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Monday, December 24, 2012
What did the youths see at the front? Iraq returnees uncover the truth on the Labornet TV
Labornet TV on December 5 live broadcasted
interview with two returning US soldiers from Iraq, Aaron Hughes and Ash Woolson.
They went to Iraq in 2003 in their early twenties and were drilled in the
technique of killing people. “The training started from teaching your muscles
to shoot anything moving. I had believed that we were going to Iraq to defeat
the dictator ship and to support the peaceful living of the Iraqis. I found out
that I was deceived.” They described the reality of the occupation, as if it
were yesterday. “ Sexism and racism seep in you at the front. You start calling
every Iraqi, “Haji”, which is a derogatory term. When you are de-humanized, it
becomes easier to kill and you don’t suffer from killing.” They spoke of how
they ran over and killed an Iraqi girl with their military truck. (M) Ustream from 12:00