The whole project started because of the thousands of emails I received in the first few days after creating the blog. Here is a small selection of them.


From: paologp
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 9:35 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
I am angry like you are. You are doing the right thing by posting
these pictures, do not let anyone tell you otherwise.


From: Timothy Saint
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:50 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you.
Thank you.


From: Mittow
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:48 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Hia
hia,
this is an email just to congratulate you on the great website you
made. i would like you to please tell me where you come form and what
made you make this site. please emial back.
thank you
mittow


From: Stas C
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 1:47 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: THANK YOU
thank you for what you do


From: Chris Nimmo
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 1:46 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: to the person who set up this site
Thank you.


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:09 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
thank you for doing this. its a crime


From: Kayla
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 6:23 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Thank you for your blog. Despite the hate mail, despite any
criticism, you are doing the American people a service. We need to
see the pain we are causing. And thank you for also acknowledging that
it is not the soldiers fault, they do their jobs. Once more thank
you.


From: April
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:35 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Trouble opening with Mac
HI, I was just wondering if there's anything I or you could do to enable me
to view these pictures with a mac?
Thanks,
--April


From: Ameer Hassoun
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 10:19 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: craigslist
dear sir
i am an iraqi medical doctor who lives here in new york , i am
interested in some more information regarding the post you posted in
craigslist , including the information regarding the pay, hours ,
responsibilities
thanks for your time
ameer


From: kathleen beenham
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 6:03 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Every single American should have to view those photos to see the consequences of our leaders' decisions.


From: Laurel Ferris
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:53 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: not hate mail,
but rather thanks for doing something. It's hard not to despair, but
action is an antidote and you have provided that with your site.
LF


From: Hagi
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 9:16 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Hello there, i wanna to thank you for the web site.


From: Albert Yee
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 8:03 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
Thank you for searching for these images and putting them together
here for us. Keep up the great work.
Albert Yee | [deleted]
"You know that this is all a theater by Bush,
the criminal, to help him with his campaign"
:Saddam Hussein:


From: Russell Ford
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 9:59 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Thanks for your site! I hate war been there done that got the t shirt!
Russ VietNam 1972
Fighting these Fascists since 1999
IN Liberty


From: Lowe Schmidt
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 7:05 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Keep up the good work.
Hi.
I just wanted to support you on, as I read, most of the people go all
patriotic on you so I thought "maybe I'll write a supportive mail".
So here it is :)
Keep it up, your doing a great job!
Thank you for a interesting site!
Best Regards
Lowe Schmidt


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 9:27 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: thank you
well i've earmarked your site so i can see more of what you are doing. again thanks. are you in the states? linda


From: Klinovsky, John
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:54 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Thanks for holding up the mirror. Keep it up!
John Klinovsky


From: Tom Turnquist
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:21 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Picture from Iraq
Thank God you are in minority. Happy holidays, traitor.


From: Pat
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 6:27 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for your courage!
Patricia LaBoube


From: Debbie Rafter
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:46 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You for Bring Truth to the World
Your pictures are important. You are doing GOD's work by bringing out
the truth about our government.
Thank You.


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 9:03 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: thank you
yes of course it is. looking this in the face is horrific but you are bearing witness. it's important. are you in the states? where do you get the pictures.


From: Assaf Kfoury
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 12:20 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
You are providing an invaluable service to the public. Please do not
give up. The horrors of this war must be publicized and discussed
openly. Best of luck in pursuing your project.
Assaf Kfoury
Boston University


From: Tom Peyer
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 5:27 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Fallujah In Pictures
Thank you.
Tom
Visit my weblog: [deleted]


From: Ildiko Kalapacs
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 1:52 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Bravo! Thank you very, very much for doing this.
Ildikó Kalapács, visual artist


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 5:30 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: (no subject)
No corrections. Just a thank you for your courage in putting up this site and posting the pictures. One day there will be justice.
Sincerely,
Gail Tanner


From: Rauni Armbruster
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 10:56 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
for bringing the truth to Americans!


From: Anon
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 1:06 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Regards to your website
Heartbreaking is the only way I can describe the images your site conveys.
Thank you for your courage in making the truth about the Falluja carnage.
Bests,
Andy


From: NICK DEM
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 4:17 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you for caring enough to do something.
Thank you for caring enough to do something.
It is only through the effort of people like you that the 'others'
have any chance of being saved from themselves.
Sincerely,
Nickdem


From: Brandon Johnson
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 11:23 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: The Soldier Who Wrote to You
I believe I'm the one who you say accussed you of getting soldiers
killed. Specifically my friends and possibly me. The last words in the
text of my post were "please stop". I hope you reply so that we can
have a discussion. You really need to know the things I will tell you.
Thanks and happy thanksgiving.
-LT Johnson


From: Anon
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 6:14 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: GOT PICS
THANKS FOR SHOWING THE TRUTH I WILL TRY TO HELP IF I CAN. HANG IN THERE YOUR NOT ALONE. THE WORLD SEE THIS HAPPENING AND AMERICA NEEDS TO SEE THE TRUTH


From: Bruce Tan
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 9:54 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: good job
hi,
i just like to say that you have done a great job by setting up this blog
i really appreciate it cos i dono where else i can find this kind of
sources from the scence
i also link back few times about your blog in my blog too
hope more and more people will know how suffering it is the people from there
thank you.
"Ambition Never Comes To An End"


From: Anon
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 8:13 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: hello
please place me on your email list...i would appreciate being kept informed.
thank you.
dave


From: Judith Christy
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:08 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you...
Just a note to thank you for the courage to show the pictures...they are sometimes very hard to look at but it is important that we see the "real face of this illegal and unnecessary war"...
Judy Christy
Deerfield Beach, FL
Judy Christy


From: Jeff Lisowski
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:48 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your site, thank you.
My thoughts on your site;
These are pictures from a war and region that the normal media will not show.
Pictures of dead people, friend and foe.
Pictures of servicemen you and I went to school with.
Whether you support the war or are against it, these pictures tell you a lot.
Remember it.
Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
Jeff Lisowski
Former Marine Corporal


From: Son Nguyen
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 12:43 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you for the picture
a picture from fallujah is worth more than a thousand nonsense reports

From the mainstream media. though these pictures are extremely
disturbing, i must thank you for bringing us the truth of war, death, &
destruction.
Sincerely,
Son Nguyen
California


From: michael urbain
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 9:00 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: buzzflash link
hi , i saw the link to your site on buzzflash, and i am 100% behind
you, thanks for what you are doing , keep it up


From: Andrew Philip
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:30 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Hi
What you are doing is great - thank you. It is too easy to walk around with
a clear conscience after watching what passes for "news" on mainstream
media. But a clear conscience always comes at a price - the only question is
who is paying it.
Andrew, England


From: Anon
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 11:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Thank you again SO MUCH for this website which I have noticed brings NEW pictures from Iraq every day.
The Public HAS TO SEE THIS.
I support you and will recommend this website to them at every turn.
Dolores Perez Priem
San Francisco


From: James Furman
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 7:17 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: good site
Buzzflash should increase your hits. Keep posting.
Thanks,
Anne F.


From: Eric Smith
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 8:22 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
Your pictures are heart-wrenchingly awful. What horror. The tears are
instant. If everyone could see this, every day, could see the full scope of
it, this would be over in short order. It's disgusting that we stick our
heads in the sand and pretend it isn't happening. Thank you for doing what
you're doing. This is what it will take.


From: Fast Difusion bv
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:53 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: info
Thanks you very much for your information !!!
Regards,
Francisco


From: Wren Osborn
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:58 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your blog
Thank you for showing what our newspapers and TVs should be showing. I
will send your URL to my friends,
If we are going to survive, Ignorance must be confronted with truth and
you've done a mightly lot here.
Sincerely,
Wren Osborn


From: Anthony Costello
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 5:57 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: (no subject)
God have mercy on us all - and thank you for reminding everyone about
the reality of war. Whatever the claimed justification, such suffering
on both sides can not be justified.


From: Cherie InNYC
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 3:15 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks
Thanks for showing the world both sides, whoever you are. It's easy to see
where your hatemail comes from; sadly, the victims of the lack of education
that perhaps some of the trillions spent on the war could be used to
alleviate. The endless circle - God help this planet. We're doomed.
Thanks again,
Cherie


From: Anon
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 4:28 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: a slide show
hi
thanks
i am in toronto
so will get the cd when i get home
some of those images you sent ( today) i have used in my art
did the slide show i sent work?
the money is on the way
try to protect your heart as you continue to light the darkness
rosie


From: Michael P.
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 7:49 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: a kind word
Thanks for the work you're doing.
All the best to you and your's.
Michael


From: Henry Rosenberg
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:10 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: pictures
THANK YOU for doing this important work.
Henry Rosenberg in the blue state of Massachusetts


From: Anon
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:32 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Alternet: How to End the Iraq War
This story has been forwarded to you from
[deleted] by
Thank you for making such an important contribution.
lisa
How to End the Iraq War
The anti-war movement can force the Bush administration to leave Iraq by denying it the funding, troops, and alliances necessary to its strategy for dominance.


From: verronica
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 8:22 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: regarding your website
I would just like to say thank you. I appreciate all the work you have
put into this site and whatever risks you are taking by keeping it
running. My gratitude isn't much, but you have helped open my eyes.
Thank you again. This site will be passed onto everyone I know.
Mrs. V. Cook
corn country, Indiana


From: rose goff
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 9:52 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Just a thought
Thank you for your blog. I think if more Americans saw this, we would stop
this damn occupation. I was talking with someone tonight and remembered
this poem. I thought it might be useful to you.
Rose E. Goff


From: David Lintern
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:19 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: re your site (this isnt hate mail)
hi
i would like to help by volunteering to reply to some of your hate mail
i cant guarantee to do loads but i'll try and do 1 or 2 a week - i dont know if thats any use
good luck, and the site is, well, neccessary, so thank you
djl


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 10:59 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Fallujah
Whoever you are, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting those pictures.
The world needs to see the ugliness of war, and the world needs to see what our government is like, and what over 50% of voters supported.
I became physically ill the day Bush was reelected and so did my 24 year old son.
Thank you!


From: Ken Weston
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 12:00 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Pictures
Thank you . . stay alive. the defenders could easily see you as the enemy. K


From: warren hart
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 1:12 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Fallujah
Thanks for collecting and posting those photos on the net. I didnt knw if you have this one but just in case, here it is.
Thanks again. Warren


From: Anon
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 5:45 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your IMC website article has been deleted
Your article entitled "Falluja in Pictures" has been deleted from the newswire by magduv.
The deletion code was: Policy Violation.
A reference to the deleted article will remain at [deleted]
Feel free to reply to this message if you have any questions regarding this action.
Thank you, The IMC Editorial Collective.


From: Noah Depper
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:40 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Thank you for this.
It breaks my heart to see it, but we should all have our hearts broken by it.
You're doing something that we desperately need done, and more people
need to see the human beings in these pictures. That said, the only
thing that could break my heart more is the inhuman madness that so
many warhawks have poured into your comments sections--to see these
pictures, and not -feel-?
At any rate. I will distribute this link as much as I can. Take
care. Chin up.


From: Ken Krayeske
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 11:19 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: re: with much gratitude for your efforts
thank you for posting these photos on the web. coming two and a half
months in the nader presidential campaign office in d.c., i am aware of
the abuse my fellow americans can heap upon a soul.
keep up the good work, i appreciate the risk you take in doing this.
peace,
ken k.


From: Jeff Daigle
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 6:44 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for setting up this site and for maintaining it despite the
hate directed your way.
If Americans do not have the courage to look upon what is being done in
their name, they do not deserve the freedoms they have.
Jeff Daigle


From: Mary Royan
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 5:06 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Fallujah in Pictures
Mary Royan has sent you a link to a weblog:
I don't know what logic anyone could use to accuse you of being one-sided??!!?? What...are you showing too many dead or wounded Iraqis? There ARE too many! One is too many! Thank you for recording it, we surely will never see the real story on our TVs.
Blog: Fallujah in Pictures
Link: [deleted]-have-received-many-letters-accusing.html
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From: mvisa
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 12:11 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Thank you for trying to open the eyes of the BrainWashed. I am a USAF Veteran and am appalled at the civil war that my country has created in Iraq.


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 9:42 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: just my thoughts
its a good thing your doing by posting these images. you may want to consider what life would be like if this was happing on your street in your neighborhood. which is what most of these anti-american types would love to do. you should thank god that you are living in this country. people dont realize the costs of war / conflict. these types of images tend to bring a minute dose of reality into their otherwise self envolved worlds.


From: Alexander Wells
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 5:46 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: RE: Thank You
I have two things to say.
One, I am sorry you are low on funds and cannot support this truthful and illumuinating website
Two, I have no money, and I apologise.
(push)


From: Martin Sprouse
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 3:26 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks.
12.25.04
Thanks for your effort, work and dedication.
Martin Sprouse


From: Tom Ricks
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 1:04 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your website
Hi,
I am thinking of writing about your website. Would you let me know how to
contact you? Also, can you tell me more about yourself and the
website--where you are, how long you have been doing this, why you do it,
what kind of response you've had, etc?
Thanks,
Tom Ricks
Military Correspondent
The Washington Post


From: KIDRO
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:30 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: photos
hi
first off - thank you brave one
now
can i make a donation?
and can i have a disc of any photos i could use in a multi media show i
am mounting in nyc
my name is rosie o'donnell
i used to have a tv talk show
thanks


From: Dan Carter
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 12:54 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Spelling of "resistor"
Please note that a "resistor" as you have it spelled on your site is a
component in an electronic circuit. A "resister" is someone who
resists or struggles against... Otherwise thank you for the
unvarnished pictures of what is going on in Iraq.
Dan Carter


From: beverly bonney
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 5:20 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
I wish these pictures were shared with the general public!


From: Jim Spillane
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 4:51 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: photos
Mathew Brady's photos of the U.S. Civil War come back to haunt me. You have given me the courage to answer the question: "What can I do?" Thank you for your love of humans. Jim Spillane


From: Adam Barker
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 6:37 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Not hatemail (which, I suppose, is rare)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this site. Not because it is
pleasant or comforting, but because it is difficult, and challenging
and true.
Thank you for having the courage to try and make people aware of the
truth no matter how hard it may be to accept.
I hope that what you are doing ultimately makes a difference. Every
little effort helps.
Sincerely,
Adam Barker


From: Heather Bissel
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 1:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your site
Thank you.
Please ignore the hate mail. What you're posting is so important.
Joseph Pulitzer quoted in 1907 said - a newspaper should "never belong to
any party, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied
with merely printing news, always be drastically indepentdent, never be
afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory
poverty."


From: Mark Hawling
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 10:43 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Good Website
Hi,
Thanks for creating your website... it is awful but necessary. I wish I
could get more people to look at it, but most people don't like being faced
with the harsh reality of what is being done.
Cheers,
Mark


From: Colin Bosworth
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 11:30 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Brave
Thank you for putting the information up there for us to see. The internet
is a powerful tool in that it continues to escape government sanction. I
urge you to continue in your brave work of showing us the real nature of
this war.
Best wishes,
Colin


From: Jamie Ledbetter
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 11:04 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for having the courage to post these pictures. I will never forget them.
Peace,
Jamie


From: Gregg Giles
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 4:39 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for your work on the site... what you're doing is important, man,
don't let anybody tell you otherwise. It's a sad day when the truth is
coming from bloggers instead of CNN.
Like you, I started a website because I grew angry (www.brainthink.com). I
just hope that we can make a real difference. We have to keep trying. Never
give up, man, fight on - always fight on.
With respect,
Gregg


From: Anon
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 11:10 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Keep it up
These things need to be seen. Obviously 'red state mentality' rules the day otherwise we would have President Kerry~ but no, thanks to DIEBOLDT. Let the truth be told-the Republican motto is who are you going to believe -- me or your lying eyes.
Don't blame me~I
Live in a BLUE State.


