"A lot of guys really supported that whole concept that, you know, if they don't speak English and they have darker skin, they're not as human as us, so we can do what we want,"
"This unit sets up this traffic control point and this 18 year old kid is on top of an armored Humvee with a .50 caliber machine gun," remembered Geoffrey Millard who served in Tikrit with the 42nd Infantry Division. "And this car speeds at him pretty quick and he makes a split second decision that that's a suicide bomber, and he presses the butterfly trigger and puts 200 rounds in less than a minute into this vehicle. It killed the mother, a father and two kids. The boy was aged four and the daughter was aged three."
Four year old male suicide bomber and a three year old female ahhh, suicide bomber.
Bewildered prisoners, who were rounded up in useless and indiscriminate raids, were stripped naked, and left to stand terrified and bewildered for hours in the baking sun. They were subjected to a steady torrent of verbal and physical abuse
He saw how the callous and unchecked abuse of power first led to alienation among Iraqis and spawned a raw hatred of the occupation forces. When army units raided homes, the soldiers burst in on frightened families, forced them to huddle in the corners at gun point, and helped themselves to food and items in the house.
Iraqi families were routinely fired upon for getting too close to check points, including an incident where an unarmed father driving a car was decapitated by a 50-caliber machine gun in front of his small son, although by then, Mejia notes, "this sort of killing of civilians had long ceased to arouse much interest or even comment."
wow, decapitating the driver without killing his son takes some goddamn artistry. Give that man a congressional gold medal and, no, don't let that president anywhere near that man. He'll just pull him down to his level.
Units, he said, nonchalantly opened fire in crowded neighborhoods with heavy M-240 Bravo machine guns, AT-4 launchers and Mark 19s, a machine gun that spits out grenades.
They're not "fighting them there so they won't have to fight them here", they're MAKING MORE. And people, the arabs are out procreating all of the developed world combined. Did I say that they were making more? I mean that BOTH SIDES were making more terrorists. And the only way to win that war is to nuke ALL of saudi arabia, Iraq, and Iran. Something the U.S. can't afford to do. Instead, they'll just create more terrorists and spend the next 50 years applying superior firepower, torture and genocide. Letting the blood flow so that the oil may flow too.