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http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/2002/11/000135.html Where Are the Bodies? Posted on November 21, 2002 @ 4:20PM There was plenty of killing in the Gulf War, but why were there no corpses? It turns out that the Pentagon achieved its "bloodless" triumph by literally burying the truth. In his article, "What Bodies?" former Newsday reporter Patrick J. Sloyan reveals why journalists never saw any dead bodies when they were finally allowed on the front line. Sloyan writes, "(T)he rest of the world would not find out until months later why the dead had vanished. Thousands of Iraqi soldiers, some of them alive and firing their weapons from World War I-style trenches, were buried by plows mounted on Abrams main battle tanks. The Abrams flanked the trench lines so that tons of sand from the plow spoil funneled into the trenches. Just behind the tanks, actually straddling the trench line, came M2 Bradleys pumping 7.62mm machine gun bullets into the Iraqi troops. "'I came through right after the lead company,' said Army Col. Anthony Moreno, who commanded the lead brigade during the 1st Mech's assault. 'What you saw was a bunch of buried trenches with people's arms and legs sticking out of them. For all I know, we could have killed thousands.'" - - - - Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk