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Whistle-Blower Points to Target List in U.S. Attack on Hotel

Posted on May 14, 2008

By Amy Goodman

  More than five years have passed since the invasion of Iraq, since President Bush stood under the “Mission Accomplished” banner on that aircraft carrier. While these fifth anniversaries got some notice, another did not: the shelling of the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad by a U.S. Army tank on April 8, 2003. The tank attack killed two unembedded journalists, Reuters cameraman Taras Protsyuk and José Couso, a cameraman for the Spanish television network Telecinco. Couso recorded his own death. He was filming from the balcony and caught on tape the distant tank as it rotated its turret and fired on the hotel. A Spanish court has charged three U.S. servicemen with murder, but the U.S. government refuses to hand over the accused soldiers. The story might have ended there, just another day of violence and death in Iraq, were it not for a young U.S. military intelligence veteran who has just decided to blow the whistle. 

  Adrienne Kinne is a former Army sergeant who worked in military intelligence for 10 years, from 1994 to 2004. Trained in Arabic, she worked in the Army translating intercepted communications. She told me in an interview this week that she saw a target list that included the Palestine Hotel. She knew that it housed journalists, since she had intercepted calls from the Palestine Hotel between journalists there and their families and friends back home (illegally and unconstitutionally, she thought). 

  Said Kinne: “[W]e were listening to journalists who were staying in the Palestine Hotel. And I remember that, specifically because during the buildup to ‘shock and awe’ ... we were given a list of potential targets in Baghdad, and the Palestine Hotel was listed. [P]utting one and one together, I went to my officer in charge, and I told him that there are journalists staying at this hotel who think they’re safe, and yet we have this hotel listed as a potential target, and somehow the dots are not being connected here, and shouldn’t we make an effort to make sure that the right people know the situation? And unfortunately, my officer in charge ... basically told me that it was not my job to analyze ... someone somewhere higher up the chain knew what they were doing.”

  She said the officer in charge was Warrant Officer John Berry. 

  Kinne’s account directly contradicts the official line of the U.S. government. On May 2, 2003, Colin Powell, then secretary of state and a former general in the Army, visited Spain. He said of the Palestine Hotel: “We knew about the hotel. We knew that it was a hotel where journalists were located, and others, and it is for that reason it was not attacked during any phase of the aerial campaign.” 


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  If Powell was telling the truth, then why was the hotel included on the list of targets that Kinne says she read in a secure e-mail? Or was he just parsing words by saying it wasn’t a target during the “aerial campaign”? Kinne also revealed that the military was spying on nongovernmental organizations like Doctors Without Borders and the International Red Cross, listening in on these groups—also illegal—and justifying the pretense on the grounds that they might by chance report on a cache of weapons of mass destruction, or their satellite phone might get stolen by terrorists. She also received and translated a fax from the Iraqi National Congress, the CIA-funded group of Iraqi exiles who were funneling false information about WMDs to the U.S. government in order to bolster the case for war. The intel was considered high-value and was sent directly to the White House. 

  Kinne has shown great courage and taken great risks to bring these revelations to light, to blow the whistle. She follows in the tradition of Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War. Ellsberg has called on government workers to blow the whistle: 

  “It’s a great, great risk to have the amount of secrecy we do have right now that enabled the president to lie us into this war and is heading us toward a war that will be even more disastrous in Iran. And this is the time for unauthorized disclosures, which are the only kind that are going to tell us the truth about what’s happening, and they should be done, in my opinion, on a scale that will indeed risk or even ensure that the person doing it will be identified.” 

  The brother of José Couso, Javier, has tirelessly pursued justice for his brother, traveling globally to make the story known and pushing the case in the Spanish courts. Kinne’s revelations created a stir in Spain, where the jurisdiction of the case against the three U.S. Army members is being challenged. The video of Kinne’s disclosures was downloaded and quickly translated for presentation the next day to the court in Madrid.

    The Bush White House, we now know, used retired generals with ties to the Pentagon and to military contractors to deceive the U.S. public. Unembedded journalists in Iraq were a thorn in the side of the Pentagon spin masters. Might that April 8 attack been a message to them? Thanks to former Army Sgt. Adrienne Kinne, we may be closer to finding out. 

    Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on 650 stations in North America. Her third book, “Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times,” was published in April.

  © 2008 Amy Goodman

  Distributed by King Features Syndicate

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By Monte Haun, June 24, 2008 at 9:05 pm Link to this comment
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for Ralph Nader. I don’t care if Obama or Clinton or McCain get elected. They are all bought and paid for by the corporations. The only way out of this is to stop voting for the “lesser of two evils”. Let’s get the party started.”

Dumb Progressive C__t, you did that last time and look what it got us. How many seats in Congress have you won, Governorships, Building Inspectors, anything?

The fact is that you, like the old-time Communists, want to help Bush and the JewCons inflict the maximum misery on the American people in the lunatic notion that when the people finally revolt, you creeps will end up in charge.

You are totally responsible for what has been done to our Nation and the agony inflicted on the helpless peoples of the Mid East.

One Progressive, One bullet.

Monte Haun .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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By george :^), June 14, 2008 at 3:19 am Link to this comment
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It did work—hardly no real reporting from Iraq and no American reporter dared to go out afterwards onto the streets.Real world terrrrorists are Americans.If just one Whistleblower exposes 911 bombings,accidents happen or heart attacks.Tim Russet comes to mind. What is more sinister—go to hospital for a minor illness and end up in a pine box—Arafat comes to mind.
Reason Pelosie and Reid are not ever going to impeach Bush is that they are fearfull of CIA/MOSSAD and Bush.911 bombings could not have been planned in Bush’s 9 months in office.Clinto was the master in charge—blackmailed. These bombs were no ordinary explosives—miniture bunker busting bombs.Clinton’s regime paid big buck$ for their development—Pure and simple my dear Watson—Blackmail

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By xtina, June 13, 2008 at 7:05 pm Link to this comment
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I was outraged when this happened, and doubly outraged when it died in the press so quickly.  It stunk.  I could not believe this landmark hotel, known for housing journos, was “accidently” hit.

This has been quite the illegal action for killing journos, hasn’t it?  I lost track of the bodies.  But like they say above, “those unembedded journalists were getting under the skin of the spinmeisters.  Bastards.

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By calamando, June 10, 2008 at 10:51 am Link to this comment
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In the article: “The Bush White House, we now know, used retired generals with ties to the Pentagon and to military contractors to deceive the U.S. public”

THESE WERE only FEW western JOURNALISTS attacked with a single shot - But…

In 1967 USS Liberty was subjected to more than several runs of bombardments by Israeli Air force and by torpidos for about 3 hours! “For mistaken identity”  -  37 American sailors were killed and 70 wonded. A US fleet nearby & late Admiral McCain did not send US jets to halt the Israeli attack.

“Those who survived” complained!  But congress concluded - that it was a mistaken identity “same as Israel concoted”!

Palestine named “hotel” LOL ... who likes that name? LOL

Palestinian refugees in Iraq were the first victims of the organized chaos immidietly following the “liberation of Iraq” April 2003.

Its congress WHO DECIDE THINGS - US Presidents are/were only tools!!  They are THE least free persons in America - America is ruled by congress!

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By matt, June 2, 2008 at 9:54 am Link to this comment
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think about the scale of this operation. major corporations are tiny by comparision and notice the log jams of communications in that mess. attacking one target in the middle of the target country doesnt seem like an insane screw-up. also what happens if i get a few people into doctors without borders or red cross and use their communications network to fight the invading army because i know that the invaders will not intercept those communications for fear of violating someones sense of privacy. and sending a message? can’t you think of a little bit better or more obvious or even more effective way of dettering reporters? all in all this seems like a fairly pointless article.

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By Comentarian, May 28, 2008 at 8:36 am Link to this comment
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Note in Nader’s book ‘Crashing the Party’ that the actual ‘stolen’ ‘Democratic’ votes could not amount to more than maybe 38%, and that was just registered voters.  Probably some of them were even ‘come out to vote’ votes.  So, no, I don’t see voting for 3rd party (or, my exception of late - for Dennis Kucinich) is ‘wasting’ votes.  We have to get an alternative to the current MIC duopoly in power, or we will not see any real change.  Neither Obama nor Hillary have shown any real signs of being serious about getting America off the “everything is a nail for the MIC hammer” track.  Hillary less so.

