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Baghdad. In a one of a kind military operation the US army occupied 7 mosques yesterday in the Western Iraqi town of Ramadi and turned the mosques into barracks, the Iraqi News Agency INA reported.
According to information, the American soldiers have taken the praying out of the mosques, closed them and banned access to the mosques within a range of 1 kilometer.
I am sure that US Marine Core have Used Mosques a number of times for their improvised Barracks. Here's a pictre from Fallujah. So I guess its OK to hide in Mosques, right?
Originally posted by AceOfBase
This doen't surprise me at all.
They don't seem to have much respect for sites of religious or historical significance.
When, back in mid-April, the news first arrived of the looting at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, words hardly failed anyone. No fewer than 170,000 items had, it was universally reported, been stolen or destroyed, representing a large proportion of Iraq's tangible culture. And it had all happened as some US troops stood by and watched, and others had guarded the oil ministry.
As the full extent of the looting of Iraq’s National Museum in Baghdad emerges, it becomes clear that there was nothing accidental about it. Rather it was the result of a long planned project to plunder the artistic and historical treasures that are held in the museums of Iraq.
Originally posted by ArchAngelThey look relaxed, and almost happy as if the burden of fear was lifted because the Iraqis are much less likely to attack a Mosque.
US snipers on Samarra’s spiral minaret
By: Lucian Harris on: 02.04.2005 [23:19] (195 reads)
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US army snipers have been positioned at the top of the great spiral minaret of the 9th century al-Mutawakkil mosque in Samarra. Armed with 50 calibre rifles and working in 24-hour two-man shifts, the soldiers watch over this turbulent city in the Sunni triangle north of Baghdad, which continues to be a hotbed of resistance against the Coalition.
Originally posted by Syrian SisterCrakeur
All those bomings are done by the covert operatives of the occupiers.
Why would muslims bomb their own mosques??
[edit on 8-10-2005 by Syrian Sister]
the us military is resting there. it isn't right but please spare us the war crime complaints......
Laws and Customs of War on Land (Hague IV); October 18, 1907
The property of municipalities, that of institutions dedicated to religion, charity and education, the arts and sciences, even when State property, shall be treated as private property.
All seizure of, destruction or wilful damage done to institutions of this character, historic monuments, works of art and science, is forbidden, and should be made the subject of legal proceedings.
Art. 53. Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations.
Originally posted by Crakeur
or they're protecting it from the insurgents.
Originally posted by CindyfromFlorida
we have destroyed forever much of the world's written history and sacred artifacts. It is a national disgrace. How could any Iraqi have any thing less than hatred for our country much less the respect to model their government after ours?
Originally posted by C0le
You guys need to drop the BS and be consitant with your arguments, or just stop posting.