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Social security cuts: Work until you drop (tags)
We have something here bigger than Barack Obama and whatever character flaws he might be perceived as possessing. Austerity is a bipartisan project.
open letter (tags)
argument over video crowd controll
The War in Afghanistan and the Central Asia Pipeline Plan (tags)
"When you check the maps above a clearer picture emerges. The bottom map is the proposed pipeline route to move Caspian Sea oil through Turkmenistan into Afghanistan and then finally through Pakistan to ports along the Arabian Sea where U.S. and British tankers would gorge themselves with the black gold. The whole reason the U.S. is in Afghanistan and Pakistan today is to deny those pipelines from being routed through Russia, China, or Iran."
More clashes erupts in Basilan; MILF says it will resist government attacks (tags)
AJLPP news sources in Manila reported that another clash erupted between government security forces and the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan province yesterday afternoon as a top leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the province said elements of the MILF are ready to fight all-out when attacked by government forces. Yesterday’s encounter resulted in the wounding of one Marine soldier while an undetermined number of bandits were believed to have either been killed or wounded, according to the military.
Act Now to stop the militarization of public lands! Jan 31 deadline (tags)
INLAND EMPIRE - January 25, 2009 The Marines want to use 188,000 acres of our desert for "live-fire training and maneuvering exercises."
Camp Pendleton Baby Killer Marines Set Free! (tags)
Indymedia around the Globe has been diligent in covering the numerous War Crimes committed by the US Troops against the occupied populace of Iraq, including the November 19, 2005 Haditha Massacre of 24 Iraqi Civilians by US Marines. In that noble spirit, we need to broadly publicize and loudly spread the news that, little by little, the sneaky Americans have let 7 of the 8 US Marine perpetrators of the Massacre of Iraqi Civilians at Haditha go free without any punishment, hoping the rest of the World does not notice.
Counter Recruitment Protest - Pasadena (tags)
Groups of students and neighborhood protesters shut down recruiting center for the day
Grim Reaper Recruits With Marines (tags)
Campus War Protest--Semper Fi: Grim Reaper Recruits With Marines in Georgia Performance Action, Central Campus, Georgia College, 9/20/2007 http://billfisher.dreamhost.com/reaper.html Images by Emily Gomez
Local Marine, Rogelio Ramirez, Killed in Iraq (tags)
On Sunday, U.S. Marine Pfc. Rogelio Ramirez was killed in Iraq. The 21-year-old Ramirez left behind his immediate family, a girlfriend who is three months' pregnant with his child, and plans to buy a home, raise a family and get into real estate after returning home to Pasadena from his stint in the Marines, his relatives said.
Philippine Marine chief in Basilan sacked (tags)
-The commander of the Marine brigade battling Muslim extremists in Basilan was sacked from his post for not personally leading his troops into battle, the military’s chief said Wednesday. The removal of Col. Ra miro Alivio, commander of the 1st Marine Brigade, comes just days after heavy troop casualties in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf. Alivio would be moved to another position in the Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio “where his intelligence background will serve our organization best,” said Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon. He has been replaced by Col. Rus tico Guerrero, Esperon said.
MILF UNFAZED BY ARREST WARRANTS, MILITARY OFFENSIVE (tags)
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is unfazed by the threat of “punitive action” from the government and urged it to review first the provisions of the ceasefire agreement before serving the warrants of arrest on those allegedly involved in the July 10 ambush of Marines in Basilan. MILF chief negotiator Muhaquer Iqbal said they are unfazed by the military’s threat to arrest those behind the ambush.
State raises concession in ultimatum to MILF (tags)
Making it more apparent that it is walking on eggshells on the matter, the government yesterday said while its set deadline for it had lapsed last Sunday, its doors are still open to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to surrender its members who were responsible for killing 14 Marines soldiers after an encounter in the island province of Basilan in the South two weeks ago. Government peace panel chief Rodolfo Garcia told reporters in an interview that even after its ultimatum had passed with the Muslim secessionist group ignoring its call, the government still hopes the MNLF’s leadership would be honorable enough to yield its members who killed 14 Marines soldiers, and even beheaded and mutilated the bodies of 10 of them, in an accidental clash in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan last July 10.
