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Monday, May 28, 2007

Honoring the Fallen

It is Memorial Day, when we honor the fallen. These are some of the fallen 70,000 or so whom I honor, Iraqi civilians wounded and shot and killed by soldiers in the illegal Iraq war, leaving behind widows and widowers and orphans and childless parents. (Photos courtesy of Gorilla's Guides.)


Iraqi woman mourning her killed son
Iraqi woman mourning her killed son


Two Iraqi children killed when an American soldier opened fire on the car they were in
Two Iraqi children killed when an American soldier opened fire on the car they were in



Iraqi boy at a morgue, holding the feet of his dead father
Iraqi boy at a morgue, holding the feet of his dead father



Wounded Iraqi child
Wounded Iraqi child



4 comments:

markfromireland said...

Bless you Katherine - last week members of the Gorilla's Guides team living and working in Irak attended 23 funerals.

Thanks for remembering their suffering.

mark

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting about the terrible things that are going on in Iraq. So many continue to close their eyes to the slaughter and suffering of the people of Iraq. I read an article called An Angry Arab Woman Speaks, which describes the truth in searing, painful detail, that you may be interested in. You can find it at:

http://www.signs-of-the-times.
org/articles/
show/129687-An+Angry+Arab+
Woman+
Speaks++-+The+World+Would
+Do+Well+to+Listen

This article hit me very hard, as a parent and a human being, but we must face the truth of what is being done in our name.
Again, thanks for posting.
Kate

Katharine said...

Thank you for that link, Kate. Here it is in clickable form.

alicia said...

Sweet Jesus.

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