly i sleep ok thankyou.
Up to 45 people died, mostly women and children from the Bou Fahad tribe.
"One of them was my daughter," Nawaf said. "I found her a few steps from the house, her two-year-old son Raad in her arms. Her one-year-old son, Raed, was lying nearby, missing his head."
"Plus, they had 30 males of military age with them. Let's not be naïve ... Bad things happen in wars. I don't have to apologize for the conduct of my men."marine Maj.-Gen. James Mattis
Kimmitt said U.S. forces who scoured the area of the combined ground and air attack in the western Iraqi desert, at the remote hamlet of Mogr al-Deeb, had found "no evidence of a wedding,"
"And it may have... just been a meeting in the middle of the desert by some people that were conducting either criminal or terrorist activities," said Kimmit.
"the mass graves are no longer being filled" Crowne
Jesus look on the bright side SS, We could have easily made iraq a crater, but we didnt.
Im still holding out hope though.
Originally posted by krt1967
You my dear are wise beyond your years. This somehow fills my heart with sadness. A young lady your age should be living life without such knowledge of war. I've enjoyed your posts, filled with words from the heart and a more mature outlook than most twice your age still has yet to learn.
I am an American mother of two children. My son is 14 and everytime I look at him I see a boy that has been allowed to be just a 14 year old child. My children are so blessed to have had a childhood that allows them to be children. Maybe this is why this thread causes me great sadness.
You have a beautifull mind and a warm heart. Please spend some time being a 16 year old girl. Life is far too short.
I understand everything you have said thus far and I agree 100% with you. There are always two sides to every story...this I know. Still I tend to agree with you. I thought this war was about terrorists, weapons of mass distruction, ect.
I want you to know that not all Americans are like some of the ones that posts such awfull remarks here @ ats.
You have done an extrodinary job of getting your point across that i've voted for you
Keep up the good work....and be a 16 year old too
May God bless you.
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
Iraqi resistance kills collaborators, not innocent iraqies.
They enter the War be it for self defence or whatever...they are still combatants and its 'open season'...right alongside anyone else who picks up a gun against the US/Allied Forces in this conflict.
Iraq's National Guard no people's army
By: Omar Anwar + Xinhua on: 16.12.2004 [18:34 ] (293 reads)
But many Iraqis have a low opinion of the Guard, a force half-way between a police and an army, rather along the lines of Italy's Carabinieri or Spain's Civil Guard.
The animosity stems in large part from the fact National Guard soldiers wear a camouflage uniform similar to the Americans and, being U.S.-trained, have picked up attitudes and habits many Iraqis associate with the disliked U.S. military.
"Are the National Guards wearing the same uniform as the occupiers?" Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Ghafoor al-Sammerai, a preacher at Baghdad's Um al-Qura mosque, asked the faithful recently.
"They fire randomly at people," said Sammerai, who also accused a National Guard trooper of shooting dead one of his bodyguards while he was queueing for petrol.
"Is the blood of Iraqis that cheap? Who is responsible for this bloodshed? Many children, young men, old men, and women have died from random shooting for no reason," he said.
Rasool Noori, an unemployed 22-year-old, said he had witnessed Guards firing warning shots to prevent drivers and pedestrians approaching their convoys, like the Americans do.
"Most of the guardsmen were labourers and streetsellers before joining the National Guard," said Noori. "They are Iraqis like us, but they act like the Americans. They lack morals."
Iraqis,  have developed a play on words to insult them: their Arabic name is al-Haras al-Watani but for many they have become al-Haras al-Wathani — the Heathen Guard.
The stories vary. One doctor told me that some of the National Guard began screaming at the doctors, telling them to ignore the civilians and tend to the wounds of the Guard. A nurse said that the National Guard who weren’t wounded began pulling civilians out of the beds and replacing them with wounded National Guard. The gist of it is generally the same; the doctors refused the idea of not treating civilians and preferring the National Guard over them and suddenly a fight broke out. The doctors threatened a strike if the National Guard began pulling the civilians out of beds.
The National Guard decided the solution to the crisis would be the following- they’d gather up some of the doctors and nurses and beat them in front of the patients. So several doctors were rounded up and attacked by several National Guard (someone said there was liberal use of electric batons and the butts of some Klashnikovs).
The doctors decided to go on strike.
It’s difficult to consider National Guardsmen as heroes with the image of them beating doctors in white gowns in ones head. It’s difficult to see them as anything other than expendable Iraqis with their main mission being securing areas and cities for Americans.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
A Hole in Bush's Iraq Exit Strategy
By: globalpolicy.org on: 21.04.2005
Most disturbing, in the last half of 2004 Iraqi police have killed political opponents, falsely arrested people to extort money, and systematically raped and tortured female prisoners, according to a February, 2005, State Dept. report on Iraq's human rights record.
I know this war like the back of my hand, so i know about the "orphan brigades". Kids who's parents where killed by the occupation, who formed a group and took up arms.
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
What do you think of Coles comments. "Jesus look on the bright side SS, We could have easily made iraq a crater, but we didnt. Im still holding out hope though."
What do you think of the wedding at al qaim?
You mean because the mossad is white?
PLanting a bomb in a mosque or a market placeand getting away, has ZERO to do with skin colour. Absolutely nothing to do with skin colour.
Thats claim is false. Many of my friends have seen them kill innocent women and children...and these men were not Mossad/CIA agents. There is a diff in skin color, language and other characteristics that set them apart...no confusion there.