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Daily Headline – 02/04/13

Support the troops!

Iraq war flagUS and UK troops are always in the press it seems for the wrong reasons, the constant abuses carried out be these representatives of their respective countries.

Support the troops? Support abuses.

It has long been known of the human-rights abuses carried out by the US and UK at Camp Nama in Baghdad but now for the first time two UK military personnel have spoken out to the Guardian about the abuses they personally witnessed.

The abuses they say they saw include:

• Iraqi prisoners being held for prolonged periods in cells the size of large dog kennels.

• Prisoners being subjected to electric shocks.

• Prisoners being routinely hooded.

• Inmates being taken into a sound-proofed shipping container for interrogation, and emerging in a state of physical distress.

For full details on the story click here.

Iraq; an illegal war carried out by thugs under the orders of callus morons.

Y’know what really f***s me off?

By Leon J Williams

When people say “support the troops” “they’re defending our country” etc

Firstly, just f*** off!
Secondly, defending? Or do you mean to say “they’re attacking for our country”?
Third, OUR nation? By being born on a certain piece of land I am supposed to condone killing people born on different pieces of land because they have different ideas?
Fourth, you’re mantra is giving unconditional support to these murderers, whether it is the US troops, UK troops or any other troops, they are consistently responsible for deliberately killing civilians, just last week there were charges against British troops in Iraq for abuses.

So no, I won’t follow this bullshit. I am capable of thinking. I will support the troops if the war is justified and I wont when the war isn’t.

Defenders of this mantra; f*** off!