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  • 10 Japanese Atrocities From World War II

    05/27/2016 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies ^ | May 6, 2014 | staff
    The Rape of Nanking and the evil human experiments done by Unit 731 usually come to mind when we think of Japanese war crimes. Unfortunately, those awful incidents weren’t isolated cases. Fueled by racism, fanaticism, and finally desperation as their defeat seemed inevitable, the Japanese in World War II perpetrated several acts on par with Nazi war crimes. 10Laha Airfield MassacreFebruary 1942 This ghoulish event, which killed more than 300 Australian and Dutch POWs, followed the Japanese capture of the Indonesian island of Ambon. Allegedly as an act of reprisal after the Allies destroyed one of their minesweepers, the Japanese...
  • Declassified Iraqi War Crimes

    04/04/2003 5:44:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 1,736+ views
    DOD Office of General Counsel ^ | November 19, 1992 | Department of Defense
    I opted to leave this as a PDF. Some of the material is disturbing.
  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • The Banality of Evil's Brood - Review: Jay Nordlinger, 'Children of Monsters...'

    02/28/2016 10:18:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2016 | Juliana Geran Pilon
    Do psychopathic dictators spawn monsters? Jay Nordlinger's answer is a qualified yes. And it's the qualifiers that make Children of Monsters: An Inquiry Into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators such a riveting and informative read. In the easy, elegant style that is to be expected from a senior editor of National Review, Nordlinger coaxes his reader into a universe of evil all the more astonishing for its ubiquity: the twenty men whose offspring he selects for scrutiny span the globe. China, Japan, Russia, North Korea, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Haiti, five African countries (the Democratic Republic of the...
  • At long last, Armenian genocide recognized

    12/28/2015 6:14:27 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 12/27/2015 | Bill Federer
    Children victims of the Armenian Genocide According to ancient tradition, Noah's Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian mountain range. Armenia's coat of arms has Mount Ararat with Noah's Ark on top. Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi (410-490 A.D.) recounted the tradition that Noah's son Japheth had a descendant named Hayk who shot an arrow in a battle near Lake Van c.2,500 B.C., killing Nimrod, builder of the Tower of Babel who was the first powerful tyrant of the ancient world. Hayk is the origin of "Hayastan," the Armenian name for Armenia. Ancient Armenians may have had some relations with...
  • U.S. Gang Members Linked to Mississippi Teen Girl Burned Alive

    12/21/2015 12:12:45 AM PST · by fella · 74 replies
    Brietbart Texas ^ | 20 Dec. 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    An FBI operation into the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Sipp Mob street gangs may provide some answers into the 2014 murder of a 19-year-old teen who was burned alive on a rural road in Mississippi. This week, federal, state and local authorities deployed multiple SWAT teams to arrest nine high profile gang members on multiple charges. In total authorities have been able to get get state or federal indictments against 17 gang members on charges ranging from child endangerment, possession of stolen firearms, narcotics sales, and felon in possession of a firearm to possession of counterfeit currency.
  • Korean War Atrocities: Interviews with Prisoners of War Documentary Film

    12/09/2015 10:09:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | n.d. | The Big Picture, U.S. Army, Signal Corps Pictorial Center
    The US reported that North Korea mistreated prisoners of war: soldiers were beaten, starved, put to forced labor, marched to death, and summarily executed. The KPA killed POWs at the battles for Hill 312, Hill 303, the Pusan Perimeter, and Daejeon—discovered during early after-battle mop-up actions by the UN forces. Later, a US Congress war crimes investigation, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Korean War Atrocities of the Permanent Subcommittee of the Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations reported that "... two-thirds of all American prisoners of war in Korea died as a result of war crimes." Although the...
  • 'Dirty Brigades': US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes

    03/12/2015 12:21:13 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    U.S.-trained and armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS, are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the terror group, American and Iraqi officials told ABC News. Some Iraqi units have already been cut off from U.S. assistance over "credible" human rights violations, according to a senior military official on the Pentagon's Joint Staff.
  • Inside the hell of Saddam's torture chambers

