Unspeakable grief and horror
Know them by their fruit:
                        ...and the circus of deception killing continues...
....the first shows a USA soldier acknowledging the crimes of killing and raping Iraqis!
The second shows an Iraqi girl that has just lost her father who was shot dead in Tal-Afar town after USA troop opened fire at his car in which he was carrying his family.
Photo: iraqirabita.org
The shooting was deliberate as witnessed by the number of bullets fired on the car and its driver.
The third shows the case of an 8-month pregnant woman who was shot by USA troops on 12 Aug. 2005 in Mosul town.      www.iraqirabita.org      
The bullet got to the chest of the embryo leaving him dead and the mother was severely wounded.
A cesarean operation has saved her life, while that baby was the youngest martyr recorded.
I call upon you and every kind American to think and imagine the extent of terror Mr. Bush policies has brought to the people of USA and Iraq.
I hereby ask you to continue your efforts to stop the war on Iraq in which Mr. Bush has killed from the Iraqis much more than Saddam did!
Moreover, Saddam did not kill any American but Mr Bush did and is still doing unless we act to stop him.
22 Sept. 2005 Mohammed Younis Mosul / IRAQ.
Ike Was Right About War Machine
(CBS) The following is a weekly 60 Minutes commentary by CBS News correspondent Andy Rooney.
It was first broadcast October 2, 2005.
Andy Rooney
I’m not really clear how much a billion dollars is but the United States — our United States — is spending $5.6 billion a month fighting this war in Iraq that we never should have gotten into.
We still have 139,000 soldiers in Iraq today.
Almost 2,000 Americans have died there.   For what?
Now we have the hurricanes to pay for.   One way our government pays for a lot of things is by borrowing from countries like China.
Another way the government is planning to pay for the war and the hurricane damage is by cutting spending for things like Medicare prescriptions, highway construction, farm payments, AMTRAK, National Public Radio and loans to graduate students.   Do these sound like the things you’d like to cut back on to pay for Iraq?
I’ll tell you where we ought to start saving: on our bloated military establishment.
We’re paying for weapons we’ll never use.
No other Country spends the kind of money we spend on our military.   Last year Japan spent $42 billion.   Italy spent $28 billion, Russia spent only $19 billion.   The United States spent $455 billion.
We have 8,000 tanks for example.   One Abrams tank costs 150 times as much as a Ford station wagon.
We have more than 10,000 nuclear weapons — enough to destroy all of mankind.
We’re spending $200 million a year on bullets alone.   That’s a lot of target practice.   We have 1,155,000 enlisted men and women and 225,000 officers.   One officer to tell every five enlisted soldier what to do.   We have 40,000 colonels alone and 870 generals.
We had a great commander in WWII, Dwight Eisenhower.   He became President and on leaving the White House in 1961, he said this: “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.   The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. ..."
Well, Ike was right.   That’s just what’s happened.
      Iraq — Pack Mentality — And Death     
      Cluster bombs killing injuring, Iraq, Lebanon       
      US new generation of landmines called Spider     
Hillary Rodham Clinton
...We all know that Sen. Clinton, along with many other Representatives and Senators voted to give George Bush the authority to invade a sovereign nation that was no threat to the USA.
We know that they spinelessly abrogated their constitutional responsibility and duty to declare war.
We (and most of them) know that voting to give an irresponsible person authority to wage war was a devastating mistake.
But I know that knowing all of that will not bring my son or almost 2000 other Americans back and it won't bring back [Iraq's] war dead, either.
Wake Up
By Cindy Sheehan
t r u t h o u t | Perspective
Monday 19 September 2005
So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.   We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now.   This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
— Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963, "I Have a Dream" speech
What Bush's Katrina shows once again is that my son died for nothing.   If you listen to Bush — and fewer and fewer are, thank goodness — we are in Iraq in part due to 9/11.   All our president has been talking about has been protecting this country since 9/11.   That's why people voted for him in the last election.   Katrina shows it's all as sham, a fraud, a disaster as large as Katrina itself.
