Thursday, September 28, 2006
THE "LIBERATION" GOES ON
ANOTHER IRAQI FAMILY MASSACRED BY US TROOPS IN BAQOUBA
American troops killed eight people — four of them women — in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.
Outside the pockmarked house, which relatives said belonged to Mohammed Jassim, bullet casings littered the ground and blood stained the sand. Family members cried and consoled one another as the bodies of the women were taken away.
“This is an ugly criminal act by the U.S. soldiers against Iraqi citizens,” Manal Jassim, who lost her parents and other relatives in the attack, told Associated Press Television News.
Iraq’s major Sunni clerical organization, the Association of Muslim Scholars, condemned the raid as a “terrorist massacre.”
AS ALWAYS, THE PUPPET GOVERNMENT OF MALIKI AND TALABANI DID NOT SAY A WORD ABOUT THIS MASSACRE, REGISTER ANY PROTEST OR DEMAND ANY INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION.
Al-Zaman [Ar.] has more on the bombing of the family in Baqubah. "A young girl said, weeping, 'I was inside preparing the meal to break the Ramadan fast. I heard explosions and gunfire, and I ran. When I returned, I found all of my family killed. My father, four women and three men. All of them, including my brother and his pregnant wife. They took two members of our family, a man and a woman, who were wounded.'"