USA genocidal massacre in Iraq


Richard Moore


The barbarity of the Amerian assault in Iraq is almost unbelievable. 
Yes it is horrible how some of the invaders have been killed, as the US
media trumpets, but how are people to respond when their women and
children are being slaughtered in their thousands?  Can resistance to
conquest ever be a justification for conquest? What kind of logic is
that? The eyewitness reports below tell you what is really happening,
something you will never find out from the fascist corporatist media.

DOMINATION), we saw how this conquest has been on the agenda for
decades, under several administrations of both political parties.  It
never had anything to do with liberating Iraq or bringing democracy.
This is clear from how the invasion has been carried out even if we
didn't know the well-documented history. It is as plain as the nose on
your face.

Just as Sharon gives the Palsestinian people no option other than to
respond with counter-terrorism, so does the US government gives the
Iraqi people no option but to respond in any way they can. In both cases
the intent is to provide media justification for continued massive state
terrorism. This is what the neocon's New Amerian Century is all about.
Where Hitler failed, Cheney, Bush, & Rumsfeld plan to succeed - using
the same kind of tactics. Iraq and Afghanistan are just the beginning
and Kerry will be no different - just smoother rhetoric.

Don't waste your time with the phony elections between these corporate
front men. It's all a show to distract you.


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From: Bill Thomson <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Fwd:  eye witness in Iraq

Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 10:49:09 -0700
From: Barbara Deutsch <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Fwd:  eye witness in Iraq

Subject: [palglobal] URGENT: Falluja Massacre 
Update. Eyewitnes Accounts. Please Take Action!
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2004 20:23:44 -0700
From: "Ewa Jasiewicz" <•••@••.•••>
To: •••@••.•••


Iraq Solidarity Action - Resist the Massacre in Falluga

Urgent information and appeal from Ewa Jasiewicz, who worked with Voices
in the Wilderness and Occupation Watch in Iraq, lived there for 8 months
(Basra and Baghdad) and in Palestine, mainly Jenin camp for 6 months,
speaks Arabic, and who got back from Iraq 2 months ago. She is in
regular contact with her friends in Basra and Baghdad.

I just spoke to friends in Baghdad - Paola Gaspiroli, Italian, from
Occupation watch and Bridges to Baghdad, Journalist Leigh Gordon,
England, (NUJ, Tribune, Mail on Sunday) and a Palestinian friend with
family in Falluja and friends in the Iraqi Islamic Party. Both he and
Leigh have been ferrying out the injured from Falluja to Baghdad for the
past three days. Ambulances have been barred from entry into the
blood-drenched city.

Here is their news, which they told me over the telephone tonight


There has been a massacre in Falluga. Falluga is under siege. 470 people
have been killed, and 1700 injured. There has been no ceasefire. They
(Americans) told people to leave, said they have 8 hours to leave and
people began to leave but they're trapped in the Desert. The Americans
have been bombing with B52s (Confirmed also by Leigh in an email three
days ago). Bridges to Baghdad are pulling out. We have flights booked
out of Amman. Tomorow a team will go to Sadr City to deliver medicines.
50 people have been killed there. ?? (Forgotten name) the 'elastic'
shiekh in Sadr City (I've met him, young, brilliant guy, describes
himself as 'elastic' because he is so flexible when it comes to his
interpretations of Islam and moral conduct definitions etc, he's pretty
liberal) he has told me I should leave. He says that even he can't
control his people. Foreigners are going to be targeted. 6 new
foreigners have been taken hostage. Four of them are Italian security
firm employees - they were kidnapped from their car, which was found to
be full of weapons, and there were black uniforms. Baghdad was quiet
today except for Abu Ghraib (West Baghdad, where a vast prison is
located and is bursting at the seams with 12,000 prisoners) an American
convoy was attacked there and 9 soldiers were injured and 27 were
kidnapped. That's right 27. None of the newswires are reporting it
though. And I heard this from (*name best not to supply without
permission). Its really really bad. They (Americans) have been firing on
Ambulances, snipers are following the ambulances, they cannot get in.