Hundreds of billions and tens of thousands of innocent lives wasted later, what have we achieved?   Nothing.   Casey died for nothing and Bush says others have to die for those that have died already.
Enough, George!   What is disgusting is not, as the first lady says, criticism of you, but rather the crimes you've committed against this country and our sons and daughters.   Stop hiding behind your twisted idea of God and stop destroying this country.
This week I arrive in Washington DC to begin my Vigil at the White House just like I did in Texas.   But this time I'll be joined by Katrina victims as well.   In your America we are all victims.   The failed bookends of your Presidency are Iraq and Katrina.
It is time for all of us to stand up and be counted:  to show the media, Congress, and this inept, corrupt, and criminal administration that we mean business.   It is time to get off of our collective behinds to show the people who are running our country into oblivion that we will stand for it no longer.
That we want our country back and we want our nation's young people back home, safe and sound, on our shores to help protect America.   That it is time for a change in our country's "leadership."   That we will never go away until our dreams are reality.
We have so-called leaders in our country who are waiting for the correct "politically expedient" time to speak up and out against the occupation of Iraq.   It is no sweat for our politicos to wait for the right time, because not one of them has a child in harm's way.
I don't care if the politician is a Democrat or a Republican, this is not about politics.   Being a strong leader to guide our country out of the quagmire and mistake of Iraq will require people of courage and determination to stand up and say:  "I don't care if I win the next election, people are dying in Iraq every day and families are being decimated."
We, as the 62% of Americans who want our troops to begin coming home, will follow such a leader down the difficult but oh-so-rewarding path of peace with justice.
It is no longer time for the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.   It never has been the time for that.   Our "now" is so fiercely urgent.   Like my daughter, Carly, wrote in the last verse of her "A Nation Rocked to Sleep" poem:
Have you ever heard the sound of a Nation Being Rocked to Sleep?
Our leaders want to keep us numb so the pain won't be too deep
But if we the people allow them to continue, another mother will weep
Have you heard the sound of a Nation Being Rocked to Sleep?
Wake up.
      Video on the war by Iraq resistance      —     29 minutes        
Force feeding is in itself torture — Doctors and all military and government paid personnel involved are complicit in such torture and must be prosecuted for war crimes.
Wounded by a U.S. patrol passing by
Collective civilian punishment bombing
by U.S. military
      Torture Jet      
     CIA hiding, interrogating and torturing in Eastern Europe Prisons     
Charges dismissed
Insufficient evidence judge says
VIDEO: Leave My Child Alone!
Cindy Sheehan (mother of a soldier slain in Iraq), Jim Massey (ex-Marine recruiter) and others reveal the true impact of No Child Left Behind’s military recruitment in our high schools.
With no end in sight to the increasingly lethal American occupation in Iraq, this is the single-most important film for concerned parents and citizens to see.
Take action to "opt our kids out" at:        LeaveMyChildAlone.org.       
Fined for providing medicine
        Siberia, Alaska        
        Dramatic permafrost melt — click here       
Police Officers
U.S. base cook killed
Published on Monday, July 4, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Sheldon Drobny
Justice O'Connor's decision in Bush v. Gore led to the current Bush administration's execution of war crimes and atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East that are as egregious as those committed by the Third Reich and other evil governments in human history.
US destroyed Fallujah as it tries to destroy the rest of Iraq
The lesson is clear.
Those people who may be honorable and distinguished in their chosen profession should always make decisions based upon good rather than evil no matter where their nominal allegiances may rest.
Justice O'Connor was quoted to have said something to the affect that she abhorred the thought of Bush losing the 2000 election to Gore.
She was known to have wanted to retire after the 2000 election for same reason she is now retiring.
She wanted to spend more time with her sick husband.
Unfortunately, she tarnished her distinguished career with the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore by going along with the partisan majority of the Court to interfere with a democratic election that she and the majority feared would be lost in an honest recount.
She dishonored herself and the Supreme Court by succumbing to party allegiances and not The Constitution to which she swore to uphold.
