Criminals justify their crimes, purging themselves in prime time broadcasts, on powerful print pages
This week’s notorious” author spy (retired)
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How many more atrocities
First, considering the unprecedented level of censorship of the war in Afghanistan, the episodes that come to light are undoubtedly only the tip of the iceberg. It can be asserted without hesitation that these sorts of crimes occur on virtually a daily basis. The exposure of the Qalat desecrations depended entirely on one soldier’s courageous act.
Second, the incidents that have been publicized make clear a pattern of barbaric behavior on the part of U.S. and allied troops. This flows inevitably from the predatory character of the war and the situation in which American and other occupying forces find themselves: resented and hated by the Afghan population (the brigade lost 35 members during the year-long deployment, 23 of them to homemade bombs or suicide bombers), the soldiers’ increasing demoralization finds expression in acts of brutality.
This collective failure to call a crime a crime and to prosecute it as such results from the fact that there are powerful conspirators in the act and cover up of high crimes: from government officials to “educators” to book writers to mass communications industries (newspapers, broadcasters, hard copy and electronic publishing, web makers and masters) promoting purgative tomes of “truths,” half-truths, cover-ups, and protracted lies.
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