War Crimes

Napalm Sticks to Kids

Source: counterpunch October 18, 2017 by Mike Hastie Bombs Away: The purposeful killing of Vietnamese civilians, Cambodian civilians, and Laotian civilians. You do not bring the enemy to the peace table by just killing military combatants. You ultimately bring the enemy to the peace table by killing innocent civilians. WHY? Because, they …

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Blacklist, Monsters Among US

Source: New Eastern Outlook October 14, 2017 Gordon Duff Hundreds of thousands travel freely among us, some even live as our neighbors, teach in our schools, borrow from our banks. They are war criminals, they have murdered, raped, run narcotics, been involved in arms and sex trafficking and are, in …

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American Rape of Vietnamese Women was “Considered Standard Operating Procedure”

My Lai Massacre, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl Source: Washington’s Blog September 30, 2017 by Robert Barsocchini Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops …

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Obfuscating the Truths of Vietnam

Source: counterpunch September 25, 2017 by S. Brian Willson I have hesitated to comment on the instructive discussion on VFP’s Full Disclosure page about the Burns-Novick Vietnam PBS series because I am not watching it. I have enjoyed reading many of the comments, and have communicated with people who have seen advance screenings. In 2014, …

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Kill Anything That Moves: Dereliction of Duty, Part One

Source: Straight Line Logic September 18 , 2017 Robert Gore History is not always written by the winners. I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and …

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Endtimes in Mosul

Source: counterpunch by Patrick Cockburn On 22 May, Ahmed Mohsen, an unemployed taxi driver, left his house in the Islamic State-controlled western part of Mosul to try to escape across the Tigris to the government-held eastern side of the city. He and his mother, along with ten other people, carried …

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Key Myths and Facts about the Atomic Bombings of Japan

Source: Washington’s Blog by Robert Barsocchini In 1945, US president Harry Truman (who had dictatorial control over the atomic bomb) and his advisor James Byrnes intentionally prolonged the US war with Japan until, and apparently so that, they could target Japanese civilians, without warning, with atomic bombs. The bombings were planned and carried …

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United States War Crimes: From Korea to Afghanistan

Source: Global Research By Lenora Foerstel and Brian S. Willson The issue of War Crimes emerged after World War I at the Versailles Conference, but it was not until the end of World War II that a more comprehensive definition of what constitutes war crimes was developed. First among new …

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“Beauty of Our Weapons” in the War on Yemen

Source: counterpunch by George Capaccio O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their …

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The Massacre of Mosul: More Than 40,000 Civilians Feared Dead

Source: counterpunch by Patrick Cockburn More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates. Residents of the besieged city were killed by Iraqi ground forces attempting to force out …