posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 04:57 AM
Astronomer - as I posted in a previous link, an SAS officer has refused to go back to Iraq because of the way the US forces treat the "hajii". This
kind of racist stuff is institutionalised and prevalent, and there are plenty of stories out there (which the US media doesn't find newsworthy -
which proves my point about it being biased) both from abused Iraqis and from ashamed ex-soldiers to bear out this assertion.
And where does this name "hajj" come from? Are people just inventing the idea that this is how US forces refer to Iraqis? I don't think so.
Btw, the SAS is equivalent to Special Forces, and these guys are tough. I know, I've worked with some of them. So any accusations of softness or
cowardice with that guy won't wash. He doesn't want to take part in the action out there because he thinks it's unjust and he can see the US
soldiers treating Iraqis like untermenschen.
My whole point is that this is NOT an isolated incident. It's part of an all-too-obvious pattern.