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Why are they not in front of their cameras calling Bush a butcher?



Tuesday, November 08, 2005 commentarist Mary MacElveen writes:  I first want to thank Mark Parent and for bringing this video feed to the attention of many (English Version from Italian TV): US Chemical Weapons Attack on Iraqi Civilians. 

But before you watch this video which is 27 minutes in length, I want to strongly caution you that what you are about to see is so horrific and if you have children, under no circumstances are they to view this feed.

While I have seen graphic photos of the “Bush War” in Iraq, I have never seen such a horrendous feed like this one. Feeds such as this one are not being seen by the American people and they should be.

America deserves to know the truth!

In a recent article: Bush brought death and destruction to Iraq…images speak for themselves. I called the readers attention to a grainy video feed showing a bombed out Fallujah.  This one is far more devastating than that!

When President Hugo Chavez states that our government is “imperialist” in nature … or where he calls Bush “Mr. Danger” … I feel, after viewing this feed, that he is using the wrong adjectives.  If he were to view it, he would be using much stronger terms to describe what our US government did to an innocent people. As I watched it, I was horrified, sickened beyond belief and I cried a multitude of tears.

In When can citizens of the United States stop hanging their heads in shame for Bush?, I asked pointed questions of our elected American officials:

Do you finally get it now?

Is this the best leadership we can present to the world?

Are you in the least embarrassed and abhorred by these video feeds?

The set of questions I would ask now are:

Why do you continue to support Bush?

Is this leadership or war crimes?

Shouldn’t you be calling for the immediate withdrawal of our troops from Iraq?

Haven’t we done enough damage already?

But here is the most important question of them all:  Shouldn’t you be doing everything in your power to IMPEACH Bush? The killing of innocent Iraqi citizens by the use of chemical weapons is not fighting the war on terrorism. What it proves is that we are the terrorists. As I once wrote the Iraqi citizens are suffering a 9/11 on a daily basis for over two and a half years.

To the American media you continually refer to President Hugo Chavez as a ‘leftist’ leader again let me remind you of this fact … he is a democratically-elected President.

As you write every negative article about President Chavez, let me also remind you that he did not do anything comparable to what Bush has done.

If the American media sat down and watched this video feed … and after seeing such horrifying images … wouldn’t they at least be ashamed of using any derogatory term related to President Chavez especially?

Why are they not in front of their cameras calling Bush a butcher?

Why are they not at their keyboards using similar terms to describe Bush? Where is the morality?

When Pat Robertson was given a podium by the American media citing that President Chavez was a threat to our nation, what the American media failed to see is that Bush is truly the threat to all humanity … our mainstream American media has failed us all by not reporting these facts.

Contained within this horrific feed one former soldier asserts that the commanders were waiting for the election results to launch their bloody campaign against Fallujah. They were eager to get in there, get the job done to bring death and destruction to the citizens of that town. They did not want to have to wait for any election results between Bush and Kerry to go on as it did between Bush and Gore. When Kerry conceded, it was their green light to go in to this city and use provable weapons of mass destruction on an innocent people. After viewing this feed, Kerry should have dragged the results on for weeks and months on end.

As you will see and as reported by RAI News 24's investigative story: They present “eye-witness accounts by US military personnel but those from Fallujah residents.  A rain of fire descended on the city. People who were exposed to those multicolored substance began to burn.  We found people with bizarre wounds-their bodies burned but their clothes intact, relates Mohamad Tareq al-Deraji, a biologist and Fallujah resident.”

What I do find maddening are these facts as presented in this video feed: “In the investigative story, produced by Maurizio Torrealta, dramatic footage is shown revealing the effects of the bombardment on civilians, women and children, some of whom were surprised in their sleep. The investigation will also broadcast documentary proof of the use in Iraq of a new napalm formula called MK77. The use of the incendiary substance on civilians is forbidden by a 1980 UN treaty. The use of chemical weapons is forbidden by a treaty which the US signed in 1997"

So, if the use of these chemical weapons is forbidden by a treaty we signed under Clinton: Isn’t Bush committing a crime now by using these same weapons of mass destruction? 

Aren’t our elected officials turning their backs on war crimes such as this?

A while back the full Senate appropriated US$82 billion more for this war and where just recently they appropriated another $50 billion. Isn’t the United States government turning their backs on a treaty we signed and shouldn’t they be held accountable?

I would love to ask Pat Robertson who exactly the real threat is…

From what I have seen, it is not President Hugo Chavez, but George W. Bush.

What I have seen in Bush is not a man that should be allowed to roam free, with our government’s permission and ours. The only place I can think of is a cell right next to Saddam Hussein. At the very least George W. Bush deserves to be tried at The Hague for crimes against humanity … the citizens of Kosovo toppled their leader Slobodan Milosevic then sent to him to The Hague for similar crimes.

I am asking all our readers to send this video feed to everyone you know … I am asking that this crime be exposed.

How can we call ourselves a civilized nation if we can do this to innocent civilians that included women and children as they slept?

Bush brought down death and destruction … and the images speak for themselves.

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