AFP chief gives green light for Basilan offensive (tags)
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. issued an order yesterday to the troops currently on standby in Basilan to commence military operations in the island province. “It’s all systems go. The units can now start punitive actions against the perpetrators. The orders have been given,” said AFP Public Information Office (PIO) chief Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro, referring to military actions against those behind the beheading of the 10 Marines during the July 10 ambush in Tipo-Tipo. Brig. Gen. Juancho Sabban, deputy chief of the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom), was designated to head the newly formed Task Force Meteor aimed at capturing the group responsible for the ambush.
MILF given one week to surrender ambushers (tags)
---THE Armed Forces on Wednesday gave the Moro Islamic Liberation Front seven days to surrender its fighters that took part in a bloody battle with Marines in Basilan last week. Another Marine battalion will be deployed to the island province, which is also a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf. The Armed Forces Public Information chief, Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro, said the additional battalion will beef up troops going after Moro rebels who ambushed a group of Marines in Tipo-Tipo town.
ANOTHER BATALLION SENT TO BASILAN (tags)
-The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is deploying another Marine battalion in Basilan to augment government forces massing up in the province in preparation for the hunt for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels behind the June 10 ambush. “We will be deploying another Marine battalion to the area, on top of the earlier deployment of a Marine battalion from Sulu to Basilan,” AFP Public Information Office chief Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro said. He said the deployment of additional troops is in anticipation of a bigger force against military operations following “punitive actions against the suspects.”
8,000 families displaced in Sulu fighting; OIC steps in (tags)
More than 8,000 families ( 40,000 people)have fled their homes as Marines and Army troops hunted down renegade Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commander Habier Malik and his men, who have killed 12 people in Sulu. For three days now, thousands of troops have been sent to Sulu to run after Malik’s band after he escaped when the military captured his sprawling hilltop encampment in Panamao, Sulu on Sunday. Reports said several MNLF commanders, along with an undetermined number of fighters from the towns of Pata, Daungdong and Capual in Sulu, are now fighting alongside Malik.
Philippine Marines sent to finish off ASG, JI in Sulu, Mindanao (tags)
A ranking military official disclosed that some of the 1st Marine Brigade battalions will be redirected to Sulu instead of Basilan province from Lanao to help in the pursuit against the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorists in the area. The switching of deployment between the Lanao-based marine and Basilan-based Army 103rd Infantry Brigade was recently ordered by Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Jr.
MILF fighter killed in Taytay raid (tags)
A suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebel was killed in a shootout with Marines and police on an island in Laguna de Bay near Metro Manila yesterday. Following the pre-dawn raid, government forces also captured three other suspected MILF fighters in a hideout in Barangay Sta. Ana in Taytay, Rizal near the cities of Pasig and Taguig in Metro Manila. Meanwhile, MILF spokesman, Eid Kabalu, said Mohammad and Sanjali Utto are bandits, not members of the secessionist group. "They are not MILF," he said. "Police are linking them to our organization. We have no members active in Rizal." Kabalu said the police action of linking the captured suspects with the MILF could further delay the resumption of peace talks with the government. "It appears there are certain sectors out to sabotage the talks," he said.
WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?! (tags)
DURING ISRAELS SUMMER WAR WITH LEBANON, WHICH WAS CLEARLY SEEN AS AN AMERICAN SUPPORTED PROXY WAR IN BUSH'S DOMINATION OF THE MIDDLE EAST, PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE ISRAELI ATTACKS. ETHIOPIAN FORCES WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF WASHINGTON ARE NOW POUNDING SOMALIA IN A BRUTAL INVASION TO DEFEAT ISLAMISTS.
4 Marines charged in mass murder of 24 Iraqi civilians (tags)
Four Marines from Camp Pendleton, Calif., were charged Thursday with multiple counts of murder and several lesser charges in the shooting death last year of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians. Four Marine officers, including a lieutenant colonel, were charged with trying to cover up the crimes.
US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right / Nation’s Sovereignty (tags)
On December 4, the Philippine Court released a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused) was found guilty. Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier were pronuced not guilty. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.
