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US is an amazing country,
A country which with a dream can put a man on the moon, who can get elect a black president just a few decades after they hanged ‘colored’ people on trees and danced around them. But it has one of the most disgusting history of human rights violation as well. There main reason is that in the US today (an even before) accountability is non existence, if anything goes wrong, you must find someone to blame, it is never YOUR fault, it is not your own act that causes the problem and history is what you remember and people’s memory is getting shorter and shorted every day.

Tuesday is going to be another major election in the US, now that the hopes of 2008 are proven to be nothing other than an illusion, people choose to forget the root cause of the problem and choosing the same gang (or a bunch 10s times dumber than those) into public offices.

Zimmerman is highlighting the believes perfectly in his sarcastic song:

YouTube – “Vote Republican” by Roy Zimmerman

Tea Party backing candidate who allegedly shot unarmed Iraqis 60 times | Raw Story

Tea Party backing candidate who allegedly shot unarmed Iraqis 60 times

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 — 11:37 am

pantano 1026 Tea Party backing candidate who allegedly shot unarmed Iraqis 60 times

A Tea Party-backed candidate who allegedly murdered two unarmed Iraqis could win a seat in the House of Representatives, The Guardian reports.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ilario Pantano, who is running for North Carolina’s 7th congressional district as a Republican, was charged with the premeditated murder of two Iraqi civilians in 2005 while serving as a second lieutenant with the US Marines.

In April of 2004, Pantano and his platoon stopped and detained two Iraqi men in a car near Falluja. While the majority of his platoon was away, he and two others ordered the detained Iraqis to search their own car for weapons and then allegedly unloaded two full magazines of his M16A4 rifle into them.

Sergeant Daniel Coburn, who was 27 at the time and one of the three soldiers at the incident, recalled wondering “when the lieutenant was going to stop, because it was obvious that they were dead.”

“I believed that by firing the number of rounds that I did, I was sending a message,” Pantano told the New York magazine.

After killing the two Iraqis, he left a placard inscribed with the Marine motto “No better friend, No worse enemy.”

A few months after the alleged incident occurred, Coburn reported him to senior officers.

All charges against Pantano, who was facing a possible death sentence, were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.

Although his opponent, incumbent Democrat Rep. Mike McIntyre, has not brought the issue up, Pantano’s defeated primary opponent has.

Will Breazeale, a former lieutenant colonel who served in both Iraq wars, says Pantano has “no excuse for what he did.”

“To shoot two unarmed prisoners 60 times and put a sign over their dead bodies is inexcusable,” Breazeale told The Daily Beast. “And once people know the real story, he has no chance of winning in November. I know people think it’s sour grapes, but I have nothing to gain by opposing him except clearing my conscience and fighting for good government.”

Last week, the Chairman of the Robeson County Republican Party accused McIntyre of conducting a push poll calling campaign to inform voters that Pantano had once been charged with murder. Pantano’s camp offered no evidence that McIntyre actually sponsored the push poll.

With help from the Tea Party movement, Pantano has been able to raise almost $1 million for his campaign. He has received endorsements from the Veterans In Defense Of Liberty, the North Carolina Chapter of Eagle Forum, far-right blogger Pamela Geller, and a number of other conservatives.

Speaking at a rally at Ground Zero in New York organized by Gellar, Pantano said, “My family and I traveled from our home in North Carolina to stand shoulder to shoulder in objection to this thinly veiled effort at marking Muslim conquest.”

“The suggestion that this mysteriously funded mosque is anything other than a permanent demonstration of Islam’s march on the West is naïve at best,” writes Pantano in an article for The Daily Caller. “This is about marking religious, ideological and territorial conquest.”

According to a recent poll, Democrat McIntyre has a 12-point lead over Pantano. Pantano’s campaign manager claims the poll is skewed, because it surveyed registered voters, not likely voters.

Despite McIntyre’s 12-point lead, he has still faced an unexpectedly tough re-election challenge. A Republican has not taken North Carolina’s 7th congressional district since 1871 and other polls have found a dead heat between the two candidates.

US troops operating under the command of an unnamed US major, who had been involved in the rape of an Iraqi female,decapitated the brother of the victim last year showed one such document posted on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
Those who supported this madness should raise their flag higher today to show their support for these “brave heroes”.
For those of you who do not remember the Haditha masscare take a look at these news and videos:

What happened at Haditha?

