The U.S. soldier who went on the rampage in Afghanistan, killing in cold blood 16 civilians, including 9 children was laughing as he did it, and even made other family members watch, according to reports.
Yet we are asked to support ‘Help for Heroes’ – in your fuckin’ dreams! Heroes? I never asked them to go over to Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. and murder people. They have no bloody business being there. And as for this latest atrocity (how many more have been covered up?), it is exactly what to expect when you train men to kill, put guns in their hands and tell them the ‘enemy’ is sub-human. Apparently the village where the massacre occurred is said to be a Taliban stronghold, yet these were innocent civilians, certainly the children. No doubt the crazed soldier saw them all as ‘potential’ Taliban. These sorts of atrocities occur all the time in war time, and rarely do we get to hear about them.
The troops, British and American and those of all other Western nations interfering in the Middle East, should be brought home immediately. They are not doing a useful job, just making everything so much worse. There is now bound to be a backlash and more revenge killings/bombings because of this latest American atrocity.
It really is appalling, and I can hardly believe how sadistic and horrible this crime was. But as I say, put guns into largely ignorent men’s hands and train them to kill an enemy they are told is ‘inhuman’ or ‘sub-human’, and this is the sort of thing that happens. Maybe some of the soldiers’ comrades had recently been killed in the war, but that does not excuse this kind of atrocity. The soldiers shouldn’t be there in the first place.
I suppose the only thing people have to be thankful for is that thus crazed, drunken soldier didn’t have access to the strategic nuclear button or tactical nuclear weapons. Still, one wonders who does have this access, and if the so-called ‘safeguards’ would actually work or could be circumvented. And if world leaders say it’s fine to be prepared to kill millions of innocent men, women and children with nuclear weapons, then is it any wonder a soldier thinks it’s fine to kill a few personally? What’s the bloody difference?
This atrocity alone will recruit thousands, maybe millions, into the Taliban. War solves nothing!