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Rape her then murder her family... all in a day's work

WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH??????? The scream I hold in all the time is threatening to erupt. But when it starts, i'm afraid it will never end. Save us, for we are doomed....
GIs eyed in alleged rape, murders in Iraq

By RYAN LENZ, Associated Press Writer2 hours, 45 minutes ago

A group of American soldiers in an insurgent-riddled town allegedly noticed a young Iraqi woman when on patrol and later returned to rape her, according to U.S. officials Friday. In an apparent cover-up attempt, she and three members of her family then were killed and her body was set on fire.

Five U.S. troops are being investigated, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press.

It is the fifth pending case involving alleged slayings of Iraqi civilians by U.S. troops.

The suspects in the killing, which took place in March, were from the same platoon as two soldiers kidnapped and killed south of Baghdad this month, said the official, who is close to the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

One soldier was arrested after admitting his role in the alleged attack on the family, the U.S. official said. The official said the rape and killings appear to have been a "crime of opportunity," noting that the soldiers had not been attacked by insurgents but had noticed the woman on previous patrols.

One of the family members they allegedly killed was a child, said a senior Army official who also requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Some of the suspects allegedly burned the woman's body to cover up the attack, the U.S. official said.

Just The Beginning 01.Jul.2006 07:49

Vic

Wait till these testosterone charged 18-24 year old punks come back home. Does anyone think that the raping and killing will stop once they get here? I forsee a lot of murdered wives , girlfriends... deadly bar fights , etc. You have 19 year old losers who have been walking around playing God ....we are all going to pay dearly.

geee is there a connection with the death of US soldier 01.Jul.2006 09:16

!

when you lie with dog except to get fleas! This is Bush's fought because this war should have never happened. In war there is nothing but rape, murder adn torture and this is why war should never be viewed as an option!


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U.S. soldiers accused of rape
By Ryan Lenz
The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, July 1, 2006


BEIJI, Iraq - A group of U.S. soldiers in an insurgent-riddled town allegedly noticed a young Iraqi woman when on patrol and later returned to rape her, according to U.S. officials Friday. In an apparent cover-up attempt, she and three members of her family then were killed and her body was set on fire.
Five U.S. soldiers are being investigated, a U.S. military official said. It is the fifth known inquiry into alleged slayings of Iraqi civilians by U.S. forces.
The suspects in the killing, which took place in March, were from the same platoon as two soldiers kidnapped and killed south of Baghdad this month, said a U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
One soldier was arrested after admitting his role in the alleged attack on the family, the official said. The official said the rape and killings appear to have been a ''crime of opportunity,'' noting that the soldiers had not been attacked by insurgents but had noticed the woman on previous patrols.
One of the family members they allegedly killed was a child, a senior Army official said. Some of the suspects allegedly burned the woman's body to cover up the attack, the U.S. official said. advertisement

In Baghdad, the U.S. military issued a sparse statement, saying only that Maj. Gen. James Thurman, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, ordered a criminal investigation into the alleged slaying of a family of four in Mahmoudiya, 20 miles south of Baghdad.
However, the U.S. official said the soldiers were assigned to the 502nd Infantry Regiment.
The official said the suspects were from the same platoon as two slain soldiers whose mutilated bodies were found June 19, three days after they were abducted by insurgents near Youssifiyah southwest of Baghdad.
The two slain soldiers were Pfc. Thomas Tucker, 25, of Madras, and Pfc. Kristian Menchaca of Houston.
A public memorial service for Tucker is planned for today at the Deschutes County fairgrounds in Redmond. Menchaca was buried Wednesday in Brownsville, Texas.
The military has said one and possibly both of the soldiers were tortured and beheaded.
The official said the mutilation of Tucker and Menchaca stirred feelings of guilt and led at least one member of the platoon to reveal the rape-slaying on June 22.
According to the senior Army official, the alleged incident was first revealed by a soldier during a routine counseling-type session.
The official said that soldier did not witness the incident but heard about it.
A second soldier, who also was not involved, said he overhead soldiers conspiring to commit the crimes and then later saw bloodstains on their clothes, the official said.
Before the soldier disclosed the alleged assault, senior officers had been aware of the family's death but believed it was a result of sectarian violence, the official said.
One of the five suspects already has been discharged for unspecified charges unrelated to the killings and is believed to be in the United States, two U.S. officials said.
The others have had their weapons taken away and are confined to a U.S. base near Mahmoudiya.
The allegations of rape could generate a strong backlash in Iraq, a conservative, strongly religious society in which many women will not even shake hands with men who are not their close relatives.
The case is among the most serious against U.S. soldiers allegedly involved in the deaths of Iraqi civilians. At least 14 U.S. soldiers have been convicted.
Last week, seven Marines and one Navy medic were charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi man near Fallujah.
U.S. officials are also investigating allegations that U.S. Marines killed two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians Nov. 19 in the western town of Haditha in a revenge attack after a fellow Marine died in a roadside bombing.
Other cases involve the deaths of three male detainees in Salahuddin province in May, the shooting death of an unarmed Iraqi man near Ramadi in February, and the death of an Iraqi soldier after an interrogation in 2003 at a detention camp in Qaim.
The allegations have aroused public anger against the U.S. military presence at a time when the new Iraqi government and U.S. authorities are trying to reach out to disaffected Sunni Arabs