And the constitutional argument she and the majority used to justify their decision was the Equal Protection Clause.
The Equal Protection Clause was the ultimate basis for the decision, but the majority essentially admitted (what was obvious in any event) that it was not basing its conclusion on any general view of what equal protection requires.
The decision in Bush v Gore was not dictated by the law in any sense—either the law found through research, or the law as reflected in the kind of intuitive sense that comes from immersion in the legal culture.
The Equal Protection clause is generally used in matters concerning civil rights.
The majority ignored their basic conservative views supporting federalism and states' rights in order to justify their decision.
History will haunt these justices down for their utter lack of justice and the hypocrisy associated with this decision.
Sheldon Drobny is Co-founder of Air America Radio.
       Rich paid for oil, children starved — United Nations Compensation Commission         
       12 Billion floating around Iraq         
       Live simply that others might simply live — Mahatma Gandhi         
       The elections of Hugo Chávez        
10 year old
shot in head by troops
Baghdad Airport
       U.S. Soldier — Death of a boy          
       Bush Blair       
       — Climate change diluted for g8          
       U.S. lied over Napalm          
       Hiroshima, Nagasaki       
       — the bombs that incinerated 200,000 people       
       — George Weller report         
       Wisconsin prison abuse — Prisons in the U.S.         
       Autism and mercury — Robert F. Kennedy Jr.         
       Children — Health — Junk Food Lobby — Jodi Rell          
       Christian right — religious evangelical intolerance — fear and corporate boycott of Gays          
Little dead girl
caught in crossfire
Father grieves over her dead body after she was killed in crossfire between U.S. soldiers and Iraq resistance in the town of Samara

Photo: REUTERS/Amer Salman

Akhlas Alalaa Ahmad's father grieves over her dead body after she was killed in crossfire between U.S. soldiers and Iraq resistance in the town of Samara June 14, 2005.
Fighting in various parts of the country left over 20 people dead and over 70 injured today.
       Bolivia — Indigenous Revolt Evo Morales President         
      Torture and America     
       — Mamdouh Habib, Louise Arbour, Khaled al-Masri    
       U.S. doctors linked to POW `torture      
      In the dreamtime      
      Tough love in the wild, wild west            
      Demolition of homes Zimbabwe     
      Africa — Shell — G8 — and death      
       US and  War — Interview with George Galloway       
       Most religious people are on the same side as most progressive people — Iraq May 2005 photos        
       I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created — 2005 photos         
June 27, 2005:
The jury of conscience has just released it’s recommendations after the culminating session of the World Tribunal on Iraq came to its conclusion.
“The recommendations made by the jury included the demand for an immediate, unconditional withdraw of all occupation forces, the governments of the coalition to pay full compensation to Iraqis for any and all damages, and that all laws, contracts, treaties and institutions created under the occupation that Iraqi people deem harmful or un-useful to them be banished.
Other recommendations included immediate investigations of crimes against humanity for Mr. George Bush, Tony Blair, and every other president of countries belonging to the coalition.
In addition, the jury called for a process of accountability to begin to bring justice to journalists and media outlets that lied and promoted the violence against Iraq, as well as including corporations who have profited from the war.”
      Right of return is feasable      
      Fear of torture     
      Monsanto MON 863     
     — Rats fed GM corn     
     — Politicans worthy of belief     
     — matters little in UK and US     
      What did the president do     
     after being told about Abu Ghraib?     
      George Galloway on the attack     
     — interview on voting fraud     
      — transcript of Senate hearing      
       Israel Universities         
      South Korea — May 1980 — Many killed — Democracy arrested      
      America's Shame, Two Years on from "Mission Accomplished"     
       Kurds, Kirkuk, and Mosul         
      Agent Orange — Vietnam     
      Cleft palates      
      Mentally challenged      
      Extra fingers toes     
       Israel, Palestine — Yonatan Shapira, Refusenik and Human Rights Activist.         