PHOTOS - U.S. Marines Accused of Rape in Philippines (tags)
U.S. Marine convicted in Philippines rape case 21-year-old gets 40 years in prison; case has tested U.S.-Philippines ties
US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right ... (tags)
On December 4, the Philippine Court will release a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused), Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.
US Marines' Gang-rape of a Filipina: A Violation of a Woman’s Right ... (tags)
On November 27, the Philippine Court will release a verdict on the following four US Marine “visiting troops” charged with gang-raping a 22-year old Nicole and a fresh graduate from a Catholic University: Lance Corporals Daniel Smith (principal accused), Dominic Duplantis, Keith Silkwood and Staff Sergeant Chad Carpentier. The latter three were reportedly at the scene cheering while the principal suspect was raping Nicole inside a cruising van at Subic Bay Freeport, which used to be part of the biggest US military naval base in the last Philippines, last Nov. 1, 2005.
Feeling misled by the military, families adding anger to grief (tags)
Hey don't be so negitive!!! Look at the Iraq war as a jobs program for Generals!!!! Of course we are forced to pay for it at gun point, and our kids are dying for it in Iraq and Afganistan
Hello Iraq, Good Bye Vietnam. Hey!!! The US Military has finally figured this out!!! (tags)
Looks like the U.S. military has finally figured out that Iraq is just like Vietnam.
5,700 US troops coming for war exercises in Luzon (tags)
Some 5,700 American military personnel will join Filipino troops this month in major war drills, including live-fire exercises, amphibious landings and ship interdictions, US and Philippine military officials said yesterday.
AFP 6,000 TROOPS NOW PURSUING ABU SAYAFF IN SULU (tags)
Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon disclosed on Monday that 6,000 government troops have been deployed to intensify the ongoing pursuit operations against the band of Abu Sayyaf leader Khaddafy Janjalani and two Jemaah Islamiyah bomb experts in the jungles of Sulu.
Sergeant calls Iraqi slayings appropriate (tags)
A sergeant who examined the scene hours after Marines killed two dozen Iraqis in Haditha last year said the shootings appeared to be an appropriate.
Wars are stretching Marine Corps thin (tags)
The good news is we won't be invading Iran anytime soon. (Well that's if Geogre W Hitler doesn't nuke them)
Sen. McCain's son joins Marine Corps (tags)
Lets hope and Arab freedom fighter with an IED or sniper rifle gets lucky when this guy gets to Iraq!
Christopher Leon, A Local Marine, Killed in Iraq (tags)
A 20-year-old Marine from Lancaster has been killed in Iraq, becoming the third young Antelope Valley man to die there since the 2003 invasion. Cpl. Christopher Leon, a 2004 Lancaster High School graduate, died Tuesday from wounds suffered in combat, Marine officials said.
Killed in Iraq, Local Marine Salvador Guerrero Laid to Rest (tags)
About 400 friends and family members gathered at the funeral for Salvador Guerrero on Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, followed by his burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
Local Marine, Salvador Guerrero, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Lance Cpl. Salvador Guerrero, 21, died in combat in Al Anbar province, Iraq, June 9, 2006.
White House: Haditha findings to be made public (tags)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The results of an investigation into the killings last year of 24 Iraqi civilians will be released to the public when the Marine Corps' investigation is complete, the White House said.
BTL:U.S. Rep. Murtha: U.S. Marines Kill Iraqi Civilians "in Cold Blood" (tags)
Interview with John Sifton, terrorism and counter-terrorism researcher with Human Rights Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Video: Bomb Kills 10 Marines+ Communique [UPDATED + MIRROR] (tags)
Bomb Kills 10 Marines, Wounds 11 in Iraq
Iraq UN envoy says US Marines murdered his cousin (tags)
And if they do this to their close friends... what in god's name do they do to everyday Iraqi people?
Who Was Behind The Killing Of Four Female Marines? (tags)
Was the killing of four female Marines, a case of IDF revenge?
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT THE CRISIS IN HAITI (tags)
THE NEW HAITIAN REVOLUTION: Resistance to US & UN Occupation
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
SIMI VALLEY -- Marine Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas was killed in combat in Iraq, officials announced Friday. He was the fourth Simi Valley serviceman killed in action since the war began.
