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Barbaric Muslim mob drags corpses of American civilians through Iraqi streets
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that barbaric Muslim terrorists have murdered four American civilians in Iraq. An Iraqi Muslim mob then dragged their mutilated bodies through the streets:
"Yesterday's events in Fallujah are dramatic examples of the ongoing struggle between human dignity and barbarism," Bremer said at a graduation ceremony for police cadets. "The acts we have seen were despicable and inexcusable." [...]
In Fallujah, police retrieved the remains of the four slain Americans on Wednesday night, wrapped them in blankets and gave them to U.S. forces, said Iraqi police officer Lt. Salah Abdullah. [...]
Frenzied mobs dragged the burned, mutilated bodies of the four American contractors through the streets and strung two of them up from a bridge after rebels ambushed their vehicles. [...]
The White House blamed terrorists and remnants of Saddam Hussein's former regime for the "horrific attacks." "It is offensive, it is despicable the way these individuals have been treated," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.
This reminded me of a similar story where barbaric Palestinian murderers also acted like animals. A few months ago, two Israeli reservists got lost and ended up in the Palestinian city of Ramallah. A barbaric mob of Palestinian murderers then killed them and dripped their hands into their victims' blood - click here for more details.
The terrorist group Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, are proud of this sickening murder and have been teaching young Palestinian kids to "drip their hands into the Jew's blood" - click here for more details.
I copy the full article below.
Rebels Attack U.S. Convoy Near Fallujah
FALLUJAH, Iraq — Just one day after four American contract workers were brutally killed and their corpses dragged through the streets of Fallujah, insurgents in the same area Thursday attacked a U.S. military convoy, injuring three American troops, and burned a Humvee, witnesses said.
Meanwhile, Paul Bremer (search), the top U.S. administrator in Iraq, vowed that Wednesday's grisly mutilations would not go unpunished.
"Yesterday's events in Fallujah are dramatic examples of the ongoing struggle between human dignity and barbarism," Bremer said at a graduation ceremony for police cadets.
"The acts we have seen were despicable and inexcusable," he continued. "They violate the tenets of all religions including Islam (search) as one of the foundations of civilized society."
And in Ramadi, west of Fallujah, six Iraqi civilians died and four were wounded Wednesday evening in a car bombing at a market, said Lt. Col. Steve Murray, a coalition spokesman.
"The Iraqi police had not determined whether it was detonated by remote control or whether it was a suicide bomber within the car," Murray said.
Associated Press Television News footage showed smoke pouring from the vehicle that had been abandoned on a roadside just outside the city in Thursday's attack. Witnesses said the Humvee was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (search).
In Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said insurgents targeted the convoy with a bomb, and the injured troops were flown to a combat support hospital.
Also Thursday, two explosions near a U.S.-escorted fuel convoy in northern Baghdad wounded at least one Iraqi, witnesses said. APTN footage showed U.S. soldiers putting a wounded person on a stretcher inside an armored vehicle.
In Fallujah, police retrieved the remains of the four slain Americans on Wednesday night, wrapped them in blankets and gave them to U.S. forces, said Iraqi police officer Lt. Salah Abdullah.
"We were shocked because our Islamic beliefs reject such behavior," he said, referring to the abuse of the bodies.
Iraqi police manned roadside checkpoints in and around Fallujah, but no U.S. troops could be seen inside. Shops and schools were open.
Some residents vowed to repel any U.S. forces.
"We will not let any foreigner enter Fallujah," said Sameer Sami, 40. "Yesterday's attack is proof of how much we hate the Americans."
Another resident, Ahmed al-Dulaimi, 30, said, "We wish that they would try to enter Fallujah so we'd let hell break lose."
Iraqi Interior Minister Nori al Badran vowed to send forces into Fallujah "to bring killers to justice," but did not say when that would happen.
"Forces will be sent to Fallujah ... from the army, the police and from the civil defense (force)," he said.
There was no sign of a military buildup near Fallujah by midafternoon Thursday.
At a U.S. base about two miles east of the city, 1st Lt. Wade Zirkle said Wednesday's attack was carried out by a "few bandits and terrorists ... who are terrorizing the city."
"It is our job to go there and maintain security in the city and we are making sure that something like that will not happen again," he said, when asked whether U.S. forces would enter Fallujah.
Frenzied mobs dragged the burned, mutilated bodies of the four American contractors through the streets and strung two of them up from a bridge after rebels ambushed their vehicles.
It was similar to the scene more than a decade ago in Somalia, when a mob dragged corpses of U.S. soldiers through the streets of Mogadishu, eventually leading to the American withdrawal from the African nation.
The images were broadcast worldwide and became the subject of the book and movie "Black Hawk Down."
Kimmitt said the military had tried to send Iraqi police to the scene, but the police reported they couldn't get close enough in time.
"The event happened very, very rapidly, and by the accounts of the Iraqi police, by the time they got there the situation was pretty well complete at that point," he said.
Kimmitt told Fox News Thursday that the response against the contractors' attackers will be "deliberate, precise and it's going to be overwhelming."
"These people that committed this barbaric act will not go unpunished nor will the people of Fallujah be held hostage by a very small minority in the city," Kimmitt continued.
Bremer adviser Dan Senor told Fox News that President Bush is committed to making sure all of Iraq is stable and a democratic government is put in place before U.S. troops pull out.
"We're going to stick around until the job is done," Senor said, adding that the coalition is making "tremendous progress … despite tragic events like yesterday."
U.S. officials denounced the Fallujah violence and vowed to stay the course in Iraq.
The White House blamed terrorists and remnants of Saddam Hussein's former regime for the "horrific attacks."
"It is offensive, it is despicable the way these individuals have been treated," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.
Referring to the planned June 30 transfer of sovereignty to Iraqis, McClellan said "the best way to honor those that lost their lives" is to continue with efforts to bring democracy to Iraq.
State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said the contractors, all men, "were trying to make a difference and to help others." Officials did not identify the dead because the next of kin had not yet been notified.
The four worked for Blackwater Security Consulting of Moyock, N.C., which provides training and guard services to customers around the world. The company, a subsidiary of Blackwater USA, referred calls to a spokesman in suburban Washington who declined comment beyond a statement that said Blackwater was a government subcontractor providing security for the delivery of food in the Fallujah area.
Privately owned Blackwater USA's range of services include providing firearms and small-groups training for Navy SEALs, police department SWAT teams and former special operations personnel.
Fallujah, about 35 miles west of Baghdad, has been the scene of some of the worst violence of the conflict since the beginning of the U.S.-led occupation a year ago.
Five U.S. soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division also died Wednesday when a bomb exploded under their M-113 armored personnel carrier in Malahma, 12 miles northwest of Fallujah, making it the bloodiest day for Americans in Iraq since Jan. 8.
Their deaths raised the number of U.S. troops killed in March to at least 48, making it the second-deadliest month for U.S. troops since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1. The deadliest month was November, when 82 U.S. troops were killed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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