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The legs of people killed by the Nazis, and the the legs of people killed by the U.S. in Iraq.


Neocon-Nazi War Crimes
Posted June 27, 2003

By Schuyler Ebbets

Historian Omer Bartov points out that in the ideological confrontation with Russia, the German army reverted to the crudest moral code of war ever exercised. According to their doctrine, everything that ensured one’s survival was permitted and considered moral, and everything even remotely suspect of threatening one’s survival was defined as immoral and therefore destroyed. To reinforce this harsh philosophy, the German troops were indoctrinated by constant propaganda, which helped shape their perception of Russian civilians as combatants.

In an interview conducted By Bob Graham for the Evening Standard in Baghdad, Sergeant First Class John Meadows revealed a similar moral justification for murder which has led to hundreds of innocent Iraqi civilians being slaughtered. "You can't distinguish between who's trying to kill you and who's not," he said. "Like, the only way to get through shit like that was to concentrate on killing as many people as you can..." Another soldier, Corporal Michael Richardson, 22, said; "There was no dilemma when it came to shooting people who were not in uniform, I just pulled the trigger. It was up close and personal the whole time, there wasn't a big distance. If they were there, they were enemy, whether in uniform or not. Some were, some weren't."

Hossam al-Sayed, Chief Correspondent for reported that American troops murdered more than one hundred Iraqi civilians, most of them killed while sleeping in their beds on the morning of June 13, in Rawah, 400 kilometers to the northwest of Baghdad. According to eyewitness accounts, U.S. forces opened fire from tanks and helicopter gun ships in a residential neighborhood. After the carnage, Abu Saadoun a town tribal leader said, "The bodies of 12 of our boys were found tied with ropes, each with a bullet in the head. The Americans detained them and immediately executed them in this horrible way."

One must wonder why America, a so-called ‘democracy,’ is using soldiers to slaughter civilians. Where has this monstrous idea of gathering up groups of innocent people and killing them come from? What can Americans possibly have to gain that will justify being labeled as ‘war criminals’? The U.S. Army's actions in the town of Rawah are ominously reminiscent of Nazi Germany’s reprisal killings for the deaths of their soldiers in World War II.

On March 23, 1944, a bomb exploded in Rome killing thirty-two German police. Hitler ordered Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, to execute ten Italian hostages for every German killed in the attack. Kesselring carried out Hitler’s command assembling 335 innocent civilians, ten more than required. The people were herded into Ardeatine Cave and shot in the back as they knelt among the corpses of those killed before. Following the murders, the cave was demolished with explosives in an attempt to cover up the crime, but Kesselring was subsequently convicted of two counts of War Crimes and sentenced to death.

Although Reich Fuhrer Hitler was able to escape justice by killing himself, his top field marshals and members of his inner circle were tried in Nuremberg, Germany for acts committed both before and during World War II. In a similar fashion, President Bush, General Tommy Franks, and others in the white house were charged by Belgium's Justice Ministry with ‘war crimes’ and ‘crimes against humanity,’ for murders committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The world has quickly recognized the criminality of the Neocon regime and their ‘never ending war,’ it will only be a matter of time before most of the American people recognize it also.


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