3/25 Marines betrayed by Iraqis
Information Suggests 3/25 Marines May Have Been Betrayed
Wed Jan 4, 9:26 AM ET
Reports surfacing about the death of 20 Brook Park Marine reservists indicate that the Marines may have been betrayed.
The truth can be found in a classified report containing a completed investigation of the fatal events last August, reported NewsChannel5's Adam Shapiro.
Shapiro spent two weeks conducting numerous conversations with families of the Marines who were killed, as well as ranking officers from the 3rd Battalion 25th Marines.
The families of those who died are being told that on Aug. 1, six Marine snipers from the 3/25 were killed, and it appears they were set up and ambushed.
Two days later, 14 Marines from the 3/25 were sent to arrest the insurgents who killed the snipers, but their vehicle was blown up, killing all of them.
It now appears that they also may have been set up.
Statements from the Marines indicate as much, and a father of one of the slain Marines says that's the story he's being told by Marines who were there.
Paul Schroeder will never forget that awful first week in August when his 23-year-old son, Lance Cpl. Augie Schroeder, died.
Paul Schroeder said his son's fellow 3/25 Marines told him something that the military never told him, how Augie was killed Aug. 3 while trying to capture the Iraqi insurgents who had killed the snipers.
"They were set up. Someone knew where they would be, how they would be, and they went after them," said Paul Schroeder.
The six Marine snipers were killed in a firefight just outside of Hadithah. The Marines said they were on an intelligence-gathering mission, but family of the fallen and Schroeder say insurgents may have infiltrated Iraqi security and betrayed the Marines.
"What we have heard from Marines is that the six snipers who were killed on Aug. 1 were set up," said Schroeder.
The Marines will not discuss any of this, but Brown told NewsChannel5, "The fact these men were compromised is a part of the investigation."
May have? Those snipers were killed in an ambush as soon as they set up. The Amphtrac got blown to shit as they started to roll.
What the warbloggers and their friends refuse to consider is that Iraqis have totally penetrated our intelligence. They would rather call people cowards and traitors than realize that the Iraqi people smile in our faces and fight the occupation when we turn out backs.
Now, the WaPo is saying that the Kurds and Shia do not want a Sunni commander of the unit which will secure the Green Zone. Of course they don't. How can they evict us if they don't have the commander in their pocket?
We are so over our fucking heads in Iraq, it's just sad.
posted by Steve @ 2:54:00 PM