Hey all, I must have missed this! I would have jumped on it months ago.
Luckily my libertarian friends at mises.org caught it and wrote about it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ma … ng-afghans
This is what's known as Blowback - We invade countries, and then we do things like this. No wonder people want Americans dead.
I'm not shocked.
Complete and total ignorance, stupidity and shows how much America's political state of being is and lacks all character.
Utterly ridiculous and a shame on every American.
This is an atrocity and punishment needs to be doled out judiciously and unequivocally. However, Do not throw a blanket condemnation of the entire military for the acts of a few. Been there done that..so don't judge integrally.
This story was covered pretty thoroughly by NPR journalists months ago.
"WE" didn't do this a small group of psychopaths did. This war is not unique in sparking unspeakable atrocities.
They should turn him and anyone involved over to the Afghan authorities for prosecution.
I am shocked that this can happen in the 21st century. I have read about similar behaviour in the Vietnam War, but would have thought things would have changed.
Yes there is plenty of this all the way through to the CIA, etc. We've read documents in my international relations class a year ago, and it's pathetic how America even starts wars for dumb reasons!
What we get from these soldiers who are just kids, is the distorted view they need to have to partake in atrocities like this.
Dehumanised people aren't real people are they?
The military training is responsible for the attitude of these kids.
How mentally ill does it make these kids.
All my friends who returned from Vietnam were psychotic. One killed a friend, another was run over and killed by a tank in training without leaving the country!
I lost many friends to Vietnam, as the ones who came home were mostly basket cases for the rest of their lives.
How do you teach a kid to kill, then expect him to be responsible?
Yeah my dad was one of them Vietnam basket cases and your right, never had a father my whole life. For a long time was angry at my father, but now understand that the Government sent him over there just to make themselves look good and a Super power. They never had to be there, and started the war for no good reason. I read the documents, and it was all B.S. how they lied and covered it up on the media and the country at the time. It just made me realise how much our Government rather be a super power than value the lives of its soldiers and the soldiers families!
I posted a link months ago about this kill team. There was a write up in Rolling Stone which many dismiss, but it was quite informative, and worth the read. There was a lot of talk about this after the article appeared, many dismissing it as RS overkill.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/ne … m-20110327
If these types of attacks and killing were happening here in America, you would have all kinds of acts of retaliation. If these types of attacks were just part of the massive numbers of innocent Americans being killed, fringe para military groups would be attacking those responsible in any way possible. Who knows, you might even have Americans flying planes into buildings and blowing things up. Do you think the whole world would be justified if they blamed the entire christian faith for it? Close to 1 million innocent men, women and children have been killed in the name of America and Americans can't understand the hatred some have for this country. These types of deaths were specifically named by Bin Laden as one of his reasons for declaring war on America. That fact is ignored by the Majority in this country as the demand the heads of people who are simply protecting their country in the only way they have available. They are being condemned for the very same actions that would be celebrated if it were Americans dying in America. I'm not saying that I approve of ther attacks on Americans but I am saying they are understandable. Our government likes to label these people as terrorists while ignoring the fact that they continue to terrorize innocent people around the world.
It was definitely passed around pretty widely among anti-war progressives. I remember several discussions about it on an overwhelmingly liberal LJ community I watch.
Well, it's crap like this that leads people to hijack planes and fly them into buildings here in the US.
Not "our freedom".
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