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Ex-Covina resident among victims of Iraqi copter crash.
Who Owns The Army? (tags)
Are you under the assumption that the Army, Navy, Air force, and Marines, own the equipment that they use? Is the soldier who stands guard someplace in the world, under the illusion that the gun he has, belongs to him or to the military branch he is a member of? Unless he paid taxes at sometime, he cannot claim any ownership of that gun. The gun belongs to the taxpayers.
Witnesses Say U.S. Marines Fatally Shot Spanish Journalist in Haiti (tags)
We speak with Spanish journalist Jesus Martin who traveled to Haiti earlier this year to pay tribute to his slain friend and colleague, Ricardo Ortega, who was fatally shot in the chest while he was covering a street protest.
U.S Death Count about to Pass 1300 in Iraq (tags)
www.icasualties reports today that the "official" number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq is 1297 with three more working class "cann fodder" lost today. Make it stop! Spread this news all through the web. (Indy main page is not publishing?) Be the media and get the news out.
Marines shoot wounded prisoners in Fallujah mosque (tags)
A video grab taken by embedded U.S. Network NBC shows a U.S. Marine pointing his assault rifle at a wounded and unarmed guerilla inside a mosque just before the occupation soldier killed the prisoner with a burst of machine gun fire. The murdered Iraqi prisoner was one of five injured guerillas captured by Marines. NBC's Kevin Sites witnessed the killing while assigned to represent a pool of news organizations. Several US televison networks aired footage of members of the US marine unit entering the mosque in Fallujah before one Marine shot the unarmed, wounded man in the head as he lay prone aganst a wall. Neither NBC nor CNN showed the shooting itself... the video was blacked out but the report of the rifle could be heard. The bodies in the foreground are other Iraqi prisoners. (AP Photo/NBC News, Pool)
Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)
Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.
2 California Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, Fresno
Fallujah, the Hue of Iraq (tags)
US troops are following Gen. Westmoreland’s playbook, while the Iraqi insurgents seem to be following the playbook of Ho Chi Minh. We know the ending of both books.
Remember Operation Urban Warrior (tags)
Just looking out for you revolutionaries
Marines Press Charges Against Distraught Dad (tags)
Marines Press Charges Against Distraught Dad
Father Torches Van After News of Son's Death in Iraq (tags)
Flames consume this van after a father who'd just learned his son died in Iraq set it afire while inside.
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, was one of four Marines from Camp Pendleton who died Saturday during fighting in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
Marines admit abuse at second prison (tags)
"The Marines attached wires to a power converter and pressed the live wires against the body of the detainee to create a shock," according to the Marine statement.
SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE NEWS (tags)
Fallujah Rebels, Residents, Police Celebrate Victory over U.S. Marines (tags)
While Marines report a successful excursion to the heart of Fallujah, civilians and armed mujahideen join Iraqi police and soldiers in touting the defeat and retreat of US forces in the battle for Fallujah.
Death toll mounts in Iraq quagmire (tags)
A series of confrontational actions by the U.S. occupation triggered armed uprisings throughout Iraq in the last week, costing the lives of dozens of Americans and well over 100 Iraqis.
US: Fierce Falluja fighting recalls Vietnam (tags)
"And this is like Hue City in Vietnam," he said, referring to the former imperial capital where in 1968 US troops faced the most ferocious street fighting of the communists' decisive Tet offensive. Marines, who took part in defeating Saddam's armed forces a year ago, said the resistance they were now facing was tougher than anything thrown at them by the old regime's once vaunted Republican Guards. Sergeant James Ramsel, of the battalion's Alpha Company, said there had been no let-up in the resistance. "It's been going on all night; it's still going on."
Marines exchange desert camouflage for red coats (tags)
San Diego-based Marines soon will learn whether it really does pay to advertise wearing highly visible uniforms rather that the traditional desert-brown camouflage garb.
“Our Troops” Execute a Wounded Iraqi &Cheer (tags)
The "peace activists" who support "our troops" ought to consider what "our troops" are doing. You people have blood on your hands.
