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Dead US soldier hung on public display
The Age ^ | 4/1/2003 | AFP

Posted on 03/31/2003 5:51:55 PM PST by sjersey

US Marines moved into the southern Iraqi town of Shatrah today to recover the body of a dead comrade which had been hanged in the town square, officers said.

Hundreds of troops were dispatched on the operation after intelligence reports indicated the body of a dead American, who was killed in a firefight last week, had been paraded through the streets and hanged in public.

"We would like to retrieve the body of the marine but it is not our sole purpose," said Lieutenant-Colonel Pete Owen, of the First Marine Expeditionary Force.

Military sources said another part of the operation was to arm local militias to fight against members of the ruling Baath party loyal to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Shatrah is some 40 km north of Nasiriyah, where Iraqi forces have been harassing US supply lines and putting up tough resistance for more than a week.


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KEYWORDS: body; genevaconvention; illegaltactics; iraq; mistreatedprisoners; noredcross; pow; savages; shatrah; torture; warcrime; warcrimes; warlist
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To: sjersey

Arab savagery: Not a new phenomenon.

52 posted on 03/31/2003 6:23:17 PM PST by dagnabbit
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To: Guyin4Os
I dont know what it would be like under "coffee cup annan".
But Im saying the PC media that answers to the ACLU and other movements and ultimately the UN.
53 posted on 03/31/2003 6:23:49 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: panaxanax
Religion my eye...this is a cult plain and simple. Mohamed took what he wanted from the Jewish and Christian holy books and writings and traditions and perverted the words to suit his own selfish purposes...but you knew that...
54 posted on 03/31/2003 6:24:04 PM PST by eleni121
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To: Prince Charles
"The Fedayeen are the equivalent of Hitler's S.S. "

Absolutely right. AND, at the end of WWII the allies hunted them down individually. Some (a few) were shot attempting to escape. Most were held and put on trial. It was a fair but firm process of justice.

55 posted on 03/31/2003 6:24:55 PM PST by NetValue (You betcha Iraq was "involved" in 9/11 and the anthrax mailings)
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To: panaxanax
NO, the men (savages) that did this are peusdo-Nazi Ba'athist thugs. They and the men the serve only use Islam as an excuse to hide in mosques.
56 posted on 03/31/2003 6:25:31 PM PST by cavtrooper21 ("..he's not heavy, sir. He's my brother...")
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation
These Iraqi's are quite a puzzlement! Remember how the Afghani's reacted to us? I heard an Iraqi tell a reporter from CNN today that he would not feel free til Saddam is dead, and when that happens, he wants the coalition to pack their bags and GET OUT OF IRAQ!!

If it wasn't for the wmd, at this point after hearing that, I would be happy to.
57 posted on 03/31/2003 6:26:02 PM PST by whadizit
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To: eleni121
YEa, You want to know who the BEAST is? its the islam nation. Their Mosque sits also on top of the OLD JEWISH temple in Jerusalem.Isnt that an Abomination ? this is the beast, dont kid yourself.
58 posted on 03/31/2003 6:26:20 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: eleni121
And we all know that Mohamed is the only founder of a major religion who was a full time soldier.
59 posted on 03/31/2003 6:26:40 PM PST by Mihalis
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To: ruready4eternity
"the U.S. is playing by the DAMN U.N. play book"

We do need to take the restraints off our military and GET RID OF THE EMBEDDED JOURNALISTS. They are sympathetic to the Iraqis and NOT to our troops. Chances are real good they will not show this soldier whether he was strung up or laying in the street but you know they will show the van full of women and children that were shot when they refused to stop their vehicle at a check point.

As a mother of a soldier I am sick over these brave young men that are dying for the rights that these protestor pukes are abusing. My heart goes out to his family.

60 posted on 03/31/2003 6:27:26 PM PST by arepublicifyoucankeepit
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To: Mihalis
HIs spirit lives in these possesed devil humans and they are carrying out his work
61 posted on 03/31/2003 6:27:58 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: skull stomper
They do it because they are United States Marines. They are members of the United States Armed Forces. They are professional warriors, not a band of preverted, outlaw, criminal scum.

