Tuesday, June 20, 2006

101st AB soldiers chgd w/murder, 2 of their own Tortured&Killed,they're good But Human too!

Two US soldiers who went missing after an attack on their checkpoint have been found dead and were tortured before being killed, an Iraqi Defence official says.

Iraqi Defence Ministry official Major General Abdul Aziz Mohammed told Reuters the bodies of Privates Thomas Lowell Tucker, 25, and Kristian Menchaca, 23, were found by a joint US-Iraqi force on Monday near an electricity plant in Yusufiya, the area in which they were abducted on Friday.

"He said the bodies showed signs of "barbaric torture".

The US military has confirmed two bodies were found in the vicinity of Yusufiya.
Their deaths dealt a blow to the US military after it killed the Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in an air strike on a "safe house" near Baquba north of Baghdad.

US forces hunting insurgents linked to a suspected senior Al Qaeda member launched simultaneous pre-dawn raids near Baquba on Tuesday, the US military said.

While we and the 101st are hearing of this we have this at the same time!

The U.S. Army has charged three soldiers in connection with the deaths of three Iraqis who were in military custody in northern Iraq last month, the military said Monday.

The Multinational Corps-Iraq said three members of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been charged in connection with the deaths of three male detainees during an operation in northern Salahuddin province on May 9.

"A noncommissioned officer and two soldiers each have been charged with violating several articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice including murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice," an announcement said.

Many expressed horror over Haditha but as you know, it has happened already in Iraq, It will happen again, and you have to expect it to happen more often regardless of training or discipline as our soldiers are mistreated and tortured while we are held to the UCMJ that means nothing to the Islamist killers.

As I pointed out after Zarqawi's death, it will now get worse and bloodier not better as Bush stupidly thinks. The war is now on another level and will get worse. It is still just getting started. Iraq's mess will encompass the entire middle east before spreading throughout the world.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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