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Jun-20-2011 15:22printcommentsVideo

Oh Dude!' - Video Shows American Slaughter of Civilians in Fallujah

These are American tax dollars; American soldiers fighting in your name.

Attack in Fallujah, Iraq
Frame from video of attack in Fallujah, Iraq

(SALEM, Ore.) - At Salem-News.com we constantly report the dark side of war, with countries like Israel, Sri Lanka, Bahrain and so many others slaughtering people for unjustifiable reasons.

This video shows U.S. forces dropping a 500 pound bomb On Iraqi Civilians in the street ~ shows Iraqis killed in a tremendous explosion, followed by an aviator's voice saying, 'Oh dude'.

Exposing this is why Bradley Manning is rotting behind bars; he exposed the reality of what was going on in Iraq and it is not a good reality. The country never lifted a finger toward the U.S. The leaders of this nation absolutely lost their way.

I was in Fallujah only briefly while covering the war in Iraq, so I am as much of an outside observer of this as anyone else, but I have had contact with doctors in this Iraqi city on several occasions who update Salem-News.com on the terrible number of birth defects that have taken place since the U.S. war on Iraq was launched.

It absolutely has a feeling that matches the immense death that has taken place there. Mostly U.S. Marines, but the Army too, took on the resistance in this city with the latest, worst, most devastating weapons. The American supremacist ideologies that drove the unjustified war to start in the first place, left Fallujah soaking in depleted uranium (DU) and a host of other post-war presents that promise to kill and maim for years to come.

These are American tax dollars; American soldiers fighting in your name. This is what they did and what they never wanted you to know. Bradley Manning is the conscience of America, along with Julian Assange; and there's not a damned thing any of us can do about it. This is U.S. funded Genocide. It is up to Americans to get with the program of Truth, Justice and Peace before it is too late.

But as the song 'Try Not to Cry' by Samy Yousef says:

I throw stones at my tongue
’cause it should really keep its peace
I throw stones at my feet
’cause they stray and lead to defeat
A couple of big ones at my heart
’cause the thing is freezing cold
But my nafs is still alive
and kicking unstoppable and on a roll
I throw bricks at the devil so I’ll be sure to hit him
But first at the man in the mirror
so I can chase out the venom

Sometimes music can be a metaphor for life. In some events it offers all we need to see what we are and have become.

Maybe it makes Americans proud, I'm sure not one of them. This incident in Fallujah reportedly happened the same year that the famous Wikileaks footage of Iraqi journalists being slaughtered in the streets was recorded. Those men made the fatal mistake of trusting the Americans not to do exactly what they did.

Of course in that event the Americans waited for a mini van to start picking up wounded, with two small children clearly visible in the passenger window... BOOM! The U.S. Army was an army of one. I feel far more akin to those dead journalists than the monsters in the helicopter; they are murderers and war crime criminals, even though nothing will ever come of their actions.

And let's not forget that American Army medics refused to treat the severely injured children- refusing access to their ambulance. Funny, there were no injured Americans.

These words from 'Try Not to Cry' seem especially appropriate:

Hmm, a little boy shot in the head
Just another kid sent out to get some bread
Not the first murder nor the last
Again and again a repetition of the past
Since the very first day same story
Young ones, old ones, some glory
How can it be, has the whole world turned blind?
Or is it just ’cause it’s only affecting my kind?!

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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.

Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 82 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can write to Tim at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com




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Ray o hope June 21, 2011 12:11 pm (Pacific time)

Colli, Obama as those that came before him, can say anything before their presidency, but once they're in office the dark side (Zionist) are calling the shots, this savage and backward tripe are in full control of our government, and they are out for the blood of all humanity, they want to bring back the dark ages, and their wet dream of a great Israel.


Danny June 21, 2011 11:21 am (Pacific time)

More and more US support for endless Wars for Israel, it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack.
9/11 and Israel, here: http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526


Colli June 21, 2011 10:12 am (Pacific time)

Just follow the money Tim and it becomes painfully clear who is promoting and supporting the never-ending atrocities against a people who never attacked us. Has anyone asked President Obama recently why this continues? Were his promises to bring our troops home as hollow as they now appear to be? What can he be thinking? Why would he want to become a Xerox copy of George W. Bush? I, like you, have become sick of the rationalization, lies, smoke, and mirrors that make up his repertoire. The toilet bowl is now full . . . time to flush!

Tim King: I have to agree Coli, I watched another eye-opening documentary from John Pilger last night; this one about the real history of the US in South America.  When we say checkered past in regard to the US govt. we are not even near the tip of the iceberg.  Regarding Obama, I too see little change from the previous presidency.    

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