Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, October 06, 2006

More Murder and Mayhem from the Marines

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- A Navy corpsman testified Friday that Marines in his patrol seized an Iraqi civilian from his home, threw him into a hole and put at least 10 bullets in his head after growing frustrated in their search for an insurgent.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos said he saw a Marine [John Jodka or Marshall Magincalda[ put fingerprints from the victim onto a rifle and on a shovel to implicate him as an insurgent.

Via The New York Times

p.s. I once read that in Viet Nam, the US military took hispanic recruits aside and urged them to ultraviolence. It looks like it is continuing.


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