From: Fleet Walker
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:35 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: pictures from fallujah
webmaster,
Will you please investigate why far more than half of your pictures will NOT load.
Thank you,
Don Walker


From: Lisa Vallez
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 6:47 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you...
I'm an artist and spent hours yesterday searching for Fallujah photos and
stumbled upon your blog. The situation has moved me to create some work in
response to this horror and sadly I found more than enough images needed for
inspiration. Just heard you on Randy Rhodes show... hope the site doesn't
crash or get "disappeared." Again, thanks for bringing these images to
light, we're not going to see them in the mainstream media.
Regards,
lisa


From: Bullard, David
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:04 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks
Thanks for posting those pictures man, I feel the same way you do-Dave


From: Niels Langager Ellegaard [gnalle@nissefisken] on behalf of Niels L Ellegaard
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 1:59 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Small html error i faq
The last headline in the faq should have a stronger color to match the above headlines
"Are you some kind of terrorist loving liberal queer commie...etc?"
Thank you for site
Niels


From: Jerry George
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 2:51 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: You are doing your part
> I'm not going to say I have any great mission with this. I'm
> really fucking angry with my country and I don't know what else
> to do.
Thank you for what you have done. I don't think you have to do
more-- everyone else does. Maybe we all have to get really
fucking angry, then channel it in effective ways.
Activism is going to demand higher and higher risks.
Jerry George
Bainbridge Island WA


From: Ronni
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 2:12 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you for posting the pics
thanks for posting the pictures. i am ashamed of what we are doing, it's criminal.
Ron
Vietnam Veteran who's seen this and lived it before....


From: Anon
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 4:38 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: hate mail replies
howdy. thanks for your site. saw it here:
i will reply to some of your hate mail if you like. could probably handle
10 to start off with.
charley hardman
southern maryland


From: kas
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 5:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
If you havent already submit your site to michael moore's website.
www.michaelmoore.com
Your photos are very vivid and disturbing. Perhaps if more people saw
those images on the news everyday things would be different like in
Vietnam.
thanks for sharing.


From: jerome carroll
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 7:34 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
I came across this website and found it to be very interesting. I saw some images that I would never see on the news. I have been all for the war and still am. I just wanted to see the war from both sides without the censorship. Thanks for a great site.


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:25 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Hell on earth. Thank you for supplying the truth. Our current leaders are outdated and vile. They need to read your blog.
Peace and be careful.
Maria


From: Jack Olmsted
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 12:54 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Fallujah Song
Yesterday, I sent you an email about playing the
Falluga Song in the background of your blog.
Please respond.
thanks,


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 5:53 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you Very, Very much!
Do you have a video of these pictures? They need to be shown like in homes where people here in America are so full of shit pursuit of mundane materialism, at the expense of all those humans, American soldier boys and girls and people of Irag who are people. This is the way millions of Black people died in Africa and world was silent. This is way millions of Black people were enslaved and the world was silent. This is the way millions of Native Americans were killed and robbed of their land and the world was silent. The Jewish religion people are not silent.
Ser Boxley


From: Luis M. Salan
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 2:50 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures 'Fallujah in Pictures'
Subject: RE: Your page
Thank you but I am heterosexual
Un Saludo
Luis M. Salán
-----Mensaje original
De: Fallujah in Pictures [mailto:]
Enviado el: viernes, 03 de diciembre de 2004 20:20
Para:
Asunto: RE: Your page
I love you.


From: Anna Links
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:58 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Hi
Thanks for your site and for keeping it up. I often wonder how history will
see this war, what will be thought of the whole affair in a hundred years. I
praise, of course, the fine, fine work of Margaret Hassan and am saddened
deeply at her death but she was one of many people who died in Iraq this
week and I suspect she would not have placed a value on her own life greater
than that of other Iraqis. I appreciate your site and your intention to tell
the truth.
Anna Links
Seattle


From: Roland Dion
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 3:44 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: ANGRY, Distressed
The pictures must be shown!
Somebody's got to do it.
You nominated yourself.
I Thank You.
Roland Dion
San Diego CA
P.S.
Look, I didn't look at all your photographs.
I read a lot of articles and am having more than a little trouble sleeping.
Most people, I guess, need to be shocked into understanding What Bush
Hath Wrought.


From: Dana Goulston
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 2:27 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You!
For having the guts to put the site up.
I like how you have both sides' war victims interspersed.
Please keep up the fight to keep the site active. I'm sure you're going to
be the target of some serious probing.
Again, THANK YOU!!!!!
DG, Sacramento, CA


From: Pam Allee
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:47 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you.
I have just "viewed" your photos. Thank you. I have been in a very minor way a war tax redirector - I think you have helped me move closer...I cannot imagine a deity great enough to forgive this, to forgive us. Pam Allee, Portland, Oregon


From: Anon
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 10:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: (no subject)
i am a SSG in the US ARMY i recently came home its getting worse. please keep in mind the soldiers are only doing what were told to do right or wrong its combat innocent people die. i know full heartedly that there are tons of bad guys still operating in that shit hole. everyone that calls themself an american should thank a combat vet. i can only speak for myself i will continue to risk my life as long as there are bad guys shootin and tryin to blow up my brothers. thanks for your time. sarge.


From: Alexander Wells
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 4:31 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Hey There
Thank you so much for showing people these images, they are disturbing beyond belief, but they must be seen. I read some of your hatemail and it amazes me how the ignorant fucks writing those words don't realise black/white/muslim/jew whatever people are people and nobody in any country deserves to get bombed the shit out of by America.
Thank you again (pusher)


From: camilo ramirez
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 5:19 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
thank you.
simple, thank you, the world, our nation, cannot live
in blindness caused by our goverment and media. its up
to you and many other to make a difference.


From: Spanner Jaxs
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 11:43 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Keep up the good work
Thanks for what you are doing. America needs to see what is being done in our name.
Spanner
Read the Rat!


From: Asia Core
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:06 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: ARCHIVE your 'brief note on why'
There are a lot of new people visiting the site. Your 'brief note on why' yesterday was eloquent, todays comments may be misinterpreted by those who don't get it. Archive your comments. Thank you for your work!


From: Mark Shoemaker
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 9:44 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: How I found your site
Thanks for doing this; I just sent in a donation.
I found your site in Mark Morford's Notes & Errata column at: [deleted]-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2004/12/03/notes120304.DTL
May God (your pick) bless you,
Mark


From: George Tindall
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 8:28 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You for your Effort
Thank You,
Not one single news source that I know of has given us any idea of how many
Iraqs have died in Falluja. Nor do we have any good pictures of how many
homes have been destroyed.
Americans need to be responsible for what we do, and the first step is to
face what has happened.
George


From: Charlotte Korb
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 6:28 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you-no further message


From: Anon
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 11:18 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Iraq Photos
I visited you site and viewed the gruesome pictures of the unfortunate war in Iraq. I agree with your statements that war is not pretty, and I am praying each day that it is soon over. At the same time, please, if you are able to, post photos of the thousands that the Muslim extremist killed on September 11 so we will never forget who we are fighting for...
Thanks,
Workdogmc


From: Blake Corson
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 4:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: pictures 12/2
Hello,
Interesting pictures on your website. Do you have any pictures of the "torture chamber" uncovered by Marines this past week in Fallujah? I'm just wondering; I read an article about it and your website popped in my head. Good luck with the site.
Thanks


From: Younis Zeki
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 5:11 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
At Last we have one brave man with heart to tell us the story on both side.Is it oky to publish your e-mail in our local news paper so more people can see your site(Fort Collins,Colorado)
Good luck and Thank you again
Harry


From: Marcus Jacobs
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:15 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thanks a lot
Thanks a lot am making a movie on my pc of this carnage and will be using
some of the images from your site
humble regards,
Marcus Jacobs
Voice of Guyana International
www.voiceofguyana.com
One Nation. One Station. One Voice!
Radio Guyana International UK
www.megajams.com


From: John Wages
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 12:22 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Fallujah Pictures
Thank you for setting up the site fallujahpictures.blogspot.com. If only people realized that people like themselves---with hopes and plans, families, children, pets, and gardens--- were suffering needlessly, this war would be ended at once. Your site should help Americans identify with the people in Iraq.
John Wages
Chair, Green Party of Mississippi


From: Case Yorke
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:29 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: You are a tribute
Thank you for having the equal courage to make these known to the
world. You probably are bombarded with hate mail on a constant basis,
yet somehow I feel that you are also the recipient of a tremendous
amount of sympathetic empathy.
To you, I say thank you. I wish you nothing but the greatest.
Case Yorke


From: Lloyd Litke
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 1:35 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Thank you for setting up this webblog. It is so very important that Americans at home, and everyone else outside of Iraq, see what is really going on in their name - and in the name of "democracy", "freedom", etc. It is terrible what the American armed forces are doing to the Iraqi people, and I applaud your honesty and bravery in helping to bring this truth to the world.
All the best to you and your team!
Lloyd
Canada


From: eduardo ramirez
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:14 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS?
good morning
i take notice of you thanks to wp 5 dec. article, but looking at your blog just only found photos dated back from nov-dec 2004, what about the rest of the year???? and the 2003????
thanks


From: Elizabeth Wrigley-Field
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 8:00 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
Just wanted to thank you for making your site. I'm an antiwar activist at NYU (in the International Socialist Organization, www.socialistworker.org, and Campus Antiwar Network, www.campusantiwar.net) and I think your site is very important. I've sent it out to the listservs I'm on at NYU.
In solidarity,
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 10:00 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks - could not see pictures on your site today?
Thanks for what you're doing - Most intellectually / ethically correct action to date.
Could not see pictures on your site today?
Are they attacking / censuring you?
Keep it up please. Please.
Pierre Larroque
Bethesda, MD


From: Annie Blue
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 12:09 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: a little support
Just wanted to let you know that it feels great to see that someone
else understands the basic facts.
This is a war
ergo
shit happens
and good stuff happens
Not only one or the other. And both should be represented, not only one.
Also, my brother is a soldier and he appreciates your site because
you're providing the other half of the truth.
Keep up the excellent work :) Thank you so much!
Annie Blue


From: Dave McLallen
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 11:31 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: goodwill
thanks for what you are trying to do. i admire your efforts. unfortunately, i live on a small disability check, and cannot send any donation right now, but i will try to in the future.
regards,
dave mclallen


From: Kobutsu Malone
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:48 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Photos
Thank you for posting these photographs.....
I am a Zen Buddhist priest and the executive director of a Buddhist
human rights organization. The whole world needs to see what you are
showing.
Rev. Kobutsu Malone, zenji


From: Pinky
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 2:20 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: fellujahpictures
I just wanted to say that I admire what you are doing. I have television footage... but I don't know if I can take snapshots from the footage and send them to you. I will try however.
Thank you,
Cherifa


From: Marcy Russell
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 9:28 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Your site is one I found when cruising the Net....a link from Jim Hightower
of Texas, I believe. Horrific. Graphic. And I am glad you have the ability
and will to post these images. I'm old enough to remember the sanitized
Vietnam images we often got fed. Now my son is the same age I was back then.
I hope he can have a better, fuller understanding of what goes on than what
many of my contemporaries had of Vietnam. I also hope he only has to
experience this through pictures.
Thank you.


From: David L. Hutchinson
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 8:37 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
'I didn't get to watch it on a big-screen TV in a nice safe red-state. '
This state is red. Along with sucking the rest of the state dry, NYC is the only Blue area in it.
Thank You For Your Time,
David Hutchinson
Registered Democrat


From: Deborah Thaler
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 1:52 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: pictures
Thank you for your work on this site. The pictures are really beyond belief, and everyone needs to see the horror we are creating. I think it is called genocide.


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 3:34 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: (no subject)
I cannot understand the outcry against what you are doing with your website. Do these people understand what war is? Do they realize that about 25% of those killed in battles die of friendly fire? Do they realize that innocents are also being killed every day? They cannot just leave....this is (was) their home. If someone invaded your home, wouldn't you want to protect it? If someone killed your child, wouldn't you be outraged? These are questions and thoughts too few consider when they speak of the "war" in Iraq.
Thanks for your time,
Michael Taggart


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 3:40 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you for your courage.
Thank you so much for making our war attrocities public. I have copied your pictures and others from various web sites. I am making a flyer to pass out, showing people the true picture of war.
You are a brave and honorable American.
Peace.


From: Chris Talbot
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:30 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: I want to volunteer
Hi,
I would like to volunteer to reply to your hate mail. I think what you are doing is extremely important; a picture speaks louder than any words, and these pictures need to be seen.
Let me know if you still need volunteers and what I need to do.
Thanks
Chris
Chris Talbot


From: Kevin Closson
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:33 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: no hate mail
no hate mail my friend. thanks for your effort on
trying to get some truth out ...
as a miltiary vet, registered republican that did not
vote for bush, I can say you are having an impact!
keep it up. Maybe, just maybe we'll stop the killing


From: Has Has
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:50 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Dear friend,
few minutes ago I sent you a mail with an allegation. It was the Falluja flash we made with pictures of your site. I also left you a comment days ago to tell you about this flash..
But the mail came back unaccepted.
So tell me now how I can send it to you.
About flash programmer, let me know exactly what are you looking for.
Thanks
Hase


From: BJSchulz
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 5:42 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: AMAZING
I just viewed fallujapictures.blogspot.com...holy shit. Please continue to send me any updated links and I will email them on.
Be well and thank you.
Barbara


From: Mary E. Mulderrig
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:31 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you.
Thank you for showing these pictures and honoring the humanity of those on both sides of this horror and the innocents who always get caught in the middle.
Peace,
Mary.


From: Steve Searls
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 8:25 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: ashamed
yes I am
because this is claimed to have been done in our name
and I don't want my name associated with it
you're doing God's work
thank you


From: Lisa E Dipaolo
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 8:49 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: pics
I came across your website before the article in the Washington Post and it had a profound affect on me. I live in St Louis and there is a large Albanian community here. At a local Albanian restaurant that I frequent often they have Albanian television via satellite. I was shocked and dumbfounded at the images of the Iraqi war that is televised on their station. It so saddened my heart to see the affects of the war on the Iraqi civilians. At first I had to ask the owner where this was being filmed? They said Iraq. My mouth dropped open and I said we never see these images here. They just gave me a sad nod. You are doing a great service to the civilians of Iraq and to the American people who have forgotten the true cost of war...human life.
Thank you and keep up the great work.
Lisa


From: Jack Olmsted
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 3:18 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Copyright Free Photos
Hey,
Do you know where I can get copyright free fallujah
photos for a photo/video using David Rovics' song:
I want to put the video on iFilm.com so the images
need to be cleared.
Thanks,
-Jack


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 6:32 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: I'm a journalist and would like to interview you re: Fallujah
Hi,
I'm writing an article for the National Catholic Reporter (don't worry -- it's a very progressive, ANTI-WAR, and very influential magazine) on war crimes committed in Fallujah in this latest siege -- the one that "started" Nov. 8th - --yeah right...
I was wondering if I could interview you either by email or by phone? Please let me know as soon as you can -- I think you could add invaluable insight.
Thanks! And thanks for you site -- it's people like yourself who keep me hoping that someday we will come out of this darkness.
Best,
Claire Brown


From: Merle Fry
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 10:15 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Appreciation
I've been looking at the photos and reading and I want to send you my thanks. I hope in some small way this will support you. I wish so many Americans were not blindly following "the leader"
Merle


From: smit
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 11:16 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
it didn't occur to me until your post of yesterday that you might be
taking some heat for your site, but i wanted to tell you how good a job
i think you are doing and that even today, Thanksgiving, i checked in to
see what is happening over there. don't let anyone belittle your work
or insult your ethics. your's is one of the sites i depend on for truth
that i can bear witness to, what i have seen with my own eyes. (not
well-put but you know what i mean) don't stop. we need more truth. not
less.


From: Elizabeth Hester
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 4:49 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: WPN
The phots labeled WPN on your website were taken by
Lucian M. Read. He's my complicated relationship in
life, meaning I love him. I worry about him daily.
Please credit the work. If you would like to verify
this you can at
www.worldpicturenews.com
Thanks
-Liz.


From: CB
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:14 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Reply to hate mail
Hi,
I am living in Bristol UK. I am unemployed with a back injury. I do have some spare time; I can reply to your hate mail if you wanted me to. Please let me know. You are doing a fine job giving the whole world the real side of war. What a price we pay? Thank you for your time and patience.
Chris Bury


From: Anna Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:27 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: no display??
Ladies and Gentlemen: I came across a reference to your site, and have
posted it at [deleted] However, the pictures never come up;
and not only for me. Is this dirty tricks??
[Oh: and if this site is some Sado-State fakery from the HomeZone honkies,
it's a really raw thing to do.]
Thank you.
Anna Taylor
@T / [deleted]


From: Matthew
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 2:01 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
Thank you
Matt


From: Patty McCloy, AICP
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 2:07 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: It's important
The photos show the tragedy and utter waste on war. This site has been my only view into the reality on the ground. I am grateful for the compliation and have informed my friends. There is no glory in war. I also agree that all are someone's child, and once beloved by a mother.
Humanity must learn.
This is just to thank you and in reponse to the hate mail I saw.
Patty M
Patricia McCloy, "Patty"


From: debbye
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:26 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: RE: your fallujapictures.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for what you are doing! I only wish more Americans could see these photos. I keep praying that more and more people will realize what is happening and demand that it be stopped.
Debbye


From: jakob
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 6:59 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: About your blog
Hello,
I found your blog, it was linked to in the largest mailgroup in my country today.
I just wanted to thank you for your work. You put your life on the line to show your countrymen and others what is really going on. Not everyone is blind, don't lose hope of your country yet.
greetings from Sweden,
Jakob


From: Dianne Fritsche
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 9:06 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: your site
Hello,
I just visited your site for the first time. I truly appreciate what you are doing. The site is very important. I am mostly amazed at the hate mail. Boggles the mind. Take care, keep up the important work and,
Thank you,
Dianne


From: Alexandria Falcon
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 11:21 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
These pictures are horrible to look at and I think every Bush and war
supporting American should have to look at them. Somebody just sent me
a lovely slide show of soldiers with beautiful music playing. Clean
war propaganda.
War is ugly and dirty and you are doing a good thing.
Thank you very much for all your time and efforts.
A. Falcon
Walla Walla, WA


From: McDowell Airsoft
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 11:55 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: God Bless
Hello,
People who send you hatemail don't understand. I want to thank you for speaking up, and I want to thank you for being a real American. I hope to god that Bush does not continue with his wrath.
Take care
-David Meacham
Webmaster www.mcdowellairsoft.com
Co-Founder of McDowell Airsoft


From: Rajeev Rajendran
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 12:45 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you.
i really appreciate your site. i could go on with it, but i'll opt for simplicity. stay strong.
i'm willing to help respond to hate mail. i'm an extremely busy college student, but i'm sure i could get to a couple a day thoughtfully, at least. i'm not sure how that would work. just tell me how i could help.
-rajeev rajendran
(chapel hill, nc)


From: Joel Mielke
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 8:18 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you....
Thank you for your site and the horrifying photos. I wish that every
American would take a lingering look at the anguish of these people.
My nephew is in Iraq (Marines) and my best friend just found out that his so
(also a Marine) is being sent to Fallujah after the new year.
They will inflict the sort of devastation which we witness on your site. I
don't know if those boys would be "lucky" to survive the sort of destruction
which we're requiring of them. I wouldn't want to live with the burden of
the responsibility.
Joel
Eureka, CA


From: Jenna Catley
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 8:50 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thankyou for doing this
Just wanted to express my respect and admiration for your project, found your site very moving.
I've posted a link to your site on the forum of the Collective for Social Justice at my University in England, I hope we can raise awareness in the UK, we're trying to politicise students to express their outrage at the continued occupation in the middle East
Best regards
Jenna Catley


From: Katherine Lassiter
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 9:33 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Yes, I "remember 9-11" and I know "we were attacked." And unlike some of the fucking tourists who watched this from some damn cornfield on the other side of the country, I remember it wasn't the Iraqis who attacked us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


From: Gerald Wadsworth
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 5:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Showing the truth to the lies
Thank you for exposing the media-controlled and Bush manufactured
illegal war against the people of Iraq.
Thank you for showing the truth to the lies we are being told.
We are all complicit in this debacle and are committing war crimes by
our silence.
Peace sometime, perhaps, when mankind has left the world to the animal
kingdom.
Gerald Wadsworth
Richmond Virginia


From: m harvey
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 1:02 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Falluja In Pictures
Hey, thanks for putting up this gallery. I really appreciate seeing the RAW side of the fight for Fallujah. I realize your intent is to put it in a negative light, to demoralize the citizenry, but I do find it informative, even entertaining.
In fact, if we have erred in any sense, it has been to wait to long, and to have been too gentle in our efforts there. I'd rather see 100 Hajji brain's misted than one of our boys wounded.
Thanks again!


From: Dimitri Jordan
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 4:18 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your link to make donations does NOT work
I can only applaud you on the work you're doing to inform people and i
understand that it must be difficult at times. I was intending to make a
small donation, however the link does not work, if you could correct the
matter and inform me i will return to your site,
With Thanks
Dimitri


From: Karim Traboulsi
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:46 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Request for Additional Photos
Dear Sir,
I think what you have done here, is what someone should of done a long
time ago and I'm proud you had the courage to set this up. I'm sick of
the news, with one sided opinions, censorship, hell, we have the right
to the truth, as well as the good and bad of war. Marines sitting
down, eating on Thanks Giving, smiling...and laughing. Strange how
pictures of shot up soldiers isn't shown in contrast...
If possible, do you have any additional pictures that are currently
not included on your site? If so, I would be grateful if you could
send them. If you think their too graphic, I respect that, and would
just like to say once again, Thank You.
Regards,
Karim Traboulsi


From: Kate Montressor
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 4:36 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: I would like to help
I heard you on the Randi Rhodes show and would like to volunteer to help. I am a web developer and designer, and would love to offer my experise.
Thanks for your great work and ideas.
-- kate montressor
ps - you can see samples of my work at www.montressor.com


From: Jimmie
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 12:42 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Keep Telling the Truth - Darn it!!
To the creator of this website:
Thanks for your hard work. Keep it up. And don't let your detractors get
you down. The truth has to be told about this unjust war against the
Iraqi people. The invasion and occupation has visited many September11's
on the Iraq peoples. Resistance to occupation is natural and just.
All US troops out of the Middle East now.
Best Regards,
Brumaire


From: Jack Van Antwerp
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:49 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: hate mail
Great site (I mean great that you are doing it,
horrible site if you know what i mean)
Why not post the hate mail in a link of responses, i
have been more intrigued and provoked to trying to
figure out what is going on in peoples heads by
reading reactions to kevin sites video and the death
threats he is getting. Its pretty interesting. Sad but
thought provoking.
Keep up the good work and thanks for being so careful
to credit photographers. We risk our lives to do this
crap.
Many papers don't even credit the work.
Jack


From: Suzan Erem
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:48 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: request permission to reprint
Hello,
I am the (volunteer) managing editor of a small (circ 7,000) alternative
monthly in State College PA called Voices of Central Pennsylvania. (You
can find us on the Web but our site is outdated). Is there any
possibility we could reprint any of the photos you have on your blog in
our next issue? We don't have the resources to pay, since we're all
volunteer, but perhaps in the interest of getting the word out, we could
print a few? Please let us know in the next day or so if at all
possible, thank you, and thank you for putting these up for the world to
see.
Suzan Erem


From: Nielsen, Christian M
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 7:54 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Is it not wonderful...
Finally a truly unbiased view of the conflict presented to the world. I
thank you in the name of the almighty Allah! You are making our efforts
so much easier. Let us join our efforts and raze the evil Amerikkkan
empire to the ground. We are truly brothers. The future is ours.
A warm head-tip to you, my infidel friend.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi


From: Eeo Stubblefield
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 9:16 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: I share your sadness
I just wanted to thank you for doing this.
I looked for pictures every night when we first went into Iraq and then I used them in a performance I did
I would very much like to stay in touch with you
I spend every day working to end this nightmare
Eeo Stubblefield


From: Joel Preston Smith
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 8:22 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: From a photographer who worked in Iraq last year
Dear Sir or Madam: I wanted to thank you for collecting images from Falluja and creating a website to display them. It's a tremendous reality check on the war. Unfortunately, more than half of the images don't appear (it could be a problem unique to my computer).
Sincerely yours,
Joel Preston Smith
joelprestonsmith.com
Portland, Oregon


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:04 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
I thank you for having the courage to show the truth. The Bush
Administration is too cowardly and wimpy to reveal anything remotely
truthful to Americans.
And, shame on those writing you hate mail. It's difficult to imagine how
any American could call all those injuries and deaths justified. The
photos of the children are so disturbing and hurtful to see, anyone who
sees justification for this mass killing must be put in the same category
as Bush is.
Sherrill Durbin
Oklahoma


From: Brett Kaffee
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 12:08 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: a solemn thanks
hi, i have been looking at your site for some time now. the pictures
are really moving and horrible. but i am drawn to it every day. i
need to see what the NY times only writes about. when you hear the
word "casualty" what they mean are the pics you posted of the GIs.
The people of Iraq are in such shit because of us. it make me so sick.
I just want you to know how important your mission is. i always
forward you link to whom i think it will open-eyes. thanks for
everything you have done.
brett


From: Patti Newton
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 3:28 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You!
Thank you for your bravery in putting those pictures out there for us to see (except so far I've been unable to download the photos -- any advice?). I appreciate what you are doing and have bemoaned the media's antiseptic treatment of this war. For the most part, Americans in general haven't really suffered, heck, our Chimp in Chief gives us tax cuts and tells us to go shopping for crissakes! Keep it up, you're doing a great job!
Patti
Escondido, CA 92029


From: Zarmeeneh Rahim
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:20 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Pictures
The site asks to write for more pictures….are there more?
I am dumbfounded by the lack of access to images, and the closure of hospitals…and lack of access by red crescent…
I am writing a play on an Iraqi woman in fallujah and would like access to information if you can provide any.
Thank you,
Zarmeeneh Rahim


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From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 4:56 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: (no subject)
Bravery is not facing a "perceived" enemy with sophisticated weapons, tanks and 500 pound bombs.....bravery is a label that should be used for whomever risked their lives taking photos of the lie of this war. If the mainstream press weren't silenced and the American people could see what their government is doing in their name they may not have the stomach for it.
I am an artist who paints the effects of war on children. I have a traveling exhibit that I use for educational purposes. I need more photos of children in Iraq to paint and I would like to know if I can have permission to use these as subjects.
Thank you
Carol Curri


From: Steve Blacker
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:04 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Hi:
I just happened across your site today. Thank you for posting these images. I seem to come across an alarming number of American people within the online community who blindly support G W Bush and this futile conflict in Iraq. It's easy to spout pro-war rhetoric when you're sitting comfortably at home. These pictures bring the *reality* home.
Best regards,
Steve Blacker


From: Bethany Lopez
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:12 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
I just viewed your website, Fallujah in Pictures, and I wanted to tell you
how I appreciate your efforts to inform people of the hell that an
unnecessary war is causing. I am grieved for the loss of life on every
side that has already occured, and also because of the results of the 2004
presidential election. I have begun to feel there is no hope for peace in
this world with an ignorant, war-hungry idiot leading its biggest
superpower. I have concluded that all that can be done is to try and help
people understand the pain and suffering others are enduring, because if we
don't even understand how real suffering is, we won't ever be able to even
begin adressing the problem of war.
Thank you again; I'm sure you endure a lot of mindless criticism but you
have a lot of supporters in your efforts as well.
B. Lopez


From: john depert
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:41 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your website
Thank you so much for creating an alternative source of photos other than the "sanitized" news. It seems very easy for alot of Americans to ignore the painful reality of war and that nobody really "wins". I guess that's what our national obsessions such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are for...to medicate the pain we have inside from what we are doing to ourselves and each other. John D. Pine, Arizona


From: Tabitha Kaza
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 8:48 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: looking for a picture of a marine
Hi,
I am looking for any picture of a marine, Lt. Joshua M. Palmer, who was
killed in Fallujah in April, during the first offensive. I know for a fact
that a journalist was embedded with him--he wrote an article about their
offensive that mentioned Josh, oh, which magazine was it? The Atlantic
Monthly? It seems that most of your pictures are from the recent offensive,
but please, please, if there are any pictures of him...he was with 1/5, from
Pendleton, and they're going back to Fallujah soon.
My husband was his rackmate at TBS. We just named our son after him. We
would give anything, anything, to have a picture of him from Fallujah.
Please--my husband is deploying to Iraq soon. If there is any way you can
help me get a picture, I would be so grateful.
Thank you,
Tabitha


From: Hutton, Jim
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 10:07 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks
Hi,
Thank you for showing the grisly reality of war. There are plenty of pictures of babies kissing soldiers in the mainstream media and not enough info about the 'collateral damage'. I'm so tired of hearing pro-war types argue that we are helping the Iraqis as we kill and maim hundreds of thousands of them. You can safely bet that if any of the friends or relatives of these dead or crippled Iraqis were pro-American before this invasion, they definitely see us as enemies now. In answer to your question, an editorial on www.timesargus.com mentioned your website.
Thanks,
Jim


From: andy vines
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 11:39 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: from Brasil
hy..
I looked your blog..
and would like to say thanks for this blog and for you show the 2 sides of war
im from Brasil...here in south america..and here in Brasil no ones like war.
i would ask it to thoose who loves war ,instead of making wars, why
can't u invest money for humanitarian help?
why U.S goes to every war...vietnam was a shit..then now U.S wants to
be a God for the people from Iraq....each country can take cares of
himself..and U.S doesnt respect the U.N.
have a lot of americans who thinks they are the better nation of the
world...and that the world depends of then....the world isn´t
fool...we dont want war...war is not like in playstation...war kills
dreams kills family kills the most important think in this world th
LIFE
Wake Up US


From: bubba
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:12 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
Dear Sir,
I would like to say thank you for your courage. You are among the truth tellers in a time when lies are rewarded by power. Those that condemn you will never understand that the ONLY true power is knowledge. God bless you. Never back down. You carry the wieght of truth and there are many who see your courage, and find hope in it.
Thank you.
Christy Cole
Louisiana


From: Joseph Dubuque
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 10:35 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you...
After reading some of the hate mail that you've received, I just wanted to thank you. I consider you the truest kind of American (even if you're not American). You do the entire world a service with your site. What shocks me much more than the pictures on your site is how much hatred is contained in your hate mail section. Shocking as well is how the American people refuse to question our government and their motives for this war. The American people are truly dumbed down.
Sincerely,
Joseph Dubuque


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From: elderberry
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:23 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Hello,
Thank you for your site. I saw the link on the Seattle Times story about some PR the military was giving about their troops. They said more hits were happening on your web site though. I am disgusted with the US mock leadership, military decisions and actions against a gentle people who have never harmed us, and who we once said we wanted to help. Thank you for showing the truth of what is happening over there...is there any way to print just one photo at a time to post in our local post office?
Thanks,
Wendy


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 12:35 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Looking for a certain picture
Hi,
A few weeks ago, there were a lot of versions of this photograph from
Falluja floating around- what looks like the body of a decapitated
woman laying in the street in a blue velour dress, US soldiers and/or
tanks milling around. Do you know this picture, or do you have it? If
so, could you please send me a link to it?
At the time, there was some press speculation that it was Margaret
Hassan, but then, of course, nobody followed up on that.
I am an artist and want the photo for my notes.
Your site is sickening and very important.
Thanks,
Melora Creager
Brooklyn, NY


From: anita beer
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:09 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
I want to thank you for all that you are doing! we need a free flow
of information if we are ever to truely make up our minds as to
whether or not we believe in this war. we are not getting a free flow
of information from our news networks. I hear alot of support our
troops comments. I am against this war, and yet I support our
troops. I am extremely angry with our leaders decision to send them
into this war. It is our leaders we need to be discusted with!!! our
soldiers on the ground don't have any say so in which wars they fight.
even our own soldiers are disagreeing with what is happening. We
need to fight the propaganda machine with the truth, and YOU are doing
a wonderful job!!!!! It is with the TRUTH that we can win the hearts
and minds of the masses.
thank you so very much!
My prayers are with you!
Anita


From: Kate
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 12:46 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you
thank you for doing this. why is it that the US sends people to kill the people who kill people to tell them that killing people is wrong? and yet, it's not the soldier's fault. they are not the one who decides what they do- they merely follow orders. and God be with them as they do their job. they are the bravest people i know.
thank you for all of this. please, if you feel you should do so, pray for an end to all of it. if you already do, well then you can always count me on your side.
Kate


From: Andy Royer/The Bamboo Broker
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:27 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Pictures from Fallujah
Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing what you are doing. If only
everyone remembered that we are all one and when we attack "them" we are
killing ourselves. Thank you.


From: joanne coombs
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:21 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: The Inocents
This site tells it like it is, war is not sterile and it is the innocent that suffer
the most. God bless our service personnel they did not ask for this and God bless
their family's. The problem with our news media is they treat this as a sports event
and don't have the nerve to publish photos this graphic and you can thank George W.
and his group for creating this carnage.


From: Patricia Bush
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 11:10 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: picture use
I think that what you are doing is admirable. The pictures are graphic, and yes, very upsetting. I think the point to them, though is that they are pictures of people, and that this is what is actually occuring in the war.
The War in Iraq has been sanitized by our media, for reasons that I am sure you know all too well.. The human cost is not shown, except on sites like yours.
I think that the pictures should be shown. What is the process if someone wanted to use one of the pictures from your site, on a personal blog or web page?
thanks
Patricia Bush (no relation to George)


From: Anon
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 11:19 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures ;
thank you for your courage. do not give out too much info as to who and where you are. i believe if our government could silence you they would. i found your site some time ago and discovered it being discussed in an article printed in the seattle times on commondreams.org. keep up the good work but lay low.
stepson leaving soon for iraq. sorrowful in oklahoma


From: JOSEPH PIETRI
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 2:41 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Love
Thank you for showing the War for real. It's amazing that people insult you and call you a Nazi and a traitor. You are a hero who has the balls to show the truth and speak the truth. We are living in dark times and your site is a ray of light. It's time to stop this illegal war and put the Bush Cartel in prison for their war crimes. Moslems are the most generous people in the world and I am ashamed to call myself American. Those pictures both of the Iraqi casualties and American only make you weep. Thank you Joseph R. Pietri


From: J Bong
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 1:49 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Thank you for all the effort you have put in to create such an incredibly moving site. Sometimes in my anger at US foreign policy, I tend to lose my sympathy for the US soldiers that effectuate that policy. The photos at your website put a human face back on these young people and remind me that as much as I hate this war and the actions of these soldiers, I am sorry they are dead and their loved ones are suffering. I also want to say that every one of my Arab friends who sees these pictures expresses more sympathy towards the American dead that I do. They don't want this killing. We don't want this killing. How do we stop it?
Jody B.
San Diego, CA


From: Cindy Lutenbacher
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 9:46 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Dear Fallujahinpictures,
You help to bring to us the reality that the so-called "news media" refuses
to. The whole public needs these images broadcast daily into our faces, so
that we don't live in a pretend world. I'm one who knows these images, who
holds them in my heart. Yet, taking the time to go through your site has
deepened them into my soul, watering my pledge to continue to resist this
madness.
I know you get a lot of garbage, but please take this brief note as a
flower of thanks, and a plea to keep doing what you are doing.
Cindy Lutenbacher


From: Liz Dunlap
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:32 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
I had not seen or heard of your blog site until today. I was very moved and angered by what I saw: angry at Bush and his cohorts who are doing their best to make sure that these pictures and others like them are never seen by the average American. How can these be given a wider audience?? Thank you for showing the truth, as the Iraqis see and know it.


From: Martina Newhook
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:44 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Keep up the good work
Thank you for risking your lives to help the world piece together the real story.
Americans won't wake up until the draft becomes a reality. As the death toll rises and security continues to be a fantasy in Iraq, Bush won't have a choice.
Eventually the Democrats will wake up and challenge the status quo, but only when the polls tell them it's safe. America needs more dissidents of its own.
Regards,
Martina Newhook
Toronto, Canada


From: bryan ketter
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 12:35 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks!
Thanks for doing what the rest of us would like to do.
Bryan Ketter
Spring Valley, IL
USMC


From: Philip
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 8:12 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: good job
I read the hate mail entry...that is the type of LUNATIC we are up against. Thank you for putting up this blog. I post your link daily on my site's blog because my readers also want to see the real story. Not the Bush crime family approved pictures we see on TV and in newspapers.
Thanks again and have a nice holiday.
Love is the key to peace; have you given you love to someone today?


From: Eric Garland
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 3:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: The truth is always better
I was in DC on Sept 11. My roommates watched the plane
fly toward the Pentagon. Some of my neighbors didn't
come home. Some were blown up.
Terrorism is not just an image on a television set in
Dubuque.
It kills me how some people think that telling the
truth about war is heretical. That by discussing
reality we weaken ourselves. That by telling the truth
about war, we dishonor those who fight it.
There are despots in our nation today, and the last
thing they want is the truth.
Whoever you are, thank you for a dedication to real
American values.
Adults can handle the truth about war.


From: Brooks, Alison
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:40 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Thank you for doing this. Even though the election is over and it seems as though our ‘democracy’ won’t exist for another four years, let’s hope there may be some way we can help the situation. But getting the truth out is always a valuable service.
Sincerely,
Alison Brooks


From: Anon
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:43 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures .
Subject: Translation
Thank you for the web site. I am a retired Arab-American surgeon, and am aghast at these photos. I noticed that some have a statement under them that implies you are awaiting translation from Arabic. If I can be of any help, let me know.
Keep up this worthwhile effort.
MJK


From: James H. Hall
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 6:57 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Thank you for 'showing the TRUTH'. It is not being recorded by our Ignorant and Fascist Government or Media. A police state in America is being formed. The lies are constant, the EVIL is real.
When we have 58 million STUPID American's voting for a drunken ass, a drugged out fool at Yale and Harvard who was GIVEN 'C's' to rid them of his stupidity! Daddy watching every move...
Thank you, you are the true AMERICAN.
James, sergeant, Veteran, NATO, under General Haig


From: Chris Woodard
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:13 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: eyes wide open
why so many american's would rather live in fear then hope is beyond me.
not that their fear is unjustified. however, we turn our heads when this
kind of information is presented to us. we blast those who aim to bring
peace with attacks on their patriotism by stating that they are
expoiting the dead for their own political agenda.
the american needs to see the continuing and escalating "cost of war".
thank you for bringing our attention to it. the only question is how do
we get the media to recognize it?
good luck
Christopher Woodard


From: Stephen H.
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:56 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: comment on your phot
os
Hello Falluja Photos Blogger,
Wow. I have never seen any of these images in the mainstream media (surprise!--NOT.). What a giant tragedy for all parties involved. More Americans need to see these images instead of the sanitized and propagandized crap they pass of as news at FOX, CNN, etc.
Thank you for making the effort to get these images out to the public. Although they are really disturbing, I'm glad to have seen them.
---Stephen H.


From: Lisa DeRitis
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 12:07 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Facing the Harsh Realities in a Neocon Fantasy
Thank you for having the courage to show America and the world the harsh reality of the costs of war. A picture is worth a thousand words, and your efforts will go far to helping bring a swifter end to this unjust, immoral debacle.
You are a true patriot and a hero.
Sincerely,
Lisa M. De Ritis
CODEPINK Organizer
Temecula Valley, California
Lisa M. De Ritis
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
GANDHI


From: William Hansen
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 2:46 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
More people have been killed in the name of religion
than for any other reason. I just don't understand
where these people are coming from. While I feel
religion is usefull in teaching people how to get
along and teach us how to respect each other, it for
some reason or other gets very perverted by many
people who claim to be religeous. To the so called
christians who say they beleive in the bible. 1. Thou
shalt not kill. The sad thing is they think they have
god on their side. For the sake of the humans future
on this earth I hope they're wrong.


From: Susan Perrin
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:33 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: no pictures, just a message
Hello,
I heard the owner of the blog on AirAmericaRadio and I went and saw the pictures. Thank you for the service, and for your intention, and for the sincere and beautiful thoughts you expressed to the listeners. I see from some of the posts on your site that there is indeed some ambiguity in the reactions, as was discussed when you were on air.
A few months ago I read a book called "Regarding the Pain of Others" by Susan Sontag. I just wanted to share this with you because it speaks to the ambiguity in the reactions. But please don't be saddened. I believe that there are good hearted people who can be moved by the work you are doing. I thank you for doing it, and more, for your belief in the goodness of people.
Thank you
Susan


From: Ryland, Jennifer
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 11:00 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: so important
It is so important that you are posting these photos. I never had to be convinced that war is a bad idea, but your site may give pause to even the most pro war voices. Thank you also for simply asking people to look at the full story.


From: Tricia Lane
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 11:26 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Question...
Hi. Thank you for taking the time to show us the images that we are definetly not being shown by our media in the U.S. You are doing a great job at keeping us updated with these photos that would otherwise never be seen.
My question is, have you had any problems keeping your website up? Have you had one shut down due to it's content? After reading thru some of the responses on your site, it seems that there may have been other sites that were taken down due to this kind of content and I'm wondering if you believe it's yet another form of censorship. I ask because I have linked your site to a message board whereas I brought this fact up, and there are people who think it's *paranoid* thinking to believe that the U.S. Government would do such a thing.
Any insight would be appreciated.


From: Marilyn Faulkner
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 6:35 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Truth will out
Thanks for your website--if I were religious, I'd say, "God bless you, we need to see these pictures."
It's 5:31 a.m. in a red state and here I sit, crying at my computer..........we do need to see these. We really do. I have no explanation for what is happening to this country--and I'm 60 and lived through Viet Nam as a young wife of a soldier.
I'll pass on your website to my friends and hopefully it'll make a difference.
Sincerely,
Marilyn Faulkner
Nashville, TN


From: Jim"
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:49 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: UR blog.
Thanks for posting these pics. I to receive e-mails from people concerning 9-11 due to the small posting on my site - [deleted]#top I politely remind them that Iraq, under Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks. I also tell them that there are to many unanswered questions revolving around 9-11 to really blame any body. [deleted] Sadly I believe that elements within our government, and the Israeli intelligence participated in this catastrophe.
Thank you,
Jim II
Sunnysouth, Al.


From: George Parker
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 8:23 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: War - I guess
It is really hard to know what to say. Of course the pictures are
disturbing. Really, they are more than disturbing. I read the letter,
and your response, from the person who sent you a pic of a child kissing
a soldier. It is a shame that what used to be called civil discourse
has sunken to name calling. The letter writer sounds like that if one
does not believe 100% in what the gov't says then you a sick liberal.
Funny thing is I spent 21 years in the US Navy, retired, went to college
and learned how to think for myself. Or at least to critically evaluate
any information that I find.
Thanks for doing what you do..Not many people (as a percent of the
whole) will view your sits, I suppose, but perhaps thoes of us that do
can have an imact.
Thanks,
George


From: James Guerra
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 2:42 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for showing the truth in your pictures. They bring tears to my
eyes knowing the pain and anguish all of the people depicted are feeling.
The hate mail you receive is only from people who want to hide from the
truth and do not want to know that they are doing dirty work for elitist.
They would rather others not to know the truth of things as well.
They think by sucking ass they are going to get somewhere in their pitiful
lives; because they have always felt like losers, simply because they are
losers. Losers want to blame everyone else for their own misery they
themselves bring on to themselves!
You are winners for showing the truth. The truth hurts those who must hide
behind their lies and deceitfulness. They know they have to kill innocent
people and hope they can return home to the good old USA and might be able
to use some of that Iraqi blood in their gas tanks to keep their version of
the American Dream alive. When Iraq runs out of oil what sovereign nation
will be next to keep those same hateful and deceitful people running around
in their automobiles? Thank you again for showing the truth of what an
undeserving war is wrought by a greedy and so-called civil people. James a
patriot in TEXAS


From: Susan Kipping
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 7:07 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for having the courage and strength to get these photographs out to the world.
How do sane people stop an insane war? Our government is out of control and extremely powerful. There are war crimes here. Who will stand up against the wrongs of the US government and the Bush administration? The American people are suppose to keep him in check. This is not happening.
The attack on Iraq has nothing to do with 9-ll or anything else. It is about oil and power. There are a lot of cowards in America. Hiding behind Bush. Hoping he will save them. What they don't understand is that HE is the one they should fear, if they must fear something. America is lost....temporarily.
Thank you. It is truly heart breaking.
Susan Kipping


From: Michael Montague
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:18 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Maintain the course
Good day friend:
I write because you invited me to write.
I thank you for the effort in advising the world of the atrocities that
occur daily in this god foresaken land.
I am a Canadian and I check and investigate the posted candid and sometimes
disturbing photos on daily basis.
I would like to see more photos of the cause, vice the results. Posting the
results (i.e. the injured soldier or enemy) is (I feel) neccesary to
maintain the integrity of your cherished site. However, I see the final end
story pics that show the gory results and I would like to see soldiers in
action and the daily reconaissances and "chores" that these heroes engage in
on a daily basis as well.In short, it doesn't all have to be gory or
shocking. How about a soldier's log? Just a thought.
Guess that one has to be there. But maybe not.
That's my two Canadian pennies worth.
Keep up the good work.
Michael Montague
(permission to post granted through permission as per below details)
Below contact details not to be posted or publicised:
Michael montague


From: Meg Broderick
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 8:19 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: not so "hate" email
To whom this may concern,
I just want to extend some sympathy for you. I read some of the emails you have received from people appauled with what you are doing. I give you a lot of credit. These are the pictures that no one gets to see. There are many people out there (cough....cough....Bush) that should see these pictures. It's the reality of what is going on in the war with Iraq. I would just like to make a statement saying that I have never been in support of the war in Iraq, nor have I been in support of anything that Bush stands for. It's sad that others around the world see Americans in the way Bush perceives us to be. There are a lot of people in the US who DO NOT condone what is being done. And my heart reaches out to the people of Iraq and surrounding areas.
Thank you.


From: thomas miller
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:51 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Sir or Ma'am,
I am currently involved in serious discussions regarding the Iraq 'War' and civilian casualties. Most Americans seem to feel that as they haven't seen many pictures of civilian casualties that there aren't many.
I know this to be wrong, but finding pictures is rather difficult (thanks US Government!).
Any assistance would be appreciated - links to pictures if there are copyright issues would work just as well.
Thank you, and keep up the good work.
Thomas H. Miller
cracker.bmp


From: Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:32 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks and a request.
Thank you for the blog. Please keep up the good work. It is imperative that there be places like this that show the truth.
I work with a group called St. Pete for Peace, here in St. Petersburg, Florida. We are doing up a flyer to distribute all around the area, pasting it to bus stops etc. Can I take some of the images from your blog? Our goal is to show the reality of war to those "everyday" people who, head buried in the sand, rush about their daily business, unaware of the faces of the dead and injured. Probably much the same as your goal with the blog. To make the truth known.
We will courtesy your blog with the images of course.
In Peace and Solidarity
Tracy.
Power to the Peaceful!


