Skip to comments.Troops Report 'Atrocity Sites' in Fallujah
Posted on 11/21/2004 10:35:46 PM PST by kattracks
FALLUJAH, Iraq Nov 21, 2004 U.S. troops have found close to 20 "atrocity sites" used by insurgents to imprison, torture and kill hostages in Fallujah, a U.S. military officer said Sunday.
Marine Maj. Jim West said that in addition to numerous weapons caches, troops clearing the city after a major U.S.-led offensive had found rooms containing knives and black hoods, "many of them blood-covered."
Briefing reporters at a base outside Fallujah, West said one room had "handprints on the walls and along the sides of the walls There was blood covering the entire wall and along the floorboard area."
He said troops had found signs of "torture, murder, very gruesome sights." "We found numerous houses where people were just chained to a wall for extended periods of time," he added.
West did not provide more details, but said "a few less than 20" such sites had been found in the city, a stronghold for insurgents 40 miles west of Baghdad.
At least 34 foreign hostages have been killed by their captors in Iraq this year, including three Americans. Many of the victims have been beheaded and their deaths shown on grisly videos posted on the Internet. Iraqi police and other security forces have also been killed after their capture by insurgents.
West said more than 1,400 people were detained in connection with the Fallujah offensive. More than 400 of them have been released after interrogators determined they were non-combatants.
The military says an estimated 1,200 insurgents and more than 50 U.S. troops have been killed in the assault.
On Friday, Lt. Col. John Sattler, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said this month's offensive had "broken the back" of the insurgency. But U.S. troops and their Iraqi colleagues have continued to come under attack while searching for holdouts.
Marine Lt. Col. Daniel Wilson said troops were searching an estimated 30,000-50,000 buildings that could contain pockets of resistance. He said small numbers of insurgents managed to move in and out of the city but that a U.S. Army cordon around Fallujah kept most of the rebels contained.
Worse than the Nazis.
Let's just hope these atrocity sites weren't used for the biggest atrocity of all -- having a grinning woman point to the victim's pee pee. (Oh, the horror.)
Could Zarqawi still be in the city?
"Let's just hope these atrocity sites weren't used for the biggest atrocity of all -- having a grinning woman point to the victim's pee pee. (Oh, the horror.)"
The horror was how ugly the little slut is. Watching her in "action" is a war crime in it self.
Chain them to a wall and see how fast they talk.
you mean there were people with panties on their heads?
Post this story pronto!
Post this story pronto!
(Oh, I forgot, they don't care about the truth.)
The old regime's bosses are holed up around Damascus, calling the shots.
I say we give ol' Bashir Assad a personal, behind-the-scenes ultimatum: "Hand 'em over, or we'll put a bounty on your head so high that every cowboy mercenary this side of Hell will have your head in his gunsights."
See my post, #13
And yet, many in the partisan leftwing media refer to the Fallujah islamists as "freedom fighters".
Micky Moore's Minutemen?
After reading about Joseph Mangala and his experiments on twins, I don't think you can say they are worse than Nazis, but they are trying very hard.
Syria should be next. Would it be worth while having the Israeli's come in from the west as we attack from the east, or should they just be kept out of it?
At most, they could pin down Syrian forces in Lebanon, with no involvement in Syria proper.
I hope they've checked all those tunnels.
I don't know about that.
"Worse than the Nazis."
I wouldn't go that far.
These are for sure some depraved degenerates - but they are not the same as the Nazis who performed evil on an industrial scale.
Very good point.
The catchall phrase for these guys, 30 years ago, was "the New Class". That would include people like Bill Gates, the celebs, the Lefty faculty, the liberal knowledge workers.
EVERYONE will talk, eventually.
Joseph Mangala = Joseph Mengele aka the "Angel of Death".
"We were 527...before 527 was cool!"
Hold the Israelis in place and be the anvil...we can be the hammer.
Yes, I remember reading about the slaughter chambers run by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.
Do I NEED a < /sarcasm > tag here?
What you do is, you drive to Damascus and kill everything wearing a uniform or black mufti or driving a new SUV along the way.
When you pass through western Syria into the Lebanon, you turn left at the Bekaa Valley and, having taken over the mountaintops and ridges, you then drive down the valley, hammering everything in front of you on the anvil of the IDF. Then you bring in the ordnance guys and you blow every cave in every mountain of Lebanon, using thermobaric explosives to clean them out utterly.
You stop when there aren't enough bad guys left in the Lebanon to pick up a lollipop, much less a gun.
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