There has been a massacre of innocent civilians in Iraq. An entire village of Iraqis were murdered and buried in a mass grave. The dead included women and children. The murderers even slaughtered the animals in the village. From the state of the surroundings it was obvious that this was a deliberate act - maybe brought on by rage of the death of a comrade or just the overwhelming pressure of fighting in a war zone.
Amazingly the media in the US has not picked up on the story. Tim McGirk has not headed to Iraq to do an expose on this latest My Lai incident. Murtha hasn't called a press conference to call out the perpetrators for committing "cold blooded murder". The liberal bloggers have failed to equate the massacre to the "torture" at Abu Ghraib.
The Iraqi government, especially the Prime Minister, has yet to demand an explanation or an investigation. The group, Iraq Veterans Against the War, has not scheduled a street theater like Operation First Casualty to decry the treatment of the civilians. United for Peace and Justice has not published a list of talking points about the incident. CodePink has yet to hold a fundraiser for the side fighting against the murderers.
Why? Because this massacre was perpetrated by Al Qaeda in Iraq. No American or Coalition soldiers are accused of committing this horrific war crime.
So much for the concern for the safety and well-being of the Iraq citizens exhibited by the media and the anti-war crowd...
You can read the first person account of the discovery of the civilians' bodies from the incredible Michael Yon. Be advised there are graphic pictures with Yon's post, Bless the Beasts and Children. Seeing as we've been inundated with the shots from the fake video done by the fake journalism student in Haditha, it's only fitting that the world see the what the true terrorists are capable of.