Believe me, that when the Marines, and Soldiers, and Sailors, and Airmen, of the US Armed forces get "the word", the filthy b^stards who are responsible for all of these crimes, WILL PAY, with blood interest, in FULL.

God Bless America and our Armed Forces.

This bears repeating!

62 posted on 03/31/2003 6:28:13 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God Bless Our Troops and President George W. Bush)
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To: skull stomper
You are so right! The Marines unlike the Iraqi troops follow a code which speaks volumes for our young men!

Just hope they root out the terrorist that did this and give his friends a shot at them.
63 posted on 03/31/2003 6:28:42 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US)
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To: ruready4eternity; sjersey
I don't think we are fighting a PC war. PC would have been to surrender to the Axis of Weasels and go home with our tail between our legs.

We are fighting with honor. We simply will not go in and kill thousands of civilians without knowing whether they back Saddam or not. It's not the PC thing to do, it's the right thing to do.

We will win and God will be with us. And the concern we show for human life in this war is one of the few things that may reach the people of the middle east to wake them up out the Satanic religion that has been imposed on them.
64 posted on 03/31/2003 6:29:08 PM PST by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: ruready4eternity
Stop pissing yourself, it's unbecoming.
65 posted on 03/31/2003 6:29:30 PM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can)
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To: Ligeia
"Officials also said initial reports were wrong: The Marine was not strung up"


Can't hurt this thread to repeat it.

66 posted on 03/31/2003 6:29:44 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: arepublicifyoucankeepit
" these brave young men that are dying for the rights that these protestor pukes are abusing. My heart goes out to his family."

You said it perfectly. May God be with the TROOPS tonite and the Families because thats what they are doing "FREEDOM"
67 posted on 03/31/2003 6:29:58 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: sjersey; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; MadIvan; ...
The Fedayeen are thugs and should be exterminated!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

68 posted on 03/31/2003 6:30:08 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Nuke Saddam and his Baby Milk Factories!!)
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To: DannyTN
Well Spoken Danny!
69 posted on 03/31/2003 6:30:12 PM PST by mylife
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To: sarasmom
"The Age" is a very respectable Australian paper, similar in style to the New York Times. It is the leading paper in Melbourne. Post 22 has an update on this story, and it seems that the Marine was not hanged.
70 posted on 03/31/2003 6:30:29 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: DannyTN
Agree!
71 posted on 03/31/2003 6:31:00 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: ruready4eternity; All
"THe way is to bomb the hellout of Saddam. Get the innocent out of the way if we can , becuase right now, everyone cant be trusted in that region. If I were a soldier right now, with all respect , My adrenelin would be pumping, id be shitting bricks, I may lose my mind and shoot all :incoming enemy" Im sorry. This cannot be won PC way. Bring out the big one, sorry u dissagree"


Ok we already are bombing the hell out of every little rathole we suspect Saddam of hiding in. We have already altered the ROE because of the milita and we paid for it today by killing 7 women and children. We played into Saddam's hands on that one. If you were a soldier and had that "kill 'em all" mentality and you were in my squad, I'd take away your weapon and put you behind a desk. I AM a soldier. I have seen what an enemy without morals or a conscience can do. I think about it everytime I look at the video of friends, DEAD friends I had who died in Somalia. When they got killed, did it make me want to personally put a bullet in Mohammed Aideed's skull? You bet. Did it make me wanna unload my ammo clip into every Somali I saw? HELL NO. Because as a soldier I had and still have discipline! You get the ones who did this and let the innocents carry on. Revenge is a dish served cold. The Marines will "get some" for this heinous act. But they'll get the ones who did it. Not everyone who comes into sight.
72 posted on 03/31/2003 6:31:14 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: Guyin4Os
Oh, God! We should be grateful that that did not happen. What a f---ing mess that would have been. This is bad enough.
73 posted on 03/31/2003 6:31:56 PM PST by whadizit
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To: txradioguy
Thank you.
74 posted on 03/31/2003 6:33:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: sjersey
There are other threads on this board that discuss dead iraqis. Having read about what the scum have done to our brave young service men and women, I feel no mercy for any iraqi - none whatsoever.
75 posted on 03/31/2003 6:33:39 PM PST by neutrino (Oderint dum metuant: Let them hate us, so long as they fear us.)
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To: aruanan
By what name would you have us address those demons? Maybe ruthless, blood thirsty, scum bags, deserving of total contempt and death.

