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By David Swanson
AFGHANISTAN-US-UNREST-MARINES-ANNIVERSARY” by WBUR on flickr| A US Marine from Fox Company 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines wears a mask that
reads kill as he sets out from his base in Farah Province
I RECENTLY SAT DOWN for 90 minutes to speak with six Afghan judges, all of them women, and an English-Dari interpreter, a man. They spoke to me as individuals. They aren’t preparing any investigations or indictments. The relevance of their being judges is that they know the law. They’ve studied international law, and they were visiting the United States to learn about our legal and political systems. They believe the United States is guilty of war crimes.
I was the one who raised the subject. I pointed to Italian convictions of CIA agents for kidnapping, Spanish investigations of U.S. officials for torture, etc., and asked what these judges’ views were on international law violations, universal jurisdiction, and what appear to be clear crimes committed by the United States in Afghanistan. Continue reading »
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