Falluga, there are people in the Desert, they've left Falluga but
they're not being allowed into Baghdad, they're trapped in the Desert,
they're like refugees, its terrible but the people, Iraqi people are
giving all they can; they're bringing supplies, everybody is giving all
their help and support to Falluga.

I want to stay but I have to go, if I want to come back and be useful,
you know I think its best to leave, Bridges to Baghdad has decided this.
It's getting really dangerous for Italians. We feel like we're being
targeted now. (Italy has a 2500+ force including Carabinieri occupying
Nassiriyah which has been subject to a number of resistance attacks
including the devastating attack on the Police station which claimed the
lives of 4 soldiers, one civilian, one documentary film maker, 12
Carabinieri police and 8 Iraqis).

(…) and Leigh have been great. They've been driving into Falluga and
bringing out people, going back and forth. They know what's going on,
really they have been great. They want more people to help them but we
couldn't from here. It's getting much much worse.


My friend who's been in Falluga today and for the past few days:

We've been seeing it with our own eyes. People were told to leave
Falluga and now there are thousands trapped in the Desert. There is a 13
km long convoy of people trying to reach Baghdad. The Americans are
firing bombs, everything, everything they have on them. They are firing
on Families! They are all children, old men and women in the dessert.
Other Iraqi people are trying to help them. In Falluga they (Americans)
have been bombing hospitals. Children are being evacuated to Baghdad.
There is a child now, a baby, he had 25 members of his family killed,
he's in the hospital and someone needs to be with him, why isn't anyone
there to stay with him, he just lost 25 from his family!??? The
Americans are dropping cluster bombs and new mortars, which jump 3-4
metres. They are bombing from the air. There are people lying dead in
the streets. They said there'd be a ceasefire and then they flew in, I
saw them, and they began to bomb. They are fighting back and they are
fighting well in Falluga. But we are expecting the big attack in 24-48
hours. It will be the main attack. They will be taking the town street
by street and searching and attacking. They did this already in a
village near-by, I forget the name, but they will be doing this in
Falluja. Please get help, get people to protest, get them to go to the
Embassies, get them out, get them to do something. There is a massacre.
And we need foreigners, the foreigners can do something. We are having a
protest, Jo (Jo Wilding and the others from her
group are coming to the American checkpoint tomorrow. We haven't slept
in 3 or 4 days. We need attention. I have photos, film, we've given it
to Al jazeera, Al Arabiya but get it out too. Do everything you can. We
are going back in tomorrow.

Leigh Gordon: It's kicking off. Come by all means but me and (..)
probably won't be around. I mean they're going to crazy. (…) is saying
for foreigners to come but its not safe. Sheikh …. from Falluga said he
couldn't guarantee my safety. I mean its going to go crazy, I think
foreigners will start getting killed soon - I mean people are going to
start getting desperate, when they've seen their mother father, house,
cat, dog, everything bombed they're going to start to attack. They
(Americans) have said this operations only going to last 5 days' it's
drawing to an end. They need to free up troops on other fronts breaking
out all over the country. They're going to go in for the kill. There's
no way of guaranteeing anybody's safety. I think you can be useful but
its not like you can just not tell your mum and think you'll be back in
a week. We're probably going to get killed tomorrow. Come, but we might
not be here.

