Thursday, September 09, 2010

Why they hate us

More news - from the foreign press - about why Muslims and Afghans hate the US. From the Guardian,
US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies'
Soldiers face charges over secret 'kill team' which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war
Of course, Minnesotans can be excused from not knowing these things - I'm betting you'll never see this story in the Star Tribune.  More from the story:
Twelve American soldiers face charges over a secret "kill team" that allegedly blew up and shot Afghan civilians at random and collected their fingers as trophies.
Five of the soldiers are charged with murdering three Afghan men who were allegedly killed for sport in separate attacks this year. Seven others are accused of covering up the killings and assaulting a recruit who exposed the murders when he reported other abuses, including members of the unit smoking hashish stolen from civilians.
Those are our American "heroes," according to the traditional media formulation. This is a supposed liberal president's idea of a "good war."

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