Sunday, July 30, 2006

From My Lai to Haditha:
The Recurring Horror of U.S. War and Occupation

On November 19, 2005, U.S. Marines stormed into the village of Haditha and murdered 24 people in cold blood.

It started at 7:15 a.m. Nine-year-old Eman Waleed was at home with her family when she heard explosions. An IED (improvised explosive device) had just exploded nearby and killed a U.S. Marine. She then heard gunshots: the Marines had started a rampage of revenge by killing four people who had been nearby the spot where the roadside bomb went off.

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