Friday, December 22, 2006

i didn't want to post this

but it is news and it does involve connecticut. my thoughts and prayers are indeed with all of these service people and their families. more importantly my thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones and familes of the iraqi civilians who lost their lives.

(BRING OUR MEN AND WOMEN HOME and we wouldn't have to worry about this type of thing happening)

i wasn't there. i don't know what happened. i'm not judging anyone. i want all of this to stop though. we have NO RIGHT to be in iraq. NONE

CT marine charged with murder of 24 civilians

(WTNH, Dec. 21, 2006 6:40 PM) _ A marine from Meriden is facing murder charges for the deaths of two dozen Iraqi civilians. For a year, investigators have been trying to figure out what exactly happened in Haditha.
by News Channel 8's Alan Cohn
Frank Wuterich isn't just facing charges. According to the Marine Corp, he is the central figure in what's been described as the massacre of Iraqi civilians. Charges include 12 counts of murder, one count of ordering the men under him to kill six other civilians and asking other marines to lie about the incident to investigators.
The incident took place just over a year ago in Haditha. Twenty-four civilians were killed after a roadside bomb exploded killing a U.S. marine. Staff Sergeant Wuterich was the squad leader.
When the allegations first surfaced last June, his parents told News Channel 8 they were confident when the real story came out he wouldn't be charged..........


Family Stands By Conn. Marine Charged In Haditha Murders

MERIDEN, Conn. -- A Marine from Connecticut is at the center of the biggest U.S. criminal case involving civilian deaths in Iraq.
In November 2005, a Marine was killed by a roadside bomb in Haditha. Witnesses claim fellow Marines went on a rampage, killing 24 innocent civilians.
Staff. Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden is the person who military officials allege ordered the attack

He is charged with murdering 12 of the civilians and ordering soldiers under his command to kill six others.
But the Marine's family defended him outside its home Thursday.
"My wife and I and all his friends feel that he is innocent," Dave Wuterich said. "People at home don't know what it's like over there."...........

(mr wuterich IS right, we DON'T know what it's like over there.)

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