US Soldier kills Afghan civilians in Kandahar
A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.
But, of course, Americans must "support the troops." Because, as we all know, they're over there "fighting for our freedom" and "getting them terrorists over there before they can get us here." Right. Now any relatives of the slaughtered people will surely love the freedom that American armed forces have brought to them. You wouldn't want to have revenge on someone that has just killed your family, would you?
Imagine what the headlines would be if the roles were reversed here:
"Afghan Muslim rolls through Minneapolis Neighborhood Killing Dozens!"
Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity would be calling for blood. Cries of terrorism and extremism would roar out across the airwaves. The talking heads would have a field day.
Instead, the headline on CNN.com is about some killing in Syria. Why? Because that's where the propaganda machine wants silly Americans to believe the empire should be killing people next. On and on and on and on it goes. The government sanctioned killing across the globe never ends. American troops terrorize overseas so that Americans won't be terrorized at home. Can someone explain the logic in that to me, please?