Wednesday, November 30, 2005

So, let's see. First we have news reports that the Pentagon is considering "the Salvador option"—that is, death squads.
Jan. 14, 2005-NEWSWEEK has learned, the Pentagon is intensively debating an option that dates back to a still-secret strategy in the Reagan administration’s battle against the leftist guerrilla insurgency in El Salvador in the early 1980s. Then, faced with a losing war against Salvadoran rebels, the U.S. government funded or supported "nationalist" forces that allegedly included so-called death squads directed to hunt down and kill rebel leaders and sympathizers.
And now, it appears that, lo and behold, there are death squads in Iraq. Who'd have thought?

Hundreds of accounts of killings and abductions have emerged recently, most of them brought forward by Sunni civilians, who claim that their relatives have been taken away by Iraqi men in uniform without warrant or explanation. Some Sunni males have been found dead in ditches and fields, with bullet holes in their temples, acid burns on their skin, and holes in their bodies apparently made by electric drills. Many have simply vanished.


Blogger mikevotes said...

That's it. That's the pulitzer winning story in Iraq right now.

The legitimate US military is fighting an enemy which is being equipped and trained by the black side of the DoD.

Think about that. Our soldiers are being killed fighting troops who may be receiving active assistance from another section of the DoD or US government.


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