You don't have to be one to know one, or be like them to put them out of the misery of their suffering victims, before they spread their brutality to every peace loving human being on earth.
76 posted on 03/31/2003 6:34:16 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( The liberal left is using weapons of mass deception.)
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To: sjersey
Sigh. The steely resolve compounds. There won't be any murderous rag heads left to prosecute for war crimes when we're through.
77 posted on 03/31/2003 6:34:20 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us allow the economies of gerdung, frunk, mexiztlan, chirushcom and canadastan to wither...)
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To: mystery-ak
Innocent Iraqis = OXYMORON!!!

Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out!!!
78 posted on 03/31/2003 6:34:25 PM PST by Extremist
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To: sjersey
This is such sad news, I don't know what to say.
79 posted on 03/31/2003 6:34:45 PM PST by potlatch (If you want to love living - you've got to live loving...)
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To: F.J. Mitchell
By what name would you have us address those demons? Maybe ruthless, blood thirsty, scum bags, deserving of total contempt and death.

Don't read very well, do you?
80 posted on 03/31/2003 6:35:21 PM PST by aruanan
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To: txradioguy
Thats why I may never get into the Militery. I may not be able to handle it
81 posted on 03/31/2003 6:35:41 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: sjersey
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82 posted on 03/31/2003 6:36:01 PM PST by Cold Heat (Negotiate!! .............(((Blam!.)))........... "Now who else wants to negotiate?")
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To: txradioguy
You are more than a soldier..You are an American, Im Proud you reflect American values!! HOOOAH!!
83 posted on 03/31/2003 6:38:31 PM PST by mylife
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To: sjersey
revenge
84 posted on 03/31/2003 6:40:33 PM PST by DrCarl
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To: jwalsh07; sjersey
Looks like the bad guys have been listening to that prick from Columbia.

The first thought I had was that injured/dead troops are exactly what Peter Arnett told the Iraqi's are weakening our resolve; strengthening the anti-war movement.

85 posted on 03/31/2003 6:41:17 PM PST by sandlady
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To: aruanan; sweetliberty
Most humans are demonic; some are merely worse than others. (The Fedayeen and their ilk seem to take the prize.)
86 posted on 03/31/2003 6:42:25 PM PST by the_doc
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To: ruready4eternity
My Mom is 77 years old and lived in Berlin, Germany during WWII. She says its time to get every last one of our troops and the British troops out of Iraq and bomb that country until there is NOTHING left. In her opinion (and I agree with her) too many of our and the Brits troops have died already. Oh another thing. She hopes that Saddam is still alive. She wants him to live JUST long enough to see what we can and have done to his country.
87 posted on 03/31/2003 6:46:13 PM PST by proudofthesouth
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To: sandlady
"Looks like the bad guys have been listening to that prick from Columbia.

The first thought I had was that injured/dead troops are exactly what Peter Arnett told the Iraqi's are weakening our resolve; strengthening the anti-war movement."


There's a rumor that Saddam is passing out copies of "Black Hawk Down" and telling the troops to use it as a blueprint for attacking Coalition troops. Too bad it's not gonna work this time.

Peter "Tailwind" Arnett and his ilk are doing more to weaken this country's resolve about winning the war than any pictures of dead U.S. soldiers ever will.

