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(politics) Shots to the heart of Iraq.

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posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 12:23 PM
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Apparently the killing of civillians by US forces is again on the rise in Iraq. Currently the problem seems to be a bit bigger than in times past, as the recent group of victims have been proven to not be involved with the insurgency, and actually are increasingly turning out to be people in positions vital to the rebuilding of Iraq. Following the recent string of killings, the Iraqi government has issued a statement criticizing troops and requesting that the US "exercise greater care"
 



www.latimes.com
Angered by the growing number of unarmed civilians killed by American troops in recent weeks, the Iraqi government criticized the shootings and called on U.S. troops to exercise greater care.

U.S. officials have repeatedly declined requests to disclose the number of civilians killed in such incidents. Police in Baghdad say they have received reports that U.S. forces killed 33 unarmed civilians and injured 45 in the capital between May 1 and July 12 — an average of nearly one fatality every two days. This does not include incidents that occurred elsewhere in the country or were not reported to the police.

The continued shooting of civilians is fueling a growing dislike of the United States and undermining efforts to convince the public that American soldiers are here to help. The victims have included doctors, journalists, a professor — the kind of people the U.S. is counting on to help build an open and democratic society.



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It would appear that the US is up to their old tricks again. Could this possibly have something to do with the reluctance to release more photo's of alleged troop misconduct? When will people realize that these are not "isolated" incidents, but rather show a clear pattern of US troop behaviour?

Related News Links:
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[edit on 25-7-2005 by phoenixhasrisin]

[edit on 25-7-2005 by phoenixhasrisin]




posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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They were all "Accidents" I tell Ya!

Yea Right!



 
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