Security Force Killing Iraqi civilians

The following video shows a private security force driving around the streets of Iraq killing civilians. This is your tax dollars at work in Iraq. I wish I could say that this is unbelievable, but I can't. That is a sad commentary on the state of affairs. If this is liberation, then I'd hate to see what occupation looks like.

Source: "A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which
are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis."



Update
And while your at it, why not read about the surge in violence happening in Afghanistan. You all remember that place? That's the place where Bin Laden operated from and masterminded the 9/11 attacks. Oh, you've forgotten about Bin Laden and Afghanistan? Don't worry, so did the administration. We pulled out of there too soon and it looks as though the Bushies will claim victory in Iraq and pull out of there within a few years.

 

6 Responses to Security Force Killing Iraqi civilians

  1. Rell Says:
    i just talked to one of my boys who is over there via e-mail.

    Seems to be goind well...
  2. Chance Says:
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  3. bold as love Says:
    Private security guards--hmm.... I wonder how tax dollars are working in this equation-Iam sure it's all Bush's fault- just dayum, James you reaching baby- this video is old news and this type of thing goes on in all parts of the world where security is only guaranteed by shooting first- the private security guards in that video- if you took the time to analyze it, were shooting tires out, and raking fire across the hoods of cars that were closing in on who ever that where guarding. There is one car that crashed into another that probally had the driver shot or nearly shot.Its all about context, James, driving in Iraq has a whole different set of rules, ask anyone that has come back- they will tell you.

    Care to speculate what would happen if you rode up hard on the Bush, or the former Clinton Presidential convoy for that matter. I bet the secret service would fire your ass up-no questions asked.

    By omitting all the factors surrounding this video- you are helping mislead people, and with troops on the ground-that ain't good James. Please be careful with the influence you have.

    Later'
  4. James Manning Says:
    Bold, did you look at the video. Some of these cars that they were shooting at were at least 100 yards away. They were driving to highway shooting at cars out the back of a truck playing Elvis music. That is sadistic.

    If we were talking about a checkpoint, you statement would have some merit, as I am sure some Iraqi's have yet to figure out how to properly approach a checkpoint and have gotten them killed. I will grant soldiers that latitude. However, this is not what is in the video and your willingness to justify immoral behavior with "well, it happens everywhere" doesn’t seem to fly. Where is your moral standard? Do you justify murder simply because it happens? What about rape, child molestation?

    You seem to have to sense of right and wrong when it comes to how the government should operate. Is genocide ok as long as there are several countries committing it? That seemed to be your take in your last post.
  5. mikecch Says:
    Bold

    Are you of military age? Have you ever served in any branch of the military? If not, sign up. The Bush administration has extended the enlistment age to 42. Or are you like the people you are defending--not willing to serve but is more than willing to have other people fight and die for you.

    James, great blog. Keep it up.
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