Afghanistan Crimes: Absolving Higher-Ups
Blame goes straight to the top.
by Stephen Lendman
Murder anywhere is bad enough. Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert Jackson called preemptive aggressive war killing "the supreme international crime against peace."
Convicted Nazi war criminals were hanged. American ones keep killing with impunity.
On March 11, up to 20 US Special Forces (trained killers) murdered 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children aged 2 - 12 while they slept. Two women were also raped before soldiers killed them. Bodies of all victims were then burned to conceal evidence.
It wasn't an isolated incident. It happens regularly in all US wars. Rarely is anyone held accountable, especially responsible parties up the chain of command to the top. More on that below.
On March 22, The New York Times headlined, "US Sergeant Faces 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Killings," saying: