Saturday, October 21, 2006

Coverup Continues About Baghdad Ammo Dump Disaster

The situatiuon in Iraq is taking a disastrous turn for the worse as the last couple of weeks show. The fascists are determined to try to keep the lid on bad news coming out of the country in advance of the upcoming election cycle. This of course is at the expense of our military which has to accept it's losses and it's increasingly precarious position and just shut up about it.

As of October 21 it's reported that 78 US soldiers are dead this month. Of course that's using deceptive accounting and outright lies to minimize the horror. If the fascists are lying about the true number of dead Iraqis then of course they're covering up the numbers of dead and wounded US soldiers. The despicable scum consider the troops to be expendable cannon fodder when they're alive and inconvenient embarrassments when they're dead. Hence the ban on photos of flag draped coffins as our fallen are sneaked back home in the dead of night.

New reports are circulating about the true damage done on the night of Oct. 10 when the Iraqi resistance rocketed and destroyed the ammunitin depot at Camp Falcon some 11 miles south of Baghdad. If you haven't seen the video at the above link I'd urge you to take a look at 4 minutes into it. Then consider this from the military propagandists:

October 12, 2006 by Joseph Giordono, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition
Insurgent mortar fire hit an American military ammunition dump late Tuesday night, setting off huge explosions and rattling windows and nerves throughout the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, military and civilian officials said Wednesday.
Tank rounds, artillery shells and small-arms ammunition at the Forward Operating Base Falcon site were ignited by the explosion and subsequent fire, casting an orange glow overnight and into Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported by late Wednesday.

However the reality might be somewhat different:

"When the flames had been brought under control on the morning of the 11th of October, primarily because the entire camp had been gutted, nine large American military transports with prominent Red Cross markings were observed by members of the foreign media taking off, laded with the dead and the wounded.
Over 300 American troops, including U.S. Army and Marines, CIA agents and U.S. translators were casualties and there also were 165 seriously injured requiring major medical attention and 39 suffering lesser injuries 122 members of the Iraqi armed forces were killed and 90 seriously injured members of same, were also evacuated to the U.S. military hospital at al-Habbaniyah located some 70km west of Baghdad.
Satellite pictures and aerial photographs from neutral sources showed that Camp Falcon suffered major structural damage and almost all the U.S. military’s supply of small arms ammunition, artillery and rocket rounds, tons of fuel, six Apache helicopters, an uncounted but large number of soft-skinned vehicles such as Humvees and supply trucks were damaged or totally destroyed. Foreign press observers noted “an endless parade” of military vehicle recovery units dragging burnt-out heavy tanks and armored personnel carriers to another base outside Baghdad."

How much longer?


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