    04/08/2003 2:55:08 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 135 replies · 3,755+ views
    The Times ^ | April 9, 2003 | Daniel McGrory
    ABID HUSSAN took one step inside the foul-smelling prison cell and began to shake. Beads of sweat ran down his forehead and behind his gold-rimmed spectacles. The 45-year-old shopkeeper pointed to the electric cables hanging from the ceiling where President Saddam Hussein’s security police would torture him three times a day. People tried to elbow their way inside this impossibly small 6ft by 4ft torture chamber. They were anxious to sift through the documents carpeting the floor to see if it gave a clue as to what became of a loved one, or friend, who had been dragged inside here...
  • Freedom From Atheism Foundation--Welcome

    03/19/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 15 replies
    Freedom from Atheism Foundation ^ | Unknown | Freedom from Atheism Foundation
    Welcome to the official website of the Freedom From Atheism Foundation (FFAF)! Our oranisation exists in order to raise awareness of militant atheism and atheist atrocities around the world. In addition, we seek to stand for religious freedom on a global scale. The Freedom From Atheism Foundation holds firm in its faith in God and defends the rights of those whose religious liberty is infringed upon. Through our social media, victims of militant atheism are free to share their experiences without fear of harassment. Members of all faiths are welcome!
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Nelson Mandela at the Communist Party’s first public meeting in post-apartheid South Africa, 1990. You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I figured I'd get a head start.One of the landmark events of my Gen X youth was the 11-hour, internationally televised “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in 1988. Because, come on: how could you not be anti-apartheid? It was a no-brainer, risk-free cause, the type you could support without having to think about it too much or inviting unpopularity or controversy, right? Actually, no. Lots of big-name musicians who now boast of being on that concert roster...
  • Kenya mall massacre details

    09/27/2013 4:50:53 PM PDT · by Isabel2010 · 35 replies
    Mail On-line ^ | Sept. 23 2013 | Paul Bentley
    'Eyes gouged out, bodies hanging from hooks, and fingers removed with pliers': Horrific claims of torture emerge as soldiers reveal gory Kenyan mall massacre details Kenyan soldiers claim to find scenes of torture by mall terrorists They say children found dead in food fridges with knives still in bodies Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed By Paul Bentley Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • {snip} UN’s costly Congo peacekeepers charged with making a bad situation even worse

    12/03/2012 2:32:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | Published December 03, 2012 | George Russell
    A United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has so far spent $12.8 billion, has been charged by critics with ineptitude and unwillingness to protect civilians from murder, rape and other atrocities. Skepticism about the 19,000-strong U.N. force, known since 2010 as MONUSCO, has swelled to the point that some critics are questioning the wisdom of using the U.N. to prop up Congo, which is engaged in a bloody struggle with a rebel group known as the March 23 Movement (M23). Meantime, the U.N. continues to spend roughly $1.4 billion a year on MONUSCO, with the...
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • Taylor verdict offers closure for Sierra Leone [The Islamic-Socialist RUF & Jihad in S.L.]

    04/25/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Milagros
    Financial Times ^ | April 25, 2012
    The rampages of the Revolutionary United Forces (RUF) militia in Sierra Leone in the late 1990s involved the widespread brainwashing of child soldiers,
  • Woman Comes Forward To Detail Atrocities In Herman Cain’s Apartment (Satire Attempt)

    11/03/2011 6:17:34 PM PDT · by writer33 · 85 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 11/03/2011 | Chris Davis
    Washington,D.C. – With all of the accusations flying about what Herman Cain knew and when he knew it, one woman has dared to come forward and detail the atrocities of one horrific night in 1991. Previously, the woman was scared to come forward, but since Cain’s long train of abuses have been well-documented by the Politico, it only made sense to tell the public just what they can expect from a Cain presidency. The woman, Sharon Itall, is now an influential insurance agent, but was once just the shell of a scarred woman after one night with Herman Cain. And...
  • Signs of ex-rebel atrocities in Libya grow (Obama's friends' crimes)

    10/25/2011 4:53:04 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2011 | Allen Pizzey
    Signs of ex-rebel atrocities in Libya grow By Allen Pizzey [...] Libya's new rulers are at risk of being accused of the same kind of abuses they fought to overthrow.
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain praised Libyan rebels at site of their gruesome public beheading

