Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ajit Randeniya

 The ‘Panjwai massacre’ in Afghanistan last week by an American Army Staff Sergeant named Robert Bales, and possibly others, came in the wake of a string of war crimes committed by US troops there, including the burning of Qurans, Marines urinating on dead Afghan bodies, and murder of civilians by soldiers formed in to ‘kill units’.
 Washington so far has offered the civilised world nothing other than the usual deluge of predictable outpourings of feigned sympathies and promises of’ investigations’: Obama phoned the Afghan puppet Hamid Karzai and offered condolences and described that the massacre as “outrageous and unacceptable”. He assured that “We will follow the facts wherever they lead us and we will make sure that anybody who is involved is held fully accountable with the full force of the law.” Read more....