Friday, March 16, 2012

Alternate account of Afghan massacre indicates top-level involvement


But Mohammed Wadi, a local farmer, said a relative who lost her husband in the shooting insisted there was more than one soldier.
“She saw a couple of soldiers in her garden after one shooter entered her room, pushed her head to the floor and shot her husband,” he said.
from “Why did they not stop the killings?”

If this is true, it would mean that the massacre was instigated by monsters at the top of the command structure, instead of by a single monster at a lower level, although probably for the same reason (to drive a wedge between US soldiers and Afghans, to refresh the perpetual mad-dog fight, and perhaps to distract us from something else).  Otherwise, those directly involved could not assume they'd be let off the hook.