From: Butler Shaffer
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 11:17 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Photos from Iraq
I share your anger and disgust at what Americans have been doing to these people. Thank you for posting the pictures.
Butler Shaffer


From: Sarah Carlson
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 8:18 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: what can I do to change the world
Hi. My name is Sarah and I am an American student in Alaska.Thank you for putting together the blog of pictures of Iraqi tragedy's. I was thinking about what I can do to change this situation and I came up with an idea. I want to publish a cookbook of Iraqi recipes with the recipes contributed by Iraqi civilians. All the proceeds would go to Iraqi people. Money can't change the hurt and tragedy that America has put the Iraqis through, but I can't bring back the dead and my husband said I can't go to Iraq and rebuild their cities (I thought it would be a great way to put that civil engineering degree to use). Anyway, I was wondering if you had any ideas of a way to get Iraqi civilians to contribute recipes for the cookbook. Thanks for your help. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think could help with getting recipes, or anyone who would be interested in buying the cookbook.
Sarah


From: Anon
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:13 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: locating post by larynx
I add my thanks not only for the pictures you post,
but for the spirit in which you post them and write your own comments. That
is, your persevering in writing without the vitriol with which some posters
write to you.
Best wishes,
Francis Ingledew


From: Louis Nevitt
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:41 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Support mail from a Desert Storm vet
Part of the tragedy of this war is that it was
orchestrated by those who have never worn the uniform,
never saw crispy bodies without their heads, never saw
children injured by previously unexploded American
ordinance. I have talked with a few military
supporters of this damned war who would write you hate
mail (similar to those you have posted) because you
post the truth about war. War IS hell. How can these
"good christain people" support blowing people up;
people who had nothing to do with 9-11?
Most of America (or at least 59 million of us) have
their heads in the sand. Thank you for showing them
the truth.
Louis P. Nevitt


From: Joe Staples
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 7:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Thanks for your important work. Your site was required reading for my 2 classes of freshmen in a red state a couple of weeks ago. They all agreed that they did not WANT to see the photos, but that they SHOULD. As should we all. Keep it up.
Joe Staples
University of Arizona


From: melissa mireles
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 9:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: i agree with you
i appreciate you showing these pictures because it gives everybody a chance to see what Iraq is doing to us as well as other people. my dad is a U.S. soldier and is currently in iraq. nobody sees what happens over there. they only see bad stuff that we do to iraqis but to be honest we don't do enough to them. i think the beheadings of our soldiers and other soldiers that are helping us should be put on t.v. so everyone can see. i think though that they also should see the good in iraq like the iraqi soldiers that help us and the kids with our soldiers. well thank you for showing the truth in iraq.
sincerly,
melissa


From: Anon
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 12:09 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thoughts
Hi there from Virginia.
I'm a liberal white male in conservative Virigina where god, country, and all that other crap goes hand in hand. I thank you for showing what war is truely about, the dead, the maimed and those who have to live with it. Unlike the sanitized news from from Fox, Abc, Cnn and the others, this shows what war is about, killing somebody else before you are killed (sounds something like Patton once said). I am a student of history and and I see many similarities between Iraq and Vietnam with one tenant this country seems to have forgotten: Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Don't get me wrong here, I agree that WE as a nation should fight the war on terror regardless of where the bad guys are hiding but this war in Iraq wasn't needed as part of that greater war, it has just caused FAR more of the extremists of Islam to go and try Americans just because we are Americans. The mess in Iraq is having AN opposite effect on the war on terror. What I fear more than the Islamic extremists are those who are extremist but are American who use the guise of god and religion to say they are right when they aren't, they are just like bin Laden, using religion and god as proxies to further their view.
Now that I've sort of rant a bid, I want to thank you for posting these pictures, it would be nice if the mainstream press would.
Paul Barr
Woodbridge, Va.


From: Elizabeth Coote
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 11:01 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you for the pictures from Fallujah
Many thanks for the pictures from Fallujah, terrible and upsetting though
they be. The war is taking tragic tolls but it HAS TO BE FOUGHT. There are
very bad men in Iran and elsewhere who want the people to suffer, even
though Saddam is gone. They are the ones sending these evil insurgents into
Iraq. The Iraqis are not attacking other countries or peoples. But it's
important to see the wounds of both the military and the civilians to
realize what damage these evil men from Iran and Syria are causing.
I also viewed someof the beheading videos because I felt I owed it to the
victims to witness their suffering before they died. If they could go
through it, I could too and I didn't want them to have died for nothing.
God Bless our military and the helpless and innocent civilians in Iraq. God
give us victory over these evil creatures.
Elizabeth Coote, Toronto, Canada


From: Wanda Fish
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 5:16 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you for the pictures
I have been wondering what has been going on in Fallouja and your pictures have confirmed my suspicions. I am partiuclarly distressed by your hate mail and very saddened by the fractures that are happening in our global society. Maybe one day we can achieve a world without war if enough people see first hand the horror of war. The Australian aborigines have an effective and ancient approach to war. Their culture requires that when two tribes declare war, the head must nominate a relative to fight the chosen relative of the "enemy's" chief. The families must then watch the fight (which is to the death) and personally clean up and bury their dead. Understandably they usually didn't get past the first encounter which is probably why their civilisation is ten times older than ours.
If you care to read any of my work, my website is [deleted]~cleverfish
Peace,
Wanda Fish


From: Gina Thornburg
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:55 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: I tried to post this, but couldn't
Dear Fallujah in Pictures creator,
Thank you for creating this blog. While the images are horrific, it is important that more and more people see them. War is hell. These photos show that. The assertions of Bush & Co. that our strikes are "strategic" and that civilian casualties are "minimized" are lies. // When I read the hateful, angry postings by people who defend what our military is perpetrating on the people of Iraq, I am concerned for the very soul of our citizens. Our collective soul. From what well does such hate spring? When does the need to be right yield to compassion for the wounded, maimed, and dying? Why do right-wing fundamentalists hate people who possess true compassion so much? // My prayer is that the ego-driven need to be right will be cast aside, blown away like vapors of a mist. My prayer is that Bush and his cronies will wake up and feel in their hearts what they have done. // No peace will come to our country as long as people dig in and hate and hold on to their striving to be right. // I am sorry for those of you who hate so much. I am sorry that you do not know joy. // For those of us who want to do something to stop the war, let us join together in peace. Let us not hate those who want war. Let us feel compassion for them, also, and learn how to initiate a reasonable dialogue with them.
Peace.


From: florence murphy
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 12:16 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: mainstream media
I want to thank you and all reporters who are not embedded for your
thankless work
by our admiistration. They will be found out because the truth cannpt be
hidden forever.
What a freak show we live in! Only in this administraion with it's
unbridled power and the corporate management of the media is this
possible. Constantly lying
about everything war, economics, health
needs, education, and all that touches the lives of all people in
America.
Those of you who choose to report the unvarnished truth of the horrible
devastation of Iraq and all people who've been tortured, disabled,
killed and living in dire filthy conditons continue to write your
stories and send pictures are our real heroes. Thank you so very much...
Florence Murphy
walk in beauty ciao


From: Anon
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:34 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: I would like daily pic.
this war sucks and I would like update pictures.
Thanks
Julian


From: Joseph B. Maloney
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 10:47 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you...
for all of the photos. I don't "get" the hate mail. It seems
you're showing lots of insurgents/terrorists/iraqis dead.
Isn't that what the coalition wants? It's a slog but we are
winning. Just like the Brits fought the American revolution
and the war of 1812. Just like we fought in Vietnam.
Oops, those were all losses.
Our moron president got us into this war to placate his
corporate chronies. Our young people are fighting valiantly
and should expect to come home soon.
It is time to reinstate the Powell doctrine. Pull the troops
back to the perimeter of every town in iraq and bring in the
B-52's and stealth bombers. Mop up with rumsfeld's "light
forces."
Joe


From: michael j norton
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 6:21 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Sending The Love From Texas
I hope this finds you and yours well.
I just wanted to let you know that not all Texans are complete morons.
There are a lot of us here who agree with Dixie Chicks' singer Natalie
Maines(who said that she was ashamed Bush is from Texas,even though
he's not really....he's actually born in Conneticut and only lived here
for around 10 years).
Your blog has not only given me hope(yes hope!) that we can in fact
change direction....but it has also given me more reason to admire both
soldier and civilian in Iraq. Both are doing the best they can(I'm
talking foot soldier here) and both are caught by forces out of their
control.
I say if people want to support this needless invasion they should have
to see it.I like it enough to have made it part of my sig!
So a big thanks for the blog. I'll keep reading!
Michael


From: JOHN
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:57 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks for your great work.
Hi,
I was able to look at two pages, then I lost it ... broke down and sobbed. I'll have to come back again to look at more, as I'm greatly moved. Although I've always been against attacking Iraq and actively protested the war, I cannot help but feel ashamed and complicit. It is our country (the U.S.) that is wrong here. Thanks for your time and effort in presenting this website. I read a couple of the "hate emails" you posted, and all I can say is that I'm glad those folks looked at your site, and I hope they took a good look ... and that these images will haunt them as they sleep. The images need to be shared, and I'll do my part in passing them on to my contact list. They really need to be shared with everyone, but included should be the children and grandchildren of our (American) politicians.
I'm adding you to my "favorite links" page on my site.
Thank you,
John P. Jones
Venice, CA
U.S.A.


From: Eric Holbik
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank you.
I understand your frustration about people emailing you hate material or calling you a traitor. Please ignore them and continue your good work.
Just want to thank you for showing the other side. I feel for both our soliders and the innocent people. I dont know how we are ever going to win this war. I support the troops and I dont blame them..they are just trying to survive..i blame the adminstration for putting them there.
I just wish the news would present both sides of the story.....
Eric Holbik


From: Trey Newton
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 1:13 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thanks
Thanks for showing the gruesome side of war, but you also have to remember that these American solders are fighting to save you and your family from the horror that the Islamic jihads (which believe in subservient women and do not believe in equal rights) want to subject you to. Remember that they want anyone and everyone that is not an Islamic fundamentalist dead. It is hard for anyone to see pictures of slain children or American solders, maybe it would be easier to see the destruction caused by the same fundamentalist we are currently fighting. Remember 9/11 and pray for our solders as well as the solders of the other countries helping keep you safe from terrorists.
If you do not believe we as Americans are doing what is best for our people and humanity, what ideals do you stand for. I hope you don't think the American solders pictured died in vein because of Bush. If that is your feeling we can bring them back and let your family be charged to give there lives to protect us.
Fucking liberal pussy,
God protect our troops,
Trey Newton


From: Richard WilHoite
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 10:37 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Randi-Thanks
Dear Randi,
Thanks so much for your determination to keep America alive. I used to be a "ditto head" and I am a conservative in the old sense of the word. In short an old died in the wool patriot, in the old sense of the word. This Bush-Cheney mafia is the most dangerous threat to American liberty in my 50 on this planet. Your facts and deliverance of ideas prove that an old dog can learn new things. I live in Chattanooga, TN and for the first time in my life I'm ashamed of being from the South. The lineage on my mothers' side goes all the way back to Robert E. Lee and yet I see Bush carry the South just like blinded sheep. Please let me know how I can hear your show in this area because the internet is the only way I've ever heard your show.
Stay strong,
Richard Lee Wilhoite


From: Mario Lozano
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 12:58 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Truth...
Aloha,
Thank you so much for the website, the pictures tell a lot of the story. We here just do not have the first idea of what the fuck is going on there for obvious reasons, the fact that we are not allowed to honor the wounded and the fallen upon their return to our shores speaks volumes about the callousness of this administration.
It is galling, to say the least, to hear and to see these so-called patriots strutting around wearing their little flag pins on their lapels as if someone, at any minute, will question their patriotism or expose them as Cpl. Wilson did the a few days ago.
Thank you once again and please keep the images coming, they are a reminder of just how bad war truly is.
Mario H. Lozano
Carmichael, CA.


From: Joe
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 2:23 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Graphic photos
Thank you for the photos documenting the reality of the war in Iraq. These photos should be plastered everywhere so all Americans can see how we are delivering the peace, freedom and prosperity we promised the people of Iraq.
What I do not understand is why we do not see more of the carnage we are creating in war torn Iraq. If Americans have the stomach for Jerry Springer and Nip/Tuck, surely they can handle the real world or, maybe they just don’t care.
Sheila Corey
California


From: Irene Hooper
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 4:44 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Hi...
Who ever accuses you of doing anything wrong on this web side is very confused...
I have a lot of respect for you.... If anyone getting American soldiers killed that is President Bush.
I thank you for having this website, we need to see and we need to know what is happening...
I dont think people know that there was no Iraqies involved in 9/11...
I am not American nor Iraqie but my heart goes out to those soldiers that fighting, the innocent people and children that are dying, even to insurgents that fighting for their country, for their rights..... And all this war is about politicians... THAT IS NOT FAIR...
Thank You Again...
Irene...


From: julie teskie
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 7:40 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: how can i help
hi. i have no money to donate but am wondering if there might be anything i could do to help you guys. i'm just a struggling recent grad looking for work in door county wisconsin, but i've been trying to create awareness of what's really going on with U.S. foriegn policy. i have contacted local media about running an article concerning fallujah, but they are not responding. i am in the process of organizing a group to go to the anti-inaugural protests in january. i discovered your website through a link on the world socialist news website and have spent the whole afternoon looking at the images and reading the blog...and its so encouraging to see that people are talking about the truth of what is going on. so if there is some way i could help out ( besides spreading the word, i already told one other person about the website and plan to tell everyone at the protest meetings) please let me know. thanks for the website...
julie teskie


From: Sergio Checko Salgado
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 5:40 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks for being strong
Thanks for being strong. Making it your duty to show such horrific but
realistic photos. Our country is so desensitized . Maybe if the public
did see more of these images they would see the inhumanity. Maybe they
would see that when someone dies or is injured it's just not a little
hole or a scratch it's loss of limbs . I don't expect you to publish
this letter but just to let you know that some of us support you . Have
you heard of the true fatality level of US troops. I just found a few
sites that speak of bodies of US soldiers turning up in rivers and out
in the middle of the desert. What do you get from this? Are they
planning something major and hope to use these soldiers as fatalities
in an upcoming battle? I love this country even though my ancestors we
here before the white man. Why not fight the war on lack of education,
war on poverty, war on wife/ child abuse . Good luck v/-0


From: Sheryl A. Hubbell
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 3:32 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks from Two Former Marines
Hello,
Thank you for posting these photos on the 'net. You are providing a public service; unpleasant, but absolutely necessary.
The press is too easily manipulated by the White House these days. Almost makes me nostalgic for the Vietnam War when media coverage wasn't quite so sanitized by the powers that be - although they certainly tried their damndest.
We don't "support" this war. Of course, that has nothing to do with how we feel about military personnel. They are extraordinary men and women who are simply doing their jobs as best they can. It's just a stinking tragedy that they are losing their limbs and lives for Bush's ego (read: God) -driven folly.
Once again, thanks. Keep up the good work.
- James M. Hubbell (former E-5, USMC)
Sheryl A. VanEpps Hubbell (former E-5, USMC)
Springfield, Missouri


From: Lincoln Park Neighbors United For Peace
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 1:10 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Pictures
I’m with Lincoln Park Neighbors United For Peace in Chicago. We are preparing a slide show ofn the costs of the war to us, and to Iraqis. Where can we download larger images than those on your site, [deleted]
We can make a modest donation, regardless.
Thank you.
Ted Pearson


