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Remembering The 'Hardest Hit Unit In Iraq'

http://public.npr.p3/npr/fa/2010/05/20100531_fa_01.mp3?dl=1

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127132205

 

 

Today on NPR's Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviews embedded reporter Kelly Kennedy on her experiences telling the moving and tragic story of one of the worse days of an army unit in Iraq. I was brought to tears listening to this story, so, be advised, this is not easy stuff to digest. I was also brought to renewed awareness about why we are 9-11 Truth activists. As so many in our movement have said -these "9-11 wars" make the events of September 11, 2001 real, alive and vitally important to fully understand today. In the face of sacrifices troops like these made, you can only imagine how things will come apart at the seams when a full Truth airing happens, yet happen it must, if the endless insanity of these illegals wars is to stopped along with their dark cousins of the loss of freedoms and democracy.

The Truth movement is the finest ant-war movement that I've ever been associated with. Never forget the tremendous sacrifies made by so many and never doubt that it is we too who give  Memorial Day special meaning...

 

John

 

 

 

 

not my cup of tea

I wasn't brought to tears. This stuff actually pisses me of. There's tons of stuff like this on the History channel talking about the triumphs of military heroes who valiantly battle the enemy and endure horrible events which make them do crazy things. We've known for decades that war is hell for soldiers.

"The unit lost 14 men in Iraq, including nine soldiers who were killed when their Bradley fighting vehicles were hit by IEDs. Before Kennedy's arrival, another solider — 19-year-old Ross McGinnis — died after he threw himself on a grenade to save four of his friends. Kennedy talked to many of McGinnis' fellow soldiers about the incident, and tells Terry Gross what happened."

To put things into perspective, let's look at the dead Iraqi civilian body pile. Low estimate....150,000 on the body pile. The 'hardest hit unit in Iraq' lost 14 men. How many thousands of Iraqi fathers lost their sons? Or how many hundreds of small children lost there mothers and siblings? The atrocities committed by the United States just overshadow this stuff and make it hard for me to celebrate the war dead. Let's just look briefly at some historical US body piles:

over 1.5 million killed in Vietnam
from 13,372 - 32,969 killed in Afghanastan
over 100,000 killed in Iraq (low estimate)

I'm going low here. I bet you could probably tack on another few hundred thousand on this pile of dead people the US Military has left in it's wake over the last hundred years.

I hope this story encourages people to stop signing up to be involved with the US military. Or at least investigate the bloody savage history of the US Military and how it treats it's so-called 'heroes' after it's done using them for war.