Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How Far We Have Fallen....

In time of war, it has always been essential for all armies to conduct themselves with courtesy and respect towards any civilian population.... That is what is supposed to happen.....

There have been a lot of reports recently about how the American army, in its occupation of Iraq, carried out inhuman acts of atrocity in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions of conduct towards civilians.  Much of the American controlled media has kept silent of any atrocities committed in Iraq, and it has only been through the alternative media that many of the crimes committed have been coming to light.

For this article, I want to present an absolutely shocking report that I came across from a fellow truth seeker, John Friend, who writes: "Mr Friend's Blog" at, entitled: "How Far We've Fallen".   I have that entire article right here, but must warn my own readers that some of the material in this article is absolutely shocking..... I do have some extra comments to follow:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How far we've fallen...

Observe good faith and justice towards all Nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
-- George Washington

Oh how far we've fallen...

As we approach the holiday season, my heart goes out to the people around the world that have been the victims of the various war crimes the Zionist-controlled United States government has committed since the FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB on 9/11.

As hard as it is to do, take a look at what our policies are doing to the world. Thanks to commenter argh for the following info originally found via Sullivan's blog at Wake Up From Your Slumber.

A must read for everyone!

From War is a Crime, a letter penned by PFC John Needham of the United States Army, god bless his soul.  
December 18, 2007
To: Mr. Randy Waddle, Assistant Inspector General, Ft Carson, Colorado
CC: LTC John Shawkins, Inspector General, Ft Carson, Colorado
Major General Mark Graham, Commanding Officer, Ft Carson, Colorado
Major Haytham Faraj, USMC, Camp Pendleton, California
Lt General Stanley Greene, US Army Inspector General
Subject: Formal Notification of War Atrocities and Crimes Committed by Personnel, B Company, 2-12, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Iraq

Dear Mr. Waddle,

My name is John Needham. I am a member of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, (BCo,2-12INF,2BCT,2ID . I deployed with my unit to Iraq from October 2006 until October 2007 when I was medically evacuated for physical and mental injuries that I suffered during my deployment. The purpose of my letter is to report what I believe to be war crimes and violation of the laws of armed conflict that I personally witnesses while deployed in Iraq.

Upon arriving in Iraq in October of 2006 my unit was assigned to the ¼ Cavalry unit at Camp Prosperity. In March of 2007 I was sent back to my unit, B Company 2-12 at Camp Falcon. It was at Camp Falcon that I observed and was forced to participate in ugly and inhumane acts against the Iraqi citizens in our area of responsibilities. Below I list some of the incidents that took place.

In March of 2007, I witnessed SSG Platt shoot and wound an Iraqi national without cause of provocation. The Staff Sergeant said that he suspected the Iraqi be a “trigger” man. We had not been attacked and we found no evidence on the man to support the suspicion. As the Iraqi lay bleeding on the ground, PVT Smith requested to administer first aid to the Iraqi. SSgt Platt said no and “let him bleed out.” When SSG Platt walked away, Pvt Smith and PVT Mullins went to the Iraqi, dragged him to an alley, and applied first aid. They then drove him to the cache for further treatment.

In June of 2007 1SG Spry caused an Iraqi male to be stopped, questioned, detained, and killed. We had no evidence that the Iraqi was an insurgent or terrorist. In any event when we stopped he did not pose a threat. Although I did not personally witness the killing, I did observe 1sg Spry dismembering the body and parading of it while it was tied to the hood of a Humvee around the Muhalla neighborhood while the interpreter blared out warnings in Arabic over the loud speaker. I have a photo that shows 1SG Spry removing the victim’s brains.

On another occasion an Iraqi male was stopped by a team led by Sgt Rogers as he walked down an alleyway. The Iraqi was detained and questioned then with his hands tied behind his back, SGT Rogers skinned his face.

1ST Spry shot a young Iraqi teenager who was about 16 years old. The shooting was unprovoked and the Iraqi posed no threat to the unit. He was merely riding his bicycle past an ambush site. When I arrived on the scene I observed 1SGT Spry along with SSG Platt dismember the boy’s body.

In August of 2007, I responded to radio call from SGT Rogers reporting that he had just shot an Iraqi who was trying to enter through a hole that the platoon had blown in a wall to allow them observation of the area during a security patrol. When I arrived, I saw a one armed man who was still alive lying on a barricade. The man was about 30 years old. He had an old Ruger pistol hanging from his thumb. It was obvious to me that the pistol was placed there because of the way it hung from his thumb. The Iraqi was still alive when I arrived. I saw SGT Rogers shoot him twice in the back with hollow point bullets. The Iraqi was still moving. I was asking why they shot him again when I heard Sgt Hoskins say “he’s moving, he’s still alive.” SPEC Hoskins then moved to the Iraqi and shot him in the back of the head. SSG Platt and SGT Rogers were visibly excited about the kill. I saw them pull the Iraqi’s brains out as they placed him in the body bag. CPT Kirsey must have learned something about this incident because he was very upset and admonished the NCOs involved.

I have seen and heard 1SGT Spry brag about killing dogs. He kept a running count. At last count I remember he was boasting of having killed 80 dogs.

On many occasions I observed SGT Temples, SSG Platt and SGT Rogers beat and abuse Iraqi teenagers, some as young as 14, without cause. They would walk into a house near areas where they suspected we had received sniper fire, then detain and beat the kids.

I have photos that support my allegations. I also have numerous other photos on a laptop PC that the unit illegally seized from me. I have requested its return but they have refused.

My experiences have taken a terrible toll on me. I suffer from PTSD and depression. I had no way to stop the ugly actions of my unit. When I refused to participate they began to abuse and harass me. I am still in treatment at the Balboa Naval hospital. I respectfully request that you investigate these matters, that you protect my safety by reassigning me to a different unit that is not located at Fort Carson, that you return my PC or, at least, seize it to protect the evidence on it, and that you issue a military protective order to prohibit the offending members of my unit from harassing, retaliating, or contacting me.

I have some photographs and some supporting documentation to these allegations.

PFC John Needham
US Army
Photos are here for those able to stomach it. Below is an excellent documentary about John Needham's story, told by his father.

NTS Notes: After reading this report and watching the video, I felt sick to my stomach.  I used to believed the American media saying that the American Army is supposed to be the "Good Guys" in any conflict around the world... Now I know that is nothing but pure BS propaganda....

What we have here is a war crime, period.   It is absolutely necessary that a war crimes tribunal be set up to investigate the atrocities committed by the American army during its occupation of Iraq.   However, I doubt if any such action will take place anytime soon....

Yes, how far we have truly fallen....

More to come


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look up "Gruesome Harvest." It was written in 1947 or so and details our stomach-turning behavior in post-war Germany. It is very brief (under 100 pages) and I'd happily mail you a copy, but I gave away both of the copies I used to own. Godspeed.