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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Iraqi Civilians Regularly Killed, Weapons Planted

Us convoy hit by remote-controlled bomb, then kill unarmed civilians and place weapons beside them.

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This information is posted here as evidence allegedly related to widespread American military war crimes committed against civilian, non-combatants in Iraq.

These are allegedly grave breaches of Geneva, punishable by the death penalty. [18 USC 2441]


During his hour-and-a-half lecture – part of the launch of an interdisciplinary media and communications studies program called Media@McGill – Hersh described video footage depicting U.S. atrocities in Iraq, which he had viewed, but not yet published a story about. He described one video in which American soldiers massacre a group of people playing soccer.

“Three U.S. armed vehicles, eight soldiers in each, are driving through a village, passing candy out to kids,” he began. “Suddenly the first vehicle explodes, and there are soldiers screaming. Sixteen soldiers come out of the other vehicles, and they do what they’re told to do, which is look for running people.”

“Never mind that the bomb was detonated by remote control,” Hersh continued. “[The soldiers] open up fire; [the] cameras show it was a soccer game.” “About ten minutes later, [the soldiers] begin dragging bodies together, and they drop weapons there. It was reported as 20 or 30 insurgents killed that day,” he said.