This is very sad news, but bear with me for a while. Read on the BBC’s account:
[i]"Five coalition soldiers have been killed and three are missing after an attack by insurgents south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the US military says.
The patrol of seven Americans and their Iraqi interpreter were attacked near the town of Mahmudiya, spokesman Maj Gen William Caldwell said.
He said that within an hour other troops were at the scene of the attack, hunting for the missing soldiers.
Checkpoints have been set up to prevent the soldiers being moved from the area.
Gen Caldwell said the team was attacked seven miles (11 kilometres) west of Mahmudiya, scene of frequent attacks by insurgents against US troops.
Information of the attack first emerged when an unmanned aerial vehicle spotted two burning vehicles just before 0500 (0100 GMT) .
A huge operation has been launched involving helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed-wing aircraft, to try to find the missing men.
The US military is also talking to local leaders to try to enlist their help in the search, while checkpoints have been set up on roads leading away from the area and west into Anbar to prevent the soldiers being taken to an insurgent base.
“Make no mistake: we will never stop looking for our soldiers until their status is definitively determined, and we continue to pray for their safe return,” said Gen Caldwell.
In the past year, six US soldiers have been abducted and killed by insurgents in two similar incidents.
The bodies of two soldiers were found days after they went missing in the same area last June, while four soldiers were abducted and killed by insurgents in Karbala in January this year."[/i]
Guess where it happened? Yep! The same town where the 14 years old Iraqi little girl was gang-raped and its family slaughtered in cold blood by some bad apples in the US military.
I know they are being prosecuted for their crimes, but as I’ve been foretelling for the past weeks, her relatives, neighbors and friends will never forgive America for waging a war that lead to that.
I am NOT justifying the shooting of US soldiers or their capture and I don’t know who’s behind the deed. For all we know, it could be Al-Qaeda. But can you honestly tell me that if you were in the shoes of little Abeer’s relatives, you wouldn’t start shooting at American soldiers?
As pacifist as I am, I can’t rule out blowing a fuse and going after every last one of them.