Marines Arrive in N.C. After Iraq Mission (tags)
Read this article. The whole thing is fine and makes perfect sense except for the last comment. From that last comment, I can tell that that woman is probably some stupid stupid suburban housewife who doesn't know jack shit. She probably heard somebody say something like that on ABC news or some other shitty "news" station and she just chose to repeat it because in the "lala teletubby" head of hers it sounded like something meaningful and intelligent. That last comment makes absolutely no sense.
Dead for a Lie (tags)
But Straseskie’s father had seen enough of the war to know that Iraq did not and in fact had never posed any threat to the United States as the President had claimed. John Straseskie who had served in the Army and National Guard for 26 years expressed anger at the loss of his son in a war that that he now thinks was sold under false pretenses. “He put our troops over there to finish what his dad didn't do. They found no weapons of mass destruction," he told the Capital Times, a Madison, WI. newspaper.
Iraqi Officials Say Looting of Ancient Sites Continues Despite Pleas to U.S. Troops (tags)
On a visit Sunday, three sites near here were pocked with freshly dug holes and littered with hastily abandoned shovels, indicating looting in the last day or two. At one spot, about two dozen people ran off when they saw approaching trucks.
Wolves and Sheep (tags)
The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...
WOLVES AND SHEEP (tags)
The Orwellian aspect, of course, was an American press that can no longer lay even the scarcest claim to being journalists, and its complete merger with the Department of Defense, specifically Central Command (CENTCOM).
Murmurs of Shiite Revolution in Iraq (tags)
In Baghdad, 20,000 Iraqis took to the central square and faced off against U.S. Marines patrolling the area. "USA, don't stay - GO!" and other signs calling on U.S. forces to withdraw were visible as Iraqis chanted against U.S. plans for Iraq. Canada's CBC reports that the protests are now in their fourth day. Witnesses in Baghdad say the number of demonstrators are growing.
Embedded Photographer: "I Saw Marines Kill Civilians" (tags)
Laurent Van der Stockt, a photographer working for the Gamma agency and under contract for the New York Times Magazine, followed the advance of the 3/4 Marines (3rd battalion, 4th regiment) for three weeks, up to the taking of Baghdad on April 9. He was accompanied by New York Times Magazine editor, Peter Maas.
Off the wire news (tags)
Anti-U.S. protests in Baghdad...Journalist Dies in 'Car Crash' in Iraq...Marines Raid Journalists' Baghdad Hotel...U.N. Human Rights Body Criticizes Israel...Iraqi Protesters Block Marines in Kut...$79 billion to pay for war? Ill. GOP Sen. Fitzgerald Won't Run in '04
LAST TWO WEEKS OF WAR (tags)
CNN Subtly Alters POW Coverage; Seven Stray Missiles Two Unhappy Allies; Murder At 160 K; "Simon-Says" Reporting; "Their Liberation Is Now In The Hands Of God"; POW Coverage Shows Bias In Favor Of Beauty; U.S. Directly And Indirectly Targets Civilians; The Shu'ale Market Bombing: Case Closed; Checkpoint Shooting Galleries; A Besieged Basra; Kurdish Victims Of Liberation; Dissent In The Ranks; Cluster Bombs In Iraq; Pentagon's Version Of "Stop The Press"; Welcome To The Liberation
Marines not welcome in An Najaf (tags)
- a must read
Proof U.S. Media Staged Statue Event in Iraq (tags)
This article provides absolute proof that the U.S. Military and the U.S. media conspired to fake an event in Iraq and broadcast it around the world. There were NO large crowds of Iraqis around when U.S. marines pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.
Experts:US "Discovery" Of Nuclear Materials Already Known (tags)
But an expert familiar with U.N. nuclear inspections told The Associated Press that it was implausible to believe that U.S. forces had uncovered anything new at the site. Instead, the official said, the Marines apparently broke U.N. seals designed to ensure the materials aren't diverted for weapons use - or end up in the wrong hands.
US says flag incident was a 'coincidence' (tags)
It was, by any measure, an astonishing coincidence. As the biggest statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad was pulled down "spontaneously" in front of the world's media, the Stars and Stripes which flew on the Pentagon on 11 September was at hand to be draped over its face.
