Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Detainee killings in Afghanistan

Much worse the Abu Ghraib. Hundreds slaughtered. Huge cover-up.
A MASS grave containing hundreds of bodies has been discovered in an underground prison north of the Afghan capital, the BBC has reported.
"They used to bring people here. They put them in these rooms, they shut the door and then they put bricks and stones and covered the door with earth.''

Several hundred bodies have been discovered in the 15 rooms unearthed so far but it was not known how many were buried there in total, the report said.

Mr Paktiwal who is overseeing the criminal investigation into the mass grave said many of the victims had their arms tied and had been blindfolded or gagged.

Photographs on the BBC News website showed policemen digging skulls and other bones out of the underground chambers in the abandoned prison.
Haven't heard about it? Just a reminder of what a real war crime is.
More than 1.5 million Afghans were killed and thousands more tortured or raped during the resistance to the Soviet invasion and ensuing civil war, which left the capital in ruins.

It was the second mass grave reported to have been found near Kabul.

Last year NATO troops discovered another one near the notorious Pul-e-Charkhi prison in the east of the city where many opponents of the Soviet invaders were tortured and killed.

In April this year another mass grave containing the remains of more than 400 Afghans killed during the communist era was discovered in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan.

The Soviets occupied Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 but communism was only defeated in 1992, when a savage civil war erupted between the factions who led the fight against the occupiers.

Most of the victims appeared to have been civilians killed for opposing the Moscow-backed communist regime, officials said.
Also a reminder that during the Cold War those who were apologists for the Soviet Union and the crimes of the international Left are now those who want to abandon the fight against the evil threat of today. Same people. Wrong then - wrong now. Perspective.

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