We shot and killed a guy throwing a shoe today

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Yeah, I know the news is all about the wonderful guy who threw a shoe at Bush.  He was released early.

And just in time!   Because his release managed to somewhat overshadow the fact that we shot and killed another shoe-thrower, this time in Fallujah.

Only this guy was throwing his shoe at American troops.   How dare he.

US troops kill Fallujah ‘shoe-thrower’

FALLUJAH, Iraq – An Iraqi man who witnesses said shouted abuse before throwing a shoe at a US army vehicle was shot dead on Wednesday in what the American military said was a suspected grenade attack.

Residents told an AFP reporter in Fallujah that Ahmed Latif, 32, whom they said was mentally disturbed, insulted the soldiers as they patrolled in the centre of the city, and then hurled a shoe at them.

The US military told AFP that a convoy in Fallujah had been attacked with a suspected grenade.

“Positive identification of the attacker was made, and US forces fired in self-defence wounding the attacker,” the army said in a statement.

“Local Iraqi police secured the scene and transported the wounded attacker to a local hospital for medical care,” it added.

Dr Ali Hatam of Fallujah hospital confirmed that Latif died of gunshot wounds.

Kind of ironic, but appropriate in a way, since we killed a whole lotta civilians in Fallujah.  You know, we told them all to get out of there, but gave them nowhere to go, or gave them any way of getting out of the city, then we rolled through it and shot and killed everything that moved.  Hell, they were warned, right?    We shot men, we shot women, we shot children, we shot children being carried by their parents trying to get out of the way of the gunfire …..

We shot people swimming across the river trying to get out of town, people who obviously weren’t armed because they were using both arms to fucking SWIM.  

We piled up the bodies on the streets and who knows what we did with them ….

We killed people in their beds, while they slept, then left their bodies to be eaten by dogs.   I have a picture of that but you probalby don’t want to see that, and anyway it’s hard to tell if it’s Fallujah or New Orleans, they’re so similar.

So yeah, we killed one more civilian in Fallujah, a guy throwing his shoe.

Who can blame him?   After what we did to his home town?    

But shoot him we did, and I doubt it’s a coincidence that the famous “shoe-thrower” was released early, so the “news” could concentrate on him rather than let us know about a shoe-thrower that we shot and killed for throwing his shoe.

“It’s Chinatown, Jake”.

Fuck it.  

Someone tell me again how Obama is better than McCain, how we can’t “turn the country over to the right wing”?  

The country was turned over to the right wingi a long time ago.   Both parties.   All of them.  They’re all right wing.  


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    • Inky99 on September 17, 2009 at 05:48

    I have.

  1. seen just how powerful a .223 round is.  No match for a shoe.

  2. should be widely published by the media and people should have to see what our war of ‘necessity’ looks like in reality. Were living the American Dream, the fictitious concoctions that makes evils good. Greed, power, killing, torture, poverty, slavery, all are necessary for our well being and for our birth right as Americans the super sized deluded nation that feels that we are destined to rule the world at that even our own people are just fodder for the doctrine of capitalism. A society unhooked from the principles of both cause and effect and our own founding sacred documents that say all men are created equal. Pretty soon the supreme court will declare were not humans but corporate shareholders, all who resist are subject to a hostile takeover.            

    • Miep on September 19, 2009 at 06:26

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