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The Next Scandal

posted by dru Geography: South Asia Afghanistan Topics: war

April 27, 2007

The Next Scandal

So. It's been determined that Canada was sending Afghani POWs to be tortured. If true, it means that Canadian officers are guilty of war crimes.

But its also the case that Canadian soldiers are directly engaged in combat operations, undoubtedly resulting in civilian deaths. Which there is no doubt information about, but it's not available. The press seems content to repeat claims that "40 Taliban were killed" in fighting, and so on.

On another note, O'Connor seems to be on his way out, but it's significant that in a few different venues, he speculated about invading Sudan and Somalia.

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