Support the Troops? Not Anymore

Afghan Children, reported by Rolling Stone

Afghan Children, reported by Rolling Stone;
link to a similar photo

Photography by US Military personnel, proud of their work against “savages.” They traded these digital photos, like trophies, on thumb drives & similar consumer media. Nearly the entire series is very disturbing; consider yourself warned.

(Members of) 3rd Platoon (were) throwing candy out of a Stryker vehicle as they drove through a village and shooting the children who came running to pick up the sweets. (They also) talked about (how) they “would throw candy out in front and in the rear of the Stryker; the Stryker would then run the children over.
Also…
Bravo Company’s Staff Sgt. Gibbs routinely collected (abandoned) weapons and planted them on the bodies of unarmed civilians they killed, in order to frame their victim as enemy combatants.”
Despise the administration, but ‘Support The Troops’? When this is routine, known about, internally celebrated & covered up from public knowledge… not any fuckin’ more.
These are war crimes. Imagine it happening to you by an ideologically different, technologically superior force.
No warlike culture is immune to this ethics-creep.
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