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  • AFP: US troops burned bodies in Afghanistan because 'they stank': report

    10/21/2005 6:43:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 874+ views
    afp on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US soldiers burned the bodies of two Taliban fighters in Afghanistan because villagers had not claimed them a day after they were killed and the bodies "were bloated and they stank," a US magazine reported, citing soldiers who were present at the incident. Australian television reported on Wednesday that soldiers had burned the bodies of two suspected Taliban militants and afterwards used the incident to insult villagers and try to provoke them into attacking US-led coalition troops. The incident has prompted a US military investigation into the alleged desecration of the corpses, which is in violation of...
  • It's Geneva Conventions Time !

    10/20/2005 6:31:13 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 389+ views
    The Morning Paper - Late Edition | 10/20/05 | vanity
    It’s Geneva Conventions Time ! CNN – and any newsreader who can find a microphone and camera – is about to have a cow ! Oooh ! Ooooh !! Oooooh !!! (Newsreader looks shocked ) The Geneva Conventions have been violated (newsreader looks stern) by American Troops - (newsreader frowns) In Afghanistan !!! (Newsreader bites lip,pretends to look reluctant.) Let’s go to the video ! (Studio camera catches newsreader’s triumphant smile just before tape begins.) Let’s see what all the fuss – and newsroom joy – is about , okay ? On October 1st, troops who were part of a...
  • It's Geneva Conventions Time !

    10/20/2005 6:30:54 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Morning Paper - Late Edition | 10/20/05 | vanity
    It’s Geneva Conventions Time ! CNN – and any newsreader who can find a microphone and camera – is about to have a cow ! Oooh ! Ooooh !! Oooooh !!! (Newsreader looks shocked ) The Geneva Conventions have been violated (newsreader looks stern) by American Troops - (newsreader frowns) In Afghanistan !!! (Newsreader bites lip,pretends to look reluctant.) Let’s go to the video ! (Studio camera catches newsreader’s triumphant smile just before tape begins.) Let’s see what all the fuss – and newsroom joy – is about , okay ? On October 1st, troops who were part of a...
  • Report: U.S. Troops Burned Taliban Bodies

    10/19/2005 10:11:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,839+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/19/05 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - The U.S. military said Wednesday it was investigating a report carried on an Australian television network that claimed American soldiers in Afghanistan burned the bodies of two Taliban fighters and then used the action to taunt other Islamic militants. The SBS television network broadcast video footage that purportedly showed U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of the suspected Taliban fighters in the hills outside the southern village of Gonbaz, near the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The network said the footage was taken by a freelance journalist, Stephen Dupont, who told The Associated Press he was embedded with...
  • 45 Bodies Found at New Orleans Hospital

    09/12/2005 12:30:23 PM PDT · by BlackRain · 76 replies · 4,206+ views
    AP ^ | 12 Sept 2005 | AP
    Forty-five bodies have been found at a hospital that was evacuated more than a week ago after it was surrounded by floodwaters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, a state health official said Monday. http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/12/D8CISTF81.html
  • Media barred in death zone (Honore speaks)

    09/10/2005 7:32:40 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 116 replies · 3,239+ views
    The Age ^ | 9-11-05
    THE US military is to bar journalists and photographers from documenting the recovery of bodies left on the streets of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina. Lieutenant-General Russel Honore, the commander of the relief operation, said on Friday that while the military had allowed reporters covering the catastrophe free rein, it was now slamming the door shut out of respect for the possibly thousands of victims and their families. "We've had total access to everything we've done — the good, the bad and the ugly — but that operation (the recovery of corpses) will be conducted with dignity and respect for...
  • New horrors discovered as search-and-recovery effort goes on

