Wednesday, October 19, 2005

American Soldiers Burn Peasant and Mock Taliban in Afghanistan


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Australian film makers caught on tape, American soldiers burning the body of a dead peasant and using loud speakers to mock hidden "Taliban" (Pushtin peasants) into fighting. This is a war crime.

From SMH, Australia:
US soldiers in Afghanistan burnt the bodies of dead Taliban and taunted their opponents about the corpses, in an act deeply offensive to Muslims and in breach of the Geneva conventions.

An investigation by SBS's Dateline program, to be aired tonight, filmed the burning of the bodies.

It also filmed a US Army psychological operations unit broadcasting a message boasting of the burnt corpses into a village believed to be harbouring Taliban.

According to an SBS translation of the message, delivered in the local language, the soldiers accused Taliban fighters near Kandahar of being "cowardly dogs". "You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing west and burnt. You are too scared to retrieve their bodies. This just proves you are the lady boys we always believed you to be," the message reportedly said.

"You attack and run away like women. You call yourself Taliban but you are a disgrace to the Muslim religion, and you bring shame upon your family. Come and fight like men instead of the cowardly dogs you are."

The burning of a body is a deep insult to Muslims. Islam requires burial within 24 hours.
This is what our war on terror has done to us. We are now utterly despicable. Our moral rot is so bad, we are competing with Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union for status of "most evil evildoers". This is ridiculous.

Just six months ago, I published analysis of the news from Afghanistan where the Pentagon pretended our soldiers were going into the mountains to disburse aid and bring health care! We were supposed to befriend these people, some of the poorest but proudest on this earth.

Only the very young and very old would show up for the goodies. So in frustration, we decided to be sneaky and offer candy and food and medicine only to kidnap the people who showed up and force them to tell us where their uncles and brothers were hiding!

This led to fierce fighting and helicopters were shot down and any survivors massacred by justifiably enraged peasants.

So now we are doing DARPA crap: like we used at Waco, broadcasting vicious, satanic ritualistic chants and threats and curses. Ie, acting like demons. And the burning bodies. Ahem. Again, burning bodies, Delta Force using DARPA Skull and Bones chants, the Devil is Death, our squads decorate themselves and their equipment with death heads, grinning.

Yes, this is very convincing. And what does bin Laden say about all this?

That we are demons, devils, cursed, evil people who want to murder? Ahem. Winning hearts and minds come to mind.

Why don't we broadcast the fact that we want to flush the Koran down the toilet? This will madden them, too. Errrg.

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