Haditha - Did It Really Go Down as Reported
Major HT to Three Sources on posting this Michelle Malkin expose:
UK TIMES SMEARS OUR MARINES (UPDATED WITH RESPONSE)
By Michelle Malkin · June 03, 2006 10:49 AM
***keeping this post on top...click here for full Canadian terror bust coverage...update: photo removed...***
Look very carefully at the photo featured in the UK Times's report from June 1, 2006 titled "Massacre Marines blinded by hate:" (big hat tip - Joe G.)
If you are left with the impression that the dead bodies on the ground were massacred by our Marines, that is exactly what the Times intends. Note the caption: "Victims in al-Haditha. The US is carrying out two inquiries (AP)."
Now, look at this photo closely:
It is clearly the same location. The same set of dead bodies. The second is a wider shot with three additional bodies in the foreground.
But guess what? The photo, according to this Newsweek caption of the scene, is not of the Nov. 19 incident in Haditha involving our Marines, as the UK Times would have you believe.
Read the caption:
"Insurgents in Haditha executed 19 Shiite fishermen and National Guardsmen in a sports stadium."
Our Marines did not kill these people.
The terrorists did.