Then there’s Bradley Manning, who’s currently serving a life term in solitary confinement with no possibility of parole. He is forcibly stripped naked every night, subjected to sleep deprivation, and searched every five minutes, just in case he tries to injure himself of course. What was his crime? He’s the courageous young soldier who leaked US documents, including footage of US copters strafing civilians, to WikiLeaks. Poor Bradley. If he had just killed some Afghan and Iraqi children instead of airing the US’ dirty linen, he’d probably be free right now. If someone bothered to report him in the first place, that is.
Currently reading Brown Skin, White Masks by Hamid Dabashi. Words cannot describe how utterly helpless and torn I felt when I read the opening:
In memory of:
Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi (1991-2006) The 14-year old Iraqi girl who was gang-raped and murdered by the US Marines on March 12, 2006.
… and in hope of a future full of love and peace for:
The two-year old Jewish boy whose parents Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Holtzberg were murdered by militant Muslims in Mumbai on November 27, 2008.
A jury in Kentucky convicted a former US soldier of raping a 14-year-old lraqi girl and killing her and her family, Reuters reports. Former Private 1st Class Steven Green faces the death penalty when the sentencing phase of his trial begins Monday. Green, 24, was the leader of a group of five US soldiers who took part in the 2006 assault in Baghdad.
Green shot the girl’s parents and her 6-year-old sister while other soldiers raped the girl. He then raped the teenager himself before killing her. The other four men have been imprisoned, though they all could be paroled. Green’s defense team said he suffered from combat stress, though he later described the assault—which triggered international scorn—as “awesome.”
If I were the one to deliver justice here, and I say this with no regard for anyone’s ‘humanitarian’ ‘compassion’ and ‘restrain’, I would undoubtedly skin this man alive in public.
And then throw him on a pile of salt. Let him die like that.
The New America Foundation estimates there were 118 drone attacks in Pakistan in 2010, up from 53 the previous year. The number of people killed in 2010 is thought to be between 607-993. Of those, the foundation suggests only 2% were senior Taliban or al-Qaeda figures.
Article: US Drone Attacks failing to Kill Many Militant Leaders (Read: US Drone attacks kill civilians 98% of the time)
"Most victims of the attacks are low level militants so the question is, do those people really represent a threat to the United States or its allies, and in my opinion they don’t.
NAZARETH, (PIC)— The Israeli Prime Minister’s military secretary, Gen. Yohanan Locker, decided not to accompany Benjamin Netanyahu on his trip to London fearing arrest, according to Israeli army radio.
Pro-Palestinian groups have filed a suit in Britain against Locker for his involvement in war crimes committed by the IOF during the war against the Gaza Strip in 2008-2009.
Locker was deputy chief of the Israel Air Force at the onslaught, in which some 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including 300 children, 115 women and 85 people over 50 years of age.
During the onslaught, the IOF used prohibited weapons such as white phosphorus and targeted schools, mosques, homes, hospitals, cemeteries, ambulances and ambulance crews.
Several senior Israeli defence officials and politicians have stayed clear of the UK since the Gaza operation, among them opposition leader Tzipi Livni and Avi Dichter, the former director of the Shin Bet security agency.
Smart move, Locker. If I had the blood of innocent children on my hands, I’d do the exact same. Shame on your existence, you degenerate.