USA: ‘Black Hawk Down’ colonel investigated for killing Iraqi civilians

This video is called The Battle For Haditha.

ABC (USA) reports:

Army Commander Investigated in Iraq Killing Spree

Military Tribunal Begins for Four Soldiers Involved in Incident


Aug. 1, 2006 — – Col. Michael Steele, whose heroics were portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down,” is under investigation for allegedly encouraging his men to go on a killing spree.

The investigation begins just as the Army has started to make its case against four soldiers who are charged with murdering three Iraqi civilians while under Steele’s command, ABC News has learned.

The soldiers’ defense is that they were under orders to kill all military-age males.

ABC News has learned that Steele has already been reprimanded for the incident.

This was near Samarra in Iraq.

The ‘heroism’ depicted in ‘Black Hawk Down’ is controversial.

Haditha update here.

And here.

And here.

Also in Iraq: US government financial fraud.

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