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14 October 2006

Terry Lloyd, British War Correspondent Killed Unlawfully By American Troops

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There's not a lot we want to add to this story from today's Daily Telegraph, since we see it as self explanatory -- except to say it's been an open secret since almost the outset.

Please read and then pass on, particularly if you're outside the UK and agree with This Old Brit that this shocking & shameful story should reach as wide an international audience as possible.

We thank you most sincerely.

ITN man shot dead by US troops was killed unlawfully, says coroner


By Stewart Payne

(Filed: 14/10/2006)


Terry Lloyd, the ITN (Independent Television News) war correspondent covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was unlawfully killed by American forces, a coroner ruled yesterday.

They called for the American soldiers responsible, and their commanders, to be identified and put on trial.

Andrew Walker, the assistant deputy coroner for Oxfordshire, giving his verdict, said he would write to the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions "to see whether any steps can be taken to bring the perpetrators responsible for this to justice".

The American military refused to allow any of its soldiers or officers to give evidence to the inquest and provided footage of the shooting that had a crucial 15 minutes edited from it.


Read the rest of this report, right here.

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was murdered alright and I know why. I'm too worried to say in public right now but it was because of 'something' he was heading towards seeing. It was so awful that NO ONE from the media could be allowed to witness it - report it

1:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just posted this article on my blog. Sickening! I haven't heard anything about this stateside.

3:41 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Wouldn't it be nice if those who refused co-operation with the coroners inquest could be charged with obstructing justice and as accessories to murder.

Different country but same behaviour - From Chris Floyd:-
Grave Truths: Politkovskaya's Parting Shot

4:47 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Well, here's Putin's response to US interference in Georgia and it's a little more than a shot accrosss the bows.

"Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, announced that it would develop on its
own without foreign companies the fabulous Shtokman deposit, holding an estimated 3.2 trillion cubic meters of natural gas and 31 million tonnes of gas condensate in the Barents Sea, 360 kilometers off the coast, at a depth of 320 meters.

And most significant, Gazprom also said it would send most of the gas from the giant Arctic Shtokman field to Europe, rather than to the United States."

(snip)

"Western commentators have rightly analyzed that the Gazprom decision on Shtokman ought to be viewed against the background of the broader increase in perceived US hostility toward Russia. The point is, Gazprom's decision hits US interests hard. There cannot be two opinions about that."

(snip)

"Plainly speaking, Gazprom's decision on Shtokman implies that as of today there are no major plans on the anvil in the Russian energy sector aimed at the US market. This is a dismal legacy for the Bush administration, which is supposed to be tied to the US oil industry by the umbilical cord."

Full article from Asia Times

5:50 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

Every day that passes, the US becomes more isolated. Also more reviled. A growing number of otherwise unimagined alliances are are (and have been for some time) being forged. Not merely trade and monetary ones either.

The neocon administration really is blinded by it's own evil, selfish ideology. It has already failed in every single 'adventure' it has been led into. Unfortunately the mass of ordinary decent Americans are completely unaware of the real mess which their country is in -- and how truly vulnerable it has become.

Over and above this, their current bunch of murderous administration members WILL be called to account - sooner or later - either by their own people or by others.

12:43 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

anonymous, I think I know what you're on about. My memory is very good and I remember some of the early live reports that were constantly coming in and being transmitted by the BBC. One big one in particluar - that came - and then 'went'.

The kind they do murder over - to keep quite. Murder you and me too if they felt they needed to. Without batting an eyelid.

5:47 pm  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

Yes this hero was on to something alright, far, far bigger than Abu Ghraib. This is sickening. How devastating for his family. Our voices need to get louder and LOUDER.


"If one tells the truth, one is sure sooner or later to be found out”----Oscar Wilde.

7:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry was headed into biggest US war crime of the lot - as it was happening

10:23 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Rex,
I agree entirely.

Anonymous and Kiwi,
any chance of clues and/or links?

Great quote (and sentiment)g, Wisewebwoman

1:56 am  
Anonymous Tom V. said...

Totally outrageous murder of unarmed civilians, who were otherwise easily discerned to be independent journalists. Also, the shamelessly hypocritical defence of the DoD spokesperson.

It proves, that the leaders of the US military, (be either civilian or military) aren't troubled by these atrocities. Obviously they don't wish independent witnesses, (our ears and eyes actually) in Iraq, to see what's really happening.

The implication is, that the population at large, only deserves its daily spoonfed, Orwellian/Goebbelsian propaganda.
Wow to us, for the depth the West have descended.

5:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally outrageous!
I doubt it was 'ordinary decent Americans' who did this - hillbilly barbarians, more like!
And notice there is no outrage from Toady Bliar, Margaret Beckett or Jack Straw.
My deepest sympathy to Terry Lloyd's family.

*sweetoldlady*

6:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iraq division of 8 to 10 thousand men surrendered

where? when? check & compare to Terry murder

prisoners?

rummy said we just took their weapons and just let them go - then "they just melted away" - 8 to 10 thousand remember - just melted away

Melted? Yeah ...

8:05 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

Well now, I think there's certainly some searching and checking etc, to be done here.

Is this what you fellahs (anonymous and kiwi) were talking about?

Claim and counter claim and counter claim again?

I just pulled this one link out (for starters)about a big surrender and about Terry Lloyd - 'in the same breath' you might say.

Thanks anonymous and kiwi, you given me something to work on. Maybe you should too, Richard. Indeed Why not everyone here? In the end this could turn out to be nothing - or it could turn out to be HUGE ... MASSIVE ... or BIGGER

Link here

9:38 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Anon, kiwi and whoever - thanks a lot. This is something that definitely does seem worth looking into much more in depth.

10:09 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

Bloody Hell!!
Could this be another "Highway Of Death" - a la Gulf War One?

12:26 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Bootlian,
or another "Afghan Massacre".

‘AFGHAN MASSACRE – the CONVOY of DEATH’ tells of how American special forces took control of the operation, re-directed the containers carrying the living and dead into the desert and stood by as survivors were shot and buried.

And it details how the Pentagon lied to the world in order to cover up its role in the greatest atrocity of the entire Afghan War."

The video is here. I can't tell if it is just the trailer or not as my hand crank computer won't play it.

Interview with the producer/director, Jamie Doran is here

12:47 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

More comment on the October Surprise

Only three more shopping days left to ....

1:29 am  
Anonymous xxx said...

And Oct 22nd is a new moon. Hmm.

2:14 am  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

I noticed that Whoever's link is to an article published on 23 March 2003 about claims of a large Iraqi surrender at Basra which was denied and shown to be not true. That was like about Day 1 of the Iraq invasion, wasn't it?

I could not get the Afghan Massacre video to load or play, even though I have the correct Windows Media Player.

I have a persistant memory of a U.S. Army transport truck (airtight) loaded with Afghan prisoners who all died of suffocation in the Afghan desert. Somehow the hired Afghan driver managed to get away after the bodies were buried and was able to tell about it. At first I thought it was a horrible "mistake" by young inexperienced soldiers who did not realize the truck was airtight. Over time, the circumstances of the deaths changed in my memory as I realized it was probably deliberate.

If so, how come the soldiers let the driver escape? Maybe they were lost and thought they needed his knowledge of the desert to get them back to their unit.

Anyway, it is amazing how that horrible memory has persisted.

8:44 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Rosemary,
The interview with director Jamie Doran will tell you more than you want to know about it. He talks also about the many witnesses.
Here's the link again

9:46 am  
Anonymous Hydrocodone said...

OUWLx2 The best blog you have!

9:29 am  

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