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Wikileaks: U.S. Troops Handcuffed, Executed 10 Iraqi Civilians, Including 70-Yr-Old Woman, 5-Month-Old Baby and Four Toddlers

Secret U.S. diplomatic cables outed by the whistleblower website Wikileaks reveal that U.S. troops handcuffed and executed at least ten Iraqi civilians, including an elderly women and five children.

One of the children was a five-month-old baby. The rest were no older than five.

After the cold-blooded executions, the Americans called in an air strike on the location to cover up evidence of the slaughter.

The U.S. government then denied that the massacre took place.

McClatchy Newspapers reports that this shocking atrocity occurred on March 15, 2006 in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi. The Iraqi government complained about the crime and demanded action from the U.S. government, but all Baghdad got was denial.

But autopsies and other evidence showed that all of the dead had been handcuffed and shot in the head, and Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions presented the findings to U.S. officials along with a request for an explanation. As of 2010, no such explanation had been received.

According to Alston, U.S. troops approaching the home where the massacre took place were met with gunfire from Iraqi resistance fighters. The troops entered the house after the 25-minute firefight, “handcuffed all residents and executed all of them. After the initial MNF intervention, a U.S. air raid ensued that destroyed the house.”

Iraqi television and Ishaqi residents captured grisly, heartbreaking images of the U.S. slaughter, including the photo posted here, which appeared in McClatchy Newspapers.

So far, no American has been held accountable for this horrific war crime.

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3 Comments

  1. Betty FokkerSeptember 2, 2011 at 2:38 pmReply

    OMG … those poor babies!!!!!

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  3. JohnnyfSeptember 5, 2011 at 4:53 pmReply

    The sad part is that many Americans are more outraged that this story was leaked than they are about the story itself. The reason why America has such a bad name internationally is because a 12 year-old in Cambodia has a better idea regarding American foreign policy than the average American adult. FOX News will not tell you the truth and the kid in Cambodia, and kids all over the world, get to see the effects of American foreign policy in conjunction with American corporations, on a daily basis. It is time to digest the truth……and then maybe, we can change this. Remmeber – We need enemies to buy our bombs.

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