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Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq (2)

The following is additional feedback received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war. For earlier feedback on this issue see… Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Scoop Editorial - Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images.

Photos - Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq, Part 2 and Part 3 (WARNING. GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB).

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Harsh reality...thank you for being true to providing complete, unbiased, uncensored reporting. I am an adult, and am insulted by the way the US media is spoon-feeding me their version of the war. I have passed this on to others, with hopes eyes will be open, and this insanity will stop. I live in the US and have never before been so ashamed of being an American.



War Images

Thank goodness someone has the courage to try and get these images that show the brutal reality of this war, out into the public domain.

I most sincerely believe that the only reason our governments do not want these images shown on general television is that so-called 'support' for this outrage would fade to nothing.

What is truly digusting and an outrage in reporting is the use of terms such as 'collateral damage' when the reality is 'children with their heads blwon apart' .

I am from Scotland and therefore British.

I am ashamed to be British.

I am also a Christrian and I wish Christians everywhere would stand right up to be counted and say how wrong this war is.

If these images were available to everyone in the US and the UK there would be such a public outcry.

Please try to find a way to make these images available in print. Not everyone has access to the internet.

I wish just one newspaper in the UK would show this. Could you persuade one to do that?

Yours sincerely

Donna Cunningham


Thanks For The Reporting From The USA

The news media in the USA is in a lamentable state. Thanks for the reporting job you do. I have been coming here for a while now in search of news and have recommended your site to friends. Keep up the good work!

Aleida Leza


Graphic Photos

i think it is important for people to see the reality. war should not be sanitized but revealed in its full ugliness. i hate the term "collateral damage"......thank you



The Three Million People Saddam Hussein Killed


Why is your website so biased? What about the three million people Saddam Hussein killed? Why are these people never mentioned? Why weren't they mentioned when they were being killed and why isn't it mentioned that this war has probably saved many lives already by stopping Saddam and cohorts from killing more Iraqi civilians?

Mike Readman


Exposure of THE REAL WAR

Dear Ed,

Thanks you very much for showing images of the "real war" or as some would call it not what some would call war shown by CNN, NBC, BBC etc. as Michael Laws said on radio with his good mate Larry Williams on 1ZB, this is all exciting stuff which i enjoy seeing with my bag of chips and a diet Coke ! Is this what sanitised TV view is all about ?

Al-Jazeera site, Yellow-Times and all independent sites are being shut down to prevent truth from being seen, however those who are resourceful will always know where to go.

Keep up the Great Work

Saiyad Ali


The Reality Of The War In Iraq

Good article. The censorship by the US corporate media is disgusting, but typically American. We are seeing war presented as entertainment. You can see why many Americans really believe that Hollywood is real. But if we are brutally honest with ourselves we have to admit that much of the opposition to this war is an expression of antipathy to what has been described as American arrogance of power. Here endeth the lesson. Otherwise, keep up the good work.

Bob McMurray


Showing True Pictures

I have just looked at your horrific pictures. You are quite right to show them. Freedom of speech and the free press appears to have abandoned the west and moved east! Well done!




you say that you are a news organization but someone who says they are reporting news should not tell the news with a spin on it. I like the fact that you show the pics that they do not want us to see in the states but you should not give an opinion on the war. We as people of the world can make our own decision about if we agree with the war or not, we do not need the media to do it for us!

Alex Lamusga Duluth, MN USA


Reality Reporting

Telling the truth about war horror is right. Being biased against Bush suggests your journalistic, religious, and political partiality. Were you critical of Clinton and the billions dollars pea shoot he engaged in against Iraq? The Lord of Hosts, Jesus Christ, remembers evil that is done against Christians and against Humanity and He punishes, as well as, protects.

Mike Bennett Smyrna GA USA



I agree with your view of posting the war pictures! I am an American who is fed up with the censoring of data in this supposedly "free" society. More and more those in power try to tell us what to think and how to feel. If people here want war, then they should have to see what it is really like.




Iraq pictures

I think publishing the pictures reminds us of how horrible war is and thus is justified. Bush's agenda is far more self-serving that freeing the Iraqi people. But what I wish is that the world had kicked up as big a stink about Saddam and his western supporters years ago as they are now about Bush. I flatted with people in London in 1989 who worked for a medical charity that helped treat torture victims who had escaped to the UK from, inter alia, Iraqi, Turkey (Kurds) and Iran. I met some of these torture victims and what Saddam's regime did on a routine basis to people was beyond belief.

David Smith


War Photots

Thanks a lot for running the war photos which where banned in the U.S.

