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Friday, July 10, 2009

Afghan Warlord's Mass Execution Supported by US

During the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, an incident occured in which hundreds or thousands of Taliban POWs were killed by a warlord supported by the US.

Bush administration officials repeatedly thwarted efforts to investigate the mass killing, according to American officials and human rights groups. The warlord responsible, Abdul Rashid Dostum (shown above while campaigning for president in 2004), still retains a high position within the Afghan government. How (and if) the Obama administration will deal with ongoing calls for an investigation remains to be seen.

link: Afghanistan: US discouraged inquiry into mass killing of Taliban prisoners - Boing Boing


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