    09/05/2005 9:04:34 PM PDT · by Frustration · 162 replies · 6,985+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 9/5/2005 | TOMMY TOMLINSON, LEE HILL KAVANAUGH AND MARTIN MERZER
    NEW ORLEANS - (KRT) - Ghastly new evidence of Hurricane Katrina's horror emerged Monday night when a sheriff reported the recovery of 22 bodies lashed together around a pole - a desperate, futile attempt to survive the storm. Sheriff Jack Stephens of St. Bernard Parish, just east of New Orleans, said rescuers found the bodies tied with rope and wrapped around a pole in the tiny village of Violet along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. The bodies were found soon after the storm in a flooded area of the village but still haven't been identified, he said. He...
  • Thirty bodies found in mass grave

    08/14/2005 4:34:15 AM PDT · by gpapa · 7 replies · 947+ views
    Agence France-Presse via NEWS.com.au ^ | August 14, 2005 | Unattributed
    THE bodies of 30 people, including two women, were discovered in a mass grave south of Baghdad today, and police have made several arrests in connection with the grisly find, security sources said. "A grave containing 30 mutilated bodies, of which two were women, was discovered at Awerij," about 20 km south of the Iraqi capital, said police lieutenant Muthanna al-Shumari. Shumari said the grave, located in Babylon province whose capital is Hilla, dated back around around six months. Iraqi forces conducted house searches in the region and arrested 13 suspects, including a Sudanese and an Egyptian, Shumari said, adding...
  • UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers (10-month-old baby raped)

    05/15/2005 7:49:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 929+ views
    Alertnet.org - Reuters ^ | 5/11/05 | IRIN
    GLOBAL: UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers11 May 2005 17:56:16 GMT Source: IRIN JOHANNESBURG, 11 May (IRIN) - The United Nations has requested funds for hiring additional staff to beef up preventative measures aimed at tackling allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by some UN peacekeepers. In a report to the General Assembly this week, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan noted that the number of claims of sexual abuse and exploitation lodged against UN peacekeepers last year was more than double the number reported in 2003. In March the UN released a report by Annan's special adviser on the issue,...
  • Bodies of Two Girls Found in Illinois

    05/09/2005 11:35:53 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 43 replies · 2,127+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 5 9 05 | ap
    ZION, Ill. May 9, 2005 — The bodies of two young girls were found in a wooded area Monday morning, not long after two 8-year-olds were reported missing, authorities said. The girls were discovered by a resident walking through the area near Beulah Park in this town north of Chicago, Deputy Chief Clyde Watkins said. A bike path and a ravine run through the area. "We had a complaint of two missing eight-year-olds earlier," Watkins said. But he said authorities had not confirmed whether the dead children were the ones who had been reported missing. He said he couldn't comment...
  • Iraq office denies headless bodies reports

    03/12/2005 3:00:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 224+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/12/05 | AP - Baghdad
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi authorities on Saturday disputed reports that 15 headless bodies were found south of Baghdad earlier in the week. But Iraqi Defense Ministry and army officials who were the original sources for the reports insisted - when contacted again on Saturday - that the decapitated bodies had, in fact, been found. The Government Communications Directorate's Media Relations office said in an English-language announcement that "official sources in the ministries of Defense, Interior and Health deny the news that some of mass media reported regarding finding 15 bodies beheaded in Latifiya." An official in the Media Relations...
  • New Iraq Mass Grave May Contain 500 Bodies

    12/14/2004 10:17:06 AM PST · by crushelits · 9 replies · 787+ views
    netscape.cnn.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2004 | Twana Osman
    SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Labourers digging on a construction site in northern Iraq uncovered human skulls and bones on Tuesday, which interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said were part of a mass grave believed to contain some 500 bodies. Allawi told Iraq's National Council in Baghdad that the grave was found near the city of Sulaimaniya in the autonomous Kurdish region in the northeast of the country, where Saddam Hussein's forces carried out atrocities in the late 1980s. "Today a mass grave was discovered in the city of Sulaimaniya, with the initial number of 500 martyrs," he said. Allawi...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 726 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Children Brought Out of Russia School

