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U.S. war crimes in Iraq: Slitting throats in Haditha


“In their own words… Marines came to view 20 dead civilians as not ‘remarkable,’ but as routine.”

“Troops… grew increasingly twitchy, killing more and more civilians in Read More…

India’s moral defeat in Kashmir


State brutalisation puts the fear of the arbitrary in everyone, gradually making all Kashmiris potential victims.
In the early 1990s, I had a long conversation with a former Kashmiri militant. Among other things, I asked him why he had given Read More…

War Crimes Indian Army shooting unarmed man in J&K


Indian Army soldiers accompanied by a senior officer are shooting from point blank an unarmed man in Pulwama district on July 8, 2011. This is the clear evidence of the war crimes committed by Indian soldiers in Kashmir. An unarmed man is clearly seen waving his hand and he can be heard shouting in pain underneath the rubble of the destroyed house. The residential house was bombarded by Indian soldiers using mortars and rockets. This in in clear violation to Geneva Conventions and a war crime to kill a wounded civilian or combatant.

U.S committed War Crime in Afghanistan claim by Afghan Judges


Afghan Judge

David Swanson say that I asked what these judges’ views were on international law violations, universal jurisdiction, and what appear to be clear crimes committed by the United States in Afghanistan.
“we lost all of our civil rights.”  judge described U.S. troops kicking in doors of houses at night with women and girls asleep in their beds.  She described disappearances and accounts of torture.  What the United States and NATO are doing, seizing people, locking them up, disappearing them, and torturing them is clearly illegal and against international law, she said.  According to international treaties, she went on, when one country occupies another, the host country does not lose its sovereignty, and yet all decisions are now being made by the occupying country without any say by the Afghan government.
A second judge spoke up.  “Your Constitution speaks of freedom and a people’s government,” she said, “but the United States is running secret prisons, torturing, disappearing people, and locking people up for years with no due process.”  The behavior of the United States, she said, violates everything that she and her colleagues were being taught the United States stands for.  “It may seem trivial,” she continued, “but it effects our daily lives.”  If a member of the international occupying forces gets into a hit and run with their car, and you go to the base to complain, you are threatened.  They have total immunity from any rule of law. Case involving U.S. forces, she said, we have to rely on the U.S. court system, and we often hear about these people being acquitted.”the United States tells other countries how to be democratic and operate within a rule of law, but the United States as role model breaks every one of those things.” 
A third judge said that she had witnessed helicopters coming and taking away all of the men in a compound, leaving the women and children screaming.  This is not war, she said, but if it is a police action then who authorized it?  There is no probable cause, she said.  None!  And the men are disappeared.
A fourth judge said that even a child in rural Afghanistan knew the truth, that the Taliban was simply an excuse.(full Article click here)

The Convoy of Death tells of how American special forces took control of the operation, re-directed the containers carrying the living and dead into the desert and stood by as survivors were shot and buried.
This is the documentary they did not want you to see.The Convoy of Death won a Gold Special Jury Award at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival 2004.

Afghan Dasht-i-Leili massacre-The Convey of Death

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http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-6050857680395448306&hl=en&fs=true
The Dasht-i-Leili massacre occurred in December 2001 during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan where between 250 and 3,000 (depending on sources) Taliban prisoners were shot and/or suffocated to death in metal truck containers, while being transferred by U.S. and Northern Alliance soldiers from Kunduz to Sheberghan prison through the Dasht-i-Leili desert in Afghanistan.

 

 

 

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