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Laughing US Soldiers Murder Afghan Children

11 March, 2012

THE MURDEROUS reality of neoliberal imperialism was further exposed to the world on Sunday, with news of a massacre of innocent civilians in Afghanistan.

Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday (11/03/2012), in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk, reports Reuters.”One Afghan father who said his children were killed in the shooting spree accused soldiers of later burning the bodies, ” said the agency. “Witnesses told Reuters they saw a group of US soldiers arrive at their village in Kandahar’s Panjwayi district at around 2am, enter homes and open fire.”

The US embassy in Kabul was reported as saying one American soldier had been detained over the shooting. It added that anti-US reprisals were possible following the killings, which come just weeks after US soldiers burned copies of the Koran at a NATO base, triggering widespread anti-Western protests.

As the USA’s allies, Israel, continue to murder Palestinians in Gaza, the hypocrisy of the neoliberal claim to the global moral high ground has never looked so utterly exposed.

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  1. 12 March, 2012 2:16 am

    Only a few days ago Cameron was passing on his condolences to the family’s of the six British soldiers who were killed while effectively adding that they were defending the British homeland in Afghanistan. The deceased families might want to believe this nonsense as the alternative is too dreadful. Why did they die?
    Today, Obama passed on his condolences to the families of the 16 dead Afghans. Those families might be wondering why they had to die and they will no doubt treat Obama’s pathetic pathos with the contempt that it deserves. Moreover, if we want to know why 404 British, 1,783 Americans and a number of other NATO troops have died, we need look no further than the yesterday’s events.

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