Monday, March 19, 2012

American Terrorist

This single act of terrorism by an American in uniform representing his whole nation overseas raises fundamental questions about the moral nature of American society. We need answers.

The terrorist attack on innocent Afghani villagers by a U.S. soldier raises some questions that need public answers:

  • How could a soldier at an army base have left unnoticed in the middle of the night?
  • How could he get out with a weapon?
  • How could he have taken gasoline with him without a vehicle?

From these obvious and innocent questions arise some more unsettling questions:

  • How could U.S. soldiers plan and execute a terrorist attack without anyone else knowing about it? 
  • How many other soldiers knew about this?
  • How many kept silent?
  • How many officers knew?
  • Is this another My Lai coverup?
"The problem that we face in Iraq is that policymakers in leadership have set a precedent of lawlessness where we don't abide by the rule of law, we don't respect international treaties, so when that atmosphere exists it lends itself to criminal activity," argues former U.S. Army Sergeant Logan Laituri, who served a tour in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 before being discharged as a conscientious objector. [Alternet.]

Further Developments
History of Abuse Pentagon Failed to Address
Planned Revenge by U.S. Soldiers?

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