"Kill Team" Photos from Afghanistan
Looks like we might have another Abu Ghraib on our hands...
Der Spiegel has just published some of the 4,000 pictures and videos it gathered from a US Stryker unit deployed in Afghanistan last year.
This wasn't any old unit, though. It was a unit that had 70-some charges filed against 12 of its members last fall, including the premeditated murder of three Afghani civilians, the gathering of body parts as trophies, and the beating of at least one member of their unit to keep them quiet about the crimes.
So now we have photos showing US servicemen grinning over dead Afghanis like they were the first 12-point buck of the season in a country where US-caused civilian deaths have long been major issue with both the government and the public. I'm not sure the ad wizards of Madison Avenue could produce a better recruiting campaign than what these psychopaths in uniform did.