88 posted on 03/31/2003 6:47:52 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: sjersey
Diplomats tell us we can get along with people of different cultures if we just learn more about them. That is crap. Some people are so savage, rotten and evil, they have no claim to being called civilized. It is imperative civilized human beings swiftly kill these hellhounds.
89 posted on 03/31/2003 6:48:29 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: sjersey
They did this barbaric stuff in bible days - thats where these people are culturally.

not excusing them but they are little better than cave-dwellers in a modern world. I dont feel badly for anyone of them that is wiped-out man, woman, or child - think, their survival could mean your extinction or your childrens children. Militant, fanatical Islam must be suppressed, contained and eventually eradicated.

when you put everything in place the war was Very Necessary. Lets hope its not bogged down by bad press and PC bullcrap. I think Bush II has the resolve to finish what Bush I started.

90 posted on 03/31/2003 6:48:33 PM PST by Gasshog (eyes open, mouth too! tough!)
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To: proudofthesouth
Well Then we just heard it from a Champion.
91 posted on 03/31/2003 6:49:11 PM PST by ruready4eternity ( Muslims have perfected an new form of psychological warfare. The Palestinians were first)
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To: PoisedWoman
Yes, no words, yet so many words............

Such outrage I've seldom felt as I do now.
92 posted on 03/31/2003 6:49:12 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect our Troops! God Bless our (Real) Commander-In-Chief.)
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To: proudofthesouth
"She says its time to get every last one of our troops and the British troops out of Iraq and bomb that country until there is NOTHING left."


If we do that then we're no better than the people we're fighting against.
93 posted on 03/31/2003 6:49:42 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation
" Wait a minute, isn't this the town where the Marines went in and the locals threw a parade?"

Yup. The Baath Party strung him up as the latest "reminder" that the Iraqiz can be killed in an instant if they step out of line. Baath Party is based upon Stalin's CP and Hitler's Nazi Party, taken to fullest brutality.

94 posted on 03/31/2003 6:50:16 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: sjersey
The swine who did this must die.
95 posted on 03/31/2003 6:56:15 PM PST by LibKill (MOAB, the greatest advance in Foreign Relations since the cat-o'-nine-tails!)
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To: ruready4eternity
What keeps going through my mind is that most of our troops are Christian. We operate under Christian principles. Islam is not Christian. They have their own sets of rules. I recall my parents traveling with a princess from "Arabia" (at that time). She told them that her father would kill her if he discovered her to be not a virgin. Fathers in that culture would take their daughter to bed on the wedding night to prove that she was a virgin...and hang the bloody sheets outside the window to prove it. I know this is more than you want to know...but that piece of trivia might enlighten others as to their mind-set.
96 posted on 03/31/2003 7:00:18 PM PST by jcmfreedom
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To: sjersey
I haven't seen this on any of the news stations. I'm sure there is a LOT going on over there they we aren't privy to.

Cottonbalers by God..........Damn Fine Soldiers !

97 posted on 03/31/2003 7:00:32 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: sjersey
That's going to create a new problem for the Iraqi military. Before we were averaging about a 100-1 kill ratio. Look for that triple in the next week. There is nothing, nothing, nothing more dangerous than a well-motivated, pissed off Marine. Semper Fi.

V


98 posted on 03/31/2003 7:02:24 PM PST by Beck_isright (Time to leave NAFTA,NATO and the U.N...it's a waste of our time and money)
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To: DannyTN
Good thoughts but we need to come to grips that the poison of hate is already well at work. The mooslim Clerics and preachers strive daily to keep the hate machine alive.

The militants and fantatics want blood, nothing else will satisfy. We will have to constantly hound them, root them out and kill them and everyone knows it. Only the abject fear of us will suppress their madness and we must deal swiftly and strike hard without relenting one moment.

Or they will surely kill us without remorse.

99 posted on 03/31/2003 7:05:48 PM PST by Gasshog (eyes open, mouth too! tough!)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
2-7 and 3-7 Inf. (M) are writing more pages in their history in the sands of Iraq. "Cottonbalers By God" Indeed!
100 posted on 03/31/2003 7:06:04 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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