December 31, 2004

Falluja Massacre Eyewitness

A cameraman with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. gives an eyewitness account of the Massacre Of Falluja:
"Americans did not have interpreters with them, so they entered houses and killed people because they didn't speak English! They entered the house where I was with 26 people and shot people because they didn't obey their orders, even just because the people couldn't understand a word of English. Ninety-five percent of the people killed in the houses that I saw were killed because they couldn't speak English... "

5 comments:

Mark said...

"Jeane Kirkpatrick once said, 'Americans need to face the truth about themselves, no matter how pleasant it is.' The reason that many Americans don't feel this way is that they judge themselves by a higher standard than anyone else. Americans are a self-scrutinizing people: even if they have acted well in a given situation, they are always ready to examine whether they could have acted better." --- Dinesh D'Souza

Mark said...

"At some subliminal level, everybody knows this. Thus if the Chinese, the Arabs, or the sub-Saharan Africans slaughter ten thousand of their own people, the world utters a collective sigh and resumes its normal business. We sadly expect the Chinese, the Arabs, and the sub-Saharan Africans to do these things. By contrast, if America, in the middle of a war, accidentally bombs a school or a hospital and kills two hundered civilians, there is an immediate uproar and an investigation is launced. What all this demonstrates, of course, is America's evident moral superiority." --- Dinesh D'Souza

Rachel in London said...

Mark quoted, many Americans ... judge themselves by a higher standard than anyone else. Americans are a self-scrutinizing people: even if they have acted well in a given situation, they are always ready to examine whether they could have acted better.HAHAHAHAHAHA - I think not. In America its "most brain-washed people on the planet" populace aspire only to sentimental mediocrity in all things except military brutality.

Rachel in London said...

More about Americans' alleged self-examination. You will need to go to the Beyond Northern Iraq blog, entry for 16 December 2004, in order to get the link he refers to.

For a telling -- and at tims depressing -- insight into one of the leading moneymen bank-rolling the American right, listen to NPR's interview with junk mail king Richard Viguerie.

Viguerie lurches from one bogeyman of the right to the next: liberals, the media, gays (who are apparently desecrating Catholic churches across America), Hollywood and secularists.

His most hilarious outburst comes when he criticises liberals for arguing in nuances instead of presenting issues in black and white. Damn those lefties and their subtle debates.

Rachel in London said...

Also on the Beyond Northern Iraq blog,

Seymour Hersh's book, Chain of Command ... a stunning piece of work, a sober and patient unravelling of the failures and lies that led to the war in Iraq and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Hersh collects whispers and secret conversations from spooks, diplomats and officials and weaves them into a devastating narrative.

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