Iraq / Middle East / Murder Thread


#2179

:grin:


#2180

Utterly harrowing documentary in bbc4 now about Aleppo


#2181

I have it recording. Is it rough ?


#2182

At times. Great, great fucking men though pulling babies and dead bodies from the rubble and risking their lives.


#2183

I might delete it. Couldn’t be looking at the children suffering like that :triumph::triumph::triumph::rage::rage:


#2184

Joe Cannings visit?


#2185

So the former President of Yemen, Saleh has been killed by the rebels. He was supposed to be one of them, but he tried to talk to Saudis in the last few weeks so they killed him. The Middle East is some place.


#2186

Saleh was never ‘one of them’. He is, or was, an independent actor who has played every side imaginable to hold onto power over the years.

The lack of coverage for Yemen is mind-blowing to be honest. What the Saudis are doing is psychopathic. And most of the US media can’t even acknowledge that their country is hand in hand with the Saudis in what’s happening.


#2187

Let’s see what does the hornets nest need right now? I know a good stirring


#2188

Lets not forget Britain’s part in this either as one of the chief armourer’s of the Saudi’s.


#2189

The Palestinians continue to live under a nightmarish occupation?


#2190

Finally a politician that honours his election promises…


#2191

What’s going on in Syria at the moment ? Are the Turks and Russians close to facing off ?


#2192

#2193

An American soldier has pleaded guilty to being part of a “kill team” who deliberately murdered Afghan civilians for sport last year.

Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock, 23, told a military court he had helped to kill three unarmed Afghans. “The plan was to kill people, sir,” he told an army judge in Fort Lea, near Seattle, after his plea.

The case has caused outraged headlines around the world. In a series of videotaped confessions to investigators, some of which have been broadcast on American television, Morlock detailed how he and other members of his Stryker brigade set up and faked combat situations so that they could kill civilians who posed no threat to them. Four other soldiers are still to come to trial over the incidents.

The case is a PR disaster for America’s military and has been compared to the notorious incidents of torture that emerged from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This week the German magazine Der Spiegel published three pictures that showed American soldiers, including Morlock, posing with the corpse of a young Afghan boy as if it were a hunting trophy.

Some soldiers apparently kept body parts of their victims, including a skull, as souvenirs. In a statement issued in response to the publication of the photos the US army apologised to the families of the dead. “[The photos are] repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States army,” the statement said.


#2194

Fucking hell.


#2195

A PR disaster is an odd way of describing this. They are war crimes plain and simple.


#2196

I see the Israelis are at it again. 17 unarmed Palestinian protestors killed


#2197

Jaysus


#2198

this story is 7 years old, it happened under the direction of Barack Obama