Thursday, July 06, 2006

We're going to be running a colony

"We're going to be on the ground in Iraq as soldiers and citizens for years. We're going to be running a colony almost,"

Paul Bremer to Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Meeting, February 23 2003


"The Iraqi people are now free. And they do not have to worry about the secret police coming after them in the middle of the night, and they don't have to worry about their husbands and brothers being taken off and shot, or their wives being taken to rape rooms. Those days are over."

-Paul Bremer, Administrator, [Iraq] Coalition Provisional Authority, Sept. 2, 2003


Ahmed and Mohammed Qassim Hamza Ahmed is the boy on the left he's aged 9 Mohammed is aged 11These two boys are Ahmed Qassim Hamza and Mohammed Qassim Hamza. Ahmed is the boy on the left he's aged 9. His brother Mohammed is 11.

They're what's left of the the family of the 14 year old girl raped and murdered in Mahmoudiya by a group of 5 US soldiers one of whom, Steven D. Green has now been charged with homicide and aggravated sexual assault. [A copy of the complaint against Green can be found here. - mfi]

  1. Their father Qasim Hamza Raheem's head was "smashed" by bullets;
  2. Their mother Fakhriyah Taha Muhsin died of gunshot wounds to her head.
  3. Their seven year old younger sister Hadeel Qasim Hamza was shot dead.
  4. Their fourteen year old sister Abeer Qasim Hamza first raped then shot and her body burnt.

Standard procedure in a colonial war of subjugation don't say you weren't warned:

"We're going to be on the ground in Iraq as soldiers and citizens for years. We're going to be running a colony almost,"

Paul Bremer to Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Meeting, February 23 2003

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