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REPORTS THAT AMERICAN MILITARY TROOPS ARE RAPING YOUNG IRAQI GIRLS

Awad said CAIR has also received an anonymous letter from a soldier who recently returned from Iraq that claims a commanding officer engaged in inappropriate conduct with prepubescent Iraqi girls. The letter states that the officer, who was named by the writer, referred to the girls as "pre-rag heads" and coerced local Iraqi leaders to provide them in exchange for protection by American soldiers. (The officer's military unit was also named in the letter.)
U.S. Muslims Seek Pentagon Probe of Iraq Photo; Soldier's Sign Says He Killed Boy's Father, Impregnated Sister

WASHINGTON - April 2 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called for a Pentagon investigation of a photograph circulating on the Internet that apparently shows an American soldier mocking an Iraqi child.

The photo sent to CAIR seems to be of an American soldier standing next to two Iraqi children who are giving the thumbs-up sign. One child holds a hand- lettered sign in English that reads: "Lcpl Boudreaux killed my Dad, th(en) he knocked up my sister!" ("Knocked up" is American slang for making someone pregnant out of wedlock.) SEE:  http://www.cair-net.org/images/lcpl11.jpg "If the United States Army is seeking to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, this is the wrong way to accomplish that goal," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Defense Department officials must take action to let military personnel know that such offensive behavior harms America's image and will not be tolerated."

Awad said CAIR has also received an anonymous letter from a soldier who recently returned from Iraq that claims a commanding officer engaged in inappropriate conduct with prepubescent Iraqi girls. The letter states that the officer, who was named by the writer, referred to the girls as "pre-rag heads" and coerced local Iraqi leaders to provide them in exchange for protection by American soldiers. (The officer's military unit was also named in the letter.)

The letter-writer indicated revulsion at the officer's alleged actions. He or she wrote: "The thought of all this makes me sick to my stomach. I am afraid to bring this to anyone in the Army, because I am doubtful that they would believe a soldier over the Battalion Commander." "These reports point to a disturbing pattern of behavior that needs to be addressed by our military," said Awad.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has consistently condemned all terrorist acts, whether carried out by individuals, groups or states.

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That photo.. 07.Apr.2004 14:28

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..is pretty damning evidence. If it was a joke, it's not funny. If the soldier pictured really meant it, he's a sicko. Regardless of the motives behind it, it is a clear illustration of the atrocities, disrespect, and abuse that Iraqis are suffering at the hands of a bunch of brainwashed, scared 20-something boys in uniform.

stay shocked, stay horrified, but don't be surprised 07.Apr.2004 18:40

because it's not surprising, it's normal

We don't need to make excuses ("scared boys") for 20-year-old men when they commit atrocities, or for institutions that have looked the other way for literally thousands of years.

Soldiers always do shit like this when they have access to civilian women.

It's fucking horrible.

The U.S. armynavyairforcewhatever is no exception.

If you say this is "normal" behavior for 07.Apr.2004 18:56

American soldiers

then I say, this is one person who will NOT cry a tear the next time I hear TAPS played for the sickos!

I hope that picture is 07.Apr.2004 22:21

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photoshop. It looks like maybe the guy was trying to make a "funny" picture for himself, knowing the kids can't read English. But then how would the arab media get it? It's a confusing picture for me, I don't understand how it would have originated.

Here's how... 08.Apr.2004 08:44

Tony Blair's dog

Let young people play violent videogames like "America's Army"  http://www.americasarmy.com/
or Unreal Tournament etc... where your "goal" is to kill as many opponents as possible.

When "playing" these types of "games" the brain in "programmed" to NOT feel awkward or
uneasy for blowing the "opponent" into bloody chunks of flesh. After a couple of gaming
sessions the player doesn't even think about what he/she is seeing on the screen as
the brain has then accepted that this is something that is "acceptable".

Now, since the player isn't punished with any kind of physical pain as he/she would
in real life this programming is all the easier.

In Unreal Tournament there is even an excited referee voice shouting "Head Shot!!",
"Player is on a Killing Spree!!", "Multi Kill!!" etc. etc. pepping the player.

When combined with online gaming against other real people, and not just the computer,
the result is an even quicker programming, since players can taunt and chat while playing,
resulting in the players bonding and teaming up.

It is from this kind of environment that guys like the one in the article get their
mental programming, making "jokes" about how you killed this and that one and
how you humiliated your opponent etc. etc. etc.

This is the prime reason for the existance of the violent "first person shooter games" depicting
human opponents.
To program people into "accepting" killing and violence. Not, to go out in the streets
and kill other people, like some might suggest.

That photo is a fraud 12.Apr.2004 23:26

D. Wells

Yet again, photoshop trickery.

 http://www.imagedump.com/index.cgi?pick=get&tp=59682

Beware the internet!