From: Natalie Morgan
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 8:39 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: You Site
To Whom it Concerns—
Thanks for your site. I posted links for it at www.tvspy.com (the Sandbox), saying “Your tax dollars at work” and “no civilians dead in Falluja.”
I’m in the TV business in San Antonio and tvspy is an industry site where TV professionals go and rag on one another about the business, and politics. I think our TV coverage of Iraq is, of course, horrible.
At any rate, thanks for your efforts.
Jack


From: Les Celotto
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 6:16 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Ramadi Picture
There is a picture on the blog of a Marine on a stretcher with a wounded left leg.
I believe it is my son Lcpl. Matthew W. Celotto.
Can you Please give me any further detail?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Sincerely,
Leslie W. Celotto


From: Carla
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 11:42 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Your blog
Thank you for the photos; as hard as they are to look at, all Americans need to see them. Unfortunately, the folks that most need to see and understand them react
with hatred toward you instead of toward the real perpetrators, the Bush Administration. I don't believe that the posts of hate mail are that far off from what most Bush supporters would have to say. I am struggling with my feelings about family members and old friends that have been...what?...Brainwashed? Bushwacked? ...and mouth these kinds of hateful things all the time. What to do? Can we somehow reform the mainstream media, and force them to tell the truth? Can we reform the national voting process, so that it would be impossible to steal an election? Can we institute REAL reform in the financial contributions that fuel the horrid, hate-filled TV campaigns? How do we begin? Perhaps, yours is one beginning, and each of us needs to seek out our own beginnning. We cannot give our country away to these people, who do not seem to understand that their own form of Christianity is no different than any other radical form of religion.
Thanks again, for the thought-provoking blog, and for your bravery!
Carla Yamauchi
Tucson, AZ


From: Sarah Lasch
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 8:53 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: website
Hello,I really appreciate what you’re doing and I know a lot of people do. It must be difficult getting hate mail, but these people are just in denial. To send you 9-11 pictures is also pretty silly, because iraq and 9-11 have nothing to do with each other. Even in a warped justification of the war on iraq for revenge, it just doesn’t wash. Hopefully with people like you showing the truth more people will get it. If nothing else, your website makes people who understand the tragedy even that much more aware an not alone and not so helpless and then they will want do something about it.
Anyway, just wanted to write to tell you to keep up the work and you do have a lot of support.
Thank you,
Sarah Lasch


From: Ralph Gerwing
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 10:48 PM
Subject: your blog site.
I find your site informative..
A lot of hurting is going on.
The subject material gives me a mind ach.
Thank you for the photo sharing. from your collection

From those that contribute.
You are getting the word out.
rtg.


From: Samantha Brovko
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 4:23 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: A Site You May Not Know About
I really appreciate you and your site and the discussion it has sparked. The truth is something we must spread, and both sides of a story is the best way to get there. I wish there was more I could do for you, like donate, but I'm a lowly college student and can barely make my own ends meet without a load of help from my parents. The only thing I can offer you is this: www.sftt.org which is a website run by soldiers who have returned from the front lines in Iraq. You may have heard of it before, in which case I'm sorry for taking up your time, or it may be new and you can get some more topics for discussion or ideas to ponder.
Thanks again for your courage to have a website like this and your calm in handling hate mail. ::smiles::
--Samantha


From: Anon
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 9:03 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
I DON'T THINK YOU ARE EITHER A "RAGHEAD TERRORIST", OR THAT YOU SUPPORT A DICTATOR. IF I HAD VOTED FOR BUSH THEN I WOULD BE SUPPORTING A DICTATOR. I AM GLAD THAT YOU HAVE THESE PICTURES FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. WE, IN THE U.S. NEED TO SEE THESE. MY STEP-SON IS IN IRAQ, A FRIEND OF MY DAUGHTERS IN IN BAGHDAD IN THE THICK OF EVERYTHING AND MY DAUGHTER IS IN THE NAVY ON A CARRIER THAT WILL BE, FROM WHAT SHE TELLS ME, GOING OVER THERE WHEN THEY GO ON DEPLOYMENT IN JANUARY. THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE SPECIAL LIGHTS THEY NEED TO PUT ON THEIR BOAT WHEN THEY GO THROUGH THE SUEZ CANAL. IF ONLY THE AMERICAN MEDIA WERE NOT OWNED BY THE RIGHT, AND THEY WERE DOING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RESPOSIBILITIES, WE WOULD NOT NEED SUCH WEBSITES AS YOURS. IRAQ DID NOT ATTACK US AND THAT HAS BEEN MADE CLEAR. BUT THE CHICKENHAWKS IN POWER HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDA WHY THEY WANTED TO INVADE IRAQ. I AM DISTURBED BY THE NATIONALISM IN THIS COUNTRY. "SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT OR GET OUT", AND REMARKS LIKE THAT REMIND YOU OF NAZI GERMAN IN THE 40'S. I AM A PATRIOT. EVEN THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID THAT DISSENT IN THE TRUEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM. HOW DID WE ALL BECOME SO CONFUSED? THOUGH THE PICURES YOU POST ARE DISTURBING TO VIEW, AND BEING A MOTHER THEY ARE HEARTWRENCHING TO LOOK AT, I STILL HAVE A NEED TO SEE THEM. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE MEANS TO VIEW THESE HORRIBLE THINGS OUR OWN MEDIA TRY SO VERY HARD TO SANITIZE AND PRETEND ARE NOT HAPPENING. HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAY IF YOU ARE IN THE U.S., IF NOT HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
KIM HILLSTROM
CLEVELAND OHIO


From: Aonon
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 1:56 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: dulce et decorum est...
...pro patria mori.
I often wonder how our soldiers really feel when facing pain and death.
The mainstream media contribute nothing to relieve my curiosity. And I
hear so many claims by pervasive elements that our soldiers are brave
and that they stand to fight again after being wounded.
Looking over the pictures you've displayed, I cringe at the mortality of
our human bodies. I believe, because they are human, that the soldiers
feel this too, more so because they might be next.
War should only be waged by necessity, not by choice. Damn those who
have brought this upon the world, again.
A comment for those chauvinistic Americans who believe that this war is
of good cause: this war never lived to save the Iraqi people. It is the
sociopolitical, economical dividends gained by the foothold of American
influence in the rich, turbulent Middle East. Were America truly the
grand nation to stop the ill wills of the world, we should have invaded
countless other nations to prevent atrocities. Even now, will we save
Darfur in Sudan?
A thanks for your services,
Han.
If you decide to post contents of this email, I would like to remain
anonymous.


From: Dominick Mastri
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 7:41 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: NOT SPAM, NOT HATEMAIL, just a real e-mail!
if you are actually reading this, well, thanks!
I know you must get inundated with tons of spam and
hate mail and whatnot, I work in the IT field and
understand the huge pain in the ass of trying to
filter out the good from the bad
anyways, just wanted to say thank you for this
website.
i'd been a republican since forever, even voted for
bush the first time, but this war is a huge mistake,
and the price we pay, the price of my friends going
off to war, needs to be seen
if you have a minute, please read the following - its
a personal blog i started specifically to document an
e-mail debate between myself (21 year old college
drop-out) and my ex-g/f's 40-somethin year old uncle,
a staunch conservative to the point of utter blindness
i'd say definitely worth a read - i feel his misguided
views represent a large portion of the idiocy that has
become america.
plus i mock him, and hell, if that aint fun, then what
is
thanks for your time,
Domicron


From: Chris Steele
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 10:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Gratitude
Your posting of photos of the blessed dead has moved me beyond tears, and these words are a feeble but genuine effort to thank you - whoever you are.
This war exceeds hell. As an American I am ashamed and outraged. As a Christian (Episcopal priest who FORSAKES the Religious Right, their God, Bush's God) I am at a total loss as to what to do, how and when. I loathe bullies and find myself struggling to subdue a sickening fantasy that grips me day and night: to go after Bush and Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Rice, K Rove and Zell Miller, Perle and Ashcroft and Gonzales - the whole lot of them - with a baseball bat and never stop. Hardly the response appropriate to my 'calling'.
Enough of my ruminating. Be assured of the rightness of your tireless efforts. The people need to know the truth: "We must disentrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country." Abraham Lincoln, 1862
Faithfully,
Chris Steele
The Rev. Chris C Steele
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Seattle, WA


From: Cobakitty
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 6:21 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thanks
hi,
i just want to thank you for providing this service. you have my appreciation for all the time and effort you are expending into providing this web site. i also want to acknowledge your courage. you must receive a lot of hate mail and threats. i feel sorry for people who do that sort of thing, perhaps they are born without the compassion gene...or something. anyway, i feel that your reasonsfor starting this web site are sound and justified. everyday i visit fallujahpictures. the regular media does not keep usinformed of what is really going on. at least with the photos you publish i can get a sense of the situation. i have a nephew over there, he has a wife and four children. i need to know what he is going through...him, our troops, and the civilians. it really is a crying shame...you would think we humans would have evolved beyond this carnage by now. the work "hero" seems to be much overused these days, however, i will apply it to you. what you are doing is heroic and i thank you.


From: Wade Harris
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 12:34 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: keep doing what you are doing
I want to thank you for what you are doing. Some one had to do it and
you have to keep doing it.
I feel that you should not have to include reciprocal links. Keeping
this site as simple as possible is what makes it so effective.
I read the comments occasionally and the rants by some reveal the real
thought processes and reasoning behind many of the decisions that the
men in silk suits make in Washington. The people who spew hate and bile
say the things that the men and women at the AEI and PNAC know they
can't say in public. Let them have their forum so that we can all see
who they really are. It might look like chaos but it has a feeling of
reality. Not really sure what a traditional forum would look like but
if you try to control it too much it may take away some of the
authenticity.
In a way your site has a life of its own that you have to nurture to
keep it going but if you try to control it you may stunt its growth.
Your site is more than you or me or any one of us in this crazy world.
It speaks to all of us in its own unique way. It is art. It is life.
It is the closest thing to truth as far as I am concerned.
I got to your site from CounterPunch.org.
You are making a difference in this world, thank you.
Wade


From: MDonaldson Liebers
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 4:54 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Thank you for your site; you are performing a wonderful service for those of us who are kept in the dark.
I have a question. For a long time I've been driving around this super Republican town with antiwar bumper stickers plastered on all four sides of my car. It's been an interesting experience, everything from "I love your car" to unrepeatable opinions on my mental condition. It's also been interesting to notice how the comments I get vary over time. For the past month I have been wishing that I could get some blown up pictures, explicit but not of the kind to give small children in passing cars nightmares, and turn them into bumper stickers. I thought of something along the lines of bandaged children in a hospital, not bleeding in the street, and I'd like to get them at least a foot square, preferable 18 inches. Something to spread the word to adults but not, as I said, traumatize children who see them.
Would any pictures you have be available for this and do you know of anyone who could turn them into something that would stick to metal?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated, meanwhile, thanks again for your site.
Sincerely in Christ,
Margo Liebers,
Naples, FL


From: neil jeffery
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 3:35 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thanks
Thanks for attempting to show us the side that fox news, cnn etc. will not.
It is surprising how some people in your country view alternate insight into the actions your military is taking.
Some just want to believe that the u.s. can do no wrong and is always the good guy. I just hope they wake up and take some interest in what is going on in the world. To start, this is an illegal war that is producing huge numbers of civilian casualties, which is especially troubling since this war has become a "humanitarian" mission since no WMDs have been found and no link to Al Queda exists.
It is terrribly sad when young people who join their military are killed or wounded in action, but it is a lot worse when civilians are bearing the brunt of this war, and sadly, up to 100 times more civilians have been killed than u.s. soldiers.
The soldiers know when volunteering for the military that they might have to risk their lives for whatever cause their country sees fit. Civilians have not signed any such contract and are just living their lives,
I'm glad you are trying to point out the true tragedy in this war.
thanks again,
N Jeffery
Canada


From: Bonnie B.
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:35 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Comment/Question
You wrote the following about our military:
Do you hate the military?
"Of course not. They are doing their job, which is to wage war when their country tells them they must. I have nothing but gratitude for that service. When men and women enlist they give up the right to decide. Right or wrong, the people at the top of the chain of command, who pay the bills and give the orders must take responsibility for the ethics of what they make others do."
Since our disappointing election, I find it hard to give our military soldiers a free pass. They didn't "give up their right to decide" when their votes were cast last month. I'm sorry to admit this but since their obvious choice for Commander in Chief is Bush, my gratitude has run dry.
Please don't assume I am some kind of no-nothing liberal, I am not... I care for a disabled veteran from OEF. I've watched him suffer from his injuries AND from the neglect and abuse he got from our military and now gets from our Dept. of Veterans Affairs. It sickens me to see our veterans beg for care while our country pours $1B-plus a week into Iraq.
Sorry for the rant...
Do you have tax exempt status? Can I write off donations to you?
Thank you for the forum.
Bonnie Baker, Myrtle Beach, SC


From: Anon
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:33 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: (no subject)
I believe that your pictures are an important part of educating people what the realities of war are.
I further believe that it is important to show Iraqi casualties along with those of our own soldiers because simply put, that is the environment in which our young people are going.
The media has sanitized and filtered what we see and what we hear. In not seeing, people do not have to "know" that the result of war is death, chaos and mahem.
Sherman, in the Civil War, knew this. That was the reason for the "March to the Sea" campaign in Georgia. The intent was to show what the soldiers had seen for three years on the battlefield. In large part, the outrage on both sides when the blinders were removed brought about the end of the war.
I am the mother of a soldier. How can this country ask my 20 year old son to experience what they can only view with horror and disbelief. If we believe in the democracy we seek to export, we must, as a country assume the responsibility for the actions taken by our government...and by extension our military. When Bush ordered the invasion into Iraq with the words, "On my orders", he was representing the PEOPLE of this country. And the PEOPLE ought to know what that representation is all about.
I will sign this letter with my "real name" but if you choose to use it, please respect the privacy of my son (they still hassle folks in the service for incorrect political views - even from family members) and use simply "Army Mom"
Best regards and thank you for your courage. Your hate mail shows that in small measure your pictures are provoking thought.
Marge Haracz


From: Matthew Hall
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 9:55 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Questions
Ny first thought is: no links, but then I thought: It's about the
photographs, so if there are links they should be to the photographers
or other photographic sites. Nothing text-driven, if that's at all
possible. And NOTHING that give away your politics, or anyone else's.
I think your political anonymity is VITAL.
Fundraising is a perennial question. The idea of having advertising on
the main picture page is disgusting (and you'd only get political ads.)
I think it might be acceptable to have ads on the other pages, or
Salon-type ultramercials before you go into the forums or the comments
sections-- people will recognize the necessity, if they've delved that
far into the website. But the picture page should be sacrosanct.
I think, in terms of showing us an unadulterated vision of American
Warfare Now, you have succeeded. I think you have to be true to your
vision, and uncompromising even as you compromise. Compromise is
inevitable, so pick your battles. Err on the side of that most basic
American freedom, freedom to say what you want and need to say.
And thanks.
Matt Hall