    09/15/2011 8:43:56 PM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | John Rosenthal
    Evidence collected by a young London-based organization called Human Rights Investigations indicates that when Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for Libyan rebels, he visited the site at which the rebels publicly beheaded an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” only weeks before. [ ... ] Arizona senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, made a surprise visit to Benghazi in order to publicly call for stepped-up American support of the rebellion. McCain spoke glowingly of the rebels and their cause, even saying of the Libyan rebels: “They are my heroes.” Now a new...
  • Video News Report on "Rape Trees" Found in The Desert

    05/20/2010 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 29 replies · 1,353+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 1/20/10 | Chuck Wolk
    To set up the video at the end of this article, I need to take you back to February 23, 2009  when Arizona State Senator Jonathan Paton (R-Tusgon) invited law enforcement officials to the Capital for a hearing.  Paton asked the officers to describe how bad the border violence has become in Arizona.  What the Senate Judiciary Committee learned was that Pima and Cochise counties were seeing an alarming increase of more and more "Rape Trees".  These are memorials, if you will, that are left behind by Mexican drug cartel members, and illegal male immigrants who have raped illegal...
  • “No War Crimes” Opinion Sparks Outrage

    06/22/2009 9:26:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies · 703+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 21 June 2009 | John Semmens
    Former chief international war crimes prosecutor and international law expert Richard Goldstone’s statement that “nothing the US did in Iraq could ever constitute a war crime that could be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court,” sparked expressions of outrage from several sources. Representative John Murtha (D-Penn) was most vociferous in denouncing Goldstone. “This attempt to whitewash the crimes committed by US troops is unconscionable,” Murtha exclaimed. “I have already declared our troops to be cold-blooded killers.” Murtha called Goldstone “a publicity seeker willing to smear my reputation in order to gain personal notoriety for himself.” “I’ve dedicated my career to...
  • Obama Provides Embarassment of Riches

    06/17/2009 11:34:54 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 5 replies · 317+ views ^ | 06/16/2009 | Joy Tiz
    There was a time when conservative columnists had to pour over the newspapers and the net for newsworthy topics. Then we had to ponder how we wanted to approach it, what new, fresh perspective could we add? Some administrations had such smooth running periods that some weeks, it was a genuine struggle to find something demanding of our attention. Barack Obama has solved that problem with his daily, sometimes hourly assaults on the American people and our liberties. Nobody has to fret about what to write about this week. Now the problem is there aren’t enough hours in the day...
  • Sudanese Soldier Describes Atrocities Being Committed Against Children in Sudan - Video 3/4/09

    03/04/2009 9:26:47 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a CNN report by Nic Robertson on the horrific atrocities being committed by the Sudanese Army against refugees in Sudan. Robertson talks with a former Sudanese Soldier who describes what he was ordered to do - including using rape against children as a method of torture and genocide. It is difficult to imagine the suffering of these refugees. In America we often take for granted just how abnormally good our lives are here when compared to so many across the world. If any place ever proved the complete impotence of the United Nations to deal with crimes against...
  • Russian-backed paramilitaries 'ethnically cleansing villages'

    08/27/2008 11:14:53 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 295+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 27, 2008 | James Hider
    Russian-backed paramilitaries are ethnically cleansing villages inside a buffer zone within Georgia, refugees from the area and officials in the nearby town of Gori told The Times today. The South Ossetian militiamen have torched houses, beaten elderly people and even murdered civilians in the lawless zone just north of Gori, set up by the Russian army, close to the border with the breakaway republic whose independence Russia recognised this week, locals said. The violence has triggered a new wave of refugees into Gori, 40 miles north of Tblisi. People who had started to return to their villages in the area...
  • Tragic 1976 ax murders at Korean DMZ recalled

