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AP / Gregory Bull

Marine Pleads Guilty in Haditha Massacre Case

The Iraq War may be “over,” but the unfinished business from years of American occupation still lingers. And a particularly grim chapter from that time, reaching all the way back to 2005, was revisited Monday in the trial of Sgt. Frank Wuterich, who entered a guilty plea on dereliction of duty in association with the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 READ MORE


Marine Says Squad Leader Killed Civilians

Taking the stand in the murder case of three enlisted Marines, Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz testified Wednesday that he witnessed his squad leader shoot and kill five civilians in Haditha, Iraq, on Nov. 19, 2005—the day 24 Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. troops.

Posted on May 10, 2007 READ MORE


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Charges Emerge From Haditha Killings

A year after 24 Iraqi civilians were killed in the town of Haditha, eight U.S. Marines have been charged in the crime—four with second-degree murder and four others with covering up the slaughter.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


Haditha Investigation Reveals Possible Coverup

The Marines implicated in the killings of 24 Iraqis in Haditha may have attempted to conceal evidence, according to a secret report.  Based on an investigation of the incident, the report suggests that the Marines may have tampered with their unit logbook and withheld incriminating footage captured by an aerial drone.

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U.S. Troops Reportedly ‘Smiled Before Killing’ Detainees

Four U.S. paratroopers charged with murdering three detainees in Iraq smiled before shooting them, according to the BBC.

  • Separately, in the Haditha massacre, a Pentagon official says evidence supports the claim that U.S. troops deliberately killed some two dozen civilians.

  • Atrocities like these are further poisoning America’s already toxic image in the Middle East, and a continued occupation is likely to produce more of the same.

    Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Dead Iraqi civilians
    From Lucian Read / WorldPictureNetwork

    Military Report: Evidence Points to Marine Massacre in Haditha

    A military investigator reportedly has evidence that the Iraqi civilians killed in Haditha last November were the victims of bullet wounds, not a roadside bomb, as the Marines implicated in the crime had claimed.

  • Earlier: Rep. Murtha alleges military coverup on massacre.
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    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi Ambassador
    From Americablog

    Iraqi Ambassador to U.S.: Marines Killed My Cousin

    The new Iraqi ambassador to America, fresh after meeting Bush in Washington for the first time, told CNN that U.S. Marines killed his cousin in cold blood in Haditha five months before the November massacre there. (h/t: The Dan Report)
    This is huge: The ambassador of a newly minted “friendly” country went on national TV to accuse the U.S. of murdering a relative. Diplomatically speaking, it’s a violent smack across Bush’s face.

    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Learned of Haditha Massacre From Press

    The president didn’t know about the November atrocity in which Marines killed 24 unarmed civilians until March, when a Time magazine reporter called the White House for comment on the story.

    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


    The Massacre of Haditha
    From Peter Brookes / The Times (UK)

    Murtha Alleges Coverup in Haditha Massacre

  • “They knew the day after this happened that it was not as they portrayed it,” Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) told CNN about the military’s response to the November killings of 24 unarmed civilians by U.S. Marines. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it would be “premature” to judge what actually transpired.
  • Meanwhile, Iraq’s prime minister said that his patience was wearing thin on America’s excuse that it kills civilians by “mistake.”
  • Also, a CNN reporter who had been embedded with military units accused in the killings recalls that they usually took great pains to avoid civilian casualties. However, she was told that “investigators now strongly suspect a rampage by a small number of Marines who snapped after one of their own was killed by a roadside bomb.”
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    Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


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    Witnesses: Marines Killed 24 Iraqi Civilians

    The N.Y. Times pieces together an atrocity that some in Congress fear could do greater harm to America’s image abroad than the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

    Posted on May 28, 2006 READ MORE


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    Iraqi Girl Tells of U.S. Massacre of Civilians

    A girl from Haditha describes how U.S. soldiers killed her unarmed family members—including women and children.

    Posted on May 28, 2006 READ MORE


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