Murder in Afghanistan, the Coverup Begins (updates)

12 March 2012 — Veterans Today

Sixteen Dead, Nameless “Lone Gunman,” We Have Heard It All Before

 by  Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

The village is Balandi, outside Kandahar in Afghanistan.  Thus far the dead are 16, shot in their homes, not just said to be “women and children” but actually infants murdered in their mother’s arms and set afire.

The US claims the perpetrator to be an unnamed “Army Staff Sergeant who has turned himself in.” There are inconsistencies.

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Russia: punish those involved in US Afghan massacre

12 March, 2012RT

An elderly Afghan man sits next to the covered bodies of people who were killed by coalition forces in Kandahar province, March 11, 2012 (Reuters / Ahmad Nadeem)

An elderly Afghan man sits next to the covered bodies of people who were killed by coalition forces in Kandahar province, March 11, 2012 (Reuters / Ahmad Nadeem)

Russia is calling for the punishment of those responsible for the for the cold-blooded murder of 17 Afghan civilians, including nine children, and that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) prevents similar acts of violence in the future.

“We hope that the culprits will be punished and that the multinational troops’ command will take effective steps to prevent a recurrence of similar incidents in the future,” Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, said in a statement on Monday.

A US soldier on Sunday apparently left his base in Kandahar‘s Panjwaii district, southern Afghanistan, and went on a shooting rampage at a nearby village, entering three homes at random and shooting the occupants inside.

According to Western media, the soldier in custody is a staff sergeant from the state of Washington who is married with three children. He had reportedly served three tours in Iraq, and was on his first deployment in Afghanistan. US officials say the soldier turned himself in at his base shortly after the incident.

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12 March 2012 — Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 11 March 2012: 7 Palestinians, Including a Child, Killed and 24 Others Wounded

11 March 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Ashrawi: “Israel Is Committing Extrajudicial Executions
IMEMC – Offensive Continues – Child, Elderly Man Killed, 18 Since Friday Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, stated Saturday that Israel is committing crimes and extrajudicial assassinations against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is seeking further provocation in order to destabilize the region, and to provoke the Palestinians into further retaliation. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 11 March 2012: The War On WikiLeaks Is Now Trial By Media In Sweden

11 March 2012 Information Clearing House


An Endless Stream of Attacks On Our President

Not a scintilla of difference between Republicans and Democrats?

By Dennis S.

A ceaseless ICH editorial bombardment, even though considered objective tough love by democratic pundits, will have the end effect of keeping potential democratic voters at home. Do you really want republicans to take over completely?

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