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  • It seems that cemeteries are going to use up all the land

    08/10/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    I keep thinking about the fact that everywhere you go, there are cemeteries. As we get more and more populated with people, more and more people will die. Eventually, I'm concerned that there will be so many dead people that we will run out of space to bury them and that they will then have to start tearing down houses of living people in order to find room to bury the dead. This might not happen in my lifetime but if it doesn't, I'll become part of the problem because they will have to find a spot to bury me....
  • Iraq Paramilitaries Find Mass Grave of Hundreds Executed by ISIS

    03/11/2017 10:53:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 11 March 2017
    Iraqi paramilitary forces announced Saturday that they had discovered a mass grave at Badush prison near Mosul containing the remains of hundreds of people executed by ISIS. ISIS reportedly killed up to 600 people after seizing the jail in 2014, and was also said to have held hundreds of kidnapped women from Iraq’s Yazidi minority at the facility. The Iraqi military said that forces from the Hashed al-Shaabi -- an umbrella group of pro-government forces that are dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias -- were among the units that recaptured the prison from the extremists.
  • The Latest: Russia says mass graves found in eastern Aleppo

    12/26/2016 4:47:20 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/26/2016
    The Russian Defense Ministry says its troops have found mass graves in Aleppo with bodies showing signs of torture and mutilation. In Aleppo, Christians celebrated Christmas for the first time in four years with the country's largest city now under full control of government forces. Christians, one of the largest religious minorities at about 10 percent of Syria's pre-war 23 million-strong population, have tried to stay on the sidelines of the conflict. However, the opposition's increasingly outspoken Islamism has kept many leaning toward Assad's government.
  • Mexico: Dozens of Bodies Found in Hidden Graves

    11/27/2016 8:08:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27
    Mexican authorities say an investigation that began with an anonymous tip about kidnappings led to a grisly find: 32 bodies and nine severed heads. The remains had been buried in hidden graves in a remote, mountainous area of Guerrero state, a hotbed of drug-related violence. The victims and suspects have not yet been identified, state officials said in a statement Thursday. Authorities are still combing the area to see whether there are more hidden graves at the site, the statement said. The investigation began earlier this week after authorities, acting on a tip, found a man who'd been kidnapped and...
  • Mosul: Hundreds of bodies discovered in mass graves near city

    11/17/2016 6:26:04 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu November 17, 2016 | Mohammed Tawfeeq and Angela Dewan
    Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi security forces have discovered two mass graves near the city of Mosul containing around 250 bodies, police said Thursday. The graves were found near the town of Hammam al-Alil and were created by ISIS militants, Iraqi Federal Police Commander Brig. Gen. Faris Radhi Abbas told CNN.
  • Kuwait Draws Up Charges Against Saddam

    05/11/2005 3:49:33 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Associated Press via Newsday ^ | May 11, 2005 | Diana Elias
    KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwaiti prosecutors have drawn up a list of charges against ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and hundreds of his officials for alleged war crimes committed during Iraq's occupation of the Gulf nation, the prosecutor general said Wednesday. The list will be delivered to the Iraqi court that will try Saddam and other former regime members and the new charges will be added to the existing allegations, prosecutor general Hamed al-Othman said, according to the state-owned Kuwait News Agency. Saddam, who was captured in December 2003, already faces charges in Iraq that include killing rival politicians during his...
  • Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead

    06/08/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lucas Laursen
    In a waist-high trench alongside Spain’s national Highway 1, a dozen volunteers wearing rubber gloves brush tan clay from crumbling human bones. Their knees rest on foam cushions, and a white tent shades them from the summer sun. It’s July 2011—a full 75 summers after Spain erupted in the Civil War that put the bones of 59 civilians in the ground here. A few steps away from the trench, volunteers hold microphones up to the murmuring mouths of elders from the town of Gumiel de Izán, in the north-central region of Castilla y León. The elders, who harbor memories of...
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • Mexico search for 43 missing students in Iguala has turned up 60 mass graves with 129 bodies

    07/27/2015 8:02:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    fox News ^ | 07/27/2015
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico's attorney general says authorities have found at least 60 mass graves with 129 bodies in the southern city of Iguala since the disappearance of 43 college students there last September, a case in which the government says the youths were killed and incinerated. The attorney general's office says the number of bodies found from October to May could be more, because it is counting only those instances in which its mass grave specialists get involved. Iguala is a municipality of 120,000 people 200 kilometers (160 miles) south of Mexico City. A confrontation between students and police...
  • Fight for the rights of the unborn, and think no less of a child born out of wedlock...

    06/15/2014 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) Fight for the rights of the unborn. 2.) Think no less of a baby/infant/child brought to you without any parent, without any Godparents, as you do not know the future. Which to you is better: baptizing a baby brought to you by good RC parents,that God knows will grow up to deny your faith and be a hell-raiser, or one that asas no one there with him/her or born out ofof wedlock to lapsed parents that God knows will turn out to be righteous?. Who cares about then and there? God told Samuel that He can see what no...
  • Can an infant be baptized, be raised by believing parents & later turn from the faith?