    08/15/2008 7:57:11 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies · 458+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2008 | Erik Slavin
    DEMILITARIZED ZONE, Korea — Much like today’s incoming officers, members of the U.S. Military Academy class of 1966 knew what they were getting into when they left West Point. Arthur Bonifas and William McKinney each deployed to different units in Vietnam. They made it back, but 40 or so of their classmates did not, McKinney said Thursday. The tragedies took their toll, but after a while they were no longer shocking. "The numbness wore off, and then boom, 10 years later after Vietnam, out of the blue … it wasn’t supposed to happen after Vietnam," McKinney said. On Aug. 18,...
  • 'Nazi' Atrocities Shock in Georgia - Civilians 'Slain & Sent to Camps'

    08/14/2008 10:01:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,184+ views ^ | August 14, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA in Gori, Georgia, and CHUCK BENNETT in NY
    Russian troops are indiscriminately murdering civilians and interning them in concentration camps, the embattled Georgian president charged yesterday, as he begged the West not to "appease" Moscow as it did with Nazi Germany. The startling accusations came as Russian troops blatantly violated a cease-fire by sending an armored convoy through the strategic city of Gori. The invaders first poured into Georgia five days ago - ostensibly in defense of a pro-Moscow breakaway region, South Ossetia. "What they are doing is exactly what Stalin did to Finland, what they've done to Afghanistan, what in the Second World War Germany was doing...
  • Georgia: atrocity claims as bodies burn in street

    08/12/2008 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies · 106+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 12, 2008 | Kevin O'Flynn
    The bodies of dead Georgian soldiers are being burnt in the streets according to the first eyewitness accounts from the war-ravaged capital of South Ossetia. Parts of the city of Tskhinvali are still in flames after last week's Georgian attack and the fierce fighting that followed during the Russian counter-offensive. A Russian journalist described how one militia fighter, Beslan Sanakoyev, took her to a pile of Georgian bodies on the pavement. One of them had been set on fire and in the ashes only legs and hands were left. “What? Shall we bury them?” said Sanakoyev. “Nobody will dig a...
  • Council of Europe to investigate Kosovo organ trafficking allegations

    06/27/2008 12:38:16 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 6 replies · 297+ views
    JURIST: Universty of Pittsburgh School of Law ^ | 26 June 2008 | Kiely Lewandowski
    [JURIST] The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) [official website] announced Wednesday that it will prepare a report [press release] on allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo. Former prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Carla Del Ponte [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has alleged in a new book [JURIST report] that about 300 Serbian and other non-Albanian prisoners were victims of organ trafficking during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo, but that a 2003 probe by her ICTY team failed to obtain sufficient evidence to prosecute. In response, parliamentarians submitted a motion [text] in...
  • Ex -US Envoy: Croatia Expelled Serbs

    06/25/2008 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 76 replies · 2,058+ views
    Balkan Insight ^ | 6/25/08 | Staff
    24 June 2008 Zagreb _ A former US ambassador to Croatia has accused Zagreb of plotting and sanctioning the exodus of Serbs in 1995 to create an "ethnically clean" country. Peter Galbraith told The Hague war crimes trial of three Croatian generals, that the leadership headed by late President Franjo Tudjman used ‘Operation Storm’ to ‘cleanse’ Croatia of Serbs. “Croatian authorities either ordered or allowed a mass destruction of the Serb property in former (Serb-held region of) Krajina to prevent the return of the population. I consider that to have been a thought through policy,” he said, testifying at the...
  • A blind eye to Mugabe's reign of terror

    06/15/2008 5:40:20 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 24 replies · 161+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6/15/08 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE AGONIES being inflicted on Zimbabwe by its corrupt and brutal president are worsening. Last week, the government of Robert Mugabe ordered international aid agencies to put a halt to the operations that have been keeping hundreds of thousands of Zimbabwe's people alive. With most of the country's population out of work and in dire poverty, the food and other humanitarian assistance provided by groups like CARE and Save the Children are more desperately needed than ever. By shutting them down, Mugabe and his henchmen were knowingly condemning countless vulnerable Zimbabweans to death. Mugabe claimed, preposterously, that the humanitarian agencies...
  • Robert Mugabe's militia burn opponent’s wife alive

