Monday, May 24, 2004

"Bad people have parties too"

/ uncommon / killers
The above was the statement that suspected war criminal and US military spokesman Brig Gen Mark Kimmitt made, in response to a video allegedly showing the wedding party that was bombed to smithereens. US military propaganda had initially insisted that "...there is no evidence that a wedding was held at the raid's site..."
These lies were repeated despite the fact that:
Lieutenant-Colonel Ziyad al-Jbouri, the deputy police chief of Ramadi, said that between 42 and 45 people were killed in the attack, which took place at about 2:45am in a desert area near the border with Syria and Jordan. He said the dead included 15 children and ten women. Doctors at a hospital in Ramadi put the death toll at 45.

The video seemingly confirms the assessment of the police chief. If you have bandwith limitations, the BBC presents a series of images from the wedding video. Note the "bad people" depicted i.e. here.
Riverbend in her latest post, comments with her usual eloquence on this breathtaking hypocrisy:

Of course not- it couldn't have been a wedding party. It was a resistance cell of women and children (one deviously dressed in a wedding gown!). It wasn't a wedding party just as mosques aren't mosques and hospitals are never hospitals when they are bombed. Celebrating women and children are not civilians. 'Contractors' traveling with the American army to torture and kill Iraqis ARE civilians. CIA personnel are 'civilians' and the people who planned and executed the war are all civilians. We're not civilians- we are insurgents, criminals and potential collateral damage.

She links to, a site with impressive "propaganda art" on the war, biting and to the point.
Is this the enemy?...

P.S. I couldn't resist: Bad people really do have parties...

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