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Did US Staff Sergeant Robert Bales engage in a US military revenge killing?

(Robert Fisk) ‘The Afghan narrative has been curiously lobotomised – censored, even – by those who have been trying to explain this appalling massacre in Kandahar. They remembered the Koran burnings – when American troops in Bagram chucked Korans on a bonfire – and the deaths of six Nato soldiers, two of them Americans, which followed. But blow me down if they didn’t forget – and this applies to every single report on the latest killings – a remarkable and highly significant statement from the US army’s top commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, exactly 22 days ago. Indeed, it was so unusual a statement that I clipped the report of Allen’s words from my morning paper and placed it inside my briefcase for future reference.

Allen told his men that “now is not the time for revenge for the deaths of two US soldiers killed in Thursday’s riots”. They should, he said, “resist whatever urge they might have to strike back” after an Afghan soldier killed the two Americans. “There will be moments like this when you’re searching for the meaning of this loss,” Allen continued. “There will be moments like this, when your emotions are governed by anger and a desire to strike back. Now is not the time for revenge, now is the time to look deep inside your souls, remember your mission, remember your discipline, remember who you are.”‘ … from Robert Fisk commentary: Madness is not the reason for this massacre.

Yes, this Pentagon propaganda effort to blame some sort of PTSD for Staff Sergeant Robert Bale’s war crime is rather disingenuous.

Government lies about US military operations in Pakistan versus the real truth about the matter

Today’s Lies- US drone strikes have killed 15 suspected ‘US drone strikes have killed 15 suspected 'MILITANTS' in the volatile tribal areas of north-west Pakistan, say Pakistani officials. And Next- the Truth…

The Truth- A new report (Aug, 2011) from a team of British and Pakistani journalists finds one U.S. drone strike occurs every four days in Pakistan. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed as many as 775 civilians, including 168 CHILDREN, since 2004.Investigation Finds U.S. Drones Strike Pakistan Every Four Days, Killing 775 CIVILIANS Since 2004