US TROOPS IN NEW WAR CRIME SCANDAL.
Five American soldiers from the 502nd Infantry Regiment are being investigated for raping an Iraqi woman and then murdering her and her family members in the city of Mahmoudiya south of Baghdad, this past March. U.S. officials say that this appears to be a premeditated crime.
*A U.S. official speaking on the condition of anonymity says that the soldiers had not been attacked by insurgents and that they studied the family for a week before carrying out the attack. The soldiers apparently entered the home, raped the woman, set fire to her body and then killed three other family members, one of the victims was a small child. Please take a moment to send our prewritten letter to your elected officials asking them to support the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Remind your elected officials that their support for the war also translates into support for human right violations and war crimes against Iraqi civilians—which is what we are now claiming we removed Saddam Hussein from power for. Tell your elected officials that you are morally outraged by the crimes being perpetrated against Iraqi civilians and that you believe security at home will be compromised as long as we continue to occupy Iraq. To read more:
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