Tell us the truth about Fallujah, tell us the truth about Iraq
A war zone is a great filter for the truth and when the United States of America says it is sending in camera crews with the troops to record what is happening, after all the hype and spin and lies, the suspicions arise that there is in fact a cover-up going on, a massive cover-up, especially when one confronts the official version of events with the information circulating on the Internet.
Is it just chatter that the US Armed Forces sustained thousands of casualties in Fallujah? Is it just chatter that thousands of wounded are spirited out of the country at night-time? Is it just chatter that burials take place under cover of darkness? Is it just chatter that the whole campaign has been disastrously mismanaged from the beginning, that US troops are at the mercy of snipers, booby-traps and counter-offensives which kill and maim tens of soldiers every day?
Where are the lists of casualties? If not a day goes by without a serious incident taking place, how can anyone believe the official figures, which claim for example that "enemy" casualties in Fallujah were many hundreds and that US casualties were a few dozen? In hand-to-hand fighting?
Is the need for 50.000 more troops due to an admission that the 150.000 who started the campaign were not enough, providing yet again an enormous question mark as to the Pentagon's planning, or is it something more sinister, due to the fact that the casualty rate is so high that there are serious gaps on the ground which need to be filled urgently to protect an already grossly overstretched force?
Are the reports true which claim that in day one in Fallujah, the US Armed Forces took 500 casualties because of grad rocket booby traps? Are the reports true which claim that the US Armed Forces took heavy casualties in ambushes? Are the reports true which claim that part of the US Armed Forces in Fallujah made a retreat on day four leaving the front line stranded?
Is it true that the US Armed Forces are unprotected against increasingly effective insurgent attacks, that they are using scrap metal to protect their vehicles and that they are in need of 4 billion USD-worth of extra armour? Is it true that the Pentagon is incapable of proving this in the short term? Is it true that the war in Iraq is far from won, that the suicide rate among your boys, Mr. Rumsfeld, is increasing by the day, and that they are frightened and demoralised because you told them it would be a breeze but in fact it is a living nightmare?
Is it true, Mr. Rumsfeld, that you used a machine to sign your name on letters of condolences? Couldn't you even be bothered to put pen to paper? Not that this is in the slightest surprising. After the lies, after the torture scandal, after the illegal murders, what to expect from a reptilian man with cold blood cursing through his veins who is the personification of every reason why the United States of America of the Bush regime has the status of most hated nation in the hearts and minds of the international community at the end of 2004?