Did the US Commit War Crimes in Afghanistan?
November 19, 2020 at 8:57 PM - Views: 75 #379695ZimInSeattleParticipant
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That title is like asking if the sky is blue. Duh.
U.S. forces and the CIA are alleged to have carried out unlawful killings and torture, bothin Afghanistan and through the secret “rendition” of terrorist suspects, but the U.S. has taken measures to frustrate any prosecution of its troops.
International prosecutors tasked with looking into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan have no shortage of potential targets.
Afghan soldiers and warlords have been accused of rape, murder and kidnap almost since fighting began in late 2001. The deliberate targeting of civilians by the Taliban and other groups continues to this day.
Meanwhile, U.S. forces and the CIA are alleged to have carried out unlawful killings and torture, both in Afghanistan and through the secret “rendition” of terrorist suspects to a number of European countries.
A Hague Invasion?
Most perpetrators have to date gone unpunished. But on March 5, judges at the International Criminal Court, or ICC, gave the ICC prosecutor authority to begin an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan. The probe will look into the alleged murder, imprisonment, torture and intentional targeting of civilians committed by Afghan government, Taliban and U.S. forces.
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November 19, 2020 at 9:15 PM #379701N2DocParticipant
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Do bears shit in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic?
November 19, 2020 at 9:26 PM #379703bazukhovParticipant
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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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November 19, 2020 at 9:36 PM #379704EarthartistParticipant
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I would love to see our country get taken to court! I would love to see the last 3 presidents and the newly elected president indicted for war crimes. Sadly I am not counting on it
November 19, 2020 at 10:13 PM #379713
November 19, 2020 at 11:12 PM #379749djean111Participant
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If Obama drones a civilian, for example, that is not even a blip. If anyone else does – WAR CRIME!!!!!
November 20, 2020 at 2:57 AM #379840
November 20, 2020 at 12:55 AM #379800Ohio BarbarianModerator
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It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.–William Tecumseh Sherman
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November 20, 2020 at 1:51 AM #379816YanathParticipant
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so military attacks against that country are violations of international law. It says so in the UN Charter and every other multilateral peace treaty the US is party to. The issue isn’t a matter of opinion. The Nuremberg tribunals established without doubt, that aggressive war is the supreme war crime.
November 20, 2020 at 3:17 AM #379844mrdmkParticipant
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George W. Bush does not leave the country because his actions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The torture of prisoners alone is cause for war crimes.
Bush the Lesser really blew it coming and going with both wars.
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November 20, 2020 at 7:51 AM #3798823fingerbrownParticipant
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Afghanistan was just as much a war crime from day one as Iraq was. The Hague courtrooms should be packed with American and NATO war criminal defendents.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
November 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM #379953chknltlParticipant
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While looking for a much older document called the International Tribunal On Afghanistan I found this instead. It might be relevant to the conversation.
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