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By moineau, May 26, 2008 at 4:36 pm Link to this comment
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files? what files? of course, enough will be dug out of their burial places to piece together enough dirt to convict these guys. the jetsetters among them will no longer be jetting anywhere. vive la france.

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By Stephanie, May 24, 2008 at 10:59 pm Link to this comment
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for Ralph Nader. I don’t care if Obama or Clinton or McCain get elected. They are all bought and paid for by the corporations. The only way out of this is to stop voting for the “lesser of two evils”. Let’s get the party started.

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By Brandon, May 19, 2008 at 8:08 am Link to this comment
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Being that your a Democrat, I see how you can feel this way.  McCain and Hillary are bad news, and we know it.  Most of you Dems seem to think that Obama is some sort of messiah and that he will be your savior, and thats fine, I just happen to disagree.

Personally, I think he’s just as bad as the rest, but better at hiding it until he gets elected.  Remember when Bush Jr was running for president?  He ran as a conservative…he was going to shrink government and NOT police the world.  What did we get?  The exact opposite.  Obama’s voting record doesn’t differ much from Hillary’s, and he also votes “Present” a lot, which in my opinion is a horrible dereliction of his duties.  His father was very corrupt.  Read his wife’s thesis or his book “Dreams of my Father”, and you can see the racist overtone without even having to look; that worries me.  And as I’ve said before, he wants to tax Americans MORE…we’re already overtaxed.  What’s worse is that he doesn’t want to spend this money on Americans, but overseas.  I’m tired of presidents who put everyone else before Americans…they are running for president of AMERICA, and it is time that they focus on us.

As I said, I understand your point of view…and back when I leaned Democrat I probably would have also agreed.  From my point of view though all three of the major candidates will turn out equally bad, just in different ways.  Unfortunately the media made sure that the last three people supported the same ideas, no matter who wins we will get the same thing at this point.  The only ones who would have brought anything different to the table were Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, or Mike Gravel, which is exactly why the media marginalized them from the get-go.

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By george [:-), May 19, 2008 at 4:11 am Link to this comment
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You are wasting your time in voting or just thinking about it. Major telephone companies are considering getting out of land land telephones. No more wired internet.  The USA media loves it.Why? U-decide after watching this video!

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By Straticus, May 18, 2008 at 5:48 pm Link to this comment

Brandon, I didn’t bash you at all smile In fact, it was me who said that it was high time to eschew the age-old battle of republicans versus democrats and liberals versus conservatives. I read your post very carefully, and I believe that I responded fairly and accurately.

I completely understand your dilemma regarding how to use your vote. On one hand, I understand why you’d vote 3rd or 4th party, but on the other hand I fear that in so doing it opens up a window of opportunity for Hillary or McCain. For the very first time in my life, I’m feeling as if this vote boils down to a moral and ethical expression, rather than voting party line. Yes, I am a registered Democrat, and always have been. But I can’t in good conscience “spoil” my vote for a candidate I know can’t possibly win. I see my vote as a vote AGAINST McCain, and would rather exercise my suffrage in favor of a viable candidate. I really do see this as a moral imperative on my part. Making sure that this arrogant cowboy mentality stays OUT of the WH, and a REAL move towards a meaningful movement to withdraw our troops from Iraq becomes a priority. Ralph Nader (for example) can’t do that on the front line, nor can any of the indy candidates. I share your uncertainty about Obama, but I see him as my only legitimate choice. Sad, isn’t it :(

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By Brandon, May 18, 2008 at 9:02 am Link to this comment
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Thank you Paolo for actually reading and comprehending what I said.  I’m not bashing Liberals, I’m bashing Liberals who think that Republicans are the root of all problems in the US.  Likewise, I would bash any Conservative doing the same to Liberals.  As many have said, these problems transcend party lines, and I’m sick of Democrats trying to pretend its all because of Republicans to get votes and vice versa.

