Friday, March 30, 2012

Was Kandahar Massacre Worse Than My Lai? - Obama Regime Loses Control of Botched Cover-Up

A massive cover-up in progress

World News
By Dallas Darling
03/28/2012

Murder is a horrendous act no matter where or how or to whom it occurs. But the Kandahar Massacre in Afghanistan might be even more worse than the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam. For instance, the unlawful killing of one human being by another can be either first- or second-degree murder. First-degree murder is a criminal homicide which is planned and calculated, involving forethought and premeditation. On the other hand, second-degree murder is an intentional and unlawful killing but one which is generally unplanned and which may happen "in the heat of passion."(1) It is for this reason, then, or the difference between first- and second-degree murder, that the Kandahar Massacre was psychologically worse and more emotionally charged than My Lai.


Afghans understandably want Americans to get out
News reports and eyewitness accounts from Kandahar claim that several days before the shooting, U.S. troops lined Afghan civilians up against a wall after a roadside bombing. While pointing guns at them, U.S. soldiers told them that they, along with their children, would have to pay a price for the attack. Even though Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is the alleged lone gunman, massacring the same 17 Afghan civilians that were lined up against a wall, including 9 children, other reports from the Associated Press detail how U.S. troops claimed the Kandahar killings were payback for a roadside explosion. If this is the case, the Kandahar mass murder, unlike My Lai, was premeditated, meticulously planned, and acted upon with malice aforethought.

(Note: It is also suggested that Staff Sgt. Bales committed this premeditated massacre in not one but two episodes. After returning to his base from massacring several civilians he then went back out to kill more.)


Panetta, Obama regime claim SSgt. Bales acted alone
The U.S. soldiers committing the My Lai Massacre, which occurred in November 1968 and which the Pentagon attempted to cover up, were told that My Lai was a communist Vietcong stronghold and that civilians had been cleared from the area. Having received orders to "pacify" My Lai, they went in shooting but were surprised to find women and children. Even though an estimated 504 Vietnamese were brutally massacred, including babies and children, and even though young girls and women were gang-raped, it appears the intent was different than that of the Kandahar Massacre. Surprise, bewilderment and confusion reigned supreme over My Lai and its mission. Those involved were not "lying in wait." Nor had they previously visited the village and threatened its inhabitants.(2)

Whether it be the Kandahar Massacre or My Lai Massacre, these unlawful murders were war crimes and a crime against humanity. But again, what makes Kandahar worse than My Lai was the premeditated intent. It is evident the U.S. soldiers involved at Kandahar, those who just days earlier took people from their houses and a mosque and lined them up against a wall threatening retaliation and death, had planned to kill innocent Afghan civilians, including women and children. It also seems that their forethoughts were based on extreme malice, hatred, revenge, even racism and religiouism. They coldly calculated and schemed to gun down and murder innocent civilians, versus being told that a village was full of insurgents and its civilian populations had been removed.




Unlike second-degree murder which occurs in the heat of the moment and with extreme emotions, first-degree murder is preceded by dehumanization, desensitization, euphemistic thinking, and internalizing the myth of pure evil. Justifying one's aggression requires perceiving the Other as less than human while repressing one's own humanity. It entails assimilating the "other" into the myth of pure evil, or in the case of Kandahar trying to create a perfect world, an enemy-free utopia. Before someone "lies in wait" and unlawfully murders another human being, that person must also be reprogrammed with euphemisms like "wasting someone" or "blowing someone away." Is "preemptive war" merely a euphemism for a collective premeditated and institutionalized kind of first-degree murder?





If this be the case, then just like the U.S. soldier (or soldiers) that massacred innocent Afghan civilians in Kandahar, first-degree murderous preemptive wars reveal a mental and moral collapse of thinking and behavior, both of which leads to undisciplined and horrendous atrocities. At the same time, can certain foreign policies and military strategies encourage the occurrence of premeditated massacres? Still, is it much more psychologically and emotionally damaging nations to collectively commit first-degree murderous preemptive wars than merely fighting defensive wars or wars of necessity? These questions will have to be addressed in order to prevent more Kandahar and My Lai Massacres.

Dallas Darling (darling@wn.com)

Dallas Darling is the author of Politics 501: An A-Z Reading on Conscientious Political Thought and Action, Some Nations Above God: 52 Weekly Reflections On Modern-Day Imperialism, Militarism, And Consumerism in the Context of John's Apocalyptic Vision, and The Other Side Of Christianity: Reflections on Faith, Politics, Spirituality, History, and Peace. He is a correspondent for
www.worldnews.com. You can read more of Dallas' writings at www.beverlydarling.com and wn.com//dallasdarling.

(1) Schmalleger, Frank. Criminal Justice Today. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003., p. 50ff.

(2) Note: The only person held accountable for the massacre at My Lai was Lieutenant Calley. He was charged with premeditated murder. But again, I am supporting a nontraditional approach, in the sense that he was acting under orders and given false military intelligence. Surprisingly, and for being found guilty of killing more than 100 Vietnamese civilians, he only served more than three years under house arrest. He was also pardoned for committing these mass murders and became a prominent businessman and popular speaker, traveling across America.)

Related links: Afghanistan Photos US War Wikipedia: Kandahar massacre.



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