Posts Tagged ‘ war crimes ’

Amnesty International reports war crimes in eastern Ukraine, seceded states

October 21, 2014
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Human rights organization Amnesty International has reported war crimes by both Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists during the conflict in Ukraine [and the seceded states]. Both sides are being urged to investigate. ... Early in September, both sides agreed a ceasefire and a demilitarized zone for eastern Ukraine [and the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics]. Nevertheless, violence continued, especially around the airport Donetsk, with the truce being violated by both sides. According to the United Nations, in the past seven weeks alone, more than 330 people have been killed in the conflict zone." (10/20/14)

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Washington’s alliance with traffickers of human organs

August 6, 2014
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Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"The Serbs-guilty-Kosovars-innocent narrative pushed by the interventionists has stuck to this day, in spite of the ongoing victimization of the remaining Serbs -- who have been ethnically cleansed from most of the region, after witnessing their homes and churches burned to the ground while the 'allies' -- who still occupy Kosovo -- stood by and watched. As it turned out, NATO did more than merely stand by and watch -- according to Marty they actively covered up numerous war crimes committed by the KLA and the current leadership of Kosovo, including the practice of trafficking in human organs torn from the bodies of Serb prisoners of war." (08/06/14)

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Prosecute the torture ringleaders

August 5, 2014
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Benjamin G. Davis  

"As 9/11 was going on I taught a class and asked the students what would they advise Bush as to how to respond. I still remember a retired Navy guy -- older than the rest -- who said the first thing we have to do is look at our values before we determine the response. These torture ringleaders threw out our values in their fear and anger -- we do not elect or pay leaders to act with such immaturity in the face of evil. We seek people of courage with a sense if American values -- like we inculcate in our soldiers many of whom I have had the pleasure to teach and to know. Yet, in this perverse world, it is only the soldiers so far who have faced criminal liability for doing the bidding if these torture ringleaders." (08/05/14)

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Prosecutor: “Compelling” signs Kosovo leaders trafficked in organs

July 29, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"A special prosecutor appointed by the European Union to investigate allegations of war crimes by Kosovo Albanian leaders said Tuesday he had found 'compelling indications' of crimes against humanity, including the killing of minorities to harvest and sell their organs. The organ trafficking incidents during the Kosovars' 1998-99 war for independence from Serbia appear to have been fewer than 10, said Clint Williamson, the U.S. prosecutor named in 2011 to investigate reports of atrocities condoned by leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army." (07/29/14)

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Gaza: Hamas, Israel trade blame for playground murders

July 29, 2014
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Global News [Canada]    

"Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians -- including nine children playing on a swing -- in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict. Israel’s military said a rocket misfired by Gaza militants was responsible, and it later released aerial photos that it said showed the weapon’s path. Gaza officials blamed Israeli airstrikes." (07/28/14)

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UN’s Pillay: “Strong possibility” of war crimes in Gaza, Israel

July 23, 2014
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"Israel's airstrikes and military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, the UN's high commissioner for human rights said in Geneva on Wednesday. Navi Pillay cited cases of Israeli airstrikes or shelling hitting houses and hospitals in Gaza. ... The indiscriminate nature of Hamas rocket fire, Pillay said, also clearly went against principles of distinction and precaution when identifying military targets. (07/23/14)

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The Hague: Court finds Dutch state liable for Srebenica killings

July 16, 2014
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Newsweek    

"The Hague district court ruled Wednesday that Dutch state is liable for the deaths of 300 Bosnian Muslims after peacekeepers from the country failed to protect them during the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. A group of relatives of the victims known as the 'Mothers of Srebrenica' have been prosecuting the Dutch state for years over the deaths of 9,000 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at the hands of Bosnian-Serb soldiers." (07/16/14)

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder six

June 18, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"At least six suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike early Wednesday in the Miramshah tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region where a comprehensive military operation launched by the Pakistani army against foreign and local terrorists is also under way. Intelligence sources said six missiles fired by a drone hit a compound and a vehicle in Dargah Mandi village in Miramshah. The identities of those killed in the strikes have not yet been ascertained, sources said." (06/18/14)

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Pakistan: Four children killed in attack on mosque

April 29, 2014
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CNN    

"Four children were killed when someone lobbed a hand grenade into a mosque in Pakistan;s most populous city on Monday. The children, all between the ages of 8 and 12, were attending religious classes at the mosque in the seaport city of Karachi, police said." (04/28/14)

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Appeals court orders US government to release drone strike legal opinion

April 22, 2014
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McClatchy DC    

"The Obama administration must make public central portions of a Justice Department opinion that held that the government has the legal authority to launch drone strikes overseas against Americans it determines are plotting terrorist attacks on U.S. targets, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruling overturned a January 2013 lower court decision that upheld the goverment’s refusal to make public the opinion outlining the legal basis for targeted killing operations." (04/21/14)

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Yemen: Death toll from attacks by regime troops, US drone terrorists rises to 68

April 22, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 [alleged] Al Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network’s local affiliate, officials said on Monday. ... A top Yemeni official said the 'unprecedented' Saturday-Sunday air war came after 'information that Al Qaeda was plotting attacks on vital installations, military and security, as well as foreign interests in Yemen.'" (04/22/14)

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Yemen: US war criminals murder 46 in two days

April 21, 2014
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Antiwar.com    

"Yesterday’s deadly US drone strike against a highway in Yemen’s Bayda Province was followed up by a similar round of separate strikes in the Shabwa Province today, sending the death tolls over the past 48 hours spiraling. After yesterday’s attack, which killed 21, reports of today’s strikes are still murky, but at least 25 more were killed, sending the figure to 46, and likely to rise even further as the figures continue to come in from remote areas." (04/20/14)

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Afghanistan: Occupation troops murder child

