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posted 27 April 2003 01:24 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hungry kids, exploded houses, stone-throwing teens, jubilant snipers...sound at all familiar?

Stone-throwing children put U.S. troops on edge

Baghdad arms blast sparks anti-US protests

Urban war in plain sight

"That's a confirmed kill!" a voice on a radio exclaims as the snipers sit on the roof, scanning the streets below. "That's the fourth one tonight!"

It's frustrating. They're like little gnats that you can't get away," said Captain James McGahey, a company commander of the 101st Airborne Division who says almost every one of the patrols he sends out in the northern city of Mosul gets stoned.

Kalaal, the man who lost 14 relatives when his house was destroyed, had no doubt who was to blame for the tragedy. "Those Americans did this," he said, shaking his finger in rage.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Thinking about and drawing comparisons to the IDF, the West Bank, brutal colonial occupations, religious zealots joyfully killing inferior peoples, etc. may provoke finger-wagging from the "jury." Remember, all thoughts are equal, only some are less so.

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