As far as McCain/Hitlery, you are correct.  Both are warhawks and must not win.  As far as Obama…after looking at his voting record I’m not so sure he’s against the war.  While verbally he talks like he is, his voting record is near identical to the other two.  This makes me unsure of what he will actually do.  Furthermore, he is for taxing Americans to raise an independent army for the UN and to send even more money to poor foreign countries, which I do not support in any way shape or form.  I will not waste a vote on any of the three.  I’ll most likely vote for one of the smaller parties that have a candidate who actually believes in following our constitution.

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By Paolo, May 18, 2008 at 8:17 am Link to this comment

I think Brandon was expressing frustration at the fact that both Democrats and Republicans have supported this filthy war in which things like the attack on the Palestine Hotel can happen, with no consequences to the perpetrators.

As others have said, it’s not a “D versus R” thing or a “liberal versus conservative” thing. Being against this war (and against war in general, with almost no exceptions), is a “human being” thing.

Of the three major candidates remaining, Obama is the one with the best chance of getting us out of the Iraq quagmire. The other two—Clinton and McCain—are bloodthirsty warmongers, both boasting about bombing Iran and thus murdering thousands, just to show how tough they are. Obama, on the other hand, might actually end the Iraq war in the first hundred days.

(Of course, he is also a politician, which means he might not. But we can hope.)

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By george [:-), May 18, 2008 at 4:52 am Link to this comment
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JFK tried to close down CIA and refused nuke weapons to Israel—Bye-Bye JFK. Many whistle blowers have dead—by accidents ? America kills it’s own amd has the nerve to complain about Saddam’s past. Jr. Bush is a very dangerous man.Even his childhood pranks reveal—he is very sick person and who should never been President( more like never been born)
The real dangerous man to watch is the Democrat Emanual, a Israel thug.Recall,that during the 2006 election,he refused any money to candidates who were againist the invasions and questioned Israel.Demcrats have lied and started most of USA’s wars and when the Dad CIA Bush came into power—the rot set in 1991 the Repugs war clan. Both parties are the same. German people had the same problem—Nazi took control. I suggest all read Henry Ford’s 1920 Book,it’s on the web. Even then America knew it had a serious infestion problem. Rot is set—to deep for a med cure.Kill it!

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By Straticus, May 18, 2008 at 2:27 am Link to this comment

“As far as you liberals…”? Brandon, have you not come to the conclusion that the dire situation in which we find ourselves utterly transcends party line? This is no longer a dogmatic fight. We, as a united front, MUST find a way to evict these draconian feudal lords and KEEP them out. I’m FAR from a bleeding heart liberal. In fact, fiscally, I lean more towards a conservative approach. The notion of republican versus democrat, liberal versus conservative no longer has any value. The prize we seek is far greater than ANY party affiliation. This sort of thinking is truly getting in our way, and it has to be reevaluated. As long as you continue to compartmentalize the us versus them mentality, we continue to stumble around blindly in the dark. Enough partisan politics already. It’s time to FINALLY do the right thing, whatever that might be. You clearly are an intelligent man. Use your intelligence to consider our options, instead of wasting words bashing what you consider to be a liberal point of view.

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By Brandon, May 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm Link to this comment
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Oversimplification is necessary when writing a short comment on a news article.  I could write a book on the stuff, but I’m not going to on here obviously.  Go ahead and point me out an inconsistency though wink

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By mackTN, May 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm Link to this comment

right. sounds like “cell phone was a gun” excuse. 

We have technology.  We listen in, eavesdrop, intercept….

But we can’t share information in combat.  Nor warn our journalists of dangerous locations. 

This war in Iraq was unnecessary.

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By mackTN, May 17, 2008 at 11:55 am Link to this comment

I agree.  It’s an outrage that makes you speechless, but also makes you wonder where are our elected officials’ outrage over this sucession of arrogant crimes of war?  Surely if Amy is aware of this so are those in government.  Where are the official statements? condemnations? 

Methinks this will be the most fascinating presidential election in history—either the U.S. wil turn a corner or will shrink from it and cling to the status quo. 

Bush/Cheney do not want a Democrat in their files.  The exposures would make them hideouts in history. 


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By Brandon, May 17, 2008 at 8:43 am Link to this comment
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Violence is what won this country freedom in the first place, sometimes it is necessary.  If we continue much further down the mixed path of fascism/socialism that we are on you will see that eventually.

