Did US Marines commit a massacre?
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May26-06, 05:26 PM
scott - Both articles above state that they will likely be charged with capital murder.
More details from Rep. John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania):
Lawmaker says Marines killed Iraqis 'in cold blood
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, told reporters Wednesday that he got his information from U.S. commanders, who said the investigation will show that the Marines deliberately killed the civilians.
..."There was no firefight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood," Murtha said. (Watch Murtha level accusations against the Marines -- 1:58)
..."They actually went into the houses and killed women and children," the congressman said.
Pentagon sources: Civilians likely killed without provocation
Photos from scene said to be 'inconsistent' with Marine account
...An Iraqi human rights group, Hammurabi Human Rights Association, caught the scene on video, which was obtained by Time magazine. A criminal investigation ensued. Time Warner is the parent company of Time magazine and CNN.