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to quell the insurgency and calm sectarian tensions.
Today, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki leaves for a whirlwind trip to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to seek support for his national reconciliation initiative, which includes an amnesty for the mostly Sunni insurgents.
Al-Maliki is also expected to brief the Sunni leadership of those three countries on his efforts to deal with the divisions between Shiites and Sunnis.
Iraq's neighbors in the Persian Gulf fear sectarian tensions will spill over into their countries, which are dominated by Sunnis but have large Shiite minorities.
Despite al-Maliki's efforts, there has been no letup in Iraq's violence.
The U.S. military reported four more U.S. service members have died, including a Marine killed Friday in fighting west of Baghdad. advertisement

Three Army soldiers died in combat the day before, the military said.
FOUR OTHER INVESTIGATIONS INTO IRAQ DEATHS
A look at other pending criminal cases against U.S. soldiers stemming from the deaths of Iraqis:
Pfc. Corey R. Clagett, Spc. Juston R. Graber, Staff Sgt. Raymond L. Girouard and Spc. William B. Hunsaker charged with premeditated murder of three male detainees in Salahuddin province in May. Clagett, Girouard and Hunsaker also charged with obstructing justice for allegedly threatening to kill another soldier who was a witness in the case.
Hospitalman Third Class Melson J. Bacos, Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, Lance Cpl. Tyler A. Jackson, Pfc. John J. Jodka, Cpl. Marshall L. Magincalda, Lance Cpl. Robert B. Pennington, Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr. and Marine Cpl. Trent D. Thomas charged with premeditated murder in April shooting death of Iraqi man in Hamdania. All eight also charged with kidnapping, larceny, conspiracy, assault and housebreaking.
Sgt. Milton Ortiz Jr. and Spc. Nathan B. Lynn charged in shooting death of unarmed Iraqi man near Ramadi in February. Both also charged with obstructing justice. Lynn charged with voluntary manslaughter. Ortiz also faces charges of assault and communicating a threat in separate incident involving another Iraqi man.
Capt. James Kimber, Capt. Lucas M. McConnell, Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich and an unidentified Marine under investigation for killings of two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians in western town of Haditha on Nov. 19, 2005, in revenge attack after one of their own died in a roadside bombing. Probe focusing on allegations that the Marines stormed into nearby homes and shot occupants as well as others outside, according to U.S. lawmakers briefed by military officials. Separate military probe investigating if there was a cover-up. Iraqi government said it also will investigate.
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Actually, they murdered the girls family and then raped her 03.Jul.2006 14:21

uh

 http://news.findlaw.com/cnn/docs/iraq/usgreen63006cmp5.html

I've also read that the 'woman' was 15 and the child was 5.

What scumbag pieces of shit.

Wash. Post: Victim was 15 years old 03.Jul.2006 14:30

htr

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Wash. Post: Victim was 15 years old

The Washington Post reported Monday that the rape victim was a 15-year-old girl and that her mother had worried her daughter had attracted the attention of U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint. The mother asked a neighbor if the girl could sleep at his house.

The neighbor, Omar Janabi, agreed but the girl and her family were attacked the next day -- March 11, according to the Post.

Janabi said he was one of the first people to arrive at the house after the attack and he found the girl dead in a corner, her hair and a pillow burned and her dress pushed up to her neck.

Family members have given permission for the girl's body to be exhumed as part of the investigation, Janabi and the town's mayor, Mouyad Fadhil Saif, told the newspaper.

The investigation into the deaths began Saturday.
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 http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/07/03/iraq.charge.ap/

American Outcasts 11.Jul.2006 03:49

lhershner lhershner

I am outraged at the white washing of this story.
The rape victim has repeatedly been referred to, as a young woman.
She was 14, a young teenager! (barely pubescent)
Also, they shot her parents and a 5 year old sister.

I would have no quams if asked to slit the throats of these sociopath soldiers; lethal injection would be too humane. These are beasts.
Way beyond desensitized.


American Outcasts 17.Sep.2006 01:18

lhershner

And you are calling someone else a beast. Just look at what you said you would have no quam with doing! The pot calling the kettle black. You all should keep in mind that none of YOU were there and therefore DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Most of these cases are under investigation, which means that it has NOT been established if these things happend the way they were presented!

My Baby got rape too 02.Mar.2007 08:10

Mary Ann punio2mp@aol.com

My daughter who is only 12years old got raped by a Navy soldier and I am beyond furious how disrespect the navy is to my daughter giving no support for her trauma, therapy, and the family around my baby has suffered tremendously and need help financially but they do nothing to help healing in anyway, also the 22 year old soilder is still not paying for what he did to my baby and the NCIS is not doing anything to push the case faster so the family can finally close that chapter of our life, after 7 months, sex rape kit, video confession, they are dilly-dalling about one of their man, unbecoming of him but all who pertecipate this long Navy Games! So unfair, I even wrote to the governer in state of Hawaii where we live and the US President, no HELP~!