As far as getting our troops out of the “Bush/Cheney Headlock”, as you put it, there have been PLENTY of opportunities if the Democrats wanted to stop the war, but they don’t.  Why else would they keep voting to FUND the war?  No funds, no war, plain and simple.  While there are two parties, follow the votes and you will see that they support the same policies for the most part.  Republicans AND Democrats alike are the problem.  Had you actually comprehended my reply, you would see that I was not focusing on any one party, but pointing out the error of other people blaming only Republicans.  Comprehension FTW.

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By Brandon, May 16, 2008 at 10:13 am Link to this comment
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Good piece of journalism, but unfortunately most Americans are already awake to the crimes of this administration—we just don’t know what to do about it.  It basically comes down to one thing, they have the power, and the only way to stop them is to take the power…that means violence.  I don’t think many people are that committed…yet.

As far as you Liberals using crap like this to tote your party line and push Obama/Clinton on us, just stop.  The DEMOCRATICALLY controlled congress has been just as complicit in the crimes of this administration as anyone else because they bend over backwards in order to let the administration get away with everything.  It is the job of Congress to keep the other branches of government in check, and vice versa…they aren’t doing it, and are therefore also responsible.  Personally I don’t like either Democrat(or McCain for that matter), but the fact is Clinton is, was, and always will be a part of the machine.  Obama may or may not be, the fact is we don’t know, and I would prefer not to gamble with our country’s future.

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By Straticus, May 16, 2008 at 5:59 am Link to this comment

...have I felt such outrage. Never before have I truly felt as betrayed and abandoned by our supposed leaders. Never before have I felt such gut-wrenching sadness and helplessness. Having said that, the obvious questions arise. How is it possible that in plain view of all the incriminating evidence, the proven lies, the unbridled greed, that this evil triumvirate (in spite of Rumsfeld’s departure, I still include him) continues to lead us into more and more dangerous territory? How is it they are allowed to continue? Everybody I know, and most everybody I speak to clearly feel the same way, so it’s not as if this is merely a “conspiracy” theory held by whacky left wing radicals. The notion that this megalomaniacal cowboy is a dangerous madman seems to be the pervasive attitude. And Bill got impeached for having denied having oral sex with Monica??????? WTF????

So tell me…WHAT DO WE DO??? Purple Girl suggests that we WILL get the ball rolling and that we WILL see justice. HOW? Please, explain it to me. You let me know what I, as a clear thinking individual can do to ensure those bastards end up rotting behind bars. Or better yet, put THEM into Gunatanamo Bay. Perhaps George needs a real time demonstration of water boarding so that he can continue to condone its use. Or better still, let’s dump him in Northern Uganda with the poor Invisible Children so that he might have a taste of a large part of the world he chooses to ignore. I watched Amy’s interview with Adrienne Kinne with absolute horror. How much more evidence do we need??? What “somethng” more significant has to happen before our seemingly apathetic Fox-TV-watching, beer guzzling, global-warming-denying country wakes up? So Please. I implore you. Tell me what I can do. I will do it, and do it gladly, as a proud American who STILL loves my country and wants to see it steered onto a better course.

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By sophrosyne, May 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm Link to this comment
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Good job Amy.  Bush has been a loyal servant of Israel, has lied repeatedly, has undermined American civil liberties and left America without friends or respect in the Middle East.  Oddly, he has strengthened iran dramatically while waging war ON America.

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By JohannG, May 15, 2008 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

but it’s been almost five years since the event after which the U.S. evoked what is normally the standard Israeli defense when innocent civilians are killed: “We acted in self-defense and regret the loss of civilian life. Now get over it.”
For the Palestinian Hotel to appear on any target list is gross negligence, but by whom? There is no direct evidence to support the conclusion that the building was targeted deliberately. No one will be held accountable in the end. The only way to prevent events of this sort is to prevent armed conflict in the first place.

