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Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Marines 'beat US workers' in Iraq

Contractors say they were treated like insurgents

A group of American security guards in Iraq have alleged they were beaten, stripped and threatened with a snarling dog by US marines when they were detained after an alleged shooting incident outside Falluja last month.

"I never in my career have treated anybody so inhumane," one of the contractors, Rick Blanchard, a former Florida state trooper, wrote in an email quoted in the Los Angeles Times. "They treated us like insurgents, roughed us up, took photos, hazed [bullied] us, called us names."

A Marine Corps spokesman denied that abuse had taken place and said an investigation was continuing. According to the marines, 19 employees of Zapata Engineering, including 16 Americans, were detained after a marine patrol in Falluja reported being fired on by a convoy of trucks and sports utility vehicles. The marines also claim to have seen gunmen in the convoy fire at civilians.


I hope this not true, we'll have to wait until the investigation is complete.

Semper Fi


5 Comments:

At 11:49 PM, Anonymous The Heretik said...

This is just perverse.

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger munciecarl said...

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At 1:01 PM, Blogger jenny said...

OMG, thank you for bringing this to our attention Carl!

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous The Heretik said...

I picked this up here with credit to you at end, Muncie.

Thanks. You look like you have been busy.

 
At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a communist and an American hater.

 

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