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#729221 --- 01/10/08 04:54 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: SkySoldier]
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The "bombshell" was was just a little dud like you. "pop"
3 censured and 4 facing court martial. Some bombshell.

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#729317 --- 01/10/08 07:27 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam
Except, Sky was RIGHT, the case is a bomb...the prosecutors had NO case....****BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM*****!!!!!!!!
Exonerations all the way around. I love that word.

Exonerated
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Exonerated
Exonerated






Yes. Exonerated, granted immunity. ALL MURDER CHARGES DROPPED.

When EVERY prediction you made has been foiled. When EVERY leap to judgement has been prover to be a lie.

When you told us ALL the Marines charged were GUILTY of murder.

Then ... you gave them no right of presumtion of innocence.
Quite the opposite, you have screamed "bloody MURDER" for over a year now.

So far. Your murder conviction rate is 0.

Zilch.

Nada.


And again, yer just wrong rbser.







Gotta really suck to be you. ;\)


Edited by SkySoldier (01/10/08 07:35 PM)
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#729427 --- 01/10/08 10:18 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: SkySoldier]
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Total and complete denial. You and the Haditha criminals against the USMC.
A sentence to Federal prison for 10-20 years is some exoneration.

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#729498 --- 01/11/08 05:05 AM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: Retired Soldier]
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I keep telling you bozo. De nial is in Egypt. You are insane.




You really should check out this website rbser, it is just screaming your name. It reeks of you.

Why I can just about hear shovel fulls of earth hitting the cardboard box they will dump you in.
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#729776 --- 01/11/08 01:42 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: Retired Soldier]
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Originally Posted By: Retired Soldier
Total and complete denial. You and the Haditha criminals against the USMC.
A sentence to Federal prison for 10-20 years is some exoneration.


Last time I checked America still extends a "presumtion of innocence until PROVEN guilty".

Last time I checked, no one was even CHARGED with MURDER let alone SENTENCED to ANY prison for ANY amount of time.

See rbser?

DO YOU SEE YET???? Not one Marine has been convicted of ANYTHING.

But more than half have been either granted immunity OR;

CLEARED / AQUITTED / EXONERATED / PROCLAIMED NOT GUILTY by THE USMC.


You have had them convicted years ago, before an investigation was even underway ... let alone completed ...

Not to mention they still have yet to have their day in court.

And you are saying the few originally charged Haditha Marines left NOT EXONERATED are guilty and are going to prison for 20 to 150 years????????????????

( NO ONE IS CHARGED WITH MURDER, ALL MURDER CHARGES WERE DROPPED )

Some "retired soldier". You will eat those words like you have had to eat all the rest of your words.

Choke on "MURDER".


Yeah right, you, rbser, are nothing more than an ultra-left wing opportunist-quisling ...
who cares nothing about those you would ruin in your haste to smear the USA in ANY way you can.

Deny that ... I know you will. LOL You are so very predictable.



When Wuterich is ALSO EXONERATED I hope you take being WRONG AGAIN personally.

Refer to post above. ;-)
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#729858 --- 01/11/08 03:36 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: SkySoldier]
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Uh rah, and Semper Fi.
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#729895 --- 01/11/08 04:48 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: MotherNature]
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Three senior officers censured and forced into retirement in disgrace. Four Haditha Marines facing court martial this spring. Some exoneration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#729906 --- 01/11/08 04:53 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: Retired Soldier]
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Marine Appears in Court for Haditha Case
By CHELSEA J. CARTER – 2 days ago

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine appeared in a military court Wednesday but did not enter a plea on a manslaughter charge for his alleged involvement in the killing of 24 Iraqi men, women and children.

Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich will appear for another hearing Feb. 25 in a case that has become the biggest U.S. criminal prosecution involving civilian deaths to emerge from the Iraq war.

Wuterich, 27, of Meriden, Conn., is accused of taking part in the massacre after a roadside bomb hit his convoy in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005. Wuterich contends he was acting under proper rules of engagement when he ordered his men to assault several houses, which they cleared with grenades and gunfire.

He could face up to 160 years in prison if convicted of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice.

The charges were filed late last month against Wuterich. More serious charges — unpremeditated murder, as well as charges of soliciting another to commit an offense and making a false official statement — were dismissed by the Marine Corps.

