Monday, July 7, 2008

To Tell The Truth.

From Crooks and Liars:

This week US Marines censored an award winning photojournalist – continuing the efforts to make certain we do not see the real results of our actions in Iraq. Zoriah was embedded with a Marine unit documenting the reasons so many soldiers are suffering from PTSD. He was only a block away when another Marine unit was caught up in a suicide bombing in Anbar province:

My hands still shake and my heart pounds despite my fatigue. A combination of depression, fear, and adrenaline makes my thoughts race with the realization that a simple decision was the only thing that seperated me from a body count that grows daily. I look at the images I took on the 26th of June, and realize they do nothing to capture the emotion of being an eyewitness to the aftermath of the Al-Qaeda suicide attack in Karmah/Garma… the smell… the sound of screams and crying.

Zoriah and his unit arrived on the scene shortly after the bombing and he witnessed and photographed the aftermath – including the corpses of 3 US Marines. His photos met all standards set by the agreement embeds sign with the military but he was told to remove the images from his blog. He refused – and he is now being sent out of Iraq.

Please be sure to visit Zoriah's blog at, where the accompanying photo was found.

He tells the stories we are only hearing (but never seeing) after they're sanitized and run through the Spin Cycle.



Anonymous said...

Once again Mr. Russia you have crossed the line of common decency. The photo shown in your socialistical blog is not of some freedom hating Muslim corpse but instead it is the final scene from the independent film classic "The Persecution and Assassination of G. Gordon Liddy as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade". Have you no shame?


JohnnyRussia said...

You mean the "freedom-hating" G. Gordon Liddy, I assume.