Since I am reciting for the death of four more
Western journalists I had big fun lately when into the Iraqi landscape
some GI-Joe figures did shot at some Reuters team. And I still wonder if
there were some smart Iraqi posing as press folks and shooting at the
wonderful and brave GI-Joes... (And later when that Reuters team did set
in they got fired upon by the US army, is this joke true my dear
My dear Iraqi fighters, as you understand by
now I do not give a shit any more around the so called Geneva rules
of fighting. Those rules were designed for armies that were more or less
equal to one another, but this American army made sure there was never
some 'equal basis' to be found. All I care about is maximizing the number
of dead GI-Joes, that is what I like (but every time when these brave
GI-Joes come under attack and they kill Iraqi civilians I feel shit, that
is a fact to you know).
The weasels from the American army must not
complain, they nicely and rather slaverish followed their political
leaders that are clearly standing a bit beside reality with this whole war
on terror. Want a little proof of this my dear bunch of American soldier
weasels? Yes, want a bit of simple proof my dear US-led soldier weasels?
Here it is:
|Why not ask the Whitest of
Houses in detail why they lately suddenly decided to start that
smallpox vaccination program? (13 or 14 months back now...) Wanna
bet with me that when you look inside the details of that
'decision process' for smallpox vaccinations you come across the
name of this little country? You come across the name 'Holland'?
Wanna bet with me my dear US army?
Now we turn to the lovely quotes as found
below, the most beautiful is the next one:
He added: "It makes you wonder what happens to ordinary Iraqis."
Yes, sometimes I wonder too what they do to
ordinary Iraqis. The US army is very likely on a thing that Americans call
a 'Mission impossible', well they did it all to themselves and with great
joy in my heart I can say we are finally at the '500 dead' threshold. (I
hope for hundreds more of course, but like said above it is nasty to me
every time they kill civilians but I just guess that the old military
doctrines have a benefit in killing civilians. The more civilians you kill
the more likely it is you stay 'on top' and that is all that counts to the
Quoting the stuff as found on the Guardian:
US military 'brutalised' journalists
News agency demands inquiry after American forces in Iraq allegedly treated camera crew as enemy personnel.
Luke Harding in Baghdad
Tuesday January 13, 2004 (The Guardian)
The international news agency Reuters has made a formal complaint to the Pentagon following the "wrongful" arrest and apparent "brutalisation" of three of its staff this month by US troops in Iraq.
The complaint followed an incident in the town of Falluja when American soldiers fired at two Iraqi cameramen and a driver from the agency while they were filming the scene of a helicopter crash.
The US military initially claimed that the Reuters journalists were "enemy personnel" who had opened fire on US troops and refused to release them for 72 hours.
Although Reuters has not commented publicly, it is understood that the journalists were "brutalised and intimidated" by US soldiers, who put bags over their heads, told them they would be sent to Guantanamo Bay, and whispered: "Let's have sex."
At one point during the interrogation, according to the family of one of the staff members, a US soldier shoved a shoe into the mouth one of the Iraqis.
The US troops, from the 82nd Airborne Division, based in Falluja, also made the blindfolded journalists stand for hours with their arms raised and their palms pressed against the cell wall.
"They were brutalised, terrified and humiliated for three days," one source said. "It was pretty grim stuff. There was mental and physical abuse."
He added: "It makes you wonder what happens to ordinary Iraqis."
The US military has so far refused to apologise and has bluntly told Reuters to "drop" its complaint. Major General Charles Swannack, the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, claimed that two US soldiers had provided sworn evidence that they had come under fire. He admitted, however, that soldiers sometimes had to make "snap judgments".
"More often than not they are right," he said.
On January 2 Reuters' Baghdad-based cameraman Salem Ureibi, Falluja stringer Ahmed Mohammed Hussein al-Badrani and driver Sattar Jabar al-Badrani turned up at the crash site where a US Kiowa Warrior helicopter had just been shot down, killing one soldier.
The journalists were all wearing bulletproof jackets clearly marked "press". They drove off after US soldiers who were securing the scene opened fire on their Mercedes, but were arrested shortly afterwards.
The soldiers also detained a fourth Iraqi, working for the American network NBC. No weapons were found, the US military admitted.
Last night the nephew of veteran Reuters driver and latterly cameraman Mr Ureibi said that US troops had forced his uncle to strip naked and had ordered him to put his shoe in his mouth.
"He protested that he was a journalist but they stuck a shoe in his mouth anyway. They also hurt his leg. One of the soldiers told him: 'If you don't shut up we'll fuck you.'"
He added: "His treatment was very shameful. He's very sad. He has also had hospital treatment because of his leg."
Last August a US soldier shot dead another Reuters cameraman, Mazen Dana, after mistaking his camera for a rocket launcher while he filmed outside a Baghdad prison.
An internal US investigation later cleared him of wrongdoing. During the war last April another of the agency's cameramen, Ukrainian Taras Protswuk, was killed after a US tank fired a shell directly into his room in the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, from where he had been filming.
Last night Simon Walker, a spokesman at Reuters head office in London, confirmed that the agency had made a formal complaint to the Pentagon last Friday.
He said: "We have also complained to the US military. We have complained about the detention [of our staff] and their treatment in detention. We hope it will be dealt with expeditiously."
A spokeswoman for the US military's coalition press and information centre in Baghdad hung up when the Guardian asked her to comment.
The top US military spokesman in Iraq, Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, later admitted that they had received a formal complaint and that there was an on-going investigation into the incident.
Journalists based in Baghdad have expressed concern that the US military is likely to treat other media employees in Iraq as targets.
a little greeting card to this US army & administration.
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