    06/11/2008 7:20:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies · 236+ views
    The Times ^ | June 12, 2008 | Jan Raath
    The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district. His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed. An hour later they were back. They grabbed Mrs Chipiro and chopped off one of her hands and both her feet. Then they threw her into her hut, locked the door and threw a petrol bomb through the window. The killing last Friday – one of the most grotesque atrocities committed by Robert Mugabe’s regime...
  • Now Come The Horror Stories Of Mahdi Army Atrocities

    05/21/2008 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 173+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | May 21 2008 | AJStrata
    There are some very naive and delusional liberals who still think the Iraq government victory over the Mahdi Army criminals is actually a victory for Sadr and his Sadrists movement.  But they are simply grasping at straws so they do not have to face how pathetically wrong they have been on the Maliki action itself, the war in Iraq and the war on terror generally.  The fact is the Sadrists and al-Sadr gave political cover for heinous crimes commited by the Mahdi Islamo Fascists as they raped and killed their fellow Muslims.  Once Basra and Sadr City were liberated it...
  • Russian Duma Distinguishes Between Hitler and Stalin

    04/22/2008 7:49:49 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies · 139+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 19 April 2008 | John Semmens
    Russia's lower house of parliament passed a resolution absolving former dictator Josef Stalin from a charge of genocide. The allegations of genocide stemmed from Stalin’s murder of the Kulaks during the 1930s. “Hitler killed millions to promote his dream of fascist world conquest,” asserted Majority Leader, Lev Dupovich. “Stalin liquidated the enemies of Communism. It was a completely different thing.” To further his argument, Dupovich pointed out that “Unlike Hitler’s victims Stalin’s were of more varied ethnic backgrounds. Stalin’s terror was more random. It didn’t matter what race or religion a person was. If Stalin felt you were a danger...

    04/09/2008 1:45:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 199+ views ^ | April 7, 2008 | Don Feder
    It's important for Muslims to keep reminding us that there is absolutely, positively no relationship between Islam and violence. Otherwise it's easy to forget. The latest excuse for Islamic bonhomie is the documentary "Fitna" by Geert Wilders. In the 15-minute film, showing on YouTube and other Internet sites, the Dutch MP says that far from getting Islam wrong, terrorists understand their religion only too well. "Fitna" (Arabic for "upheaval" or "ordeal") has verses from the Koran -- which Wilders calls a "fascist book" -- artfully interspersed with scenes of carnage from 9/11 and the March, 2004 Madrid train bombing, as...
  • Six Croats Arrested for War Crimes (murder of Serb civilians)

    03/27/2008 8:55:46 AM PDT · by joan · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Javno ^ | March 26, 2008 | Joseph Stedul
    They took civilian captives to an improvised prison in the Ribnjak village, where they were physically and mentally tortured, then killed. An indictment has been filed against six military police officers for the murder of 16 Serbian civilians near the village Pakrac in 1991. The police were part of the former military police in the 76th independent battalion of the national guard. An investigation has been opened at the county court in Pozega. Even though the commanders of the military police in Pakrac, Damir Kufner and Dario Simic, have been arrested a month ago for war crimes against civilians around...
  • Croatia: Three generals on trial for war crimes (against 250,000 Serbs)

    03/11/2008 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 24 replies · 611+ views
    ADNKI ^ | March 11, 2008 | Staff
    The Hague, 11 March (AKI) – Three Croatian generals went on trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday for crimes allegedly committed against Serb civilians in 1995. Ante Gotovina, Ivan Cermak, and Mladen Markac are the first Croatian officers to be tried for crimes committed in the operation, Storm, in August 1995. More than 350 Serb civilians were killed, thousands of homes were destroyed and up to 250,000 Serbs were deported from the country, prosecutor Alan Tieger told the court. He said he would prove that the three generals were part of a “joint...
  • Alive and safe, the brutal Japanese soldiers who butchered 20,000 Allied seamen in cold blood

