Des militaires américains piègent des civils en Irak

Evil !
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clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

A Pentagon group has encouraged some U.S. military snipers in Iraq to target suspected insurgents by scattering pieces of « bait, » such as detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing Iraqis who pick up the items, according to military court documents.

Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice, said such a baiting program should be examined « quite meticulously » because it raises troubling possibilities, such as what happens when civilians pick up the items.

‘Awash in armaments’
« In a country that is awash in armaments and magazines and implements of war, if every time somebody picked up something that was potentially useful as a weapon, you might as well ask every Iraqi to walk around with a target on his back, » Fidell said.