       Blair and Fallujah       
       — Blair Brown Campbell Goldsmith Hoon Straw       
       Early war plans         
      Coca-Cola and Plachimada, India        
      Deregulation, Accumulation of wealth       
      — India resistance and corporations       
      — India photos         
       Britain blamed for India suicides         
       Human Genes in Rice — GM engineered           
       His Majesty King Abdullah — The American Magazine     November 1947         
       Iraq — a horror story — Iraq photos         
       God's devoted servants — the dangerous enemy         
       Destruction of the World’s Seeds         
         — Dr. Vandana Shiva         
        Coca-Cola and Plachimada, India        
       US military actions in:         
         Cuba and Nigeria         
       Election results - psychological reasons         
       Voting irregularities across US country         
       Corporate toadies — John Kerry, John Edwards, Hillary Rodham Clinton — March Anti-war photos         
       US Economic Decline — U.S. debt and the Rise of China         
       Birds migrate, humans begin journeys — Greek tragedy today         
       Israel Exposes Palestinians to Killer Radiations       
       World is actually running out of oil       
       Chemtrails — It's happening again         
       Prince William, Prince Harry         
       Opus Dei and Pope John Paul II         
       Bolivia Uruguay Nagothane India and privatization         
       How to destroy a black community         
       Gore Vidal on US Oil Constitution         
       Fallujah, Baghdad, Mosul...   Chaos and      
      ruin — devastated cities          
       1984 — False memories — George Orwell wisdom          
       Fallujah — burning fire       
       Israel: A Call for Divestment      
      — March Palestine photos          
      Torture Jet     
       Gulfstream jet — its use in rendition         
Zaneb, a 13-year-old girl both smiling and serious, watches over the younger children who clamor for the foreigners’ attention.
Then the fathers and uncles come to talk, and I cannot keep up with the rapid Arabic full of stories of suffering.
Our Iraqi friend translates:  Most people have lost their homes in the bombing.
Some have lost family members and neighbors.
All are angry.
After awhile we walk to another room, down the hall from the one bathroom that is shared by 40 families.  A young man steps forward.
“We did not know the evacuation deadline,” he says.  “I left the city by chance on the day the bombs began, and then I could not get back in.
“My brother, who is mentally handicapped, was left behind.
“When we went back after the attack, he was missing.
“I looked on the list of people killed, I asked at prisons, but there was no answer.
“The Americans told me to ask the Iraqi National Guard, and I did, but they gave me no answer.”
“Please,” he says.  “Tell this tragedy all over the world.  There are whole families who were buried under the rubble.”
       Pentagon strategic plan          
          — launching preemptive strikes          
          as active deterrence          
       MoveOn is bad news          
          — Democratic Party puppets          
       Fake News technique          
          — News culture divorced from reality          
       Iraq contractor commits suicide          
       Power plants, mercury and autism          
       Broken promises — US Congress — Erosion of Democratic Process          
       Depleted Uranium — its use in Iraq,       
       Afghanistan, Balkans          
See Torture by US and UK troops at bottom of page
Abuse on a scale that would be "beyond the military's ability ever to prosecute." — CBS News
Detainee Begged For Death
Amnesty International says America's offensive against global terrorism is 'bankrupt of vision;' and has 'made the world a more dangerous place'  
"The US-led 'war on terror' is behind a surge of human rights abuses."  
       An American speaks for the Alaskan wildlife refuge       
       Torture — The U.S. — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban       
       Saving Children — Irena Sendlerowa          
      9 — Nine Billion missing      
      Iraq — Medical Journals — Fallujah — A doctors report      
      US Foreign Policy Dangerously Slanted Toward Israel      
      None so Blind      
      Lynne Stewart — Prison rules and Jury conviction      
      Shootings rarely make news — How to play chess      
       The six children of Tal Afar      
      “When You Talk with God”      
      U.S. vote fraud continues 2005      
       United States Legal Killing — Mentally ill to be executed     
      IRAN US       
      State of the Union — USA      
      U.S. War Crimes — Fallujah photos    
      Cabal has usurped Washington — US      
      Kurd search for independence      
The soldiers standing in the dusk had called 'halt,' the story said, but no one did.

