| ||THE MODERN MY LAI MASSACRE|
The end of the Vietnam War was prompted by what was called the "My Lai Massacre" in 1968. U.S. soldiers went into a Vietnam village and killed innocent civilians - primarily old men, women children and babies... basically people who couldn't evacuate the village. Some were tortured or raped. All innocent villagers.
There was a coverup up by the U.S. Commanders, but as always, the truth got floated to the surface and the world was angry, and that started the end of our occupation of Vietnam. I was 8 years old at the time and completely enraged at the thought that the United States could be involved in something so barbaric. And it has just happened again.
Last November, some of you will remember, that Donald Rumsfeld reported that 15 civilians were killed by a bomb blast in Haditha, Iraq. Now the big news topic that is emerging that none of them were killed by a stray bomb, there were 24 unarmed Iraqis, killed execution style, by U.S. Marines.
One old man in a wheel chair and a three year old boy killed by a shotgun blast to the chest. And what is most tragic, is that the evidence that brought on these charges were the souvenir photos taken by the Marines themselves.
Right now I am crying. A Marine Lieutenant and two captains have been indicated in the coverup, and have been removed from their posts.
What a great idea to invade Iraq. I am so glad we defended ourselves from the weapons of mass destruction that were never found, and feel so much safer now that Iraq and North Korea are now nuclear, mad at us, and that the U.S. is trying to resolve this "diplomatically". It makes so much sense to me!
"Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it" - George Santayana
| ||Posted 5/30/2006 7:32 AM - 2789 Views - 26 eProps - 28 comments|
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