The latest of U.S. scandals in Iraq
- From: alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Alan)
- Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:28 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
The BUSH administration constructed many false pretexts and downright lies to
justify its interference in the Middle East, region, among its claims was the
mission to ?liberate women?. ?Liberation of women? had always been a common
rationale in its effort to win the support of Western nations for its brutal
The U.S.-led occupation forces overthrew the former Iraqi regime lead by Saddam
Hussein in April 2003 claiming that it was for the welfare of the Iraqi nation
that Bush?s admin says has been subject to hideous human rights violations at
the hand of its dictator ruler.
Contrary to what the U.S. government repetitively claims, Mafkarat Al Islam
reported that the U.S. Marines in IRAQ stormed a house in the at-Ta?mim
neighborhood of western Ramadi, IRAQ, last Tuesday, in the course of their
?Rams? offensive, asking the house holder about rebels his is protecting, their
whereabouts, and their names. But the man refused to giver them answers for
their questions, simply because he doesn?t know.
Thus, the Marines threatened to strip his wife naked in front of him if he
didn't speak, but the man still refused to talk, saying he had no answer for
their questions. So they carried out their threat, ripping off his wife?s
clothing and gazing at her naked body in front of the husband, who was bound at
the time, the paper correspondent said, adding that the brother of the
householder said that the Marines left the house after his brother collapsed
seeing his wife standing naked in front of the men.
The Marines left in a hurry from the area after their crime, Mafkarat Al Islam
correspondent stated, comparing ?the mood in the city to a boiling cauldron?.
It?s amazing how the U.S. government keeps lying about promoting and defending
democracy and human rights, when it?s the world?s leading human rights violator.
The series of uncovered scandals about the actions of the U.S. military in Iraq
challenge every lie the Bush admin told in the run up to war.
Numerous human rights organizations had accused the U.S. of carrying out war
crimes and serious human rights violations in IRAQ. However the American
President and his administration had never been held accountable.
The ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, whom the U.S. refers to as ?dictator?
and ?tyrant?, might have been a brutal ruler, but the Iraqi women were better
off during his era, they were at least assured the right to participate in
Iraq's public life. They had considerable freedom of movement; they went to
school, participated in the professions, they participated in the government and
But since the U.S. deposed Saddam, women in Iraq feel less safe.
Dr. Ron Paul, a Republican member of Congress from Texas, once wrote that
?Whenever the administration is challenged regarding the success of the IRAQ
war, or regarding the false information used to justify the war, the retort is:
?Aren?t the people of Iraq better off???
The Iraqi nation?s suffering has absolutely increased under the merciless
occupation and a prove for that is the scandals and crimes committed by the
occupation troops we hear about everyday.
"Can't you see we're still here,
Can't you see we're still here,
Singing loud; Singing clear,
We shall not go under,
We're still here."
Nemesis Peace Centre
Abuse of Women and Children
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