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I stopped in the house briefly - been working in the yard today - to check the news and saw that their are claims the Marine held hostag has been killed. Decapitated. There is nothing I can say that I did not say the last three times this happened. It does not get any less despicable. It does not get easier to swallow with each passing murder. Instead, I get angrier and I suppose there is nothing to gain - as I've learned here - from spitting out the same angry rant for the fourth time in just a short time span. As an aside - most news sites have had this story up for hours. CNN still has NOTHING on the front page about it. Command Post is covering it. Jeff Quinton has tons of links. The fact that he was a Marine does not make it any worse; all the victims were human beings with families. But it does make it different, in terms of retaliation, one would think. We'll see.

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I know it's a week old, but read this over at BlackFive...
To the terrorists currently operating in Iraq, I see that you have captured a U. S. Marine, and that you plan to cut off his head if your demands are not met.

Big mistake.

Before you carry out your threat I suggest you read up on Marine Corps history. The Japanese tried the same thing on Makin Island and in a few other places during World War Two, and came to regret it. Go ahead and read about what then happened to the mighty Imperial Army on Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. They paid full price for what they did, and you will too.
Can we please take off the gloves now? Can we please stop worrying about what the French or the Germans think of us? Can we please just let the Marines do their FUCKING job?

Locate, close with, and destroy.

Damn them. Do they have any idea what they are messing with here?

Ask the Nazis what happens when you arouse the sleeping giant.

And again I ask the question - what exactly is the moral difference between terrorists beheading prisoners and American soldiers beating prisoners to death?

The Human Rights Watch report describes, in language that is if anything understated, such things as the killing of Iraqi military officers who were in American custody and were being interrogated. One was Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush, who had been the chief of Iraqi air defenses. He was captured in October 2003 and died on November 26, 2003, in a US detention facility in Iraq. At first the Pentagon released a death certificate saying that he had died of "natural causes." But after a Denver Post story questioned the circumstances of his death, the Pentagon admitted that an autopsy report said General Mowhoush died of "asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression" and said there was "evidence of blunt force trauma to the chest and legs." The Pentagon said a homicide investigation was underway.

Another Iraqi officer, Lieutenant Colonel Kareem 'Abd al-Jalil, died on January 9, 2004, while at an interrogation facility. The original death certificate said he died of "natural causes... during his sleep." After stories in the Denver Post and on German television indicating that American soldiers had "danced on his belly," the Pentagon issued a new death certificate describing his death as a homicide from "blunt force injuries and asphyxia." Those two were regular Iraqi officers, not terrorists. In American history, until now, flag and field officers of opposing armies were given great respect when captured.

Anyone wanna take a stab at the question?

"The Pentagon said a homicide investigation was underway"

There's your fucking difference.

We become jaded and numb to the horror. It loses it's shock value and this will force greater feats of autrocities.

And unless one is willing to nuke a third of the planet you will never ferrit out all the small pockets of evil capable of doing things like this.

Oh Ken, why bring up rule of law when we can just wallow in Phoenician's punative liberalism?

"The Pentagon said a homicide investigation was underway" - There's your fucking difference.

Uh-huh.

"At first the Pentagon released a death certificate saying that he had died of "natural causes. But after a Denver Post story questioned the circumstances of his death, the Pentagon admitted that an autopsy report said General Mowhoush died of "asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression" and said there was "evidence of blunt force trauma to the chest and legs." The Pentagon said a homicide investigation was underway."

So the moral distinction between terrorist murders and US army murders depends on whether or not the Pentagon are caught lying by the press?

So the moral distinction between terrorist murders and US army murders depends on whether or not the Pentagon are caught lying by the press?

So what you're saying is, the abduction of American/foreign civilians and an american marine by arabs who then threaten to behead the captured people unless whoever meets their demands, is exactly identical to the beating deaths of Iraqis in American custody.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5287973/

The military plans to charge two intelligence soldiers in the suffocation death of an Iraqi general during an interrogation last fall, according to a newspaper report.

Charges of negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter will be filed against Chief Warrant Officers Lewis Welshofer and Jeff Williams, the Denver Post reported in Thursday editions, citing a Pentagon document obtained by the newspaper.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/22/iraq.abuse/

Details of the fatalities were revealed as the Pentagon announced eight new investigations into detainee deaths, bringing the total number of investigations to 33, officials said on Friday.

Just wondering, but the terrorists who cut the heads off those Americans, exactly who is "investigating them"? Will Al Qaeda or whatever entities comprise the "insurgency" in Iraq hold the beheaders responsible for their actions?

Turns out like always CNN was 100% correct. The Marine was let go today and was never beheaded. Its called good journalism when you check on facts.

Actually, there's no proof that he was let go, either. Everything is just a story right now.