Tuesday, October 26, 2010

American Media War Crimes Reporting is Deafening...

Julian Assange (from WikiLeaks). A detainee. The "Innocent Americans??"

The story (updated) in view of the recent WikiLeaks release of more DOD war documents from Salon.com (Glenn Greenwald) in part here:


[...] newspapers around the world heavily covered the fact that the U.N. chief investigator for torture called on the Obama administration to formally investigate this complicity in Iraqi abuse, pointing out that "if leaked US files on the Iraq conflict point to clear violations of the UN convention against torture, Barack Obama's administration has a clear obligation to investigate them, and that under the conventions on human rights there is an obligation for states to criminalise every form of torture, whether directly or indirectly, and to investigate any allegations of abuse."

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister called on the British Government to fulfill that obligation by formally investigating the role British troops might have played in "the allegations of killings, torture and abuse in Iraq." But these calls for investigations -- and the U.N.'s explanation of the legal obligation to do so -- are virtually nonexistent in the American media.

My Q: Why is the U.S. media silent as I've so often asked about this issue?

My A: They refuse to believe that Americans, always in white hats and wearing badges of honor, could ever be charged, let alone found guilty of war crimes. I rest my case.

Stay tuned - more to follow, I am sure.

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