Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Canada: A long way to go to compete on the world's "war crimes" stage.

As we pointed out yesterday, the Canadian military has their work cut out for them if they plan on giving the Americans a run for the position of world leader in committing war crimes.

Yes, the Canadians are off to a good start by shooting someone in a motorized rickshaw but, surely, Canadian military leaders have to realize that this is penny-ante stuff when it comes to American atrocities:

The residents said troops entered homes and shot and killed 15 members of two families, including a 3-year-old girl, after a roadside bomb killed a U.S. Marine.

OK, now we're talking. You know you're a serious bad-ass when you can waste a 3-year-old with automatic weapons. But it doesn't stop there:

Ali, 76, whose left leg was amputated years ago because of diabetes, died after being shot in the stomach and chest. His wife, Khamisa, 66, was shot in the back. Ali's son, Jahid, 43, was hit in the head and chest. Son Walid, 37, was burned to death after a grenade was thrown into his room, and a third son, 28-year-old Rashid, died after he was shot in the head and chest, Rsayef and Hamza said.

All right, then -- offing a 76-year-old diabetic amputee. Fuckin' A -- now that's attitude. And just in case the Canadians think they can even begin to compete at this level, well:

Rsayef said those killed in the second house were his brother Younis, 43, who was shot in the stomach and chest, the brother's wife Aida, 40, who was shot in the neck and chest while still in bed where she was recuperating from bladder surgery.

Oh, man -- snuffing someone who was recuperating in bed. Are these dudes bad motherfuckers or what? And the Canadian response?

Yesterday afternoon, when the Star's van fell in behind another Canadian patrol travelling through downtown Kandahar, a soldier riding in the back of the vehicle could be seen draining a bottle of water and then pinging the plastic container off the head of a young Afghan male walking along the street.

Oh, geez -- bouncing an empty plastic bottle off someone's head. Lame, lame, totally goddamned lame. It almost makes you embarrassed to call yourself a war criminal.

Come on, Canada. Show some pride and waste a 3-year-old or a geriatric amputee or something. I'm tired of always coming in second to the U.S. We can do better. Don't let me down.


Bazz said...

They had to destroy the families to save them, perhaps?

mcjoyous said...

It will be hard to beat this one.

"US Lead Raid Kills Civilians north of Bagdad"
From Chris Floyd at Empire Burlesque:

...We know that two Iraqi police officials, Major Ali Ahmed and Colonel Farouq Hussein – both employed by the U.S.-backed Iraqi government – told Reuters that the 11 occupants of the house, including the five children, had been bound and shot in the head before the house was blown up.