Maybe the soldiers' accents were bad.

Maybe the car motor was unduly noisy.

Maybe the children were laughing loudly — the way children do on family trips.

Photo: BBC/Chris Hondros-Getty Images
The soldiers standing in the dusk had called "halt," the story said, but no one did.
Maybe the soldiers' accents were bad.
Maybe the car motor was unduly noisy.
Maybe the children were laughing loudly — the way children do on family trips.
       With Bush's reinauguration, America now has the president it deserves     
       — Bush's reinauguration bash and the six children of Tal Afar      
      Abu Ghraib soldier, Concientious Objector
Aidan Delgado      
       Iraq and Guantanamo Prison stories     
      British soldier to refuse call to Iraq      
      Dr. Martin Luther King — War and Militarism — Iraq 2005 Vietnam 1967      
      Medic Patrick Resta — U.S. Army      
      Iyad Allawi — his shooting of six prisoners      
The blood was the blood
of her father and mother
      Operation Iron Grip      
      Adivasis and Dailts      
      Tribal people and those classed as untouchables      
      Dying and fighting for their land      
      a French village      
      and the bourgeoisie      
      Scott Ritter — Salvadore Option      
      Iraq — US missiles from the sky — Photos     
       With Bush's reinauguration, America now has the president it deserves     
       — Bush's reinauguration bash and the six children of Tal Afar      
Here is the letter from my friend:
From an Iraqi citizen to the American people:
We always have thought that you are citizens; away from the savageness which controls many people in the world because you suffered from the injustice of your own occupation more than two hundred and fifty years ago.  Therefore, you picked up weapons against the occupiers until you forced him to go out of your state which was a great victory for you.
Naturally, this occupier was giving unreasonable justifications for his stay in your country.  Like any occupation, no country ever admit that they occupy some land but always says that they are a liberator of the people who are then unable to govern themselves and so on…
Such reasons cannot change the origin of occupation.
Nowadays, your army is occupying our homeland, destroying our homes and killing our men, women, and our children.  The occupation is leaving this country full of chaos to the point we are now facing so many disasters, including suffering from looting and robbery.
Sudden attacks and cruel murders have been perpetrated by your army who then prevent all people from submitting judicial complaints.  This encourages all soldiers to kill thoughtlessly without any threat of trial.
We have seen our Holy Quran desecrated by soldiers, but you continue to say your soldiers do not do what the Mogul and Barbarians did in the lands they occupied.
Your soldiers did many immoral acts but your government leaders have done even more.
We, the Iraqi people, do not put the responsibility of this on your shoulders because you are a people and not your government.  But when the people have a decision in the fate of their country and decide to go in a direction which only benefits the government, this means that the people are satisfied with their governments’ actions.
When you elected Mr. Bush for the second time, this was a declaration from you of being satisfied with all his acts in violation of the holiness of a state which shares a place with yours in the United Nations Security Council
Has the age of occupation returned back to a place where agreements and treaties and international laws which forbid aggression are useless? When the people who chose to defend their land and reject the occupier are then described by your government as a terrorist? How long have you heard that an occupation which continues will have no resistance against it? Do you refer to the patriots of your own country as terrorists in your history books?
Have you ever heard that there is a peaceful occupation? One that ended in victory for the occupier?
American people, please remember the land of Iraq and remember the Iraqi people and think of yourselves as if you were in our place.  In this way you will realize what Iraqis suffer.
I am an Iraqi who bears no grudge against any person all over the world.  We simply wish that other people may realize our suffering now, especially the people who do not support their thoughtless governments and their aggressive acts.  For the people who support these corrupted governments will be responsible for them, and history will hold them responsible for allowing this tragedy to have occurred.
This will be a shame on their ancestors who will not be able to hide this black page of history.
Thank to the American people for listening attentively, and I am wishing you reasonableness and the ability to comprehend the truth.
