Spain Signs International Arrest Warrant Citing U.S. Troops In Iraq ...
It's doubtful this will find much mainstream media time or space, stateside.
So see it here, for yourself.
Spain orders arrest of US troops
The incident was a shocking end to the war for journalist's Spanish judge has issued an international arrest order for three US soldiers over the shelling of a Baghdad hotel that killed a cameraman.
Judge Santiago Pedraz issued the warrant for Sgt Shawn Gibson, Capt Philip Wolford and Lt Col Philip de Camp, of the US 3rd Infantry Division.
Talk about waving a red rag at an already raging rampant bull.
But BRAVO, all the same, sir. Y, Viva Espana!
Speaking on Wednesday, the judge said he had issued the arrest order because of a lack of judicial co-operation from the US in the case.Well surprise, surprise. Who'da thunk it ? No U.S. judicial cooperation, eh ?
So what else is new ?
The incident was witnessed on TV around the world on the day before the fall of the regime of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, as the Palestine was the base for almost all the foreign media crews in Baghdad.Too ruddy right, it was.
The killing -- oops, sorry -- so called 'incident' was witnessed by TV viewers in their millions, [ including This Old Brit ] all across the globe.
Here's another relevant teaser taken from RTE ... the Irish TV/Radio, official news web-site.
A cameraman for the Telecinco Spanish TV service died this afternoon after being injured when a US tank fired a shell at the Palestine Hotel.And another.
In total, four Reuters staff were injured in the attack. Mr Couso and 35-year-old Ukrainian-born cameraman, Taras Protsyuk, died later.Here's some more of the same.
A correspondent for Al-Jazeera also died of his injuries following a strike on the station's Baghdad offices.And there's more.
A cameraman was hit in the neck by shrapnel in the blast.Then there's this.
Another Arab service, Abu Dhabi TV, said its Baghdad bureau was also hit.But here's the best bit yet.
Gen. Vincent Brooks said US forces had been fired on 'from the (lobby of the Palestine) hotel', but could not explain how the return fire hit between 14 and 17 floors higher up.Bollocks, General Brooks, that's bullshit.
In fact, it's bloody nonsense at best and a bunch of bleedin' lies at worst.
Millions of TV viewers across the globe watched it -- witnessed it with their own eyes, mister. This Old Brit, included.
There was no firing from the hotel. Nor from any place near it.
Not from anyone, anywhere --- except from your own adrenaline driven, trigger happy, blood thirsty, ill disciplined, dim witted tw*ts in that tank.
If ever there was a case of a smoking gun -- then this was the mother of them all -- sticking slap-bang straight out the centre -- of a U.S. tank turret.
Shame on you, General. And shame on those soldiers, so plainly to blame.
What they did that day was nothing less than wanton. It was downright deliberate and undoubtedly, unprovoked.
I repeat -- we watched it, mister -- in our millions, mate.
Argh. Methinks 'tis time to chill.
Time to take a tea-break.
And time for two good links.