    11/03/2007 6:56:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 363 replies · 3,033+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 3, 2007 | NIGEL BLUNDELL
    Alive and safe, the brutal Japanese soldiers who butchered 20,000 Allied seamen in cold bloodBy NIGEL BLUNDELL - More by this author » Last updated at 17:53pm on 3rd November 2007  The perpetrators of some of the worst atrocities of the Second World War remain alive and unpunished in Japan, according to a damning new book.  Painstaking research by British historian Mark Felton reveals that the wartime behaviour of the Japanese Navy was far worse than their counterparts in Hitler's Kriegsmarine. According to Felton, officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy ordered the deliberately sadistic murders of more than 20,000...
  • The Real Dogs of War (US Hired Mercenaries)

    10/31/2007 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 134 replies · 92+ views
    Chronicles ^ | October 10, 2007 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Focusing on Blackwater while neglecting MPRI is like investigating Ivan Demjanjuk for years on end, but allowing Adolf Eichmann to live peacefully in Buenos Aires. Up to 17 Iraqis were killed on September 16 by mercenaries working for the security company Blackwater USA, in what Iraqi and some U.S. officials say was unprovoked murder. Earlier this week two Armenian Christian women were killed by Unity Resources Group hired guns. A devastating report by the House Oversight Committee accused Blackwater of acting like murderous cowboys, but the firm still operates with impunity—unaccountable under either U.S. or Iraqi law. Yet while exposing...
  • Chemical Ali 'threw my sons from chopper'

    08/24/2007 3:41:52 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 717+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 August 2007
    A WITNESS overnight accused "Chemical Ali", Saddam Hussein's most notorious hatchet man, of killing her sons by throwing them out of a helicopter during the crushing of an Iraqi Shiite rebellion. Laila Kathum, testifying in the trial of 15 Saddam aides accused of crimes against humanity over the repression of the 1991 rebellion in southern Iraq, vented her fury against Ali Hassan al-Majid, widely known as "Chemical Ali". Speaking from behind a curtain, Ms Kathum accused Saddam's army of arresting her relatives and said Majid himself had killed her two sons. "The army detained my two sons, my brother and...
  • Report: Al-Qaida bakes little boys

    07/13/2007 3:08:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 2,437+ views
    WND ^ | July 13, 2007 | staff
    Iraqi official provides account of atrocity to embedded writer A reporter embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq reports a government official has recounted a new atrocity by al-Qaida: several instances in which terrorists baked a young boy, then invited his family to lunch with the victim as the main course. The report is from Michael Yon, a Special Forces soldier who returned to Iraq to report on the successes there, inspired, he told radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, by a "news cycle that seems to pander toward the terrorists." Yon was in Baqubah listening to the statements of an...
  • Bless the Beasts and Children (al Qaeda in Iraq, What they do)

    07/02/2007 3:44:59 PM PDT · by Valin · 10 replies · 733+ views
    Michael Yon-online ^ | 7/1/07 | Michael Yon
    On 29 June, American and Iraqi soldiers were again fighting side-by-side as soldiers from Charley Company 1-12 CAV—led by Captain Clayton Combs—and Iraqi soldiers from the 5th IA, closed in on a village on the outskirts of Baqubah. The village had the apparent misfortune of being located near a main road—about 3.5 miles from FOB Warhorse—that al Qaeda liked to bomb. Al Qaeda had taken over the village. As Iraqi and American soldiers moved in, they came under light contact; but the bombs planted in the roads (and maybe in the houses) were the real threat. The firefight progressed. American...
  • Putin Says Soviet History Less Bleak than U.S. History

    06/28/2007 11:32:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies · 319+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 28 June 2007 | John Semmens
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the history of the Soviet Union has had fewer black pages than the US. “Sure, we had purges, gulags, liquidation of the Kulaks, enforced starvation in the Ukraine, the pact with Hitler that started World War II, the Katyn Forest massacre, the attempt to assassinate the pope, the repression of Eastern Europe, suppression of freedom and impoverishment of the Russian people, the bankrolling of criminal lunatics like Mao, Pol Pot and Castro, and aid to terrorists, among other things” Putin admitted while pausing for breath. “But these offenses pale in comparison to those committed by...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Abu Ghraib was Rumsfeld's 'worst day'