    09/03/2004 4:39:18 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 7 replies · 722+ views
    AP ^ | Fri, Sep 03, 2004
    BESLAN, Russia - Soldiers shepherded children, many of them wounded and only in their underwear, away from a school where militants had taken hundreds of people hostage in southern Russia, as explosions and gunfire were heard from the area. The scene was chaotic and it wasn't clear what led to the latest gunfire or if a major assault underway to free the hundreds of hostages from the building. Armed soldiers were seen rushing toward the school, which was cordoned off and out of sight. The ITAR-Tass news agency said Russian troops had entered the school and were firing on militants...
  • Bloody end to Russia school siege

    09/03/2004 6:21:32 AM PDT · by SpikeMike · 53 replies · 2,632+ views
    BBC ^ | 03/09/2004 | BBC WORLD
    Bloody end to Russia school siege Live BBC coverage Russian troops have stormed the school in North Ossetia where hundreds of children and adults have been held hostage since Wednesday. Witnesses report seeing dozens of bodies in the school gym, after hearing heavy gunfire and loud explosions throughout the morning. Ambulances rushed scores of casualties to nearby hospitals. Unconfirmed reports say that at least 10 people have been killed and up to 200 wounded. Several of the hostage takers are also reported to have died in exchanges of fire with troops as they tried to escape, Reuters reports. Some are...
  • Up to 100 bodies in Russia school gym -- reporter

    09/03/2004 6:36:34 AM PDT · by yonif · 279 replies · 12,547+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03 Sep 2004
    BESLAN, Russia, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Up to 100 bodies were seen lying in the Russian school gymnasium after troops stormed the building to end a two-day siege, a British ITV News reporter said on Friday. Julian Manyon of ITV news said his cameraman got into the gym briefly and saw up to a hundred bodies. Manyon said, "There were a large number of corpses lying on the smouldering floor". He said it appeared explosive charges laid by the attackers had been detonated.
  • Where is Muqtada Now?

    09/01/2004 10:34:41 AM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies · 669+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 1, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    So where is Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mehdi Army now? After taking serious losses against American and Iraqi forces and cynically hiding behind Shiite Islam’s most holy shrine in Najaf, these cowards have melted back into Iraqi society. Or have they? There are many questions to be answered regarding al-Sadr’s future, as he most certainly will oppose the growth of democracy in Iraq. Will al-Sadr and his thugs be held accountable for the violent crimes they committed in Najaf? During their reign of terror, they apparently held a kangaroo court. After Iraq’s top Shiite, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, pressured al-Sadr to...
  • Medici Project Turns Up Mystery Bodies

    07/22/2004 5:22:54 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,146+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 7-22-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Medici Project Turns Up Mystery Bodies By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery NewsGrand Duke Cosimo I July 21, 2004 — The project to exhume the remains of several members of the Medicis, the family that dominated the Florentine Renaissance, has taken a new turn this month as researchers discovered a secret crypt containing the mysterious bodies of seven children and an adult. The vaulted chamber was found under a stone floor behind the main altar of the Medici Chapels at Michelangelo's church of San Lorenzo in Florence. The researchers stumbled across it while searching for the final resting place of the last...
  • Wisconsin Police Identify Bodies Found on Lake Michigan Shore

    06/20/2004 8:00:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies · 470+ views
    AP ^ | June 20, 2004
    Wisconsin Police Identify Bodies Found on Lake Michigan Shore Melissa Trujillo/Associated Press Jun 20, 2004 PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - A father and two sons missing from Chicago for more than a month were identified Sunday as the bodies that washed ashore on Lake Michigan bound together by nylon rope and tied to bags filled with sand. "We consider these deaths to be very suspicious and this case is being handled by law enforcement as a homicide," said Pleasant Prairie Police Chief Brian J. Wagner. The victims were identified as Kevin L. Amde, 45; Davinci Amde, 6; and Tesla E....
  • Rabbi Lau: All Israel responsible for one another

