Anorak News | The Kandahar massacre: US Sergeant is another Nidal Hasan

The Kandahar massacre: US Sergeant is another Nidal Hasan

by | 12th, March 2012

NEWS that a US sergeant from the Fort Lewis base in Washington state was on a “village stabilization operation” when he massacred 16 Afghans in Panjwai Kandahar province. He murdered nine children and three women. Inside the home of Haji Wazir Agha, 11 of his family are dead.

The Taleban vows to attack the “sick minded American savages” and  “take revenge from the invaders and the savage murderers for every single martyr”.

Plus ca change. From both sides. Remember Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs:

Five soldiers from the US Army Stryker Brigade based there were charged with the murder of three Afghan civilians, who had been killed “for sport”. A sergeant from the brigade was convicted on three counts of murder in November.

Lieutenant-Commander James Williams, a spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), says:

“All of our reports indicate there was only one alleged shooter.” 

A lone nutter is not representative of a wider issue. Unless you’re Nidal Hasan

Not long ago, the US forces burnt copies of the Koran.

Are they out of control?

Image: Anar Gul, right, is interviewed as she sits next to the body of her grandson, allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The image has been cropped. The boy’s body appears to have been burned.

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