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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4643481.stm

Iraq's ambassador to the UN has demanded an inquiry into what he said was the "cold-blooded murder" of his young unarmed relative by US marines.
Without such high ranking relative we probably would not be aware about this incident. I suppose that this story is not something special.

Mohammed, an engineering student, was visiting his family home when some 10 marines with an Egyptian interpreter knocked on the door at 1000 local time.
It is an interesting detail. Why Egyptian interpreter was used? We are constantly being told about 'huge' ''Iraqi forces'. Where are they? 2 years is long enough period to prepare Iraqi military interpreters. Why there was no one wearing Iraqi military uniform in this incident?

He opened the door to them and was "happy to exercise some of his English"
However it was very short lesson.

...another brother was dragged out and beaten and the family was ordered to wait outside.

As the marines left "smiling at each other" an hour later, the interpreter told the mother they had killed Mohammed

In the bedroom, Mohammed was found dead and laying in a clotted pool of his blood...
Now suppose that the UK is occupied by Chinese troops (to establish 'true peoples democracy'). What would be your reaction in similar case?
 
#2
KGB_resident said:
Now suppose that the UK is occupied by Chinese troops (to establish 'true peoples democracy'). What would be your reaction in similar case?
That's not a fair analogy, Sergei and you know it - frankly, however, if the UK was occupied by US forces to remove Blair's régime, I'd be chuffed to feck.
 
#3
Sounds odd. I find it hard to believe.
 
#4
This isn't good news - either the Iraqi UN ambassador is lying through his teeth or some US troops haven't quite got "hearts and minds" yet. I'm not sure which option is worse:
1. The Iraqi Govt representative, approved by said organisation, is deliberately engaging in info ops against the US;
2. Some US soldiers get to murder whoever they like and would have got away with it if the victim hadn't had a connected relative.
 
#5
One_of_the_strange said:
This isn't good news - either the Iraqi UN ambassador is lying through his teeth or some US troops haven't quite got "hearts and minds" yet. I'm not sure which option is worse:
1. The Iraqi Govt representative, approved by said organisation, is deliberately engaging in info ops against the US;
2. Some US soldiers get to murder whoever they like and would have got away with it if the victim hadn't had a connected relative.
I think that our American friends will try to avoid both options. More likely that after 'very complex' investigation the death would be described as 'tragic accident'. Mohammed attempted to speak English and his English was probably as poor as my one. So could he be understood in the wrong way by the soldiers? Why not?
 

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