Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Here Is Another Story…

…we will not be reading much about in the French press (or the German one)…
A mass grave being excavated in a north Iraqi village has yielded evidence that Iraqi forces executed women and children under Saddam Hussein.
Of course, the media would write about the story if they had time. But you must understand, they are much too busy looking for damning evidence about George W Bush. You know who we mean… the lying cowboy whose warmongering brought chaos and insecurity to Iraq…
…investigators have located nine trenches in Hatra containing hundreds of bodies believed to be Kurds killed during the repression of the 1980s.

The skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed, the investigators said. …

The victims are believed to be Kurds killed in 1987-88, their bodies bulldozed into the graves after being summarily shot dead.

One trench contains only women and children while another contains only men.

The body of one woman was found still clutching a baby. The infant had been shot in the back of the head and the woman in the face.

"The youngest foetus we have was 18 to 20 foetal weeks," said US investigating anthropologist P Willey.

"Tiny bones, femurs — thighbones the size of a matchstick."

Make sure you read the part in which Greg Kehoe explains what is the cause for the work having been delayed for so long…

(Danke, Ray)