Friday, October 05, 2007

Echoes of Vietnam

Emphasis on Kill Count Sign of Genocide

This disturbing story shows that once again, when there's nothing left to do that resembles progress, colonial powers resort to slaughter and then try to convince people that a robust kill count means we're winning.

From Raw Story:
The murder trial of the "Painted Demons," an elite US sniper unit that prided itself on fomenting fear in the so-called triangle of death has revealed a shocking -- but perhaps not unexpected -- product of war.

According to the LA Times, the Painted Demons' trial at Camp Victory, on the grounds of the Baghdad airport, portrays a group of young soldiers who say they were pressured to kill.(more)
I've mentioned Jean Paul Sartre's critique of the Vietnam War before. It's worth another look.

VIDEO: Part one of a BBC profile of Sartre.

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