      U.S. Soldiers against the Iraq war      
      Mire of Death, Lies and Atrocities — Iraq? — Photographs      
The bombing of Baghdad by the United States of America and the United Kingdom

Photo: Khalid Mohammed

The bombing of Baghdad by the United States of America and the United Kingdom, March, 2003.
      World Terrorist Organization      
      Blair — WMD claims      
      Christian Fascism      
      Fascist Army      
      Iraq death squads — Badr, White Toyota Land Cruisers      
      Glock pistols, Interior Ministry memo      
      Salvador Option      
      Victims of Tsunami, Tourists, and Thailand      
      Arafat, Sharon, Intifada      
      Hospital War Crimes by the U.S.      
      Great Andamanese      
      Indonesia, Military      
      Aceh and the Tsunami      
      Idema, FOX, CBS      
      and media in 911 hysteria      
      Sudan Peace Agreement in South       
      Veteran returns      

Stories from Fallujah

February 08, 2005
Body of loved one
Crutches on the side of him
These are the stories that will continue to emerge from the rubble of Fallujah for years.  No, for generations…
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the doctor sits with me in a hotel room in Amman, where he is now a refugee.
He’d spoken about what he saw in Fallujah in the UK, and now is under threat by the US military if he returns to Iraq.
“I started speaking about what happened in Fallujah during both sieges in order to raise awareness, and the Americans raided my house three times,” he says, talking so fast I can barely keep up.  He is driven to tell what he’s witnessed, and as a doctor working inside Fallujah, he has video and photographic proof of all that he tells me.
“I entered Fallujah with a British medical and humanitarian convoy at the end of December, and stayed until the end of January,” he explains.  “But I was in Fallujah before that to work with people and see what their needs were, so I was in there since the beginning of December.”
When I ask him to explain what he saw when he first entered Fallujah in December he says it was like a tsunami struck the city.
“Fallujah is surrounded by refugee camps where people are living in tents and old cars,” he explains.  “It reminded me of Palestinian refugees.  I saw children coughing because of the cold, and there are no medicines.  Most everyone left their houses with nothing, and no money, so how can they live depending only on humanitarian aid?”
The doctors says that in one refugee camp in the northern area of Fallujah there were 1,200 students living in seven tents.
“The disaster caused by this siege is so much worse than the first one, which I witnessed first hand,” he says, and then tells me he’ll use one story as an example.
“One story is of a young girl who is 16 years old,” he says of one of the testimonies he video taped recently.  “She stayed for three days with the bodies of her family who were killed in their home.  When the soldiers entered she was in her home with her father, mother, 12 year-old brother and two sisters.  She watched the soldiers enter and shoot her mother and father directly, without saying anything.”
The girl managed to hide behind the refrigerator with her brother and witnessed the war crimes first-hand.
“They beat her two sisters, then shot them in the head,” he said.  After this her brother was enraged and ran at the soldiers while shouting at them, so they shot him dead.
“She continued hiding after the soldiers left and stayed with her sisters because they were bleeding, but still alive.  She was too afraid to call for help because she feared the soldiers would come back and kill her as well.  She stayed for three days, with no water and no food.  Eventually one of the American snipers saw her and took her to the hospital,” he added before reminding me again that he had all of her testimony documented on film.
He briefly told me of another story he documented of a mother who was in her home during the siege.  “On the fifth day of the siege her home was bombed, and the roof fell on her son, cutting his legs off,” he says while using his hands to make cutting motions on his legs.  “For hours she couldn’t go outside because they announced that anyone going in the street would be shot.  So all she could do was wrap his legs and watch him die before her eyes.”
He pauses for a few deep breaths, then continues.  “All I can say is that Fallujah is like it was struck by a tsunami.  There weren’t many families in there after the siege, but they had absolutely nothing.  The suffering was beyond what you can imagine.  When the Americans finally let us in people were fighting just for a blanket.”
