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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:18 AM
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Anger at deadly U.S. military raid in southern Iraq
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/26/AR2009042600822.html


Anger at deadly U.S. military raid in southern Iraq
Reuters
Sunday, April 26, 2009; 10:08 AM

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Hundreds of Iraqis protested against U.S. forces on Sunday after U.S. soldiers killed a man and a woman in an overnight raid that was condemned by the provincial governor.

The U.S. military said it targeted "special groups" fighters, or elite Shi'ite militiamen the United States says are funded and armed by Iran, in a raid on their house early Sunday in the city of Kut, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

In a statement, the military said U.S. troops had shot and killed a man suspected of being behind supplying weapons to the Shi'ite fighters. One woman was killed in the crossfire and six suspected militants were arrested, it said.

As a funeral procession made its way through Kut carrying the cloth-draped coffins of the two people killed in the raid, protesters shouted angry slogans and demanded the release of the seized men, calling Americans "criminal occupiers."


"We condemn this horrific incident. It violates the agreements between U.S. forces and the Iraqi government," said Latif al-Tarfa, governor of Wasit province. "Innocent people were killed and the city is now very tense."

U.S. First Lieutenant John Brimley said the women killed "was in the area during the engagement with a suspect, and moved into the line of fire ... A medic treated her on site, but she died of her wounds before she could be evacuated."

Another U.S. military statement said the operation had been approved by the Iraqi government.

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pocoloco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:25 AM
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1. Just "another chic who got in the way",
while we are winning all those hearts and minds.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:27 AM
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2. fcking bush quagmire that belongs to obama now
get the hell out.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:15 PM
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3. USA is running around the globe "killing suspects" - - umm whatever happened to capture and trials?
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.
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Can't the "great" USA figure out how to capture people to put them on trial?

Oh wait - that hasn't worked too well either.

Lock them up for years, but almost never enough evidence to take them to trial.

No wonder the World looks at the USA as a murdering rogue nation.

Seems the best thing they do is spread death and destruction.

No other nation comes even close to second IMO.

"Change we can count on"?

We're waiting . . .


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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:48 PM
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4. footprints of military dominance
big ones
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