    05/12/2004 5:18:16 AM PDT · by yonif · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 12, 2004
    Former Chief Rabbi Meir Lau said Wednesday that Judaism requires a maximum effort be made to return the body parts of fallen soldiers for burial in Israel. "Up to this day there is still a metal gate at the entrance to the Buchenwald concentration camp, and on the gate is not ingrained 'work sets you free' as it is in Auschwitz, but 'each to his fate'. This was the Nazis slogan. We have the opposite slogan: 'All Israel are responsible for one another.' "We are responsible for our sons, our daughters, and our brothers. There is no question here of...
  • Requiem for the American Contractors Mulilated in Iraq

    04/02/2004 5:50:37 AM PST · by Thomas Newton · 13 replies · 392+ views
    REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN CONTRACTORS MUTILATED IN IRAQ
  • Shoot out sends two to hispital

    03/30/2004 7:44:22 AM PST · by em2vn · 23 replies · 164+ views
    KY3 News ^ | 03-27-2004 | Cara Connelly
    Police say situation could have been much worse Springfield,MO.Police continue ot investigate a shoot out that put two men in a local hospital--one in critical condition. Police say a fight over a woman Saturday morning in another part of Springfield led two men to this home in the 700 block of West Edgewood where they burst inside and started shooting at three other men. Police say several neighbors saw it happen--two men with guns drawn went into this house and started shooting. One of the three men inside the house was also armed. Sgt. Dave Zuhlke of the Springfield Police...
  • 11 Bodies Found Near U.S.-Mexico Border

    01/27/2004 10:48:28 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 12 replies · 147+ views
    Mexico (AP) ^ | 11-27-04 | REYES RAMOS
    <p>CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities have unearthed 11 bodies buried behind what appeared to be a drug trafficker's safe house near the U.S. border and were continuing the search Tuesday.</p> <p>The bodies were discovered between Friday and Monday by federal agents searching a house in Ciudad Juarez, the federal attorney general's office said Monday. Seven of those bodies were found Monday under the house's patio.</p>
  • Ferocious Gun Battle That Left No Bodies

    12/01/2003 4:56:31 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 218+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-2-2003 | Jack Fairweather
    Ferocious gun battle that left no bodies (Filed: 02/12/2003) Americans say 54 attackers died in the fiercest engagement since the war ended while Iraqis insist that eight civilians were killed by reckless US fire, writes Jack Fairweather Wrecked cars and bullet-riddled shopfronts testified to the battle. But in the streets of Samarra yesterday there was little evidence of what the Americans described as the biggest engagement since the end of the Iraqi war. Burned out cars following the fighting in Samarra, north of Baghdad US forces insisted they had killed 54 Iraqi attackers after two of their armoured convoys came...
  • 'There Were Dead Bodies Everywhere, It Seemed Like The End Of The World'

    11/12/2003 6:47:53 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 228+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-13-2003 | Jack Fairweather
    'There were dead bodies everywhere, it seemed like the end of the world' (Filed: 13/11/2003) Guards opened fire but they could not stop the speeding tanker packed with explosives. Jack Fairweather reports from Nasiriyah The Italian military compound was the softest of targets. Unlike the fortresses of coalition units in Baghdad, sheltering behind concrete crash barriers, the Italian police station in Nasiriyah had only a few rolls of barbed wire and sandbags to protect it. Although the scene of some of the heaviest fighting during the war, Nasiriyah has since welcomed foreigners and the Italians were tragically ill-prepared for what...
  • Israel to Exchange 400 Terrorists for Abducted Citizen and Three Bodies

    11/09/2003 6:20:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 136+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov. 8, 2003 | staff
    By a slim majority of only one vote, and after a full-day discussion, the Cabinet approved the exchange of prisoners with Hizbullah this afternoon. Terrorists who murdered civilians will not be released. "You all know what the main issue of today's meeting is, so there's no need to add words on the importance of the decision." So said Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the start of this morning's Cabinet session, which dealt exclusively with the prisoner exchange agreement with Hizbullah. The stakes are high: the return of Elchanan Tenenbaum and the proper burial of three IDF soldiers, and on the...
  • Infants' Bodies Go Unclaimed at Morgue - died while in the care of a religious sect "The Body"

