Door Donkerdoorn, Op woe 27 feb 2008 18:30, 2 reacties, citaat / intro / linkdump

Notulen Brits kabinet ten tijde besluit Irakoorlog moeten openbaar worden gemaakt

Meer slecht nieuws voor meneer Balkenende (met alle resepect natuurlijk).

De Britse regering wordt verordend om alle vergaderstukken rond de besluitvorming tot deelname in de Irakoorlog openbaar te maken. Met de stukken wordt hopelijk meer duidelijk over de motivatie om ten strijde te trekken en waarom de Britse regering de "bewijsvoering" voor de oorlog heeft aangepast en meer "sexy" gemaakt.

Er bestaat veel onvrede in Groot-Brittannië over de deelname in George Bush zijn avontuur in Irak. Zo is een ruime meerderheid van de bevolking nog steeds "tegen" de oorlog en bestaat er groot wantrouwen ten aanzien van de "besluitvorming" door de...
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Notulen Brits kabinet ten tijde besluit Irakoorlog moeten openbaar worden gemaakt #zaplog
| #15003 | 28-02-2008 02:00 | F.E.M.
Nog steeds gevolgen voor Irak:
Haditha, Iraq - Platoon Commander's testimony on civilian murders
"CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — An officer who saw the corpses of Iraqi women and children sprawled across a bed in a home said Wednesday in recorded testimony that he believed that "my Marines were doing the right thing" when they killed them.

Marine 1st Lt. Max Frank, whose deposition was recorded in March before his return to Iraq, was the first witness to be heard at a preliminary hearing for Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, the commander of the Marine battalion involved in the deadly sweep of the village of Haditha.

The sweep led to the deaths of 24 people on Nov. 19, 2005, after a roadside bomb killed a lance corporal driving a Humvee. In the aftermath, Marines went house to house looking for insurgents.

"From my perspective at the time, my assumption was my Marines were doing the right thing," Frank said. "I rationalized it to myself as they were taking fire. The Marines could have come in, yelled at them to come out, and when they didn't come out they cleared the room with a fragmentation grenade."

Frank, a platoon commander, said he saw a total of 24 bodies, including five men who had been shot beside a white car, an elderly man whose leg had been eviscerated, and a woman and child curled up in another home.

Chessani, 43, is charged with dereliction of duty on suspicion of failing to investigate the killings. He is the highest-ranking of seven Marines accused in the case.
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| #15034 | 28-02-2008 12:40 | merethan
Zou dat in Nederland ook kunnen?
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