The killings occurred Nov. 19, 2005, in Haditha after a roadside bomb hit a Marine convoy, killing the driver of a Humvee and wounding two other Marines.

Wuterich and a squad member, Sgt. Sanick Dela Cruz, allegedly shot five men by a car at the scene.

At his preliminary hearing, Wuterich said that he regretted the loss of civilian life but that he believed he was coming under fire from the homes and was operating within the rules of engagement when he ordered his men into the buildings.

Four enlisted Marines were initially charged with murder in the case, and four officers were charged with failing to investigate the deaths.

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#730497 --- 01/12/08 08:35 AM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: Retired Soldier]
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The Fog of War Crimes
Who’s to blame when ‘just following orders’ means murder?
By Frida Berrigan
A Marine squad was on a dusty road in Iraq, far from home. Suddenly, a deadly roadside bomb explodes the early morning calm and kills a lance corporal and wounds two other Marines. The mission: tend to the wounded and find those who were responsible … Or make someone pay? Three sleeping families awaken to the sound of grenades and guns.

By the end of the “operation,” 24 people were dead, including three women and six children. Bullets, fired at close range, tore through bodies and lodged deep in walls. A one-legged elderly man was shot nine times in the chest and abdomen. A man who watched the violence from his roof across the road told The Washington Post that he heard his neighbor speak to the Marines in English, begging for the lives of his wife and children, saying, “I am friend. I am good.” All the family was killed except one: 13–year-old Safa. Covered in her mother’s blood, she reportedly fainted and appeared dead. In a road nearby lay the bodies of five men—four college students and their driver.


On Nov. 20, 2005, a Marine spokesman reported: “A U.S. Marine and 15 civilians were killed yesterday from the blast of a roadside bomb in Haditha. Immediately following the bombing, gunmen attacked the convoy with small-arms fire. Iraqi army soldiers and Marines returned fire, killing eight insurgents and wounding another.”

The only truth in that statement was that there was a roadside bomb and that a Marine—Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, known as T.J. to the other men in his squad—was killed instantly. The rest was a lie. It took months for the truth to come out, and the search for justice is taking even longer. The 24 Iraqi bodies have since been buried in a cemetery in Haditha, a farming town beside the Euphrates River. But no one—from the commander on down—has been sentenced to prison, and the effort to hold Marines responsible for this crime has focused on a few men who are low on the chain of command.

Geoffrey Corn, a retired lieutenant colonel and a professor at Southern Texas College of Law, says the laws of war work because “for every case of atrocities that we read about, there are thousands of Marines and soldiers who act with restraint.”

The Laws of Armed Conflict and the Geneva Conventions were designed as the basis for military conduct in times of war. Three central principles govern armed conflict: military necessity, distinction (soldiers must engage only valid military targets) and proportionality (the loss of civilian lives and property damage must not outweigh the military advantage sought). Among other things, the Geneva Conventions identify grave breaches of international law as the “willful killing; torture or inhuman treatment; willful causing of great suffering; and extensive destruction and appropriation of property not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully or wantonly.” An examination of the military’s actions in the aftermath of Haditha reveals a clear unwillingness to apply these principles.

Whose neck is on the line?
“You stop war crimes by coming down on the ranking officer,” says Ian Cuth-bertson, a military historian and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute.

“All armies in all wars at all times have committed war crimes,” he continues. “The question is: Does command authority condone or stop them? You can’t just give an 18-year-old an automatic weapon and tell him, ‘Don’t shoot prisoners in the head.’ You need an officer to rein him in. The officer needs to feel as though his own neck is on the line.”

In the case of Haditha, Marines have not put officers’ necks on the line. Maj. Gen. Richard Huck, who was in charge of Marines in Haditha in 2005, along with his chief of staff Col. Richard Sokoloski and Col. Stephen Davis, who headed the regimental combat team, all received letters of censure from the secretary of the U.S. Navy. The censure did not strip the men of their rank or salary, but they will be barred from future promotions, which could force them out of the Marines. According to Gary Solis, a military law expert and former Marine, censure is the Marine Corps’ most serious administrative sanction.