5) Four brothers put in wardrobe and shot dead in a third house.
By Martin Asser
BBC News

Maliya Abdul Hamid, whose father and other relatives were killed in Haditha incident

The dead in Haditha included members of whole families

Haditha is an agricultural community of about 90,000 people on the banks of the Euphrates north-west of Baghdad.

It lies in the huge western province of Anbar, which became the heartland of the insurgency after US-led troops invaded Iraq in 2003.

It was a dangerous place for the US marines who control this part of Iraq – and for the inhabitants, caught between insurgents and American troops.

On the morning of 19 November 2005, the Subhani neighbourhood was the scene of an event that was then a regular occurrence – a roadside bomb targeting a US patrol.

It killed 20-year-old Lance Corp Miguel (“TJ”) Terrazas, driving one of four Humvee vehicles in the patrol, and injured two other marines.

Haditha map

A simple US military statement hinted at the bloody chain of events that the attack started – though subsequent scrutiny showed it to be far from the truth.

It said: “A US 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.”

Video footage

The tragedy of Haditha may have been left at that – just another statistic of “war-torn” Iraq – a place too dangerous to be reported properly by journalists, where openness is not in the interests of political and military circles, and the sheer scale of death numbs the senses.

However, the following day a self-styled local journalist and human-rights activist, Taher Thabet al-Hadithi, got his video camera out and filmed scenes that – whatever they were – were not the aftermath of a roadside bombing.

US marines on patrol in Haditha

Haditha is considered hostile territory for US marines

The bodies of women and children, still in their nightclothes, apparently shot in their own homes; interior walls and ceilings peppered with bullet holes; bloodstains on the floor.

A couple of months later, Mr Hadithi’s tape was passed to the US newsmagazine Time, which published an account based on the footage.

The magazine also handed a copy of the tape to US military commanders in Baghdad, who initiated a preliminary investigation.

Following their findings, the official version was changed to say that, after the roadside bombing, the 15 civilians had been accidentally shot by marines during a gun fight with insurgents.

Nevertheless, on 9 March 2006 the top US commanders in Baghdad began a criminal investigation, led by the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS).

On 7 April three officers in charge of troops in Haditha were also stripped of their command and reassigned.

‘Pretended to die’

Eyewitness accounts suggest that comrades of TJ Terrazas, far from coming under enemy fire, went on the rampage in Haditha after his death.

A US soldier came in and shot at us, I pretended to be dead and he didn’t notice me
Safa Younis

Twelve-year-old Safa Younis appears on video saying she was in one of three houses where troops came in and indiscriminately killed family members.

“They knocked at our front door and my father went to open it. They shot him dead from behind the door and then they shot him again,” she says in the video.

“Then one American soldier came in and shot at us all. I pretended to be dead and he didn’t notice me.”

There were eight bodies in the house, including Safa’s five siblings, aged between two and 14.

In another house seven people including a child and his 70-year-old grandfather were killed. Four brothers aged 41 to 24 died in a third house. Eyewitnesses said they were forced into a wardrobe and shot.

In the street, US troops gunned down four students and a taxi driver they had stopped at a roadblock set up after the bombing.

According to a witness, they were shot by the side of the road, as they stood with their hands on their heads.

Trials and inquiries

Events in Haditha have been the subject of several official investigations as well as criminal charges against some members of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment alleged to have carried out the killings.

Sgt Frank Wuterich

Sgt Wuterich was the last man to have murder charges dropped

The alleged ringleader, Sgt Frank Wuterich, 28, was charged with voluntary manslaughter while L/Cpl Stephen Tatum was changed with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Murder charges were dismissed against all the marines from Kilo Company, including Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz, who was granted immunity in exchange for giving evidence to the military court.

The defendants have stuck to their initial account, that the dead were either assailants or civilians killed unwittingly in the crossfire.

Their supporters in the US have accused Mr Hadithi of being an insurgent himself, and distorting or actually fabricating the evidence.

Meanwhile, the US-backed Iraqi government launched its own inquiry, saying there was a limit to the “acceptable excuses” by the US military for causing civilian deaths, in this as well as a string of other high-profile cases in Iraq.

A report by the US military in Iraq found that senior marine commanders had been negligent in their failure to properly investigate the Haditha killings, and four officers were initially charged with dereliction and failing to report and investigate the killings.

