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GUEST,guest from NW BS: Falluja (239* d) RE: BS: Falluja 11 Nov 04

Let's just break down the origin of the new demonizing buzzword that the Iraq warlovers are tossing about…"hostage slaughterhouses". This is the AP report on the subject.

"FALLUJAH, Iraq - An Iraqi general said troops found "hostage slaughterhouses" where foreign captives had been killed in Fallujah, where U.S. forces cornered insurgents after a stunningly swift advance that seized control of 70 percent of the militant stronghold. ."

In this first paragraph the term is introduced.

"The abandoned houses in northern Fallujah had hostages' documents, CDs showing captives being killed, and black clothing worn by militants in videos, Maj. Gen. Abdul Qader Mohammed Jassem Mohan said Wednesday at a military camp near Fallujah."

Notice that no hostages, no slaughtered people or traces of slaughter are found. Some documents described as hostages', some black clothing and some CDs(DVDs?) showing captives being killed. I read that there were videos of beheadings for sale in a Tampa gas station. Black clothing you can get anywhere.

"But it appeared troops did not find any of the at least nine foreigners still in kidnappers' hands — including two Americans. "We have found hostage slaughterhouses in Fallujah that were used by these people," Mohan said. But he said he did not know which hostages' documents were uncovered."

The term is repeated. The spokesman doesn't know anything about the documents. And still no people found or evidence of actual slaughter reported.

"No record of foreigners
Mohan was unsure if the hostage records included the names of any of the at least nine foreigners still in the hands of kidnappers — most notably British aid worker Margaret Hassan, French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot and two Americans.
"I did not look closely" at the documents, he said."

He says he did not look closely at the documents. So why are they characterized as belonging to hostages? This guy doesn't sound like he knows anything.

So that's the news report. Term introduced, now to be endlessly repeated (kind of like "rape rooms"). No proof, no traces of "slaughter", no hostages, some black clothing and some videos. maybe. More PR from the propaganda division so folks like dougR, US, and BB can toss the terms out to justify more needless killing. Our people are dying for nothing and thousands of innocent Iraqis are being slaughtered. We live in a dark time.

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