    12/18/2006 6:14:10 AM PST · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 547+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/11/06
    Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Friday that his worst day in office was the day he learned about the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. "You know, clearly, the worst day was Abu Ghraib and seeing that -- what went on there and feeling so deeply sorry that that happened," he said. A U.S. soldier reported the abuse, and provided pictures of some of it, to his chain of command in January 2004. While the military announced there was an investigation into the mistreatment of detainees, it was not until April that the full scope of what had occurred was revealed,...
  • "I Left My Dead Baby In The Toilet" - Former Patient of Abortionist Tells O'Reilly Factor

    12/13/2006 3:46:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 72 replies · 1,277+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/13/06 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2006 ( - A former abortion patient of George R. Tiller, the infamous late-term abortionist from Wichita, Kansas, appeared on the Fox News show "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday evening and told details of her horrific late-abortion experience and the devastating emotional aftermath she experienced. Identified only as "Kelly" the woman related how, at age 14, she was taken to Kansas by her parents from her home in Maryland, and given an abortion in the 20th week of pregnancy. According to Kelly, she was forced to deliver her dead child into a toilet, an event that...
  • Witnesses testify of Saddam atrocities

    09/18/2006 10:30:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 489+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Sameer N. Yacoub and Jamal Haraby - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A former Kurdish rebel testified Monday he temporarily lost his sight in a chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein's forces nearly two decades ago. He removed his glasses so the court could see his swollen eyes. Karawan Abdellah said he still lives in "pain and suffering" from the March 1988 attack, when Iraqi warplanes raided Kurdish guerrilla positions in the village of Shanakhesiya in northern Iraq. After the initial airstrike, Iraq fired chemical weapons on the village, Abdellah said. "I stayed in a hospital for six months and during this period I wasn't able to see at...
  • Report: Unsealed files detail U.S. atrocities in Vietnam war

    08/07/2006 7:19:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,542+ views
    Atrocities against civilians and prisoners by Army soldiers during the Vietnam War were more common than originally disclosed to the public, according to a Los Angeles Times review of recently unsealed government files. Some 9,000 pages of archives - the largest collection of documented war crimes in Vietnam - include sworn witness testimony, investigative files and status reports for top military brass that detail 320 wartime atrocities substantiated by the Army. Still, few soldiers were held accountable for the war crimes, according to the newspaper. The abuse was not restricted to one rogue Army division, but was committed by every...
  • Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War (BookTV headsup 7-1-06)

    07/01/2006 10:21:23 AM PDT · by VOA · 23 replies · 616+ views
    BookTV (C-Span2 weekends) ^ | 7-1-06 | (uncredited)
    History on Book TV A look at non-fiction history books. On Saturday, July 1 at 11:30 pm Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War Michael Sallah & Mitch Weiss Description: Pulitzer-Prize winners Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss discuss their book "Tiger Force." Tiger Force is an investigation into a reconnaissance platoon, created in 1965 to report air strikes and to kill the enemy in Vietnam.The authors tells stories of the killings that took place at the hands of the Tiger Force soldiers during the Vietnam War. According to the authors this was the longest series of atrocities committed...
  • Hamdaniya:The Real Outrage

    06/16/2006 8:49:40 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 26 replies · 724+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/16/06 | clarice Feldman
    There is almost an epidemic of incidents in which American military forces are accused of atrocities in Iraq, and virtually tried and convicted in the media before the evidence is heard, based on shaadowy and inconsistent sources. Even worse, some politicians jump on the bandwagon, and contribute to the media firestorm. But when military brass seem to play a role in fanning the flames investigation is warranted
  • Presbyterians Bearing False Witness

    06/03/2006 9:22:46 AM PDT · by bornacatholic · 47 replies · 849+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 06/03/06 | Diana Applebaum
    Last October, American soldiers serving in Iraq stripped the dead body of a young man, tied it to the back of a humvee, and dragged it through the city. No such incident ever happened, of course. To publish such a story would be to slander America’s men and women in uniform, and we would be right to entertain questions about the motivations and prejudices of a person who would not only accept but repeat such a story. The story, however, is of a familiar type. Stories casting enemy soldiers as inhumane monsters capable not only of desecrating a dead body,...