June 10, 2003


Where were the human shields?

Witnesses described yesterday how Iraqi intelligence officers executed at least 150 prisoners in early April, three days before US troops entered Baghdad.

The bodies of the dead, all blindfolded with cloth torn from their shirts and with their hands tied behind their backs, were dumped in a long trench in the grounds of the Salman Pak military training camp, 35 kilometres south-east of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, at ABC Watch:

AS THE MASS GRAVES OF SADDAM'S VICTIMS ARE UNCOVERED, and UNCOVERED , so the campaign against the liberators of Iraq for what they have yet to uncover continues, and continues and continues and continues and continues and continues and continues and continues........

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Posted by Tim Blair at June 10, 2003 10:33 AM

I believe the human shields were at power & water facilities, not standing over mass graves as they were being back-filled.

Posted by: Niall at June 10, 2003 at 02:25 PM

Fuck off Niall. I suppose you still believe the war was wrong too.

And I am certain that there were some Australian (can someone please remove their citizenship) "Human Shields" based at wheat silos.

BTW - a shield is designed to be struck and absorb or deflect the blow. Why weren't these shields tested adequately - like with a 500lb bomb with GPS guidance kit?

Posted by: Razor at June 10, 2003 at 04:38 PM

Take a powder you git.

With people like you, it's always hard to discern how far the leaden, undergrad irony extends. So a quiz:

1 Would you, if you had the power to do so, really strip Aust'n human shields of their citizenship?

2 If the answer to the above is yes, would you then jail them? On what grounds, under which law, with what justification?

Please resist the urge to demonstrate your wit; serious answers only. Level with us.

Posted by: Glenn at June 11, 2003 at 06:46 PM

(clears throat)... Hellooo! Anyone home?

Posted by: Glenn at June 14, 2003 at 02:03 PM