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Killing Machine: Is the Killing Ever Going to End?

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The Killing Machine: When's is it Ever Going to End?
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Obama Needs to Look into WiKi Leaks Stories of Rampant Killings!

Most would agree that our military is a well trained and groomed killing machine of unknown proportions, as we have come to witness in the recent WiKi Leaks of over 400,000 daily accounts of random killing of civilian at U.S. military check points and through out Iraq. Although our U.S. military Defense Department calls it only tragic snapshots of raw observations of tactic units, which were only snap shots of tragic, mundane events, sounds very offensive and callous. While Juilanne Assange, founder and director of Wiki Leaks, calls these snapshots of death a "Human Scale" of the conflict of the Iraqi War.

Is this what we have become, insensitive and indifferent to the killing of human beings, because they may have been at the wrong place and at the wrong time and looked upon as the enemy? Most of these young soldiers, some in their teens and early twenties, can be easily brainwashed to take orders that would seem to be acceptable at the time, because they were given by their officers and superiors from the Pentagon. So if we, the populous wish to put blame, let the blame of human indifference towards life, lay on the doorstep of those who know are guilty of shameful complicity by ignoring International Law under the United Nations!

As quoted by Manfred Novak, the UN Special rapporteur on torture, "President Obama came to power with a moral agenda saying we don't want to be seen to be a nation responsible for major human rights violations. A failure to investigate credible claims of complicity on torture, Novak suggested, would be a failure of the Obama government to recognize US obligations under International Law!

Let us not forget all those young lives who were forced to take those orders and now have to live with the nightmares of obeying those orders! Snapshots of killing young innocent children and elderly people? Those are not just mundane events! These were uncalled for killings that need to be investigated! Some will say is their ever any justice in war? Will we and can we ever wash our hands clean of the Iraqi War? Never! War is vile, and shows men at their lowest of behavior. Violence only begets violence!If we come to find the US government's only answer is the usual and nothing is done, I believe, that most people will come to see that our indifference to humanity is the worst crime of all! A country that has becomeIf we come to find the US government's only answer is the usual and nothing is done, I believe, that most people will come to see that our indifference to humanity is the worst crime of all! A country that has become complicit in murder and overseeing an agenda that was clearly defined by both U.K. and American forces. The time has come to act, before it's too late for America's children and her image!

 

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Our U.S. Military needs to keep answering to... by Elizabeth Grieco on Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:50:47 AM