Eight civilians have been killed in an air strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
Two children were among those who died in the attack on Wednesday evening near the town of Baiji, the police said.
A local man, Ghafil Rashed, told Reuters that his brother and son had been killed in the attack: “The Americans raided our houses… People started fleeing with their children, then the aircraft started bombing people in a street along the farm.”
(Source: BBC News)
Yesterday, North Korea killed no civilians in a country it had invaded and occupied.
Yesterday, China killed no civilians in a country it had invaded and occupied.
Yesterday, Iran killed no civilians in a country it had invaded and occupied.
Yesterday, the USA killed eight more civilians, two of them children, in a country it has invaded and occupied.
You tell me – which one is the rogue nation here? Which one do we have to fear more?
The US military continues to slaughter Iraqi civilians every day, retroactively labelling them insurgents to cover up their murder.
The crime these civilians committed was of not stopping when ordered to do so by a foreign troops occupying their territory. They were murdered for having the temerity to think they could move round their own land without the permission of George W. Bush.
Never forget, the US occupation is killing around 300 Iraqis a day. But I guess those lives are a small price to pay for some good, old-fashioned American freedom and democracy.
Will there be any Iraqis left alive to savour that delight?