Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No justice for Haditha II

So, what's the penalty in the US Marine Corps for ordering your soldiers to massacre 24 Iraqi civilians, including seven children?


A US marine who admitted charges linked to the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005 should face no time in detention, a judge has recommended.
Again, the message is clear: "we matter. You don't. You can be killed with impunity, because you are not American". Justice for all? Only if you're American, it seems. And this is why Iraq is longer willing to play host to American soldiers: because the US will not hold those soldiers to account, even when they commit war crimes. It is time for the international courts to step in, and provide the justice America is clearly unwilling to.