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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 · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
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    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...