American ‘kill team’ targeted, murdered Afghan civilians

(Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone)

In 2010, a group of maverick American infantry soldiers, battle weary after six long, hard months in Afghanistan, decided to abandon the rules of war and formed a “kill team” to murder and mutilate Afghan civilians, Rolling Stone magazine reports in a stunning, blockbuster story.

 

The kill team apparently operated while American Army officers, who knew of the team’s activities, failed to stop them.

Reports Mark Boal of Rolling Stone:

Early last year, after six hard months soldiering in Afghanistan, a group of American infantrymen reached a momentous decision: It was finally time to kill a haji.

Among the men of Bravo Company, the notion of killing an Afghan civilian had been the subject of countless conversations, during lunchtime chats and late-night bull sessions. For weeks, they had weighed the ethics of bagging “savages” and debated the probability of getting caught. Some of them agonized over the idea; others were gung-ho from the start. But not long after the New Year, as winter descended on the arid plains of Kandahar Province, they agreed to stop talking and actually pull the trigger.

 

 

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3 Responses to "American ‘kill team’ targeted, murdered Afghan civilians"

  1. Sandune  March 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

    This morning on “Morning Joe” the editor from Rolling Stone reported on this situation. He had some photos but they were so terrible that Mika chose not to show them.

    The wars in the Middle East are not being overseen by our Defense Department and we might as well simply hire “Rent-a-killer” from Blackwater. How much longer will the American people buy this attitude of saving lives by killing others? Humanitarian actions are no longer part of our federal government . There is no leadership except to kill and it has oozed down into the American voters. If it sounds familiar, take a look at the actions from the Templar Knights.

    Thanks for the article Doug.

    • woody188  March 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      The DoD allowed torture in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama has the pictures and was going to release them, then reportedly changed his mind after seeing them himself. I doubt he ever really would have released them as I was aware of their content. I warned as far back as 2005 that they were raping, scarring, drowning, and breaking the bones of men, women, and children as part of the “War on Terror.”

      Every step of the way, they have been overseeing the atrocities and even encouraging them. Junior Bush said he authorized it in his memoir.

      Most Americans’ minds won’t let them deal with the truth of this matter. It’s too heinous to think they could or would allow such things to occur. They did, they have, and they have worse planned for many of us in this country. They aren’t training the First Brigade Combat Team of the Army’s Third Division for civil unrest for no reason.

  2. griff  March 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    As the Allies advanced through Germany in 1945 they would gather German civilians from nearby towns and make them tour the death camps and view the horrors they allowed to take place in their name.

    War in and of itself is an atrocity. Maybe the American people should be forced to see what’s being done in their name. I wonder what would be the reaction if we were allowed to watch video of a torture session of some poor Afghan shepherd caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Maybe instead of movie previews in the local theater we do a slideshow of these tortue pictures and videos. Or a “haji” assassination. Or a mangled baby.

    A little cattle prod action before the main attraction. Broken bones and broken faces. A little testicle electrocution and genital mutilation. A little battery acid anal rape? A little child torture?

    Popcorn any one?

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