    06/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 290 replies
    6/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) An infant is baptized, is raised by believing parents and later when older turns from the faith. 2.) An infant is baptized, has no believing parents to be raised by, and when older doesn't turn from the faith. Given that the antithesis exists for 1 & 2, wouldn't it be prudent for the priest to baptize the fortunate infant as well as the unfortunate, as either could remain faithful when older, show perseverance against high odds, and no priest knows the future - only God Almighty? Given that only God knows the future, perhaps withholding baptism isn't an option...
  • Volunteer For Auschwitz Among Polish War Heroes Buried In Mass Grave By Poland's Communist Regime

    Man who volunteered for Auschwitz among war heroes Poland searching for in mass grave WARSAW, Poland - It could hardly have been a riskier mission: infiltrate Auschwitz to chronicle Nazi atrocities. Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, managing to smuggle out word of executions before making a daring escape. But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime — tried on trumped-up charges and executed. Six decades on, Poland hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the entangled skeletons and shattered skulls of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass...
  • Dozens of bodies found buried in Texas (major Ouija Board fail)

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas -- Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 25 to 30 bodies were buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta. The bodies are those of children, according to preliminary reports. The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.
  • 13 bodies found in house in northern Mexican state

    04/16/2011 2:20:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    AP ^ | April16, 2011
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Ten complete bodies, three headless bodies and four severed heads were found when authorities dug up a pit in a house in the Mexican state of Durango, authorities said Friday. Authorities are determining whether some of the heads belonged to the bodies. The badly decayed corpses — which have not yet been identified — were taken to a morgue for autopsies, the Durango state prosecutor's office said in a statement. Durango has been the scene of a bloody turf battle between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas gang. The grisly discovery comes as mass graves with...
  • Marines Find 72 Bodies at Suspected Drug Cartel Dumping Ground in Northern Mexico

    08/25/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2010 | Fox News
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday. The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006. "The federal government categorically condemns the barbarous acts committed...
  • Hundreds of Chilldren Found in Mass Grave (Iraq)

    02/26/2010 5:52:58 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 84 replies · 3,475+ views
    http://www.hrtribune.net ^ | 2/25/10 | Mihemed Eli Zalla
    Anfal genocide was a campaign against the Kurds in 1980s. It was aimed at the elimination of the Kurds in Iraq, by destroying and burning Kurdish villages down. Killing and burying alive the people of these villages. It costed over 200,000 lives of innocent Kurds. A group of experts from ministry of Anfaled and Martyrs are to excavate these graves soon. The graves hold remnants of 272 children and the oldest one among them is a 16 year old girl. A pregnant woman is also among them, added Amin.
  • Kurdish Mass Grave Discovered in Iraq

    05/18/2009 12:59:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 893+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Kurdish Mass Grave Discovered in Iraq The Iraqi Human Rights Ministry announced that a mass grave has been discovered in southern Najaf, containing the bodies of 3,000 Kurds murdered by the Saddam Hussein regime. It should be noted that about 100,000 Kurds were murdered by this regime, and that, even six years after its fall, the bodies of thousands of murdered civilians remain undiscovered. In Najaf alone, 48 mass graves have been found. Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), May 17, 2009. Posted at: 2009-05-17
  • Witness to Genocide

    01/11/2009 7:13:30 PM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies · 1,580+ views
    ARCHAEOLOGY ^ | January/February 2009 | Heather Pringle
    In May 1988, a prison guard checked Taymour Abdullah Ahmad's name off a list and directed him to a bus idling in the Popular Army camp in Topzawa, southwest of Kirkuk. The camp was one of Iraq's grimmest prisons. During his month-long internment there, the 12-year-old Kurdish boy watched guards beating male prisoners senseless with lengths of coaxial cable. He had seen four children weaken and then die of starvation. He stood helplessly as a guard stripped his father to his undershorts and led him off to his death. So Taymour was not sorry to see the last of Topzawa....
  • Researchers: WWII Marines entombed on atoll

    11/26/2008 7:08:54 PM PST · by Dubya · 35 replies · 2,724+ views
    Expedition could lead to largest identification of war dead in U.S. history
  • AP IMPACT: Thousands killed by US's Korean ally

    05/18/2008 3:30:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 97 replies · 168+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2008 | CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG
    DAEJEON, South Korea - Grave by mass grave, South Korea is unearthing the skeletons and buried truths of a cold-blooded slaughter from early in the Korean War, when this nation's U.S.-backed regime killed untold thousands of leftists and hapless peasants in a summer of terror in 1950. With U.S. military officers sometimes present, and as North Korean invaders pushed down the peninsula, the southern army and police emptied South Korean prisons, lined up detainees and shot them in the head, dumping the bodies into hastily dug trenches. Others were thrown into abandoned mines or into the sea. Women and children...