What to Do

This is an appeal to the anti-war movement, to the peace movement,
eco-action movement, animal rights movement, anti-fascists, everybody
active, everybody who can respond, can call a demo, can organise a
protest, an office occupation, an embassy storming, a road blockade,
mass civil disobedience, industrial shut-down, work-place occupation,
solidarity work stoppage, blockade the US Embassy, Fairford Military
Base action campaign - what's taking off at Fairford? Are B52s being
deployed? Shannon Peace Camp protestors - are there new movements at
Shannon? We need to address this, we need to resist this. We become the
solidarity resistance in Iraq by taking action in our neighbourhoods and
in our cities. Print up a leaflet. Paint up a banner. Take to the
streets. Only a small group can make a change. Show people in Iraq that
we are standing by them. 700 more British troops have been flown in to
quell the uprising in the South. No Pasaran. Take to the embassies, the
bases,  the US interests, the streets. - addresses of US Embassies in
London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff - Campaign for the Accountability of
American Bases - this site has a list of the locations of all the main
US air bases used in the UK - full list of arms
companies. BAE Systems, and Lockheed Martin have been principal supplies
of weapons of mass destruction for the war on Iraq - tips on
confronting arms companies by Campaign Against the Arms Trade - Keep up to date with Al Jazeera

Sample Leaflet Text

As you read this, a massacre is taking place in Falluja, Iraq. Falluja
is a town which has been resisting the occupation of Iraq since June. US
troops have been forced to the border of the town since then. It has
fought hardest and most uncompromisingly and has regularly pummelled by
F16 fighter jets and apache helicopter gunships since then, with
civilians being slaughtered on a regular basis.

Well over 470 people have now been slaughtered by US troops in Falluja,
this week. 1700 have been injured. The deathtoll is expected to rise due
to the siege nature of the military cordon around the town. ambulances
are being fired upon and followed by sniper sights if they attempt to
enter the town. Eyewitnesses have reported seeing bodies lying dead in
the streets. Hospitals have been attacked. Medical supplies and bed
shortages are at crisis levels. Residents are calling it a massacre.
People from all over are attempting, some succeeding, to get into
Falluja to help evacuate the injured by car. People are donating food,
medical supplies and water to those fleeing. All of Iraq is watching and
sympathising with Falluja say people on the ground there.

There is at the time of writing (10/04/04) a 13km column of Falluja
residents fleeing the bomb-smashed town, trapped in the desert and
surrounded by US troops which eye-witnesses report have been firing on
them. Most of the desert marooned refugees are elderly men, women and

For US soldiers stationed near the town, they have been in an impossible
situation and their blood too is being shed for the market-profit-power
chasing interests of the US and UK government and corporate interests.
Recently, the long-time brewing discontent, frustration, humiliation,
and mounting rage against the occupation has exploded. The occupation is
being fought for its very existence, its racism, its violence.   Its
recycling and re-empowerment of a neo-Baathist ruling elite, its
re-training and re-hiring of over 10,000 Baathist torturers and
intelligence agents, its re-writing of Iraq's laws through Coalition
Provisional Authority Orders (principally Order 30 on Salaries and
Employment Conditions for Civil Service Employees which sets the minimum
wage for Iraqi Public Sector workers at 69,000 ID ($40 per month - less
than half the recommended wage of a sweatshop worker in a free trade
zone in neighbouring Iran), plus Order 39 on Foreign Investment which
allows for 100% foreign ownership - privatisation - and slashes the
highest rate of income tax from 45% to 15%) has resulted in

The climate in Iraq has moved on from protest to resistance, and now to
insurgency. Demonstrations have been taking place every day all over the
country since the occupation began, with protestors ranging from
students to pensioners, unemployed, women, former soldiers and children.
This new uprising has been labelled a revolt in support of the
anti-Occupation cleric Muqtada al Sadr, but the reality is that it is
widespread, uncontrollable, inchoate and varied. It is not Islamic, it
is not just nationalist, it is not Baathist. It is a generalised
struggle against the Occupation - the biggest incitement to violence in
the country.

Please stand in solidarity with the people in Iraq during this upheaval
and time of bloodshed. Please join the protest against the bloody
massacre in Falluja, which will spread if the occupation  armies
continue unchecked and un-challenged. Stop the ongoing war on Iraq.
Troops out of Iraq.



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      Reichstag fire."  
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    There is not a problem with the system.
    The system is the problem.

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