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cost lives in Iraq.
the reasons given by the US military and puppet interim Iraqi government for
Operation Phantom Fury against Fallujah? Just prior to the November, 2004
assault on that city, the primary reasons given for the massacre in Fallujah
were: to provide “security and stability” for the upcoming January 30
“elections” and to rid Fallujah of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.
judge the success or failure of this massacre by their own
members of the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT)
Baghdad have been abducted and taken hostage recently. This event
dismaying for me, as I've known embers of CPT since before
ventured to Iraq.
in November of 2003, while sitting in Amman, Jordan waiting to
Iraq, I met a member of CPT who had been working in Palestine.
me he was walking with Palestinian children as they went to
order to prevent them from being attacked by Israeli
I would learn that this same individual had returned to
was beaten so severely by Israeli settlers that he was
September 29, 2005, shortly after 8 p.m., Amal Kadhum Swadi, and
son Safa were arrested by U.S. forces in the Ghazaliya
Baghdad on suspicion of planting an improvised explosive
were just leaving their Baghdad home with other family members,
opened their garage door to take out the family car, when the
were swarmed by multiple Humvees and numerous heavily armed U.S. Soldiers
with weapons drawn.
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