The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 25, 2003, Image 10

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An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity. 10 Tuesday, November 25, 2003 NEI I I1K BATTAli Live turkey walking Ab< have c Brazos Seaton Colleg Depart Son have b of saf which law ei across mg in or Tict The aign, ighu Admit encou President George W. Bush pets Stars, the national turkey, in Washington, D.C., on Monday as he gives it and companion Stripes presidential par- Chuck Kcnnidy • KRT CAMPUS dons for Thanksgiving. The turkeys will now live at a petting zoo in Virginia. From left are Jim Stocan and Tom Fix, who raised the turkey agenci belt vi B ampa /eek desigr aware i ration Ma Brutal deaths of U.S. soldiers revea resentment in northern Iraqi cit ondar) law e issue has al traffic other in eff< wear By Mariam Fam THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSUL, Iraq — The killings of two U.S. soldiers, who witnesses said were dragged from their car and pum- meled with rocks, offended some in this neighborhood of dilapidated houses and potholed streets where the deaths occurred. But few Iraqis were shocked by the brutality, and some even gloated. “They are occupiers, and this is their punishment,” truck driv er Hisham Abed said Monday of the soldiers. “The Americans make nothing but empty promis es. There’s no electricity, no gasoline and no work.” Gunmen ambushed a U.S. patrol here Monday, wounding one soldier. Nevertheless, Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city, has been among the safest areas for American soldiers, a place where U.S. troops could stroll bustling streets and frequent stores and cafes. Countering some Iraqi wit nesses, U.S. military officials said Monday that there was no evidence the soldiers’ throats were slashed after assailants shot the two as they drove through Mosul's working class neighborhood of Ras al-Jadda, sending their vehicle crashing into a wall. A military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said there was no indication the men were beaten with rocks or that their bodies were mutilated. The official said Iraqis robbed the car they were driving and stole personal effects from the soldiers’ bodies. Witnesses said that an Iraqi mob, most of them teenagers, dragged the two bloodied sol diers from the car, threw them to the ground and pummeled their bodies with concrete blocks — scenes reminiscent of the sav agery in Somalia against American troops a decade ago. A few accounts said the sol diers’ throats were cut — either by the attackers or by the mob. But witness Bahaa Jassim said the wounds appeared to have come from bullets. Jassim, also a teenager, was among Iraqis who said they saw the crowd pummel the soldiers’ bodies with concrete blocks. The Pentagon identified the men as Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Wilson, 45, of Thomson, Ga„ and Spec. Re! A. Ravage IV. 21, of Glendale, Calif. Armed attacks have been fewer in Mosul than in the volatile “Sunni Triangle” to the south. Commerce flourishes, and Iraqis feel safe enough to venture out at night to a far greater extent than their countrymen in Baghdad and other cities. Though anti-American feel ing still simmers beneath the surface, the violence didn’t set well with everyone in Mosul. “We have our beliefs. It’s not right to maim dead bodies, even if they were our enemy’s,” mechanic Ahmed Yaseen said. “We're a free people and we want freedom.... But if they (the Americans) leave, the law of the jungle will prevail.” Others, however, had little sympathy for the Americans. “They kill people and barge in on families at night,” Abdullah al-MuIla, who works in a gas station, said of U.S. Iraqi Governing Council Conflicting interests, ethnic rivate and differences in political visiont contribute to the challenge of forming a truly representitive government in the new Iraq Shiites: 13 members Believe their numbers should them a commanding voice in W new Iraq, one member was kiW in September. , Kurds: 5 members Eager to maintain their autonoro- control of the north. Sunnis: 5 members Fear domination by the majorit! Shiites: controlled Iraq under Saddam Hussein Turkman: 1 member Represents a few hundred peoples from the Kurdish areas rh North. Christian: 1 member Represents a minority of a few hundred thousand spread through Iraq. SOURCE: Associated Press forces. “If an American caiiK" my house at night and took® away in front of my child® would have to take revenge." Such opinions underscored deep-seated problems facing Ik U.S. occupation as it seeks : win over the Iraqi populmh ’ with aid projects and prom® ; of a better future. C mine the c Athh Kold Pi men' offio nighi wher walk smol side, Athl Ir 4 PIVI - 1 AM WIN US BEFORE & JUTER MIDNIGHT YEU THIS FRI, SAT & SUN 8 AM -2 PM 520 HARVEY ROAD 694-4618 between Johnny Carino’s & Rudy’s Bar-B-Q mach THOUGHTFUL GIFT Give a gift that offers years of enjoyment: Texas A&M's Aggieland yearbook. 2001,2002 and 2003 Aggielandsare $40 ea. plus tax in 015 Reed McDonald Building. 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