As an American citizen, I am very grateful to you that you had the courage to present these pictures.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Peter Guss



Dear sirs: I live in a small island in the Caribbean - Puerto Rico. We are parte of the USA, because we are one of their territories. I just wanted you to know that a large amount of our people do not approve this war on Iraq. We are praying and doing peace demonstrations, not as large as in your country or others, but I am sure the majority of puertorricans are against it. Because we are part of the USA, we have troops there, too, because our kids are enlisted in the US Army Corps and the National Guard.

So, imagine, how we feel watching these young kids sent to a country far away and knowing nothing about it. In the meantime, I want to congratulate your website, because it brings another side of the story and we as human beings should be able to have access to all news - regardless of the impact it may cause. "The truth shall make us free" JESUS

May the Lord send all His blessings to the people of Iraq and to all the soldiers that have to fight in this illegal war.


Carmen M. Mendez


War on Iraq

I utterly agree with your publishing of graphic images of the harm and destruction war causes, and your reasons for doing it. Please continue to show what the cluster bombs and cruise missiles are doing to human bodies and to people's houses.

As an ex-pat Kiwi living in the UK, I'm appalled and sickened by the immoral, illegal actions of the British Government, which is functioning as the Republican Party administration of the 51st state of the USA.

My disappointment proud to see from our statement to the UNSC that my country is not joining Australia in its rush to clutch onto Dubbya's coattails; that the government, unlike the government in this and many other European countries, actually seems to be listening to the voices of ordinary Kiwis.

Anselm Kersten


Gringo sugar cotting the War

I am so glad to be in Europe wher I can see the images and the real news unlike in the States.

I am glad that Al-Jazeera showed the true images of the War. It is to bad that we can't smell it. Maybe this would change the ignorant opinions in the States



Portrayal of War Images

Hi You are quite right to publish these images. The UK goverment is forever trying to dumb down the press

Ron Shiel


War Coverage

Although I do support your freedom to post the pictures of the horror of war, I also believe that you are only telling half of the story if you don't show the actions that led to the military action. Have you shown pictures of the murdering, torturing, maming, raping, and atrocities that Saddam has inflicted upon his own people? Or the result of Saddam's aggression against his neighbors in Iran or Kuwait?

It is easy to point the finger at the U.S. as the cause of this war, but it is Saddam who caused the situation we are now in. Saddam is the aggressor. He is the one who is a threat to his own citizens, his neighbors, and the world. And anyone who believes he will change his methods or tactics without being forced is simply delusional.

Living in a post 9-11 world is going to require a proactive stance against the forces that threaten freedom and liberty around the world. We can no longer hide from the truth and hope for the best. If a rogue regime, such as Saddam's, were allowed to develop nuclear weapons no country would be safe. And I, for one, simply have no confidence in the ability of the UN inspectors to locate anything. The only weapons the UN have found are the ones Saddam wanted them to find so he may delay the start of the war.

I believe that countries, such as France and Russia, who are against the action in Iraq are looking to further there financial status at the expense of the Iraqi citizens. I am glad to see that the U.S. and its true allies have enough backbone to stand up for what is a just cause at considerable cost in both money and the life of their soldiers. Although initially the horrors of war seem shocking, I believe that in the long run much suffering and many lives will be saved.

Al Roscioli


Keep The Faith

Keep up the good fight. Despite what you may hear in the Bushista controlled U.S. media and "polls", most Americans do not support the invasion of Iraq or the mass murder of Irai civilians. I have yet to see in this country people by the millions mobilizing to support this war. I feel as if I am in Nazi Germany in the '30s. Please contact me with any updates you may have concerning this dire situation or if you may be in need of a article of dissenting opinion from an American viewopoint, our organization would be more than happy to arrange this.

Ryan Patterson, my real name



Do not be censored, never, ever. Show the world the atrocities upon the children and the adults of Iraq in this unjust war by Rumsfeld and his cronies. He does not want the people of the world to see his carnage. Keep up your exposure since the US news is controlled so the true facts of the Bush Blair war are never shown to the people in the US.

Tomaso Bertinelli



I would like to view the pow's held by the IRAQ's forces/



Thank you for your policy regarding the war

I wish to thank you for your policy regarding the war. It is _very_ nice to see that there are still news agencies who prefer to show the truth instead of hiding it.

I read your column "Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images", and I couldn't agree more.

Good work! Keep it up!

Jens Rydholm

Swedish undergraduate Masters student (computer science/technology)



Bravo Scoop, Bravo. I am an American, and not a proud one I might add. If America spent even half of we spend on defence on education, we wouldn't have so many stupid people in this country supporting a jackass lunatic like bush.

God save the planet from America.

Scared American

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