Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sympathy for Murderers

The recent slaughter of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar is notable as a lesson in misplaced sympathy and lack of contrition. Sure, US government spokespeople expressed regret, and President Obama says the incident (where nine kids were massacred) was "tragic and shocking" -- but the faraway military occupation continues.

Western corporate media now widely reports the accused killer had a friend injured in Kandahar the day prior to this violence.

We're not instructed to feel tragedy or pity, but the back story is notable: because nobody bothers to explain background or disclose justification for peoples bullied & bloodied by overseas occupying forces. Foreign armies take huge tracts of land, cause great damage throughout the social system, and park themselves in the country for untold years. Damage and slaughter has led some Afghan people to hit back - but they are labeled terrorists, often summarily condemned to detention or execution. Overseas military-occupation is a cruel, unjust colonial obstruction. Until we withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, The Rape of Kandahar continues...

Hawaii's military occupation should end too ...

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