The US is in serious damage control over the bad publicity in the Islamic world following the burning of the corpses of two Taleban fighters. The US administration, unable to blame Newsweek magazine this time for desecration against Muslim beliefs, has come out with an explanation.
According to the US military, after killing the two Taleban insurgents the US soldiers sent word to nearby Gonbaz for the villagers to collect the corpse. The Americans claimed that the villages refused to do so probably because the dead men were not Afghans but Pakis.
Note the US explanation contained the qualification of “probably”, which means they didn't know, are guessing or just plain bullshitting. In the American and English-speaking spinworld one should always look out for such tell-tale signs in a statement.
[On spinned bullshit please read my earlier post New English Terminology - Courtesy of US Military]
Then the explanation went, that since the US soldiers were sharing a hilltop with the uncollected bloating corpses they had to cremate the bodies to neutralise the stench.
But if the hilltop was so important, why couldn’t they remove the bodies elsewhere?
A few questions remained to be asked of the US military:
(1) Did the villagers refuse to collect the bodies because they could be killed or arrested (for torture), a belief that seems to be supported by the next question;
(2) What about the US soldiers taunting for the villagers through loudspeakers to have some ‘balls’ to collect those bodies? The following insulting message was what had been provocatively broadcast to the villagers:
"Attention Taleban you are cowardly dogs. You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing West and burnt. You are too scared to retrieve their bodies. This just proves you are the ladyboys we always believed you to be."
Hardly the sort of message to help us believe for one instant that the US military had been civic enough to ask the villagers to remove the bloating blodies for decent burial.
Then one US officer in Kandahar truly descended down to the level of the al Qaeda and Taleban terorists by pointing out that “the Taliban and al-Qaeda never show any qualms about defiling the bodies of dead Afghan or American soldiers."
In my previous post on this issue I clarified to reader mob1900 that the US shouldn’t compare itself to those that they alleged to be lawless terrorists, because if they do then they themselves are like the scumbag terrorists they condemned.
When one is the armed Service of a civilised nation one is expected to conduct oneself according to the norms of civilised society that have already been internationally codified and observed by civilised nations.
(1) US Troops Burned Muslim Corpses to Taunt Taleban
(2) No Civilian Killed, Only Suspected Insurgents
(3) Rumsfeld Authorised Guantanamo Torture Techniques!