    09/26/2003 11:56:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 282+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 09/26/03 | Staff Writer
    BOSTON - The bodies of two infants who died while in the care of a religious sect remain unclaimed in a morgue more than three years after they were exhumed from a makeshift grave. The remains of Samuel Robidoux and Jeremiah Corneau are at the state medical examiner's office because nobody from either family has tried to claim them, prosecutor Walter Shea said in an interview in Friday's Boston Herald. The children's parents are part of a small sect called the Body, which rejects modern medicine and government. Jacques Robidoux, who said he was following instructions from God when he...
  • Melting Alpine Ice Unveils Decades-Old Corpses (Defrosting nature's freezer)

    08/29/2003 7:22:21 PM PDT · by mhking · 11 replies · 155+ views
    ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss father who searched for his mountaineer son's missing body for 18 years thought his quest had paid off this week when a glacier, thawing in Europe's record heat, gave up a corpse. The young son and a companion vanished in 1985 while scaling the Titlis peak in the central Swiss Alps. Officials concluded strong winds blew them off the mountainside as they bivouacked. The man's father, who police have not named, made dozens of trips to the area to seek his remains over the years, finding nothing but bits of equipment. But police said Thursday...
  • Hundreds of heatwave bodies unclaimed as Paris struggles to clear backlog

    08/25/2003 3:57:48 AM PDT · by alnitak · 49 replies · 271+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | (Filed: 25/08/2003) | By Philip Delves Broughton in Nice
    Hundreds of bodies of Parisians who died in the August heatwave have still not been collected by their families, the city authorities said yesterday. They are being kept in refrigerated lorries and a large refrigerated warehouse near Orly airport, and 40 were buried in a cemetery just outside the capital at the weekend. The legal delay between death and burial was extended over the weekend from six days to 10 days to allow for the backlog to be dealt with. A telephone drive was started to contact victims' relatives, but if the bodies now in storage are not claimed by...
  • Council decision 'will not stop exhibition of skinless corpses'

    08/03/2003 6:56:43 AM PDT · by aculeus · 2 replies · 192+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 30th July 2003 | JEANETTE OLDHAM
    THE organisers of an exhibition involving the skinless body of a child have insisted it will go ahead today, despite being refused a venue by Edinburgh City Council. Professor Gunther von Hagens, who sparked outrage by conducting a post-mortem examination on television, had hoped to display the preserved skinless bodies, including those of an infant and three adults, in Princes Street Gardens today. But the council has declined the application on the grounds that some people would find it offensive. A spokesman for the Body Worlds show said they had already found an alternative venue where the public would be...
  • Tempers flare as flags stolen from Uday, Qusay graves in Saddam's village

    08/03/2003 10:37:14 AM PDT · by saquin · 26 replies · 262+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/3/03
    AWJA, Iraq (AFP) - Tempers flared as the two Iraqi flags covering the earthen graves of Saddam Hussein's slain sons were stolen in the night under the noses of US soldiers guarding the cemetery in the fallen dictator's birthplace. "Nobody here would have done such thing. It is the Americans who have done that," said Walid Jassem, the local grocer in a village where most people claim allegiance to Saddam's family and were showered with luxury during his 24 years in power. The idea of US soldiers here in this bastion of the old regime burned the hearts of some....
  • Defiant bluster and makeshift graves all that remain of the Hussein dynasty

    08/03/2003 11:26:28 AM PDT · by demlosers · 5 replies · 346+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 4 2003 | Paul McGeough
    The graves tell the story of the fall of the house of Hussein. Just off Tikrit's main street, Saddam built a gaudy mausoleum in dictator kitsch style, to give the appearance of a bond with the father who abandoned him as a child. And at the cemetery in nearby Owja, the Hussein family's tribal homeland, the impoverished mother who raised Saddam is remembered in a building whose functional architecture would suit the laundry block at an Australian country hospital. But when the Al Bunaser tribe gathered on Saturday for the burial of Saddam's sons, killed in a gun battle with...
  • Cadavers Pile Up at Zimbabwe Hospital

