Friday, November 05, 2004

Looting at Al Qaqaa

For those still interested, here are U.S. soldiers' eyewitness accounts of the looting of plastic explosives.

(Faith-based individuals can ignore this message - the Lord will make it OK in the end as long as we don't allow gays to marry.)

LA Times

The soldiers, who belong to two different units, described how Iraqis plundered explosives from unsecured bunkers before driving off in Toyota trucks.

The U.S. troops said there was little they could do to prevent looting of the ammunition site, 30 miles south of Baghdad.

"We were running from one side of the compound to the other side, trying to kick people out," said one senior noncommissioned officer who was at the site in late April 2003.

"On our last day there, there were at least 100 vehicles waiting at the site for us to leave" so looters could come in and take munitions.

"It was complete chaos. It was looting like L.A. during the Rodney King riots," another officer said.

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