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By Jim Yell, May 15, 2008 at 8:35 am Link to this comment
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The Bush/Cheney crime spree has left the United States by association without any credibility at all. We have all been sacrificed to the greed and arrogance of Corporate America. The laws are still on the book, but they have been ignored not just by the Republicans, but by the Democratic Leadership, which bends like a pretzel to accomodate a criminal administration. Well the outrageous profits will not last and the voters who voted for only one issue will lose their jobs and the almost rich will lose their wealth and the really rich will sell us all out for more booty. Lovely, and true or not we will all suspect that these things didn’t happen by accident.

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By rmwarnick, May 15, 2008 at 8:03 am Link to this comment
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If you read the book “Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad” by David Zucchino, he has a very credible account of how the Palestine Hotel got fired on.  You have to realize that the 3rd Infantry Division soldiers came up all the way from Kuwait.  They were in combat.  They were not watching TV, unlike most Americans they had never heard of the Palestine Hotel. 

Looking across the river at the roof of the building, the tank crew thought they saw an antitank weapon preparing to fire.  In a situation like that, you don’t hesitate. 

Whether the hotel was or was not on any aerial target list is irrelevant—except for Air Force forward air controllers, nobody in the 3rd Infantry Division would have had access to such a list.

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By kath cantarella, May 15, 2008 at 3:01 am Link to this comment
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of ‘unembedded’ journalists killed in this war tells us something is amiss, without any other evidence. The murder of objective or opposing journalists is probably a shadow policy. Journos wouldn’t die in such numbers unless they were targeted. Charging the soldiers who carry out such criminal orders isn’t enough. If George Bush was serious about bombing Al Jazeera, this goes all the way to the top. Impeach the bastard and put him away, i don’t care if, like McCain, he’s personally charming: he’s a monster who belongs behind bars.
Please don’t elect another murderer because of his alpha male charisma, or because he talks like a rebel and then stands down and bootlicks like a weasel. Please. The whole world is counting on the voters in the USA. And on Mr Obama, and on Mrs Clinton’s support of Mr Obama. This is not melodrama on my part, it’s the bald truth.

McCain is not fresh blood to cure the disease, he is the establishment that started this war. But he certainly knows how to make himself look like the cavalry coming to the rescue. What a fucking hero.

Mr Bush, other people have given up golf for this war. The vets who’ve died and lost limbs and sanity won’t pick up a golf club again. But gee whiz, what a nice gesture.

Amy Goodman, goodwoman.

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By Don Stivers, May 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm Link to this comment

I like the (OH AND WE WILL).  It is time.  It is time.  I am anxious to here what my Representatives in Congress have to say.

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By Purple Girl, May 14, 2008 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment

We will Get Justice for these Crimes- every last one that has constituted Treason, War Crimes and Crimes Agaisnt Humanity also Derelcition of Duty and Reckless endangerment, all with tangental Co Conspiracy Charges for the lower ranks and fringe elements.
Any one who wishes to avoid such charges ( Gov’t, Industry, Media..) Should start Singing and submitting Evidence(the time has really been long overdue).
just because We are looking forward to the next presidnet doe not mean we will be forgetting or Forgiving anything connected to this Regime. Once we get the ball rolling (OH AND WE WILL) Immunity will no longer be an option available to anyone involved in any area at any level. ‘Ignorance is not Bliss’ nor a Defense.Ignorance and incompetency will not alter the Charges Nor the Sentences.‘Speak Now of Forever Hold your peace’ (or your ass while you kiss it goodbye!)We may have to run the enormous number of Trials like Americna idol, But this ‘elimination’ Process does not have a ‘Parting Gift’.
Cave Adsum!

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By Don Stivers, May 14, 2008 at 5:58 pm Link to this comment

I hope this is enough to arouse our Congress to finally start to bring Justice to those who are responsible for taking so many lives and destroying even more lives.

Do you read this Nancy Pelosi?  I hope Cindy Sheehan beats you hands down.  Impeachment is off the table indeed.  And then lets hang those responsible for this war of occupation in Iraq!

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By jackpine savage, May 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment

And yet…and yet people still wonder why “they” hate us.

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By Douglas Chalmers, May 14, 2008 at 4:01 pm Link to this comment

The analyst’s job was not to analyze, uhh…...

But with a name like the Palestine Hotel, give those damn journalists some “shock and awe”!

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