BAGHDAD -- Witnesses to the slayings of as many as two dozen Iraqi civilians, allegedly by US Marines, in the western town of Haditha in November say the Americans shot men, women, and children at close range in retaliation for the death of a Marine lance corporal in a roadside bombing.
Macker 5/26/2006 05:16PM PDTAws Fahmi, a Haditha resident who said he watched and listened from his home as Marines went from house to house killing members of three families, recalled hearing his neighbor across the street, Younis Salim Khafif, plead in English for the lives of himself and his family.
But of course Charles...it's Memorial Day weekend and they have to show the Armed Forces of the United States as frakkin' baby killers!
rayra 5/26/2006 05:24PM PDT``I heard Younis speaking to the Americans, saying: `I am a friend. I am good,' " said Fahmi. ``But they killed him, and his wife and daughters."
Incident took place in November. 6 months ago. Now Murtha and the LLLib media deconstructionists choose to highlight for Memorial Weekend.
/but don't dare qustion their patriotism / support for the troops.
goodbye_natalie 5/26/2006 06:10PM PDTThe 24 Iraqi civilians slain on Nov. 19 included children and the women who were trying to shield them, witnesses told a Washington Post special correspondent in Haditha this week and US investigators said in Washington. The girls killed inside Khafif's house alone were aged 14, 10, 5, 3, and 1, according to death certificates.
[...]WTH is excessive force? Are we there to win a war and kill terrorists or are we there to give Ms. Manner's classes? War is to kill the bad guy. I am totally convince if we'd let the guys in the field fight this battle, our soldiers would have been home a year ago.
pegcity 5/26/2006 06:34PM PDTThe descriptions of events provided to the Post by witnesses in Haditha could not be independently verified, though their accounts of the number of casualties and their identities were corroborated by death certificates.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Lazarus 5/26/2006 06:42PM PDTIn the first minutes after the shock of the blast, residents said, silence reigned on the street of walled courtyards, brick homes and tiny palm groves. Marines appeared stunned, or purposeful, as they moved around the burning Humvee, witnesses said.
When Americans wage war ruthlessly, they do so in the name of ending it as soon as possible. Because Americans hate war.
cjstavern 5/26/2006 05:26PM PDTThen one of the Marines took charge, shouting, said Fahmi, who was watching from his roof. Fahmi said he saw the shouting Marine direct other Marines into the house closest to the blast, about 50 yards away.
I for one can't wait for the left to run with this story. As we all know they can't just stop with the facts we know now. They'll smear our military relentlessly for the next 30 days.
albertanator 5/26/2006 08:10PM PDTIt was the home of Abdul Hamid Hassan Ali, 76. Although he had used a wheelchair since diabetes forced a leg amputation years ago, Ali was always one of the first on his block to go out every morning, scattering scraps for his chickens and hosing the dust of the arid western town from his driveway, neighbors said.
Frankly, dealing with Islamic savages left and right who are trying to kill you can wear down the best man's judgement at times.....
albertanator 5/26/2006 08:10PM PDTIn the house with Ali and his 66-year-old wife, Khamisa Tuma Ali, were three of the middle-aged men of their family, at least one daughter-in-law and four children -- 4-year-old Abdullah, 8-year-old Iman, 5-year-old Abdul Rahman, and 2-month-old Asia.
....but the sickening thing is that the vile left and media try to use these things to sway opinion against the far more important mission at hand........and that is stopping Islam and its hordes from overruling us and the world...
TMF 5/26/2006 06:46PM PDTMarines entered, shooting, witnesses recalled. Most of the shots -- in Ali's house and two others -- were fired at such close range that they went through the bodies of the family members and plowed into walls or the floor, doctors at Haditha's hospital said.
By the way, Im finding the reports that the victims were "unarmed" to be non-credible.
There isnt a parakeet in that fucking butthole of a country that isnt armed to the teeth with an AK or two.
freedomplow 5/26/2006 09:28PM PDTA daughter-in-law, identified as Hibbah, escaped with Asia, survivors and neighbors said. Iman and Abdul Rahman were shot but survived. Four-year-old Abdullah, Ali and the rest died. Ali took nine rounds in the chest and abdomen, according to his death certificate.
Never again will the MSM and their allies paint the United States Military with such a broad brush.
goodbye_natalie 5/26/2006 06:52PM PDTThe Marines moved to the house next door, Fahmi said. Inside were 43-year-old Khafif, 41-year-old Aeda Yasin Ahmed, an 8-year-old son, five young daughters, and a 1-year-old girl staying with the family, according to death certificates and neighbors.
[...]I'm just getting tired watching the good guys get shot in the back while they're doing their best to protect our candy asses.
madmama 5/26/2006 06:33PM PDTThe Marines shot them at close range and hurled grenades into the kitchen and bathroom, survivors and neighbors said later. Four of the girls died.
In WW2..how many innocent women and children lost their lives due to allied bombing?
War is war and people get killed.
Dar ul Harb 5/26/2006 05:17PM PDTOnly 13-year-old Safa Younis lived -- saved, she said, because she had her mother's blood on her, making her look dead when she fell. Moving to the third house in the row, Marines burst in on four brothers, Marwan, Qahtan, Chasib, and Jamal Ahmed. Neighbors said the Marines killed the four brothers together.
Why the leak now?
Just the LLL3 way of "supporting the troops," and pissing in patriots' potato salad.
restitutor orbis 5/26/2006 06:38PM PDTIndeed.
[...] The only thing upsetting to me about this story is that they got caught.
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