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Behind the blood and chaos of the insurgents' bombs, there is an undeclared civil war already underway in Iraq, between the Sunni minority who ruled this country under Saddam and the Shiite majority.
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan reports there is a secret, ruthless cleansing of the country's towns and cities. Bodies — blindfolded, bound and executed — just appear, like the rotting corpses of 36 Sunni men that turned up in a dry riverbed south of Baghdad.
CBS News traced 16 of those men to a single street in a Baghdad suburb, where family members showed CBS News how the killers forced their way into their homes in the middle of the night and dragged away their sons and fathers.
"My uncles were tortured, they even poured acid on them," a young boy told CBS News.
Clutching photographs of the murdered men, the women and children left behind came together to grieve.
One woman said as her husband was marched away she sent her son after him with his slippers, but his abductor sent the child back with a chilling message: No need for slippers — he will come back dead.
They were targeted for one reason alone: all were Sunnis.
Originally posted by Liberal1984
Alright syrinx high priest, so you think that because of your experience America is good at keeping law and order; that it can deal with its own problems as well as others?
Ok then explain the link below...
Though I suppose you could say its a sort of progress given that the prison population is so high. Yep!! It amazes me that America can actually work out how to put people in jail.
WASHINGTON - The nation's crime rate was unchanged last year, holding at the lowest levels since the government began surveying crime victims in 1973, the Justice Department reported Sunday.
Since 1993, violent crime as measured by victim surveys has fallen by 57 percent and property crime by 50 percent. That has included a 9 percent drop in violent crime from 2001-2002 to 2003-2004.
The 2004 violent crime rate — assault, sexual assault and armed robbery — was 21.4 victims for every 1,000 people age 12 and older. That amounts to about one violent crime victim for every 47 U.S. residents.
U.S. crime rate holds at 30-year low (Continue reading)
holy drama queen batman
I've worked in NYC for 3 years, and I ride the subways - gasp - after dark.....and I'm alive !