Today’s opening of the trial of a US Marine in connection with the 2005 massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha casts a spotlight on the criminal character of the nine-year war and occupation carried out under the Bush and Obama administrations; here.
A US soldier who led a military unit that massacred 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005 faces just three months in a military brig after pleading guilty on Monday to negligent dereliction of duty: here.
As part of a plea deal, Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, leader of a Marine squad responsible for the 2005 slaughter of 24 Iraqi civilians, faces no more than three months in military prison. Wuterich, 31, pleaded guilty on January 23 to a single charge of negligent dereliction of duty for his role in the massacre in Haditha and its subsequent cover-up: here.
Iraq will take legal action to ensure justice for the families of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians killed in a US military rampage in Haditha seven years ago, a government spokesman declared on Thursday: here.
The Haditha Massacre: No Justice for Iraqis: here.