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US soldier atrocities in Iraq systemic

  • U.S. Soldiers Cavalierly Tell Of Rape and Suicide of 15 Year Old Iraqi Girl

    Video below – Should only be watched by a mature audience (verbal sexual references only).

“Anyone with a rag on his head is fair game” — scum of the earth

Information Clearing House (see comments posted there)

  • The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness

by Chris Hedges & Laila Al-Arian

The Nation [from the July 30, 2007 issue]

  • Abusing Iraqi Civilians

Bob Herbert, The New York Times, 10 July

  • ‘A dead Iraqi is just another dead Iraqi… You know, so what?’

Interviews with US veterans show for the first time the pattern of brutality in Iraq

The Independent 12 July 2007

  • U.S. soldiers ‘are murdering Iraqi civilians in cold blood’

Daily Mail (UK) 12th July 2007

  • Marine says officers ordered them to ‘crank up’ violence level in Iraq

Associated Press 15 July 2007

2 comments on “US soldier atrocities in Iraq systemic

  1. Amina Mire
    14 July, 2007

    Until ordinary Americans start questioning that it takes genocide against the people of Iraq and in other parts of the world to sustain “America’s way of life”, the US corporate criminal culture will not change.

  2. Dave
    18 July, 2007

    SAS soldier quits Army in disgust at ‘illegal’ American tactics in Iraq

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