I would venture to state, unequivocally, that the following three atrocities, among others that were exposed by sheer luck, have been perpetrated by the American occupying forces themselves in a 'Phoenix' like onslaught that reflects their dismal failure in containing the Iraqi Resistance, and a concerted effort to instigate sectarian strife among the Iraqi people:
"A car bomb explosion in an outdoor market packed with shoppers has killed 23 people and wounded more than 60 in a Shia town south of Baghdad.
.... There was no claim of responsibility
for the attack, the third
major vehicle bombing in a predominantly Shia area of Iraq within the past five days
(emphasis added). Fifty people had been killed since Saturday in car bombings in Basra and a Shia village in central Diyala province. Those attacks have fueled fears of more sectarian tension between Shia and Sunni Arabs."Car bomb kills many in Iraqi market
November 3, 2005They are scratching a solid core.Awaiting a 'revealing' book by a disgruntled CIA operative, several years hence, on these massacres. Retribution also awaits.PS:How apt!! Almost 1,000 Days After U.S. Invasion of Iraq, Democratic Senators Call in Secret Session for Investigation of Pre-War Intelligence. (you might like to see this previous post).Well, maybe the wheels of the US imperial justice do start to finally turn: after +150,000 (out of 26 million) Iraqi dead, +2000 (out of 140,000) US dead, +100 (out of 5000) UK dead and + 500 (out of 25,000) Foreign mercenaries dead.
But ... the outcome, if any, of the above "session" is still not certain!
It took two years for them to find out that Scooter Libby had indeed lied about revealing one CIA operative, to spite her husband, which is ashamedly trivial to the war crimes that are being committed against the hundreds of thousands of dead, tortured and imprisoned Iraqi people.
Are we waiting for another couple of years for the US congress to end the criminal
occupation of Iraq and to publicly indict Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, etc...?? Update: "The Republican majority in the House of Representatives rejected a resolution calling for a "substantive" investigation into "the manipulation of pre-war intelligence", the role of Vice President Dick Cheney' into Iraq's reconstruction, the leaking of the name of a CIA' agent and abuses against prisoners at Abu Ghraib' prison...Republicans in the House defeated the measure by 220 votes to 191." US Republicans rebuff resolution demanding Iraq inquiry
November 3, 2005
I doubt that it will be that long, and not by them.
Ditto, the Iraqi Resistance.