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American soldiers beat man to death for having poster in his car window

Iraqi 'beaten to death' by US troops

April 14, 2004

An Iraqi has died of his wounds after US troops beat him with truncheons because he refused to remove a picture of wanted Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr from his car, police said today.
The motorist was stopped late yesterday by US troops conducting search operations on a street in the centre of the central city of Kut, Lieutenant Mohamad Abdel Abbas said.
After the man refused to remove Sadr's picture from his car, the soldiers forced him out of the vehicle and started beating him with truncheons, he said.

US troops also detained from the same area five men wearing black pants and shirts, the usual attire of Sadr's Mehdi Army militiamen and followers.

Qassem Hassan, the director of Kut general hospital, identified the man as Salem Hassan, a resident of a Kut suburb.

He said the man had died of wounds sustained in the beating.

A spokesman for the US-led coalition could not confirm the incident.

Source: Agence France-Presse

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above story ALREADY POSTED TWICE BEFORE 17.Apr.2004 11:19

on Portland IMC

sounds like... 17.Apr.2004 12:08


soldiers would make fine portland police officers. someone oughta recruit them when they're finished with their assignments in iraq.

Support Our Troops!??? Are you crazy?? They're all psychopathic killers!! 17.Apr.2004 14:48


How can anyone in his right mind tell us to support these raving genocidal killers unelss they themselves are raving racist genocidal killers? Is that what the secret of this hell called America is all about? You can protest agains the war but you have to support our troops because they are the ones doing the killing and maiming that is terrifying the entire planet. Ultimately it comes down to if you're not with us then you die because you are not willing to become one of the hell creatures we are becoming. Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture? Are you just going to sti there and shake your head "yes" to the abominations coming out of the media's mouths?

thanks 'plm' 17.Apr.2004 19:37


for saying exactly what's been on my mind lately,


we're not talking Tonkin Gulf or Pearl Harbor here. we're talking about a COMPLETELY ILLEGAL, pre-emptive, unprovoked war and military invasion conducted entirely against the wishes of the U.N. and international community in the face of global demonstrations by millions. with thousands of outright lies told in the mass media - and even denied or ignored today by those very same outlets - which helped the blood-oilthirsty millionaires get what they wanted.

if you haven't got the point by now, you never will.

(and I haven't even mentioned 9.11 yet)

THIS COUNTRY IS ________________________NOW________________________

being transformed into the genocidal imperial blood empire as part of the final OilGrab.

the question is -

when will YOU begin to hold YOUR GOVERNMENT (including John Kerry and every other Democrat who voted for the Patriot Act and Iraq / Afghanistan wars)


it's long past time to take it to the streets - and I ain't talkin' about "protesting the war" . . .

Real face of TERROR 17.Apr.2004 20:21



Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, on behalf of brave Iraqi people and their resistance against foreigner occupation.

"America claims to be the pioneer of freedom and democracy, but it resembles or indeed is a terror organisation."
Sheikh Abdel Hadi al-Daraji, leader of the al-Zahraa mosque in Sadr City, Iraq.