But, as Cuthbertson points out, the generals are not being censured for letting Haditha happen. They are being punished for not investigating. This is a big difference. Cuthbertson cites the Allied response to the Malmedy massacre in Belgium as one example of taking war crimes seriously up the chain of command. In 1944, German soldiers killed more than 70 unarmed U.S. prisoners of war. In war crimes trials after Germany was defeated, justice was swift and extended far beyond those who actually pulled triggers. “The commander of the regiment wasn’t there. He was found guilty and sentenced to death,” says Cuthbertson. “The general of the Army wasn’t there. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.”

Unraveling the massacre
In January 2006—a month after the Haditha massacre—an Iraqi journalism student gave Time magazine a video of the bloody aftermath. Taher Thabet shot footage in the homes and at the morgue, recording the carnage in shaky frames. Time passed the footage on to the chief military spokesman in Baghdad, forcing the Marines to launch an investigation. Until the evidence was in their hands (and widely available on the Internet), they appeared ready to accept as truth the flimsy, contradictory account of events cobbled together by the squad leader and his men.

Two months later, the investigation determined that Marines—not insurgents—killed the civilians, and Naval Criminal Investigative Services further concluded that the civilians were deliberately targeted. CNN reported on the investigations on March 16, and Time published a long article on March 27. President Bush, however, did not address the Haditha issue until June 1, when he called the allegations “very troubling for me and equally troubling for our military.”But it took until December 2006 for eight Marines to be charged: four enlisted men with unpremeditated murder, and four officers with dereliction for covering up or failing to report the killings. These indictments helped the Marines create the impression that those responsible for Haditha were rigorously prosecuted. Yet the four charged with murder were not the only four who pulled triggers that day. And the four officers charged in the cover up were not the only four who lied.

In handing down the eight indictments, the Marines also granted immunity to at least seven others who either participated in the killings or tried to hide what the squad had done. The military ultimately offered immunity deals to two of those charged with murder in exchange for their damning testimony. Charges against two of the officers were also dismissed after their “Article 32 hearings,” a sort of a half trial, half grand-jury proceeding unique to military criminal proceedings.
At this point, criminal responsibility for 24 murders in at least four separate locations is being placed on two Marines: Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum. Of their squad of 13, they are the only two who face general court martial for the killings.Tatum, from Edmund, Okla., is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. His trial date has not been set, but if found guilty of all three, Tatum could face a maximum 19 years in confinement, a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of pay. During his July 24, 2007 military investigation hearing, the 25-year-old Marine choked back tears, saying, “I am not comfortable with the fact that I might have shot a child. I don’t know if my rounds impacted anyone. … That is a burden I will have to bear.”

For his part, Wuterich, the Marine squad leader, was originally indicted with more than a dozen counts of unpremeditated murder, as well as soliciting another to commit an offense and making false official statements, which carry a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life. After his Article 32 hearing in August 2007, Investigating Officer Lt. Paul Ware recommended dismissing 10 murder charges and reducing seven others to negligent homicide. There has not been a determination on that recommendation, and a court martial date has not yet been set. Wuterich told CBS’s “60 Minutes”: “Everyone visualizes me as a monster—a baby killer, cold-blooded, that sort of thing.” On the TV screen, he was handsome, polished and impossibly young looking.

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#730572 --- 01/12/08 10:08 AM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: Retired Soldier]
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Oh, my gawd, not again -- FOUR TIMES this dildo posted this C & P in one day.
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#730716 --- 01/12/08 04:34 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: AbuDhabi]
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Originally Posted By: Strawberry Jam

In addition, Capt. Jeffrey Dinsmore, 3/1’s S-2 (intelligence officer) prepared a story board the same day and used it to brief Maj Gen. Richard A. Huck, the 2nd Division commander. Huck had no questions for the 3/1 staff nor did he request “a detailed assessment of how these civilians died,” the evidence shows. All of this material was available to Pool and anyone else in authority concerned enough to ask for it. Nobody did until media inquires alleging a massacre at Haditha began appearing.


You are absolutely correct sj, and that is Huck was censured. Anyone with any experience instantly knew the whole situation was suspect, but they ignored it, despite the company first sergeant urging that an investigation be conducted.

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#731082 --- 01/13/08 11:09 AM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: SkySoldier]
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Last time I checked America still extends a "presumtion of innocence until PROVEN guilty".

