Babylon discovery

  1. Secret Babylon Mass Grave Unearthed

    BABYLON, 4 May 2003-Residents of Babylon have discovered a mass grave believed to date back to an uprising put down by Iraq's ousted regime of Saddam Hussein after the 1991 Gulf War and had already dug up 35 corpses yesterday.

    They uncovered bones and skulls which were collected in small piles at a wasteland on the southern edge of the city, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

    US Marines at the site said the bones included those of children aged about 10-12.

    Washington has often referred to the brutal tactics of Saddam's government to add justification for launching a war to oust the president on March 20. Several mass graves have been found since Saddam was toppled on April 9.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross announced at the end of April that it had contacted US-led coalition forces to try to check numerous reports about mass graves in Iraq.

    Thousands of Iraqi families are searching for loved ones who disappeared under Saddam's regime, ousted when US forces entered Baghdad. The Baath regime brutally suppressed the uprising which broke out after the Gulf War.

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    A few knew of this but were afraid to do anything while the Regime was in power according to the article. Forensic scientists will visit the site.
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   renerian

  4. by   jenac
    He really is/was a monster...
  5. by   Mkue
    I am even more convinced that he was/is a Monster after watching a Documentary on the minds of Saddam, Hitler, Stalin, OBL and Moussalini which aired on the History Channel May 4 (PBS) I have never been so sickened by seeing pictures of people who SH has gassed, it was truly frightening and sad to see babies and children especially exterminated by chemical warfare.

    As for this article, I like to dig things up so to speak that aren't reported on the news, we are still finding horrible atrosities in Iraq. This is not something that I want them to find.
  6. by   cwazycwissyRN
    They seem to posses a mentality that I can not understand, and in many ways I'm glad I can not. The things they did is just beyond the imagination. mkue, I agree horrible atrosities.
  7. by   Chiaramonte
    Mans' inhumanity to man....will it ever stop???

    Thanks for keeping us informed by your articles, mkue.