Two had their charges dismissed by a military court in the US, but Lt Col Jeffrey Chessani became the most senior US serviceman since the Vietnam War to face a court martial for actions in combat.

graphic - US troops version
1) Marine Lance Corp Miguel Terrazas dies in attack on US convoy.
2) US military initially says bomb also killed 15 Iraqi civilians.
3) Eight insurgents killed after attacking convoy. US later says the 15 civilians were not killed by bomb, but shot accidentally in battle.
graphic - Iraqi eyewitnesses' version
1) Marine Lance Corp Miguel Terrazas dies in bomb attack on convoy of four Humvees. Troops then “go on rampage”.
2) At roadblock, four students and taxi driver killed.
3) Eight people killed in one of three houses.
4) Seven killed in a second house.


(CRIMINAL EVENT) MURDER RPT HADITHA SWAT : ___ UE KIA — Iraq War Logs

(CRIMINAL EVENT) MURDER RPT HADITHA SWAT : ___ UE KIA

2009-05-25 18:00:00

Take care; definitions may be wrong.


AAA MISSION/OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM ___ / Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-AP

___ WHO: MAJOR (___ SWAT Commander)

___ WHAT: ALLEGEDLY TRANSFERRED A HADITHA SWAT PRISONER TO FACILITATE ___. (MNC- )

___ WHERE: ___, HADITHAH DISTRICT IP STATION

___ WHEN: 26MAY2009

___ WHY: Major (___ Commander) HAD PERSONAL GRIEVANCES WITH THE PRISONER.

___ DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: ON 25MAY09, MAJOR ___ (SWAT Commander) AND COL (___) TOLD -___ LEADERSHIP THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DELIVER TWO DETAINEES TO ___ IN THE NORTH BECAUSE THERE WAS MORE INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE ON THE TWO DETAINEES IN ___ THAN IN HADITHAH. WHILE ___ NORTH, Major ___ HIS CONVOY TO PULL OVER AND TRANSFER THE TWO DETAINEES TO HIS UNCLE AND FOUR BROTHERS. ACCORDING TO COL , ___ IP FOUND ONE OF THE DETAINEES DECAPITATED AND THE OTHER WAS RELEASED BY Major ‘ ___ MEMBERS. Major ___ CURRENTLY IN IP CUSTODY.
OVER A YEAR AGO Major ___ RELIEVED AS HADITHAH SWAT Commander DUE TO HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN THE RAPING OF A FEMALE LOCAL NATIONAL. THE BEHEADED DETAINEE IS REPORTED TO BE THE BROTHER OF THE RAPED FEMALE WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED Major ‘ ___ IN RETALIATION FOR THE RAPING OF HIS ___.

Closed ___

‘Asked if anyone from his unit went to the aid of the fatally injured protester, YB said: “No, we weren’t allowed to leave [the vehicle].” Asked why he didn’t call a military ambulance over his radio, he said: “That’s not my level of command.”


He recalled being warned that morning that there were civilian protesters in the area, and some might be armed. “Did you see any of them armed?” asked Hussein Abu Hussein, the family’s lawyer. “I can’t answer that, I don’t remember,” said YB.
Later Abu Hussein asked: “Did they carry anything that made them look like terrorists?” YB said: “They carried a loudspeaker and a sign.“‘

In the Eyes of criminal murders like IDF soldiers, carrying a loudspeaker and a sign and standing in front of an American government donated Caterpillar bulldozer to stop demolish the house of an innocent man qualify you as an armed terrorist.

This is what the web site Think-Israel has to say about her:

Actual video footage from the Israeli Defense Forces show the real circumstances under which the terrorist-loving anarchist died: knee-deep in a trench in the middle of dirt in an open dirt field. The left arrow on the photo below points to the tractor, the right arrow shows the kneeling Rachel Corrie. To see the live action footage moments before Rachel Corrie’s accidental death, go to the Part 2 video 49 seconds into the video:

So basically, they say, even if 100s of Israeli soldiers were watching this including the commanding officer, this is not cold blooded murder since in the last second of the incident the driver could not see Rachel standing in front of him. I don’t know about you people, but I call this a clear case of Bull Shit.