Last time I checked, no one was even CHARGED with MURDER let alone SENTENCED to ANY prison for ANY amount of time.

See rbser?

DO YOU SEE YET???? Not one Marine has been convicted of ANYTHING.

But more than half have been either granted immunity OR;

CLEARED / AQUITTED / EXONERATED / PROCLAIMED NOT GUILTY by THE USMC.


You have had them convicted years ago, before an investigation was even underway ... let alone completed ...

Not to mention they still have yet to have their day in court.

And you are saying the few originally charged Haditha Marines left NOT EXONERATED are guilty and are going to prison for 20 to 150 years????????????????

( NO ONE IS CHARGED WITH MURDER, ALL MURDER CHARGES WERE DROPPED )

Some "retired soldier". You will eat those words like you have had to eat all the rest of your words.

Choke on "MURDER".


Yeah right, you, rbser, are nothing more than an ultra-left wing opportunist-quisling ...
who cares nothing about those you would ruin in your haste to smear the USA in ANY way you can.

Deny that ... I know you will. LOL You are so very predictable.



When Wuterich is ALSO EXONERATED I hope you take being WRONG AGAIN personally.

Refer to post above about your meds rbser. ;-)
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#731183 --- 01/13/08 04:42 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: SkySoldier]
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As usual, you are raving and don't know what you are talking about.
The first court martial will begin next month, and then we all will see.

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#731194 --- 01/13/08 05:19 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: Retired Soldier]
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Originally Posted By: Retired Soldier
As usual, you are raving and don't know what you are talking about.
The first court martial will begin next month, and then we all will see.


Originally Posted By: SkySoldier

Last time I checked America still extends a "presumtion of innocence until PROVEN guilty".

Last time I checked, no one was even CHARGED with MURDER let alone SENTENCED to ANY prison for ANY amount of time.

See rbser?

DO YOU SEE YET???? Not one Marine has been convicted of ANYTHING.

But more than half have been either granted immunity OR;

CLEARED / AQUITTED / EXONERATED / PROCLAIMED NOT GUILTY by THE USMC.


You have had them convicted years ago, before an investigation was even underway ... let alone completed ...

Not to mention they still have yet to have their day in court.

And you are saying the few originally charged Haditha Marines left NOT EXONERATED are guilty and are going to prison for 20 to 150 years????????????????

( NO ONE IS CHARGED WITH MURDER, ALL MURDER CHARGES WERE DROPPED )

Some "retired soldier". You will eat those words like you have had to eat all the rest of your words.

Choke on "MURDER".


Yeah right, you, rbser, are nothing more than an ultra-left wing opportunist-quisling ...
who cares nothing about those you would ruin in your haste to smear the USA in ANY way you can.

Deny that ... I know you will. LOL You are so very predictable.



When Wuterich is ALSO EXONERATED I hope you take being WRONG AGAIN personally.

Refer to post above about your meds rbser. ;-)

Yes it will and yes we will. You have already said they ( those Honorable Marines) are/were all guilty. Of Murder.

Obviously. You were wrong. As no one is nor will be charged with murder.
Yet you continuously defame them by accusing them of it even as they were all exonerated of it.

Call it what you want .... but .... when NO ONE is detained for charges of Murder ... nor will there be ... then there was no murder.


Let the legal decision speak for the "Honor of the Corps".


I believe it will.
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#731217 --- 01/13/08 06:14 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines [Re: SkySoldier]
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As usual, you are clueless. All the Marines in Wuterich's squad were initially charged with murder. Since his battalion commander refused to investigate the crimes (a crime for which he will face court martial next month) all the forensic evidence was lost. Grayson is being court martialed because he destroyed pictures of the massacre. Others besides Wuterich and Tatum committed crimes but they were granted immunity from prosecution to get their testimony.

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#731292 --- 01/13/08 08:05 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: Retired Soldier]
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Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And please, God, don't let me ever find out that Retired Soldier ever had anything to do with the USMC.

Please explain to me, RS, what great joy does it give you to bash men and women who volunteered to give their lives for their country?

I don't argue the facts with you, #1 because I don't think we yet know the facts, and #2, I can see the pure bile in your posts. No one will every change your mind. This is personal to you. Did the Marine Corp turn you down?