“One of my colleagues, Dr. Saleh Alsawi, he was speaking so angrily about them.  He was in the main hospital when they raided it at the beginning of the seige.  They entered the theater room when they were working on a patient…he was there because he’s an anesthesiologist.  They entered with their boots on, beat the doctors and took them out, leaving the patient on the table to die.”
This story has already been reported in the Arab media.
The doctor tells me of the bombing of the Hay Nazal clinic during the first week of the siege.
“This contained all the foreign aid and medical instruments we had.  All the US military commanders knew this, because we told them about it so they wouldn’t bomb it.  But this was one of the clinics bombed, and in the first week of the siege they bombed it two times.”
He then adds, “Of course they targeted all our ambulances and doctors.  Everyone knows this.”
Trying to sue the US military for the following incident
The doctor tells me he and some other doctors are trying to sue the US military for the following incident, for which he has the testimonial evidence on tape.
It is a story I was told by several refugees in Baghdad as well…at the end of last November while the siege was still in progress.
“During the second week of the siege they entered and announced that all the families have to leave their homes and meet at an intersection in the street while carrying a white flag.  They gave them 72 hours to leave and after that they would be considered an enemy,” he says.
“We documented this story with video-a family of 12, including a relative and his oldest child who was 7 years old.  They heard this instruction, so they left with all their food and money they could carry, and white flags.  When they reached the intersection where the families were accumulating, they heard someone shouting ‘Now!’ in English, and shooting started everywhere.”
The family was all carrying white flags, as instructed, according to the young man who gave his testimony.  Yet he watched his mother and father shot by snipers — his mother in the head and his father shot in the heart.  His two aunts were shot, then his brother was shot in the neck.  The man stated that when he raised himself from the ground to shout for help, he was shot in the side.
“After some hours he raised his arm for help and they shot his arm,” continues the doctor, “So after awhile he raised his hand and they shot his hand.”
A six year-old boy of the family was standing over the bodies of his parents, crying, and he too was then shot.
“Anyone who raised up was shot,” adds the doctor, then added again that he had photographs of the dead as well as photos of the gunshot wounds of the survivors.
“Once it grew dark some of them along with this man who spoke with me, with his child and sister-in-law and sister managed to crawl away after it got dark.  They crawled to a building and stayed for 8 days.  They had one cup of water and gave it to the child.  They used cooking oil to put on their wounds which were of course infected, and found some roots and dates to eat.”
He stops here.  His eyes look around the room as cars pass by outside on wet streets…water hissing under their tires.
He left Fallujah at the end of January, so I ask him what it was like when he left recently.
“Now maybe 25% of the people have returned, but there are still no doctors.  The hatred now of Fallujans against every American is incredible, and you cannot blame them.  The humiliation at the checkpoints is only making people even angrier,” he tells me.
“I’ve been there, and I saw that anyone who even turns their head is threatened and hit by both American and Iraqi soldiers alike…one man did this, and when the Iraqi soldier tried to humiliate him, the man took a gun of a nearby soldier and killed two ING, so then of course he was shot.”
The doctor tells me they are keeping people in the line for several hours at a time, in addition to the US military making propaganda films of the situation.
“And I’ve seen them use the media-and on January 2nd at the north checkpoint in the north part of Fallujah, they were giving people $200 per family to return to Fallujah so they can film them in the line…when actually, at that time, nobody was returning to Fallujah,” he says.  It reminds me of the story my colleague told me of what he saw in January.  At that time a CNN crew was escorted in by the military to film street cleaners that were brought in as props, and soldiers handing out candy to children.
“You must understand the hatred that has been caused…it has gotten more difficult for Iraqis, including myself, to make the distinction between the American government and the American people,” he tells me.
His story is like countless others.
“My cousin was a poor man in Fallujah,” he explains, “He walked from his house to work and back, while living with his wife and five daughters.  In July of 2003, American soldiers entered his house and woke them all up.  They dragged them into the main room of the house, and executed my cousin in front of his family.  Then they simply left.”
He pauses then holds up his hands and asks, “Now, how are these people going to feel about Americans?”
Posted by Dahr_Jamail at February 8, 2005
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