January 9, 2014
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Khaama Press [Afghanistan]    

"According to local authorities in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, an Afghan child was killed in coalition security forces fire on Thursday. Provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zwak confirming the report, said coalition forces opened fire on an Afghan child in Greshk district on Thursday morning. ... The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) following a statement said, 'ISAF deeply regrets any civilian casualty.'" (01/09/14)

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Yemen: US drone terrorists murder 15 wedding guests

December 13, 2013
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Reuters    

"Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone." (12/12/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupiers apologize for murdering child

December 2, 2013
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Washington Post    

"The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan apologized Friday for mistakenly killing a 2-year-old boy during an airstrike, the latest crisis to confront American officials hoping to finalize a long-term security agreement between the two countries. Late Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai blasted the U.S. military for the death and accused coalition troops serving in Afghanistan of 'oppressions.' Within hours, U.S. and coalition military leaders were rushing to try to control the fallout of the strike, which also wounded two women." (11/29/13)

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Afghanistan: “Militants” murder Indian author

September 6, 2013
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CNN    

"An Indian author whose memoir about her dramatic escape from the Taliban became a Bollywood movie was shot dead by militants in Afghanistan, police said Thursday. Sushmita Banerjee, also known as Sushmita Bandhopadhya, was killed outside her home in Paktika province, according to Dawlat Khan Zadran, the police chief of eastern Paktika province." (09/06/13)

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill nine in mosque attack

August 9, 2013
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Reuters    

"Gunmen in Pakistan fired on the vehicle of a politician driving past worshippers leaving a mosque on a Muslim holiday on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 27 in the city of Quetta, police said. Quetta is the capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan, where several militant groups are active, including the Pakistani Taliban, who claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed 30 people at a policeman's funeral on Thursday." (08/09/13)

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Pakistan: Eleven children murdered in football match bombing

August 7, 2013
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least eleven children have been killed and 26 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, police said. The blast took place in the impoverished Lyari neighbourhood of the city after a football match on Wednesday. 'The bomb was planted on a motorbike that was parked outside the stadium,' senior police official Tariq Dharejo told AFP news agency. Dharejo said the bomb was a remote-controlled device. According to reports, the bomb targeted a member of the provincial assembly at the stadium, but he survived." (08/07/13)

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Pakistan: Leaked records say at least one in five drone victims confirmed civilian

July 23, 2013
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Russia Today [Russian state media]    

"Leaked internal data produced by Pakistani officials documenting drone strikes on the ground reveal a high civilian death toll, countering US claims that the targeted assassination campaign results in 'exceedingly rare' fatalities. ... A 12-page report, titled 'Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas)' describes 75 CIA drone attacks between 2006 and 2009 .... The numbers show a death toll of 746 people, 147 of whom were confirmed as civilians. Of those civilian deaths, 94 are children." (07/22/13)

http://rt.com/news/drone-strikes-pakistan-civilian-casualties-431/  

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Pakistan: Taliban murder foreign climbers

June 24, 2013
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Washington Post    

"Gunmen stormed a camp on Pakistan’s second-largest mountain Sunday, killing nine foreign climbers, including a U.S. citizen, in a brazen assault that could deal a blow to the country’s efforts to jump-start its tourism industry. The Pakistani Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack, calling it retribution for a suspected U.S. drone strike last month that killed Wali ur-Rehman, the second in command of the terrorist group." (06/23/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupiers kill six civilians, wound 12

May 31, 2013
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Press TV [Iranian state media]    

"At least six civilians have been killed several others injured in a US-led air strike in a residential area of the troubled northeastern Afghanistan. The US-led NATO forces targeted on Thursday an area in northeastern Kapisa Province. Afghan security sources said four women and a child were among those killed. More than twelve others were reportedly injured." (05/31/13)

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The torture memo Obama never rescinded

May 2, 2013
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The Dissenter
by Jeff Kaye  

"Nearly a year ago, I asked If Obama Withdrew the Yoo, Bradbury Torture Memos .... The question has direct relevance today, because the Army Field Manual on interrogation (FM 2-22.3) and its Appendix M governs current interrogation policy at Guantanamo, where a major hunger strike of over 100 detainees has paralyzed operations. Detainees are protesting the hopelessness of indefinite detention, and the harassment they must endure, including searches of their holy book, the Koran. This article answers the question I asked earlier. It documents the fact the Obama administration never rescinded a Bush-era memo on the use of controversial interrogation tactics for use by the U.S. military." (05/01/13)

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Pakistan: Five killed in US drone strike

April 17, 2013
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Daily Times [Pakistan]    

"A US drone fired two missiles into a[n alleged] Taliban training camp on Wednesday, destroying the compound and killing at least five [alleged] militants, local officials said. The attack took place in the Baber Ghar area of South Waziristan tribal district on the Afghan border, a supposed stronghold of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud." (04/18/13)

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Obama regime lied about drone targets

April 10, 2013
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Salon    

"Investigative reports and on-the-ground testimonies have made it public knowledge that far more people than al-Qaida leaders are killed by drone strikes. The U.K.’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) estimates that in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia over 1,000 civilians may have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. The Obama administration has long maintained, however, that strikes are only ever authorized to target 'specific senior operational leaders of al-Qaida and associated forces.' Documents obtained by McClatchy newspapers suggest that these claims are false." (04/10/13)

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Afghanistan: Occupation troops murder 11; five Americans killed in bombing

April 7, 2013
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Independent [UK]    

"Eleven children and a woman were killed by an air strike during a Nato operation targeting Taliban commanders in eastern Afghanistan, officials in the region said today. ... The deaths came on the same day that a car bomb killed five Americans, including three US soldiers, a young diplomat and a US Defence Department contractor in the southern province of Zabul."

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