    08/03/2003 4:59:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies · 334+ views
    yahoo.comnews ^ | August 3, 2003 | Angus Shaw
    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's economic disaster is horrifyingly evident in the morgue at Harare Central Hospital, packed to more than three times capacity with the dead that relatives can't afford to bury. The morgue, designed for 164 corpses, holds nearly 600. Trays in the morgue often hold more than one adult body, along with the tiny corpses of infants. Others, shrouded in canvas and cotton sheets, lie in gurneys or on the floors of the refrigerated corridors. Some of the unclaimed cadavers are those of vagrants found dead on the streets. Others are the victims of violence kept for as...
  • Iraqi Group Given Bodies of Saddam's Sons

    08/02/2003 12:25:07 AM PDT · by stlnative · 20 replies · 381+ views
    AP - Yahoo News ^ | 8/2/03 | AP
    Iraqi Group Given Bodies of Saddam's Sons 5 minutes ago BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military handed over the bodies of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s sons Odai and Qusai to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, which will bring the corpses to their hometown of Tikrit, the U.S. Army said on Saturday. "The Red Crescent will take them to Tikrit and from there somebody will hopefully claim the bodies," said Cpl. Todd Pruden.
  • Krauthammer: On Killing the King

    07/31/2003 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 39 replies · 490+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/01/03 | Charles Krauthammer
    When the Iraqi monarchy was overthrown in 1958, Prime Minister Nuri Said, fleeing disguised as a woman, was caught, castrated and hacked to pieces by a crowd. When the strongman who took power, Abdul Karim Kassem, was overthrown five years later, he was shot and his body displayed on television. When Najibullah, deposed dictator of Afghanistan, was killed by the Taliban in 1996, he too was castrated, shot and hung, still alive, from a lamppost. Given the neighborhood, the complaint about the offense to local sensitivities by the American treatment of the bodies of Uday and Qusay Hussein is hard...
  • New Saddam audiotape mourns the death of his sons..

    07/29/2003 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Dog · 100 replies · 200+ views
    MSNBC/FOX
    Just breaking ....no word on the tapes content other than he "mourns" his sons.....waiting for the tape to be played now..
  • NBC: Handling of Sons “Quite Offensive to Islamic Sensibilities”

    07/28/2003 10:54:17 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 199 replies · 357+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday July 28, 2003 | BrentBaker
    NBC’s Richard Engel offered a more sweeping scolding than did other reporters of the U.S. for laying out for video cameras the bodies of Uday and Qusay Hussein. He called the decision “controversial” and insisted “all of this has been quite offensive to Islamic sensibilities here. Muslims are generally buried in a simple white shroud without any embalming process at all.” On Friday’s NBC Nightly News, Tom Brokaw asked Engel in Baghdad: “Richard, as you well know, there’s fresh video tonight as well of the bodies of Saddam’s two sons after they were cleaned up by Army morticians. We want...
  • Husseins belong to family: council

    07/27/2003 7:48:22 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 22 replies · 245+ views
    theage.com.au ^ | Sunday 27 July 2003, 10:05 PM | The Age
    Husseins belong to family: council Sunday 27 July 2003, 10:05 PM Iraq's transitional Governing Council wants the bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay to be given to their family, council member Samir Shaker Mahmud al-Sudayii said.Interviewed at a meeting of Baghdad's municipal council, al-Sudayii, a Sunni Muslim entrepreneur, told AFP that, if no one claimed the corpses, "other measures will be taken".However, he added that he expected the US-led coalition to follow the executive body's recommendation.Earlier in the day, Sheikh Mahmud al-Nada, leader of the Bunasser tribe allied to Saddam, told the Qatar-based satellite television network al-Jazeera...
  • IRAQ: U.S. Displays Bodies of Saddam's Sons (Evening News from the AP )

