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  • Thursday, January 20, 2005


    The Face of War

    The following is from Iraq Dispatches. There is a link in that entry to the photos mentioned. That link is well marked as "extremely graphic images" so you won't see them unless you click the link.

    These photos were taken by US military personnel in Fallujah on November 19, 2004. They were taken in order to identify the dead, as well as used to track where the bodies were later buried in Fallujah.

    Of hundreds of photos taken for identification of the dead, I selected these in order to show the face of war. Due to most media outlets in the west continuing to not show the daily horrific images in Iraq-of wounded and dead soldiers, civilians and fighters, I decided to put these on my site.

    I did so because I believe it is important for people to see what war looks like.

    All of these photos taken by the military are of men. An interesting thing, in light of the fact that the Iraqi Red Crescent has announced that conservatively, 60% of the casualties in Fallujah, which are expected to be well over 2,000 people, are women, children, elderly and unarmed civilians.

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