Skip to comments.A CHILLING DISCOVERY
Posted on 03/30/2003 3:18:22 AM PST by Glenn
The uniforms, found by U.S. troops who took over the hospital, appeared to have had their name tags and flag patches ripped off, perhaps to hide the identity of their owners, the official said.
The troops also discovered what appeared to be a torture device made of a metal cot and a car battery.
The uniforms appear to belong to some of the members of the Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, who were ambushed March 23 in Nasiriya. Two soldiers were known to have been killed. Eight others are missing, and five were taken as prisoners of war.
Meanwhile, U.S. Central Command announced Saturday that two Marines have been killed in separate incidents in Iraq.
Central Command said one Marine from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force was killed late Friday night when he was hit by a Humvee during a firefight with Iraqi soldiers in south-central Iraq.
The other Marine, also from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, drowned early Friday when the Humvee in which he was riding rolled over into a canal in south-central Iraq.
Marines at the scene tried for 30 minutes to revive him, Central Command's statement said.
Overnight and into early Sunday, U.S.-led coalition airstrikes continued across Iraq, with force commanders stressing they were emphasizing precision strikes on Iraqi regime, military and "irregular" targets.
Flashes lit up the night sky above Baghdad, and Mosul and Kalak in northern Iraq, as explosions were heard in all three cities.
The bombing of the northern cities in the last 24 hours is the most intense in the area since the war started.
In Baghdad, coalition forces dropped satellite-guided munitions on two surface-to-air missile complexes. Central Command said coalition aircraft also bombed the main training facility of the Iraqi paramilitary forces in Ar Rustamiyah, eastern Baghdad. The forces in that area are in charge of security functions in eastern Baghdad, Central Command said.
The U.S. military said it also targeted command-and-control facilities at the Abu Garayb Presidential Palace and two facilities at the Karada Intelligence Complex.
The Karada complex is on the banks of the Tigris River in southern Baghdad.
A few hours later, at least four large explosions rocked a residential compound northwest of the Information Ministry, where many government officials live.
The threat from Iraqi "irregulars" was emphasized earlier Saturday when a suicide bomber blew up his car at a military checkpoint in the central Iraqi town of Najaf, killing four U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division, military officials said.
Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said at a news conference Saturday that coalition forces could expect more suicide bombings and praised "every martyr that aims to protect their land." Sunday morning, Iraq TV announced that President Saddam Hussein would give the family of the man who carried out Saturday's attack 100 million dinars, or about $35,000. (Full story)
The foreign minister of Iran also aimed threatening words at the United States, warning Sunday that "the worst days are yet to come" in Iraq.
Kamal Kharrazi used as one example suicide bombings, which he said likely will escalate. He also accused U.S. officials of miscalculating how much the Iraqis would welcome the invading military.
"The reality of the truth is that regardless how much the Iraqi people are disgruntled with their regime and with their government, still they would not want or allow a government imposed on them by foreigners," he told reporters at the Foreign Ministry in Tehran.
Despite those threats, U.S. Central Command Director of Operations Maj. Gen. Victor Renuart said the suicide attack would not change the coalition's operational strategy but added that it was still under review.
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They showed the battery hooked up to the metal cot--and adjacent to that bloody US Army fatigue uniform remains.
It doesn't take a mental giant to figure it out.
Who was reporting it? In a revolt against Comcast, I only have the basic channels and can't see the 24 hour news stations.
He's got that exactly right. But instead of "threatening" the U.S., he should be warning Saddam and his band of thugs.
Doubtful. Duhhbya is too worried about his image in the world to let Rummy do that.
And to think, Rangel, Dashchel, and other Democrats support these people. I wonder if the "anti-war" people are "anti-torture US troops" people as well?
I suspect when all is said and done, we will find more dastardly things than batteries which were made in France.
A car battery adjacent to a metal bed frame is evidence of Iraqi torturers' work.
He got this straight out of the liberal American press. Thank you WashP, NYT, SFCh,LAt, etc.
coulda--thanks for that link tothe NY Post. We need you big time pingers---John, Meek, Saberkitty...can you help us?
Glenn, I saw the footage Friday...I believe it was Good Morning America.
The "Embeds" (embedded reporters) are serving us well...again. Help us get the word out on this horrific but must be told story.
There is another...let me find it.....be right back.
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