From: Donna Boyle
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:46 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: Today's Pictures
Greetings from Ontario,
You have great courage, thank you. I am a woman, I look at every one of the
pictures from the eye of a mother. We have no personal power anymore, it is
taken up with paying the bills. We're kept too busy to make ends meet, to
communicate our disgust with BushCo's vulgar goals.
I made a commitment to myself, while watching my grandfather harbour a half
dozen draft dodgers during the Vietnam War. The commitment was to never
allow myself to raise boys that would be used by the government of the day.
His world war 2 stories and his helping those young men to learn how to make
candles, crafts to sell in town, to buy food and wood to heat the cabins he
allowed them to stay in, on his land, taught me human beings were not meant
to do anything other than think for themselves. We have lost our personal
power. I want to say I'm sorry. As a woman I'm embarrassed for my gender.
That we did not do enough to teach/train our boys to never let their
bodies/minds be used by the more powerful. To settle scores by them that are
on a level, we are not allowed in to see.
We did not take our new-found power in the 60's and 70's to carefully sow
the seeds of human conscientiousness. We could have. Globilization happened.
Privitization happened. Greed happened. We now spend our days trying to look
after our parents, our prodigy, the bills, the rent/mortgage. We are kept
too busy these days to even have an original thought. I guess that was part
of the PLAN. It's working. That's why I'm so grateful to courageous people
like you.
I will send your pictures to as many powerful people as I can. I don't care
if they've seen them before, I will send them anyway. I will sign my name as
WOMAN & CITIZEN. I want more Rights, not Less. I want my voice to be heard
again. I Demand Independent Thought By All to be respected again.
Donna Boyle, Woman & Citizen


From: Kevin Muise
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 12:47 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: tears to my eyes
Hi
I'm thanking you for this, i think it is important for people to see
the chaos war brings to people's lives. I am from canada, and I am
already saddened by it all, before seeing these images, It is even more
sad to think that these images are indeed necessary for people to
realize the lives lost for profit. or for some skewed idea of morality
and righteousness.
I wish our world was not so global, and that American interests would
not seep so deep into the rest of the world. Alas, it is not so, and we
are faced with the images pictured on your website, and many more
decisions to make which have much deeper implications.
I would be willing to help out through a creative collective which i
organize ( www.project3media.com) --- so let me know how we can be of
service to the cause. we would like to help... our next issue will be
about "THE PEOPLE"
btw -- I found out about your site through a national newspaper here in
Canada, The Toronto Star... let's help these images hit the front page
regards,
Kevin Muise


From: kay
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 5:34 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Hi, I just wanted to say there are those of us who appreciate what you are doing to try to wake up Americans and people all over the world. We are doing this too, and yes, there are some that have threatened us and sure don't want to hear the truth.
But you and we know, "the sleeper has to awaken", the veils have to be lifted and sadly, things have come to this horrible and pivotal point so that it can shake people to their very bones, hit home what kind of a culture we have created, and allow, but not being awake, by not taking action, but allowing it to go on.
The truth about the founding of America, its violence towards other cultures have been since its beginnings and is the foundation with the illusion perpetrated that "God" blesses only America, and wants us to destroy the rest of the world for "Democracy".
My thanksgiving prayer is that millions wake up and take action, and let all leaders across the world, that we have all had enough of the corruption, the greed, the violance and killing, the trampling on the rights of individuals. That, is what I truly feel "God" wants.
Thank you,
Kay


From: Anon
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 5:43 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: Iraq Photos
In a message dated 11/21/2004 4:24:55 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:
Saddam Hussein and Ossama Bin Laden, though they are both evil men
probably hate each other more than they hate us!
Saddam Hussein is a Baath nationalist who supports a secular state
because religion is a threat to his power. He brutally suppressed the
clerics and relious activists.
Ossama is a religious nut.
Do you think that they hate each other more than us? Why then, was Bin Laden so driven to kill our innocent men, women, and children, and not do the same to Sadaam? I am a former Marine. I served from 1994-1999 and I am torn in what the truth really is...
On one hand, I say let's get anyone who was involved either directly or indirectly to not only the attacks on 911, but the constant willingness to destroy democracy any where in the world in order to force their own religious agendas.
On the other hand, It bothers me, and I know my fellow Marines, to think for a second that they may be there unjustly killing innocent victims along with those that wish to destroy us..
There are so many opinions on what is happening in our world today and I struggle with these issues each day.
Thanks for taking the time to write back, most people who oppose the war in Iraq will not. Although we disagree on many of the issues, I think we both agree that the killing needs to stop, or at least the unnecessary ones...
Workdogmc


From: Rita Stanley
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 1:57 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject:
Thank you so very much for your site.
Pictures of this war are the weapons needed to spread knowledge about what is being hidden away by the media. Those who hate you for showing the showing pictures do so becasue they cannot control what goes on in peoples' minds when they see a photo. You simply can't. That is so much easier to do by put downs and spinning words, by calling people knee-jerk names like "unpatriotic"; by bully tactics, and spewing irrationalities; by trying to justify a horror with twisted logic. This horror cannot be justified. And that is why it must be hidden by the powers who must maintain their unearned authority.
War should be viewed in stark reality by those who want it. And it should be viewed by those who are led to believe it is just. Not showing it is a lie no matter what excuses are used to deny viewing man's inhumanity to man. And don't tell me about protecting the children. The children in Iraq see war as no child should ever ever witness.
Photos sear into the mind; they are remembered and revisited when one wants to or even when doesn't. Words that disprove reality ring hollow and only bring scorn on those who would try and censor the truth. So let the hate mail flow. You got to those peopel. They want the war, now show the world what these people approve of. It's on their souls.
Carry on.
Rita


From: Sean Mahoney
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 11:01 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank You
Thank you for the work that you do! These images should be shown to the world. People should see that this military operation in Iraq is nothing like a Hollywood movie, or some shoot 'em-up video game. This is the reality of military aggression and the resistance to that aggression.
As I read the "hate mail" you have posted, I started to get angry. Then I realized what Jesus taught...to pity them for they know not what they do. It's really not their fault when you look at how they've been "dumbed-down" and "indoctrinated", many right out of the womb, by a system and a culture that is as conducive to human existence as the lifestyle of a crack addict. Their minds have been warped by an information system that confines them to the role of robotic consumers having no original thoughts or emotions. Everything they percieve about the world is told to them in child-like fashion by the "electronic god" in the living room.
As I search out and study the little information that is available about the "war" in Iraq, I find myself thinking back to what our own Revolution must have been like, especially the events leading up to it. I know what we've been told in the US is over-simplified and largely symbolic.
I live near Boston and I can go to any of several historical sites where people 230 years ago "rebelled" against the oppression of an imperialist nation. When I look at pictures like the ones you've collected, I can picture what might have happened between our own forefathers, "the bloody terrorists", and His Majesty's Royal Forces. I know in my heart that the same tragic things must have happened, even though that information has been "cleansed" out of the recounting of events.
Keep up the good work my friend...for they truly know not what they do...
~Sean


From: James Powell
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 5:26 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Explaining A Few Things
Dear IIP,
Your site brought to mind a poem by Pablo Nerudo, Explico Unas Cosas/ I'm Explaining A Few Things. It's about the Spanish Civil War, and thus about all wars, and the destruction of life and lives. These lines in particular struck hard
Treacherous
generals:
see my dead house,
look at broken Spain:

From every house burning metal flows
instead of flowers,

From every socket of Spain
Spain emerges
and from every dead child a rifle with eyes,
and from every crime bullets are born
which will one day find
the bull's eye of your hearts.
The American government is sowing hatred and death in Iraq and almost no one in America knows, or cares about the harvest that will come.
Thank you for doing this. Your website, you, are also explaining a few things. If I weren't out of work and broke, I'd donate some money.
Hang in there and don't let the hate mail get you down. The only way a normally constituted person can live with the savage violence being done by American forces in Iraq is to bury themselves ever deeper into denial and justification.
Yours,
James Powell


From: Christos Talanoez
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 2:30 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Ye shall know the truth...
When I went I went to the University of Texas at
Austin (which has a stunningly georgous campus) the
main building which oversees the city had the
following sentence encarved in large, prominent
letters:
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free."
We know these words, study them, even rever them. We
instinctively know that these words enlighten us and
protect us from tyranny, but if we do not practice
them, what good are they ? If we shield our eyes from
images of Iraq, from images of soldier's coffins are
we not making a mockery of these engravings ?
So, I commend you on your website and on your courage
to show images others have not.
Now, for your spiritual sake since you are having to
disseminate all this horrific news, if you ever do
come across a beautiful story from Iraq, a story of
how someone's life was maybe made a little better by
this war, you should be the first one to post that on
your site as well, because that after all is also a
facet of truth.
Thanks for putting up with all that hate mail, do not
be discouraged, Christos


From: Rhonda
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 5:23 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: Pictures
Have a great Thanksgiving and please read the email that was forwarded to me.
I probably forgot to mention that I have a son who is in the Marine reserve and was about to graduate from the University of Alabama when he was sent to Iraq and has been fighting in Falluja for the past month.
He is a great person and keeps everyone laughing to forget about the place and position they are in.
He has always been a good and fair person and is well received by many that know him.
He has compassion for the children and the women and some of the men in Iraq. He does not want to be there anymore than some say the Iraqi's do not want them there.

From his own view he can see that it is the Iraqi's that are their own worst enemy. Their women and children and men will turn on you in a heart beat in desperate fear of what their own people will do to them if they are seen sharing a moment of kindness from a Marine or soldier. When you have women and children exploding right in front of you to kill you or one of your comrades, what do you think the mind set could be for these young men? Most of them have never witnessed a death and now it is all around them in all sizes, ages and forms. The people in Iraq and most of the Middle East look at death and destruction upon each other as an everyday event so why point the finger at America.
If Iraq wants to throw away everything that is been done and is being done for them then I can speak for most of Americans and say, get our American blood out of Iraq and let them all parish as they will on their own. You cannot change these people so what is the point.
The media as far as I am concerned is everyone's enemy in Iraq.
The truth will be known in years to come just as I know it in my heart today.
Rhonda


From: Scott Goold
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 4:42 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Right on! Keep Fighting...
We thank you for the pictures. None of us know what
to do. How about marching on Washington? How about
denying Mr. Bush an inauguration? When do the 55+
million leave their homes to protest?


From: Julien Fieyre
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:25 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thank's from abroad !
thanks for showing this pictures.
(I guess that I'd better write in english, and that you'll bless me for my
shortages with that language)
I'm a french man, living abroad in another country in europa : belgium
More than your photo's, your texts help not to fall in an easy stereotype
view of US citizens.
Just knowing that "debats" (not sure it has an english meaning..) " exchange
of point of view", helps !
Americans ain't just fat amburgers eaters, supporting a sport team for all
cultural activity and having a bloody sense of superiority ( mixed with a
go-in-war behaviour)...for sure, we used to be aware of that.
But US show a so ugly face since a fiew years, that it's becoming much too
easy to see this only.
Europe has it's own ugly face too, we're trying to keep an eye on it, to
stay awake about it.
Glad to get confirmation this is true in the US too.
(A silly US emperor is visiting us next february, I believe our politics
should not meet this powerfull war criminal, unless being ready to face
court for complicity.
Belgium had a law called as "universal competence law", based on human right
well known international standarts. Meaning was to be in a position to
statute about any violation on human right wherever the crim ewas commited.
Application of law was'nt determined abroad belgium.
First files were accusing african leader (from opposition), but then it came
to a problematic file: sahron...
US responsibles were then pointed ( as for pinochet ) for action towards sud
americain countries oppositions mouvements and regimes.
With a bit of international pressure, the law was changed, and nowadays,
murderers from winners camps are free again of risk of juridic action...I
could have imagine a case again belgian leaders responsability in Congo....)
Anyway, wish you all courage you need


From: Falcon ManyWaters
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2004 2:43 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Hello and thank you for putting up this site...:>)
My name is Chris, and I am 20 years old. I grew up just in
time to watch Bush senior leave, and Bill Clinton make this country
great for 8 years. Then 2000 hit, and our era of peace and prosperity
was suddenly ended in one giant stolen election. Although I still
didn't pay that much attention to the news until Bushwacked junior
decided we needed to go into Iraq. I started paying attention to what
our government was doing, and this is the result. This blood is in
our name.
Now I can no longer watch bush and his cronies on T.V. or
watch the news because the hypocrisy, the lies, and the deceit make me
want to put a sledgehammer through the idiot box.
I was always open minded before, and I was always opposed
to the war, but now I am ready to march to Washington.
Sincerely,
Chris Sprinkle


From: Anon
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 8:51 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
I would like to say that I appreciate entirely what you are doing and I will be sending the address of your site around in order to raise awareness with regard to this situation.
We are responsible in the collective and in order to become absolved we must use the democratic system to prevent such acts in the future. This is a viable, inovative and intelligent tool with which this may be achieved.
Thank you,
Yours sincerely
Alastair Catto


From: codeangel
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 11:36 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you for doing what you do! God gave you the grace and strength to carry out a mission such as yours. When I read what you have given yourself to I thank God for your witness.
I hope a word of encouragement will do you some good. There are some of us out here who see through the lies and horror of those who really instagated this war and it is saddening to God in Heaven and His children here who have eyes to see and the ears to hear what His Spirit says to those who in their hearts truly seek truth. I feel so sad for our soldiers because most of them probably do not know or understand all the real facts behind what is going on....I'm sure you know of what I speak. But remember that this is Satans Kingdom and God's is soon coming and those who deceive the masses will be thrown into the lake of fire created for them. I pray for you and know that God will reward you for what you are doing so please be encouraged and hang in their to the end for it will be worth it in the end which is soon. God always trys to tell people the truth but unfortunately most do not seek truth nor beleive it when they see or hear it , but all we can do is try. God be with you as you try to show and tell them. Trust me, the day will come when they will be shown by HIM who comes and they will be forced to see and there will be much weaping and knashing of teeth at that time. Mystery Babylon will be revealed soon.You just keep on keep'n on and God be with you. God protect and keep you! Sincerely, from one who praises God for those who expose those who hurt this world and those in it...