Well, this is personal to me, too. Go ahead. Continue to ignore me. Did someone whisper Marine Corps bratt in you ear. 16 years. You tell me who knows more about the US Marine Corps. Obviously you've never experienced the "you will follow orders no matter how insane they sound to you." That's a superior officer giving the command and it is not the Marine's place to question the order.


Edited by MotherNature (01/13/08 08:07 PM)
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#731307 --- 01/13/08 08:40 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: MotherNature]
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There remains a distinctly sickening horror in systematic killing of civilians that's at odds with the declared US mission in Iraq and is repugnant to our national ideals. Even under intense battlefield conditions, troops can instigate atrocities, or they can resist them. In the My Lai massacre, in 1968, Hugh Thompson Jr., an American helicopter pilot, saved many lives by putting himself between the guns of Charlie Company and the villagers whom those behind the guns led by their officers were wantonly killing. A generation of future US military officers were taught the details of the My Lai massacre as a particular lesson: What makes war crimes is criminal leadership. Whatever the responsibility of the unit commanders in Haditha, it is George W. Bush as Commander in Chief who has sent the clear message that human rights abuses and violations of international law are justified in the "war on terror."

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#731317 --- 01/13/08 08:54 PM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: sane]
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it is George W. Bush as Commander in Chief who has sent the clear message that human rights abuses and violations of international law are justified in the "war on terror."


Ditto
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#731727 --- 01/14/08 11:08 AM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: MotherNature]
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The man, "on the roof across the road", was video taping the whole situation from the time the first IED was set off that day.

He turned out to be the "55 year old "college student" that "leaked" the information to a green zone inhabitant and Times reporter.

He also turned out to be one of the leaders of AL Qaida in Iraq.

Captured Al Qaida insurgents confessed to Haiditha being a propaganda ploy and that this "student" was one of them, as was the Dr at the hopsital.

Together, those two made up the ONLY member ship in the "human rights group" that turned over film footage to the Times.

In this case the insurgent filming the WHOLE INCIDENT ..felt compelled to edit out all but the aftermath as bodies were removed and lined up to LOOK AS IF EXECUTED IN THE STREET.

Why?

Why not issue the whole footage as is SOP with the insurgents?

Because it would show the ambush for what it was. Just that. An ambush where civilians were used as sheilds inside the trigger house ensuring jujst the reaction rbser is trying to get on these boards even as AL Qaida tries to get the whole world to react the same way.

Not gonna happen.

So much for your Iraqi "Mai Lai" and THAT is what the Al Qaida insurgents were trying to manufactor that day.


It didn't work. Sorry rbser. It will never work.

Too many captured insurgents have told the whole story on Haditha. That is why so many Marines originally charged are now free and EXONERATED.

Just as all should and will be.
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#731732 --- 01/14/08 11:15 AM Re: Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marine [Re: SkySoldier]
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Time had originally reported that it was Human Rights Watch who had provided the tape [of Haditha victims]. They then retracted that and claimed that it came from Hammurabi which works with Human Rights Watch. And now they have backed off even that.

Note that even now Time still does not correct the intentionally false portrayal of the source of the videotape that they gave in all of their original stories and interviews.

Time's source, Thaer Thabit al-Hadithi, is not a "young man." He is not a "budding journalism student."

And al-Haditha is not separate and apart from the Hammurabi Human Rights Group. Nor is he a man who wanted to remain anonymous because he feared for his safety...

...Al-Haditha is 43 years old. He "created" Hammurabi 16 months ago. (Before that he worked directly under the head of Haditha's hospital, Dr. Walid al-Obeidi, who pronounced that all the victims had been shot at close range.)


In fact, al-Haditha is one of Hammurabi's only two members. He serves as its "Secretary General" while the only other member, Abdul-Rahman al-Mashhadani, performs as its "Chairman.")

Al-Haditha is the one and only person behind this tape. He made it. And he sat on it for four months before turning it over to Time magazine.

But it looks like Time did not consider these mundane facts about the maker of this tape compelling enough. So they made up additional romantic details and invented the involvement of the "internationally respected Human Rights Watch" to burnish the video's provenance.

It's something Time does on a regular basis.



This is a massacre of the truth.
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