    07/25/2003 10:43:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 205+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 25, 2003 at 20:07:53 PDT | MATT MOORE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Their faces covered in morticians' makeup, patches of hair sprouting from their scalps, two bodies were displayed to journalists Friday in a further attempt by American occupation authorities to convince skeptical Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai are really dead. Meanwhile, the hunt for their father intensified, with the arrests of 13 men believed to include some of Saddam's bodyguards in a raid near the former leader's hometown, Tikrit, the U.S. Army announced Friday. "We continue to tighten the noose," said Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Army's 4th Infantry Division. U.S. officials...
  • US Invites Relatives To Claim Brothers' Bodies (Uday - Qusay)

    07/25/2003 6:07:49 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 285+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-26-2003 | Jamie Wilson
    US invites relatives to claim brothers' bodies Jamie Wilson in Baghdad Saturday July 26, 2003 The Guardian (UK) The United States authorities in Iraq were last night wrestling with the thorny problem of how to dispose of the bullet-riddled bodies of Uday and Qusay Hussein after their "touched up" corpses were shown off to the world yesterday. In stark contrast to the grisly pictures released by the US military on Thursday, the bodies shown to a small group of journalists in a makeshift morgue at Baghdad airport yesterday had been shaved and their faces reconstructed in an attempt to persuade...
  • Touched Up Bodies of Saddam Sons

    07/25/2003 9:34:42 AM PDT · by lainie · 46 replies · 573+ views
    Reuters/WP via Drudge ^ | July 25, 2003 | Andrew Marshall
    A U.S. military official said "facial reconstruction" was used to repair wounds, particularly to the face of the elder son Uday, which had disfigured the bodies shown originally to the public in photographs taken by soldiers after the battle. An uncharacteristic beard on the body of Qusay, seen in those U.S. pictures, had been shaved off, leaving a mustache. Inside the tent, U.S. officials said it was standard practice to use morticians putty to prepare bodies for viewing and was not intended to fool the Iraqi people. But while it may be common in the United States, the move is...
  • U.S. Displays Bodies That Look Like Saddam's Sons (classic Reuters headline)

    07/25/2003 8:39:17 AM PDT · by dead · 13 replies · 342+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 7/25/03 | Andrew Marshall
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Striving to convince fearful Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's sons are dead, U.S. officials showed Reuters and other journalists two bodies Friday that Washington says it is certain are those of Uday and Qusay. But unlike grisly, blood spattered photographs published by the U.S. military earlier, the faces had been touched up and shaved to make them more closely resemble the brothers in life -- a U.S. official insisted the aim was not to deceive. About 15 journalists saw two corpses laid out in a tented military morgue. They did look like the two brothers, whom U.S. troops...
  • U.S. to show sons' bodies to media

    07/25/2003 5:17:19 AM PDT · by demlosers · 16 replies · 130+ views
    CNN ^ | 25 July 2003 | Rym Brahimi
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S.-backed coalition authorities will allow the bodies of Uday and Qusay Hussein to be videotaped by the media Friday, a coalition spokeswoman said.</p> <p>The move comes a day after gruesome still photos of the corpses were released.</p>
  • Iraqis Demand to See Bodies of Saddam's Sons [warning: graphic photos of dead Qusay and Uday]

    07/24/2003 11:09:57 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 89 replies · 884+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/24/03
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis said on Thursday they were not convinced by photographs of the bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons and demanded the corpses should be dragged through the streets as proof the feared brothers were dead. The grisly pictures were broadcast on Iraqi television and international satellite channels, but many Iraqis could not see them because of power cuts plaguing the country. It didn't seem to matter because Iraqis said photographs alone were not enough to prove Uday and Qusay were dead. "Death is not enough. They should have been hung up on poles in a square in Baghdad...
  • Six More Bodies Found Near 'King Of Stonehenge' Site