Could it be that these guys know that for insurance purpose it is possible to classify cold-blooded murder as accidental death as the legal definition of Accidental Death according to Webster dictionary describe it that way:

Death resulting from an accident from an unusual event that was unanticipated by everyone involved. A death may be considered “accidental” even if it was intentional or expected. For example, an insurance policy may provide that its accidental death benefit will be paid if the insured is murdered (although generally not if the beneficiary committed the murder).

Rachel Corrie case: Israeli soldier in bulldozer ‘did not see her’ | World news | The Guardian

Rachel Corrie case: Israeli soldier in bulldozer ‘did not see her’

Driver of machine that crushed 23-year-old American to death in Gaza in 2003 tells court he only saw her after the incident

Rachel Corrie's parents, Craig and Cynthia Corrie Rachel Corrie’s parents, Craig and Cynthia, stand next to a photograph of their daughter at the start of their civil case against the state of Israel earlier this year. Photograph: Stefan Zaklin/Getty ImagesThe Israeli soldier at the controls of the bulldozer that crushed the pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie told a court today that the first time he saw her was when fellow protesters were already tending to her dying body in the dirt.

Giving evidence for more than four hours in the civil case brought by Corrie’s family against the state of Israel, the former soldier repeatedly insisted that had not seen the 23-year-old American standing in front of his 66-tonne Caterpillar bulldozer before she was fatally hit.

“I didn’t see her before the incident,” he told the court in Haifa. “I saw people pulling the body out from under the earth.”

The soldier, named only as YB, gave evidence from behind a screen after a ruling by the judge for “security reasons”. A gagging order was imposed on identifying details, although it was disclosed in court that YB is a 38-year-old Russian immigrant who learned Hebrew after arriving in Israel at the age of 23 and now works for a food processing company.

The Corrie family had requested that they be given dispensation to see YB give evidence, which was refused.

Rachel Corrie was protesting against the demolition by the Israeli military of Palestinian houses in Gaza when she was crushed to death in March 2003. An internal military investigation concluded that no charges should be brought.

YB, who was in communication with his unit command and a second bulldozer on the scene, told the court that he was told through his headphones that he had hit someone. “I reversed … There was this thought that something wasn’t right … It looked like I hit someone.”

In evidence that frequently contradicted his own earlier affidavits, YB said he reversed the bulldozer 25-30 metres. “After I reversed I saw they took out a body.” He was “absolutely certain” Corrie’s body was between the bulldozer and a mound of earth he had been ordered to flatten, contradicting earlier evidence given by two other military witnesses.

Asked if anyone from his unit went to the aid of the fatally injured protester, YB said: “No, we weren’t allowed to leave [the vehicle].” Asked why he didn’t call a military ambulance over his radio, he said: “That’s not my level of command.”

He recalled being warned that morning that there were civilian protesters in the area, and some might be armed. “Did you see any of them armed?” asked Hussein Abu Hussein, the family’s lawyer. “I can’t answer that, I don’t remember,” said YB.

Later Abu Hussein asked: “Did they carry anything that made them look like terrorists?” YB said: “They carried a loudspeaker and a sign.”

“Did you suspect they were dangerous?” YB said: “I suspect everyone.”

YB said he carried on working even though he knew there were civilians around “because these were our instructions. I’m just a soldier, you just carry out orders … I told the commander there were people around. The instruction was don’t stop, keep working. It was not my decision, it was the officers’.”

YB had offered no explanations, said Abu Hussein. “You continued driving forward, you pushed the dirt and you buried her. You didn’t see anyone. You have no explanation of how [Corrie] was killed.”

After the hearing, the lawyer told reporters: “The more we hear the more the impression is that someone tried to whitewash what happened.”

Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s mother, said she was “glad to get this day behind me”. Although the driver was a key witness, she said, “my sense is that there are other people on the ground and in the rear who also have responsibility and were giving orders, and allowed these things to happen to Rachel and continue to happen”.

She brought a book of her daughter’s writing to court, she said. “I wanted to keep Rachel’s humility and compassion for everyone in my heart today, but it was very hard as I did not hear one word of remorse from this witness today. That saddens me.”

“I should at least mention that I am also discovering a degree of strength and of basic ability for humans to remain human in the direst of circumstances – which I also haven’t seen before. I think the word is dignity. I wish you could meet these people. Maybe, hopefully, someday you will.”
– Rachel Corrie, in an email to her mother, February 28 2003