American flag draped on Saddam statue flew over the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (tags)
More evidence that this "historic event" was staged by the Pentagon to manipulate public opinion
Baghdad Falls? (tags)
Baghdad falls to the invaders. U.S. Troops and tanks pour into the city center. Marines scale the statue of President Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad on Wednesday and prepare to topple it in front of a small crowd. A Marine covers the face of the statue with a U.S. flag. Suddenly realizing the highly provocative display of old glory would inflame the Arab world and likely frame the U.S. as a colonial master... the colonial masters quickly took down the U.S. flag before toppling the dicator's statue using a mechanized vehicle.
Jailed Iraqi children run free as Marines roll into Baghdad suburbs (tags)
"There were parents running up, so happy to have their kids back." "The children had been imprisoned because they had not joined the youth branch of the Baath party," he alleged. "Some of these kids had been in there for five years."
U.S. Troops Get Drinks, Warm Welcome in Iraq Town (tags)
AZIZIYAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Cheering Iraqis handed out soft drinks and offered cigarettes to U.S. Marines on Saturday, warmly welcoming the troops and making throat-slitting gestures at pictures of President Saddam Hussein.
US-Troops ready for massacre in Baghdad (tags)
A U.S. Marine commander said on Saturday American troops would use overwhelming force to crush any resistance if ordered to storm Baghdad and that the battle would cost many civilian lives
Shedding No Tears for Iraqi Civilians (tags)
On April 2nd, Al Jazeera news network reported that Bartallah, a predominantly Iraqi Christian town north of Mosul, suffered heavy civilian casualties after a night of intense coalition bombing. The local chief surgeon at the hospital reported that there were 120 dead and wounded civilians brought into the hospital within the past week.
Children killed and maimed in bomb attack on town (tags)
Terrifying film of women and children later emerged after Reuters and the Associated Press were permitted by the Iraqi authorities to take their cameras into the town. Their pictures -- the first by Western news agencies from the Iraqi side of the battlefront -- showed babies cut in half and children with amputation wounds, apparently caused by American shellfire and cluster bombs.
News you won't find on CNN (tags)
US Marines turn fire on civilians at the bridge of death
More Civilian Casualties (tags)
US Hands off Sadam!!!
War Crimes - US marines murdering busloads of unarmed Iraqis (tags)
"Cannon and machine-gun fire had peppered the bus with holes, killing most of the passengers in their seats. The grisly remains were evidence of the ruthlessness with which lead Marine units are clearing the road north of the central city of Nassiriyah to make way for a huge military convoy."
US marines `running out of food' (tags)
George Bush's invasion of Iraq is falling apart
My brother Marines are dying for nothing - AGAIN! (tags)
Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said: "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
First humanitarian aid reaches Umm Qasr (tags)
Iraqi children collect food parcels distributed by British Royal Marines, from 42 Commando, as they bring the first humanitarian aid to Umm Qasr, southern Iraq (news - web sites), Tuesday March 25 2003. The Marines entered the city on Monday and have been tasked to secure the port town so further aid can be delivered. (AP Photo Jon Mills, Pool)
First Casualties (tags)
So far, 1 dead 14 injured, but how many more on the way? No one is going to give us the real numbers.
Peace Rally in Military Town Ignites Heated War of Words (tags)
Dozens of antiwar protesters find their message unwelcome in a community whose base trains more than 50,000 Marines a year.
Daily Mirror (UK) publishes leaked British military plans to seize Iraqi oil (tags)
British troops will seize control of Iraq's oilfields under a secret invasion plan already agreed with America
Marines Ordered into Colombia. (tags)
Bush has allegedly become a zealot in his drive to eliminate terrorism worldwide, and sees the FARC in that light. Reliable sources say that to ensure that the rest of the US sees them similarly, US government operatives at work in Colombia have been responsible for many of the bombings that have been laid at the feet of the FARC in recent months.
Marines ordered into Colombia (tags)
Startled marines find Afghan men all made up to see them (tags)
"We were pretty shocked," Marine Fletcher said. "We discovered from the Afghan soldiers we had with us that a lot of men in this country have the same philosophy as ancient Greeks: ‘a woman for babies, a man for pleasure’."