    05/21/2003 4:39:06 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 950+ views
    The Sctsman ^ | 5-21-2003 | Stuart Coles
    Six More Bodies Found Near ‘King of Stonehenge’ Site By Stuart Coles, PA News Archaeologists have discovered six more bodies near the grave of the so-called “King of Stonehenge”, it was announced today. The remains of four adults and two children were found at a site in Amesbury, Wiltshire. It was about half-a-mile from that of the Amesbury Archer, the Bronze Age man who was buried with the earliest gold found in Britain. He was dubbed by the media as King of Stonehenge – so-called because it is thought he might have had a major role in creating Stonehenge. Tests...
  • Bodies of Abu Sayyaf victims found (beheaded)

    04/17/2003 2:53:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 296+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 17 2003
    PHILIPPINE soldiers have recovered headless remains believed to be those of an Indonesian sailor and a Filipino trader who were taken hostage and reportedly killed by Abu Sayyaf guerrillas on southern Jolo island, officials said today. The remains were found buried in a shallow grave in the jungle village of Panglayahan in Patikul town, 940 kilometres south of Manila. Another Indonesian hostage who managed to escape from his captors last week helped the military find the remains. Indonesian Pieter Lerrich told reporters after his escape that he understood that his colleague Munto Jacobus Winowatan had been killed by the guerrillas....
  • Bodies Line The Route To The Palace Of Fear

    04/10/2003 8:22:44 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 143+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-11-2003 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Bodies line the route to the palace of fear Inside the marble-floored opulence of the forbidden city ordinary Iraqis were too frightened even to point at Suzanne Goldenberg in Baghdad Friday April 11, 2003 The Guardian All roads to the palace passed by corpses - a mini-van with the fighter who had tried to ram it into US soldiers carbonised at the wheel; the attendant sprawled by the towering arch; the guard lying in the shadow of a golden dome; the body of a middle-aged man rotting in his green BMW near the north gate. These were the approaches to...
  • Bodies In Warehouse 'From Iran-Iraq War'

    04/06/2003 6:12:19 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 247+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-7-2003 | Andrew Johnson
    Bodies in warehouse 'from Iran-Iraq war' By Andrew Johnson 07 April 2003 Hundreds of bodies discovered in a warehouse in southern Iraq by British troops may be soldiers killed in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. The complex, found by a British artillery battery on Saturday, was initially thought to have been used to torture and execute opponents of Saddam Hussein's regime. However, initial findings by investigators searching for evidence of Iraqi war crimes suggested the two tin sheds, which contained more than 200 bodies and stacks of coffins, were a repatriation complex for casualties of the conflict. Earlier yesterday, Iran claimed...
  • Iraqi Bodies Found May Be From Iran-Iraq War

    04/06/2003 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 19 replies · 271+ views
    AP ^ | 6 April, 2003
    Bodies Found May Be From Iran-Iraq War 8 minutes ago By PATRICK MCDOWELL, Associated Press WriterZUBAYR, Iraq - A warehouse full of hundreds of bodies appears to have been a repatriation facility for soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq (news - web sites) war in the 1980s, military investigators said Sunday. Latest news: · 18 Kurds said killed, 45 injured in US friendly fire incidentAFP - 4 minutes ago · Bodies Found May Be From Iran-Iraq War AP - 8 minutes ago · US forces close to encircling Baghdad as British push into BasraAFP - 10 minutes ago Special Coverage  ...
  • Something terrible happened here. Something murderous

    04/05/2003 4:16:38 PM PST · by MadIvan · 97 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Observer ^ | April 6, 2003 | Paul Harris
    The coffins are laid out in neat rows in an abandoned warehouse. In each is a crumpled bag of bones, old and dusty but still recognisably human. In the open end of one sack a skull is buried among the fragments of a skeleton. Its eye sockets are empty. Its teeth are smashed. Beside it, two ribs point out like accusing fingers. Something terrible happened here. Something murderous. Something evil. The proof lies in a cargo container nearby. Its metal door hangs open and inside are pages and pages of files. Each sheaf of notes contains a picture of a...