Wednesday, January 04, 2006

We continue to see terrorists and insurgents using civilians in an attempt to shield themselves

The US military bombed and hit with 100 cannon rounds (from a plane) an Iraqi house that contained some people who’d been spotted digging a hole in a suspicious manner, allegedly to plant an IED, by a drone aircraft operating at night. Incidentally, the first Pentagon press release was that the military had launched all that steel “against insurgents placing an improvised explosive device,” as if they had been caught in the act.

The US is still not admitting that non-terrorists including women and children were killed. Which they were. Says military spokesmodel Barry Johnson, “We’re now trying to determine in coordination with Iraqi security forces in the area exactly what casualties occurred, and why they occurred.” I would have thought the bomb and the 100 cannon rounds explains the “why” pretty comprehensively. Johnson went on to say, “We continue to see terrorists and insurgents using civilians in an attempt to shield themselves.” Some shield. And the AP, as is pointed out by Eli, whose post I had intended simply to point you to, but then I came over all ranty, but you should read it too, calls the house a “hideout,” although the men may well have lived there. Anyway, here it is well over a day later, and no one seems to have gone to see if they were actually planting an IED and maybe even defuse it before it, you know, kills somebody.

Searching for bodies.


Body.


Bodies.

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