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Historical note on the subject of Barack Obama:
Real Change is not about putting a new person in the place, as the leader of the ruling empire. It can give some smaller changes maybe?!
Let me remind you that Democracy is not in function at the moment!
In this situation we now look at - of worldwide importance and impact - every 4 years the system lets 5% of the world population, get the chance, to choose between 2 candidates, from - uptil now at least - 2 corporate depend parties, in a usually frauded election.
If a man like Barack Obama can win and enter the position of president of the ruling empire, and that way, help real change towards the fall of this Babylon system - and do it in a just way and positive manner - I can only approve of him.
Surely Obama leaves us much hope - it sounds like a dream having a Black man take over the White house.
People to the power, Obama, please! That is real change...
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Prisoners Of War Massacred
01 July, 2002
A 20 minute preview film by Irish Documentary film maker Jamie Doran provides evidence that thousands of prisoners of the recent war in Afghanistan may have been killed by the Northern Alliance, with the knowledge of United States military personnel. The film, Massacre at Mazar, was shown on June 12 in the German and European Parliaments, and now some politicians are calling for an international investigation.
Andrew McEntee is a human rights lawyer and former director of Amnesty International in the U.K. He believes evidence presented in the film warrants such an investigation.
“The film uncovers credible evidence of war crimes committed by participants in the afghan conflict, but particularly participants on the West side, our side. So we have witness statements and we have confession statements from Afghan forces, and we have them implicating United States personnel as well.”
When the Afghan city of Kunduz fell to the Northern Alliance and U.S. led forces last November, as many as 10,000 Afghan Taliban and their foreign supporters surrendered. At that time, the world’s attention was focused on the dramatic and deadly prison uprising in Mazar e Sharif, from which American Taliban John Walker Lindh was one of only 86 survivors, while more than 400 were killed.
Doran estimates that in the following days, 7,500 foreign Taliban fighters from Kunduz were moved to a prison in the western afghan city of Sheberghan. He says only 3,015 can be accounted for now. The film presents evidence through the testimony of witnesses, and footage of shallow graves, scattered with human remains, that the rest of these prisoners never made it to the prison in Sheberghan.
“None of the Journalists, or even the Red Cross, were asking the question, where have the rest gone?,” says Doran.
“And effectively it turns out, the rest were being, if you like, farmed through another fort entirely, which is on the road from Mazar to Sheberghan prison, and these many thousands were made to sit in the fields, they’d been trucked in from Kuduz, they were made to sit in the fields before being crammed in, 2-300 at a time onto containers, when the container doors were closed, they of course were gasping for air, and crying for air. The answer came very swiftly. One of our witnesses implicates him self by admitting to firing, machine gunning, effectively, the containers, killing many of the prisoners.”
The six witnesses in the film are not identified, but Doran says they are willing to testify in an international court. Doran visited the site of the mass graves outside of Sheberghan, where he filmed two of the witnesses describing the killing of prisoners and the disposal of the bodies.
“Crucially, two drivers, from different regions, who in fact we went on separate days with them, they took us separately to, if you like, the killing grounds where they had been forced to drive the dead and many of the living out to the desert of Dasht I Leili, where the living were summarily executed and buried with the dead,” says Doran.
One of the witnesses in the film goes on to describe the presence of American forces during the disposal of the bodies. A journalist on Doran’s film team asks the witness, “When you brought them here, were any American soldiers around?”
The witness replies, “Yes, there were.”
“Here?” asks the journalist.
“Yes, here. Maybe 30 to 40,” says the witness.
The presence of mass graves in the desert near Sheberghan, has been documented by the Boston based group, Physicians for Human rights, whose forensic experts have discovered evidence of the recent disposal of human remains. The group is urging immediate protection for the site of the graves by the government of Afghanistan and the international community, and is calling for the responsible authorities to immediately account for the number of prisoners taken from Kunduz.
Doran released this preview of his film after receiving a warning from contacts in Mazar e Sharif that someone was considering tampering with the grave sites.
The Pentagon is aware of the presence of the graves in the area of Sheberghan, but has denied any knowledge, presence, or participation of U.S. service members.
Andrew McEntee says the pentagon should make its investigation public.
“Any investigator coming across this, clearly has evidence that offences have been committed. What they’re most interested in is whether it’s true that United States personnel have been involved in these offences as well. If they’re saying ‘No’, because they’ve looked into it, than I really think it would be best if they made their findings as transparent as possible in the public domain. Maybe through a Congressional committee or something similar, but this is such a serious number we are talking about, roughly 3,000 bodies, plus tortures and brutal treatment before they were killed, that it has to be taken seriously, it has to be investigated properly by the right people, as I say not by politicians, not by the Pentagon, but by military investigators using forensic anthropologists, forensic pathologists, ballistics experts etcetera who can establish the truth.”
Politicians who saw the film are calling for an investigation. Andre Brie is a German member of the European Parliament, and the commission for foreign affairs, human rights, and security and defense policy.
“Up to now the Human Rights commission of the German Parliament, of the Bundestag, has sent a letter to the foreign minister of Germany, Joschka Fischer, asking him to contribute to an investigation or to address the state Department in the United States.”
Pernille Frahm, a Danish representative in the European Parliament, is part of the committee that organized the screening of the film. She says the European Parliament will try to send a delegation to Afghanistan in July to investigate the information presented in the film.
“The delegation should go first, then we will contact the Danish Foreign minister based on the delegation’s findings.”
McEntee says part of the reason that European politicians are interested in the allegations is the reputation of European forces involved in Afghanistan.
“When there seems to be very little interest in the United States, and the Pentagon and the state department in the allegation of United States forces taking part in atrocities against the other side, then it seems there is a risk to United States and European forces of them being visited by brutalities if they were to fall into the hands of the enemy.”
The group Physicians for Human Rights says all possible human rights violations and war crimes in Afghanistan should be investigated, regardless of ethnicity or political affiliation of either the perpetrator or the victim. Such investigations, they say, are a central part of a process of truth and accountability that is necessary for future peace and stability in Afghanistan.
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