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Afghanistan ‘death squad’ killings fail to get media, political attention

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posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Afghanistan ‘death squad’ killings fail to get media, political attention

Reports of a U.S. “death squad” in Afghanistan, complete with the publication of gory photographs, have failed to attract the intense political or media attention afforded a previous war scandal — the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

In 2004, CBS News broadcast an array of photographs showing American jail guards abusing Iraqi detainees. The most famous: a forced pyramid of naked, humiliated prisoners. The depictions touched off an avalanche of media coverage. In Congress, liberals called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Democrats launched inquiries and held a string of well-covered hearings.

In recent months, another wartime embarrassment has emerged. The Army charged five soldiers with murder in the deaths of Afghan civilians in what amounted to a “death squad.” The German magazine Der Spiegel published several digital photos of soldiers posing with the dead last month.

Gee I wonder why that is uh? Ah yes, because it would shatter the illusion in America that ALL SOLDIERS are heroes and people must support the troops no matter what.

Now the fault doesn't ENTIRELY rests on the soldiers. War is hell. War can turn anyone into a monster. Not to mention all the neo-nazis and racists that go in the military to get military training and ``kill muzzies``... those people exist...

Anyway all that doesn't excuse what those soldiers have done. They should be prosecuted and go to jail for their crimes.




posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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IMO war and religion are both the stupidest most destructive elements of humanity, but unfortunately they've both been around for thousands of years and are here to stay.



Anyway all that doesn't excuse what those soldiers have done. They should be prosecuted and go to jail for their crimes.
That sounds lovely, but do you really think that will ever happen?
edit on 18-4-2011 by TupacShakur because: Quote



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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So taking pictures next to people makes you part of a death squad? sounds like someone is overreacting



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Gee I wonder why that is uh? Ah yes, because it would shatter the illusion in America that ALL SOLDIERS are heroes and people must support the troops no matter what.


The western news news-networks work along side with the pentagon, i wonder when will the regular people ever notice that? its not because of the illusion in america that all soldiers are heroes, the soldiers are expandable meaning they act nothing more as pawns, there fore they can be easily be replaced.


The press works with the pentagon, when reporters enter in war zone, they public officially act as reporters but they dont, they act as spies, at least thats how i feel they act.



posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by Fitch303
So taking pictures next to people makes you part of a death squad? sounds like someone is overreacting


If that was all that happened.

But it wasn't.

So why don't you take your disinfo somewhere else, thank you very much.

And yes, it is being kept out of the news, but with so much going on right now...a lot is being kept out.



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