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Originally posted by dubiousone
Originally posted by Reign02
Just to let you know MOST of Iraq LOVES us. We provide them with food, we rebuild schools, we rebuild roads. Funny the NEWS doesn't EVER show that kind of stuff!!! All of you anti-war guys need to do a little more research, everytime I went on patrols to the local villages around Balad EVERYONE from the villages would come out and cheer for us. The village elder would tell us if anything out of the ordinary was going on, we would give them food, candy, water, gatorade and help them with whatever we were able to do. SHAME on people like you who only see the bad things that happen over there. Believe it or not we are helping MORE than we are hurting.
If you hate America so much THEN LEAVE.....
[edit on 5-4-2010 by Reign02]
Nobody said they hate America. They said they hate these atrocities and murders that America is committing in Iraq and elsewhere. Do you finally get it now, dumbkopf?!?
Why is America still in Iraq? You seem to have all the answers. Answer that one.
[edit on 4/6/2010 by dubiousone]
I argued that the sanction regime resulted in “Inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”, as the UN Genocide Convention, art.2d, reads. There is abundant unquestionable evidence for the intentional use of sanctions to inflict such conditions on the Iraqi as a national group, as it will be shown hereafter.
In the case of the US-UK manipulated sanctions we have a rare case of evidence. It is public knowledge that senior US officials were talking of the elimination of the Iraqi people as a worthy endeavour! Albright affirmed genocidal intent of the US-UK sanctions against Iraq by saying the killing of half a million Iraqi children was “worth it”, as she said on May 12 1996 in the CBS “60 Minutes” segment, “Punishing Saddam”
Thomas J. Nagy showed “How the U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq’s Water Supply’ (in: The Progressive, September, 2001), based on declassified documents produced by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). These documents prove that the US military intentionally engineered measures resulting in high death toll among civilians and children in particular due to massive disease outbreaks.
Ramsey Clark said in November 2000 when Bush was not yet declared president that “The sanctions against Iraq are genocidal conduct under the law, according to the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide - which, by the way, the United States refused to endorse until 1988 and explicitly refuses to comply with to this day. The sanctions against Iraq have killed more than 1.5 million people, more than half of them children under the age of five, an especially vulnerable segment of the population.”
By the time of the US-UK invasion in March 2003, huge masses of shipments of goods valued US$ 5.2 billon—prepaid by Iraq’s oil revenues filling the UN administrated accounts—were delayed or simply blocked for years under any pretext by the UN representatives of the US and British governments of the day.
Originally posted by AlKashif
The video is not any different from other videos on sites like liveleak, except that this one tells much more of what has been going on for "YEARS"...
Can you imagine what YEARS of the same stuff happening everyday is like?
That injured man crawling on the side walk really broke my heart..
Then the "oh well..." and "that's what you get for bringing your kid to a war" is really disgusting!!
This is the stuff that cultivates hatred against anything and everything American..
Very sad is our reality..
Originally posted by JamesTheScribe
The CNN story sums it up as such:
"The video released today via WikiLeaks is graphic evidence of the dangers involved in war journalism and the tragedies that can result."
Now...is this the overall point to be learned from this video? It seems that CNN thinks so. If this is all they think there is for us to learn from it, then we are in worse trouble than I thought.
It's a damn shame when our own soldiers (under orders) kill like this and the only thing CNN can think of telling us is that there are "dangers involved in war journalism..."
Bloody freakin hell. I'm moving to the moon.
(edited for grammar)
[edit on 4/6/2010 by JamesTheScribe]