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Cueball
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posted 18 May 2004 04:34 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I append this to something, but it is a pretty poingant interview with a US Marine.

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For nearly 12 years, Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey was a hard-core, some say gung-ho, Marine. For three years he trained fellow Marines in one of the most grueling indoctrination rituals in military life - Marine boot camp.
The Iraq war changed Massey. The brutality, the sheer carnage of the U.S. invasion, touched his conscience and transformed him forever. He was honorably discharged with full severance last Dec. 31 and is now back in his hometown, Waynsville, N.C.



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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 18 May 2004 02:03 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Everybody in the United States should read that interview.
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skdadl
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posted 18 May 2004 02:15 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I agree, Jacob. It is overwhelming to read, though: schedule it just before you're free to take a break.
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Rand McNally
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posted 19 May 2004 03:03 PM      Profile for Rand McNally     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, Jake did you move yet. Let me know your new number.

Oh, and as to not hijack the topic, it is a very moving article. However, I would personally would be worried about admitting that the sub-unit that I was commanding committed war crimes on several occasions.


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Rufus Polson
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posted 19 May 2004 03:04 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Rand McNally:
I personally would be worried about admitting that the sub-unit that I was commanding committed war crimes on several occasions.

Why? Americans are exempt from prosecution on war crimes.


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Rand McNally
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posted 19 May 2004 03:19 PM      Profile for Rand McNally     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
True, however if they had to throw a whipping boy to world opinion, why not this guy who is not backing them.

I found a earlier article on the same guy. It has a bit more background. There are a couple of other differences

"The psychiatrist diagnosed Massey as depressed and suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. He recommended Massey leave the battlefield immediately."

It also says he was leading a sniper platoon, not a heavy weapons platoon as stated in the interview. Mostly likely just some problem on the reporter's end

[URL=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5703.htm]

[ 19 May 2004: Message edited by: Rand McNally ]


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 20 May 2004 11:42 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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ABCNEWS has obtained two new photos taken at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq showing Spc. Charles Graner and Spc. Sabrina Harman posing over the body of a detainee who was allegedly beaten to death by CIA or civilian interrogators in the prison's showers. The detainee's name was Manadel al-Jamadi.

click

"We come to Iraq with respect for its citizens, for their great civilization and for the religious faiths they practice. We have no ambition in Iraq, except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people. "

Dubya
March, 2003


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