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 thepeoplesvoice.org
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 IslamOnline.net
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
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