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US Soldiers Brag Of Numbers Of Arabs They Kill As New Massacre Looms in Fallujah
by jlk
Tuesday Apr 20th, 2004 9:19 PM
The young American Marine is exultant. "It's a sniper's dream,' he tells a Los Angeles Times reporter on the outskirts of Fallujah. "You can go anywhere and there so many ways to fire at the enemy without him knowing where you are."

"Sometimes a guy will go down, and I'll let him scream a bit to destroy the morale of his buddies. Then I'll use a second shot."

"To take a bad guy out," he explains, "is an incomparable "adrenaline rush." He brags of having "24 confirmed kills" in the initial phase of the brutal U.S. onslaught against the rebel city of 300,000 people.

Combine this attitutude by soliders with the following statements by Rumsfeld and things dont look good.

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he was skeptical that negotiations in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah would lead to the detention of those responsible for the killing and mutilation of four American contractors three weeks ago. ...when asked whether the United States would strike a deal that did not include taking the killers into custody, he replied, "One would think not."

So the US is gearing up for a battle in Fallujah with soliders who are now competing to get in kills? Many civilians left Fallujah, but they are comming back:

FALLUJAH, Iraq, April 20 -- Refugees from this shell-shocked city began trickling home Tuesday, encouraged by news of a political agreement that could end the two-week conflict between U.S. Marines and Iraqi guerrillas and eager to learn what had become of their neighbors and homes.
Because many Iraqis have large extended families, officials allowed each family to bring in two vehicles and 25 people. They were let in on a first-come, first-serve basis, and by evening, police said, at least 1,250 residents had re-entered the city.

If fighting starts, US solidiers will probably be competing for kills on easy targets as civilians come back into the city.
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Were your toolsPFC of the USMCTuesday Feb 8th, 2005 1:01 AM
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U.S. soldiers stacked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramidAPWednesday Apr 28th, 2004 4:10 PM
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