From: bin tex
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 7:32 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: photos
Dear friends, i ´m a portuguese person who have a blog that reflect texts,
poemes and images about the world, in fact i am happy because there are
people like you that have courage to put the real image of irak on the
web.That´s because of that i write to you, usually i put some photos from
your blog on my blog, but in all the photos i put your blog´s adresse.
i use the pictures from your blog to show the reality of the war on irak to
the portuguese people, to my friends, to the people that only see the other
side of the war, on the usualy websites.
Really i don´t support Mr.Bush, but i support all my life the american
people, the real american people. That´s because of that i am against the
form that Mr.Bush begins the war against the irak.But certainly there are
millions of american people that think´s like me.
I believe in democracy, in solidaritie, in justice and in peace. But
everyday i see the death on irak, the iraki people and the american people.
thats not fair.
Because of that simple as i am and with humility i ask if is possible
continue put your photos on my blog with the reference to your blog? in fact
i have a link in my favorite neighbours to your blog.
Sorry about my english.
Thank you very much.
Best Regards
Tex


From: Paige
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 8:19 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: thanks
I have no pictures for you. Nor any words of wisdom or comfort.
I just wanted to say thank you for posting pictures of the "real" Fallujah.
And I agree with you. I now see why they waited until after the election.
The complacency and indifference of the U.S. electorate has left me stunned
and temporarily silenced. I hope I can find my raging voice again soon
even though few of my American friends and family want to listen to me
anymore.
The mainstream media would have us believe that all Iraqi's are
insurgents. All Iraqi's killed and wounded are insurgents. All Iraqi's in
Fallujah are insurgents. What a convenient word. Falls into the same
category as collateral damage and coalition. Can't be wasting ink on those
nameless, faceless, non-persons.
The U.S. deaths are finally being reported....they tried to keep even those
number secret for a long while didn't they? They don't publicly report on
the wounded though .
And of course those nameless, faceless, non-human Iraqi's, including their
non-human children don't count at all!
Course, if Joe Public really gets personal with these "others"....hell,
they might begin to identify with them and heaven forbid maybe even feel
sorry for them! Now, that just wouldn't work too nicely into the plan.
Ah crap.
Sorry for the tirade. I really did just want to say thank you.
Paige (Canada)


From: Peter Fritsch
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 6:35 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
Thank you for having the courage and respect to put these photos out where we can see them. I am the father of two sons who joined the military before 9/11. My oldest son Jamon was a Ranger in the Army. He refused to torture and kill innocent civilians as ordered during missions in Afghanistan in 2001-02. He was treated with tremendous scorn by his superiors. He drove an ambulance and was awarded for his cool headedness and the saving of several Ranger and Iraqi lives after a bomb explosion. He is now out of the Army and hopefully will stay out.
My son Karl joined the Marines in January of 2001. He spent eight months patrolling the suburbs of Fallujah. He came safely home to base this September. He will be out of the Marines in thirteen days.
My wife and I are strongly opposed to the Bush administration and their preemptive policy. The focus on Bin Laden has diminished, as our resources and military have been diverted to fight and die in Iraq. I feel that Bush and his people are war criminals and should be prosecuted as such. The American people have been duped. Thank you for showing the reality of what we have caused, are continue to do. I believe our country will experience a downfall of some kind. We have already shamed ourselves by our cruelty and arrogance. Our daughter lives in South Korea. She says that the people with whom she works and lives were shocked that the United States reelected Bush. We truly are a sick society. Thank you for showing people the truth of what we are doing. It may make more people think, who up until now, have refused to think.
Peter Fritsch
Yachats, Oregon


From: Dahr Jamail
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:52 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Re: Contact From the Dahr Jamail Iraq Web Site
I've visited your site already and you have my highest regards for doing
it. Bravo to you!
I don't have any photos from the current siege there, but a few from
April on my site...have a look.
www.dahrjamailiraq.com
Mind if I link to your site in my links section?
My hat is off to you. Keep up the great work!
Dahr


From: Darren Martin
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 9:58 AM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks for you web site
I would like to thank you for your website. Although I believe we have different views on the war in Iraq, I believe your website serves both sides. I support the war and more importantly I support our troops. To those that say your site gets US troops killed, I disagree. The images you posted here are broadcast in many other parts of the world – they are nothing new and are readily available. As a US citizen I want to see what our troops are going through. Since we sent our troops to Iraq ( and Afghanistan ) I do not believe they are the only ones that should witness the horror of what is happening. People need to see these images and videos to bring home the horror of what really happens when we send our troops into battle. We need to feel a little of what the families that lost sons, daughters, mothers and fathers feel. We need to see what the enemy is using for propaganda, and we need to see our own propaganda. The blinders must come off – not to prevent us from doing what is right, but to make sure we understand the cost of doing what is right. Whether anyone agrees on what the intentions of our government are, our troops believe they are fighting for our way of life – so that websites like this one and the people that view/contribute to it can continue to voice their opinions openly.
For the sake of everyone may victory come swiftly.


From: Tony Elmquist
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 11:48 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
I just wanted to say thank you. I’m just a guy, kinda fucked up by September 11, still being treated for the damned PTSD… I can’t say your site makes me feel better – it doesn’t. It makes me sick to my stomach. But it’s the truth, and the truth will out. I don’t want to see anyone suffer – I don’t want to see these horrible images – but the solution is to stop the suffering, not to hide the pictures. You are performing a valuable service, and you should be blessed for it.
In peace,
Tony Elmquist


From: Tressie
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 5:48 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: not hate mail
my brother is a green beret and was sent out to an unknown location a few weeks ago.
i want to thank you for putting this site up. it's terribly painful to watch, but it keeps things in prospective. i hope i never see my brother on it.
i'm sorry you have to put up with so many armchair radical FOX news viewers.
here is a quote i found online:
"When you lie to yourself to justify the state's actions, it is not patriotic -- it is a cowardly betrayal of yourself and your obligations as a citizen, a betrayal of those you lie to, and a betrayal of those brave men and women who give their lives, minds and limbs for our wars.
All of the greatest crimes in history would never have happened had people been truly honest with themselves; these heinous acts of genocide and terrorism required herculean self-deception. Mohammed Atta lied to himself when he violated the unequivocal laws of Allah by destroying the World Trade Center. Adolf Eichmann lied and convinced himself that sending the jews to the camps was best, for it was more humane the jews to die by the hands of a "doctor" than to be shot in the street, for the gas chambers were a "medical procedure" and thus, not murder. George W. Bush lies to himself when he calls himself a follower of Jesus Christ but says he wants "heads to roll" in Fallujah or sends poor Karla Fay Tucker to her death even after she found solace and forgiveness in the lord they both worshipped."
despite all the hate mail you receive, trust yourself. you're being honest.
sincerely,
tressie


From: Anon
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 7:57 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Pictures I want to thank you for posting the pictures of war. It drives home the utter destructive nature of useless war - the cost to the country of Iraq, its people, its culture and to our own service men and women - many of whom are nieve as to why they are in Iraq. I get so sick of these ignorant folks who write in and say one should go to Iraq or how happy they are innocent Iraqi people are being "slaughtered" yet, I don't see any of these gung-ho Bushites going themselves. They can't because they're all hypocrites and bullying bastards. There are also those military personnel who are happy to kill a person of color because of their hate and ignorance - much like some areas that still exist in the US. So sad the the majority of people in the US don't know, aren't trying to find out, and won't do shit if they do find out what's really going on in Iraq. You have to be a really dumb ass to not know this war has NOTHING to do with national security - yet so many citizens have given a pass to the Bush crime family to proceed and sacrifice their son, daughters, husbands, wives. And while this disgusting sacrifice is going on, the crime family continues to cut programs that would help these nieve young people who are making the utlimate sacrifice. The US is going to crumble because of its arrogance, its need to create empire, its lies, and inequality at home as well as abroad. So I say to all those Bush crime family loyalist - go to the nearest recruiting office and take your ass to Iraq - good riddens.
From: Kathy Kattenburg Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 1:25 AM To: Fallujah in Pictures Subject: To the person who created Iraq in Pictures (I don't know your name) This is not hate mail. This is mail of respect, admiration, and gratitude. Thank you for publishing those pictures. They are just as much the truth as the pictures of soldiers holding smiling children are, but they are not being shown in the United States. My question to the haters who have been attacking you is this: If America's cause in Iraq is so noble and so right, then why don't you want these photographs to be shown? Can these photographs harm a cause that is truly righteous? And the opposite way of putting the question: If the invasion of Iraq IS a righteous, just, and noble thing, then why did the events these photographs record happen? Why did this ugliness happen if our cause is noble? I have more questions. One person who sent hate mail to this site said he was glad the people in these photographs were killed, because they are insurgents who killed the U.S. soldiers who came to Iraq to help them. Is it helping people to kill them? Here's a question I am longing for the answer to: When those 19 Al Qaeda terrorists came and killed our friends and family and fellow Americans in the World Trade Center, did we love them and thank them? Or did we hate them and want revenge? Why is it that you believe Iraqis who see their friends and families and fellow Iraqis killed by American soldiers and in a war that the U.S. started would react with love and gratitude? If Americans hate those who kill the people we love, why is it that we imagine Iraqis should thank us and love us for killing the people they love? To you, the person who created this site, don't let the hate mail discourage you. Keep doing what you're doing. You are a fine person. I thank you, and you know what? I love you. In the broadest human sense of that word. Kathy, somewhere in the United States.
From: Melissa Dinger Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 11:36 AM To: Fallujah in Pictures Subject: Thank You! Hello! I wanted to write to you and say THANK YOU for doing the RIGHT THING!!! Anyone who has sent a negative comment to you has got to be one of those "Red States" that screwed us all over ...AGAIN!! It is their people who voted for this war, but yet they don't want to have to see any of it..Oh sure, it's okay to send all of these innocent men and women to their deaths, but as long as they can pull the sweet covers of freedom over them while they sleep at night, they obviously don't care to know or see anything else! These ARE the citizens of this country who make me sick!! They are NOT real Americans..They are the Bush followers who, for whatever reason, have lost all of their pride and sensibilities over what we all stand for! They drive around in their brand new cars, go to their 6 figure jobs 5 days a week, and then come home to a 6 bedroom estate somewhere tucked away in the woods and don't give one thought to all of these men and women who are constantly fighting to keep them all safe. Oh, I best not get too much into where I feel I'm heading..It's just a very strong and sensitive subject with me..I have a family member who just returned from Iraq..He was part of the few who had to go in and identify Hussein's sons and grandson when they got blown up.....to say he has not been the same since he's returned home, would be a a major understatement! He is so depressed now when he once was a very outgoing, happy individual..War is hell on anyone but yet, as I said, we have all of these neocons who want nothing to do with any of it except to know that THEY are safe..I think these are the people who NEED to read about it, look at these types of pictures AND be forced to go visit the guys who come home maimed, beaten down and mentally erased!! They should be forced to do this..Then and only then, would these closed eyes would see what they really wanted to happen!!
Anyway, thank you again for all of your time and energy to put this site out here! We ALL need it...
Melissa Dinger


From: Patrick Diehl
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 2:09 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thanks
Thanks for posting these disturbing but must-see photos. I too am angry as hell at my government and don’t know what to do and don’t understand why or how George Bush was returned to office with three million more votes than his opponent….
I too think of these mutilated human bodies as someone’s father/husband/wife/mother/son/daughter/etc. And I can’t sleep at night. I cannot believe this meaningless slaughter is being conducted in my name, and I can’t believe the American electorate is so f*cking ignorant….
Keep up the good work. It’s vitally important. I wish I could do something to help. Thank you for doing this.
Pat Diehl


From: Anon
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 9:00 PM
To: Fallujah in Pictures
Subject: Thank you
This is as real as we can get, but it is not enough.
There are too many Americans that see these photos on a screen and they are no more real to them than photos of Spiderman or Donald Duck. We are an uneducated, spoiled, self serving population, who do not have the courage or decency to call our so called leaders to task when they have overstepped the bounds of humanity.
War is a degrading endeavor, and this one is degrading to both the Iraqi people and the American soldiers who have been put into this unholy situation.
Yes, Saddam was / is a bad person. However, I do not believe that our invasion and occupation of Iraq will bring freedom, democracy, peace, or safety to that country. Neither, we as a people, nor do our leaders, have the knowledge or wisdom to be able to deliver on the promise of a "Free and Democratic Government". The best we can hope for is a strong leader to establish control over the disparate groups. Then we could claim victory and leave. Little will be done to eliminate the root causes of the problems that are festering in this part of the world. In the eyes of many, America will still be seen as the source of many of these problems. The structures that enables fanatics to recruit people and deploy hate as a motivation will not be impacted in any respect. Without significant and real changes to our foreign policies, we as a nation will continue to be under "attack" from a wide range of sources. My request to the American public and American leadership, "Wake-up, smell the coffee, pull your head out of the TV " Make some hard decisions about how we need to show up in the world as a responsible, fair, and positive force to better the lot of everyone on the planet. For if we do not, we will face a world that is increasingly hostile to our interests. That is because we have put our own interests ahead of everyone else's for so long, and I think many have gotten tired of our selfishness and our ignorance.
From: VKeith Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 6:55 AM To: Fallujah in Pictures Subject: Thank you. I looked at your site and I don't have much to help with. I do appreciate you site and want to thank you. Keep up the good work! Here's an assortment of humor: It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds. As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car. He stopped and asked them if they were stealing the car. They said "Heavens no, we bought it." He said, "Then why don't you drive it away." They said "We can't drive. We were told if we bought a car here, we'd get screwed... so we're just waiting!" A man walks in to a bar, and looks up at the TV seeing Bush talking. He says, "What a horses ass!!!" Another man gets up, comes from the other end of the bar and punches him, knocking him off his bar stool. He gets back up, looks back up at the television and sees Laura Bush talking. Again he says, "What a horses ass!!!" Again, the man comes down the bar and punches him off his stool. He gets back up and says to the bartender, "This must be Bush country?!?!" The bartender replies, "Nope. Horse country." A lobbyist, on his way home from work in Washington, D.C., came to a dead halt in traffic and thought to himself, "Wow, this traffic seems worse than usual." He noticed a police officer walking between the lines of stopped cars, so he rolled down his window and asked," Officer, what's the hold-up?" The officer replied, "The President is depressed, so he stopped his motorcade and is threatening to douse himself with gasoline and set himself on fire. He says no one believes his stories about why we went to war in Iraq, or the worsening deficit and economy, or that his tax cuts won't help anyone except his wealthy friends. So we're taking up a collection for him." The lobbyist asks, "How much have you got so far?" The officer replied, "About four gallons, but a lot of folks are still siphoning." -- It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace. Andre Gide
From: Jean Fallow Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 4:01 PM To: Fallujah in Pictures Subject: Images Hi, Thanks for collecting images of what's happening in Fallujah and Iraq. I have been collecting them as well, and enlarging them for display at rallies and marches. The links are below. Some of these are already on your site, but not all of them. Best wishes, Jean Fallow Seattle, Wash.
From: Scott Carter Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 9:38 PM To: Fallujah in Pictures Subject: Thanks for the site. I imagine it’s difficult to maintain a site such as yours; one that takes such a psychic toll just to bring yourself to look at. As I view your pictures, I am simultaneously filled with an overwhelming sympathy and an even stronger disgust. The sympathy is for the civilians in those photographs who have had their lives changed forever by the actions of an invading military force; for American soldiers who’ve been driven to the brink of madness by a life that no one could be expected to choose for themselves or to live for too long. The disgust is directed squarely at the media of this country who have pointedly refused to give the people of this country the truth about this war. For most Americans, this war is still George Bush standing on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln and it is weepy television montages of Osama bin Laden and the World Trade Center attacks and the flag and firefighters and the Statue of Liberty all set to extremely dramatic and patriotic music. You, however, realize what this war really is. And until we can get these images into the minds of everyday people, this war will continue and we will see far too many of these photographs, I fear, in the years to come. Thank you for what you are doing. Scott Carter Washington, PA (Veteran US Navy, Operation Desert Storm) The opposite of courage is not cowardice; it is conformity. - Jim Hightower
From: Spanner Jaxs Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:15 AM To: Fallujah in Pictures Subject: I wrote about you on my blog I hope you like it.... [deleted] THE IMPORTANCE OF "FALLUJAH IN PICTURES" Just kicked off an email to our boy Fallujah in Pictures. I wanted to thank him for his efforts. Its grimy work but someone has to do it. If you guys haven't seen his blog then you really are doing yourselves a disservice. He has been posting images of the war that you don't see on Corporate media (aka "Liberal" media). Some of them are very harsh. Nay... ALL of them are harsh. But it shows the war. Not the Fox News spin but THE WAR. He got some email recently attacking his blog: "If you do not like living in the U.S.A. coward, then go live in Iraq you vile piece of shit." Typical of life in Bush World. When America is confronted with it's "gift" to the world. They accuse one of cowardice or attack your patriotism. Personally, I would have told the guy to kiss my ass, but thats just me. However, our boy just silently continued to posts the images America refuses to see. None of his images are "Anti-American". In fact it stirs your soul seeing what those guys have to put with everyday. You gain more of an appreciation of their sacrifice for us. Not just in blood but in their humanity. Oh Yes America, that's another bill we must pay thanks to the Bush cult. We have a generation of young men who will come home without a scratch but will have the images of the dead in their heads forever. Like I told a Rat fan recently, WE WILL WIN EVERY BATTLE, but that comes with a price. Crushing victory means crushing deaths for our opponent which means stacks and stacks of dead Iraqis that our troops WILL see....Will haunt most of them...for a long time. I guess seeing what's being done in your name will upset people. But that's reality folks. War is not pretty its not a fucking game. Troops die. Civilians die..yes CHILDREN DIE! It's NOT done on purpose but to act like its's not happening is a bold face lie. This is what happens in WAR. America better recognize that, just because we don't like the images doesn't mean shit. Its a minor inconvenience to your day. Not for our guys in Iraq. That is their world. So save the righteous indignation. Save the hypocrisy. This is the Bush cult's version of "liberation"....deal with it. Read the Rat! [deleted]