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'WAPO' Obtains Shocking Memo from U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Details Increasing Danger, Hardship

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posted on Jun, 18 2006 @ 10:25 PM

'Wash Post' Obtains Shocking Memo from U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Details Increasing Danger and Hardship

The Washington Post has obtained a cable, marked "sensitive," that it says show that just before President Bush left on a surprise trip last Monday to the Green Zone in Baghdad for an upbeat assessment of the situation there, "the U.S. Embassy in Iraq painted a starkly different portrait of increasing danger and hardship faced by its Iraqi employees."

This cable outlines, the Post reported Sunday, "the daily-worsening conditions for those who live outside the heavily guarded international zone: harassment, threats and the employees' constant fears that their neighbors will discover they work for the U.S. government."

It's actually far worse than that, as the details published below indicate, which include references to abductions, threats to women's rights, and "ethnic cleansing."


It is clear the situation is spinning well out of control.... :shk:

Well worth the read.

[edit on 18-6-2006 by loam]

posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 01:59 AM
Hmm there is hardly anything new here. It is interesting that people havnt posted the usual line about the liberal media being to blame.
In the words of Colin Powell.
"You break it, you bought it."

posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 03:49 AM
How can "abductions, women's rights violations, and ethnic cleansings" be blamed on the US? does the fact the US invaded the country seem to excuse this behavior? I suppose some people believe it does. After all, cleansing an ethnic minority of your country, beating and killing, threatening women are done in the name of the resistance right? :shk:

It really disgusts me people excuse this behavior simply because there is an american presence there when at any other time this stuff would not be tolerated simply to help bolster a political statement.

posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 04:06 AM

Well for starters the Americans invaded Iraq which caused it to get distabilized leading to what some call civil war.Or what would you call the current state in Iraq ? Not very peaceful there if you ask me.

posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 04:25 AM
No Place Like Home

If the story is true, then it's only a matter of time before Baghdad becomes as dangerous to live in as Washington, D.C.

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