The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

I have not written much on the massacre in Panjwai, Afghanistan because I have been preoccupied with the slaughter of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, U.S.A.  Time has come to expound on this tragic slaughter of innocent men, women and defenseless children in Panjwai.

 

The Panjwai shooting spree (or Kandahar massacre) occurred in the early morning of Sunday, 11 March 2012, when sixteen civilians (nine children, four men, and three women) were murdered and five wounded in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Some corpses were partially burned. The dead included eleven members of one family.

 

United States Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, age 38, was taken into custody by U.S. military authorities as the primary suspect.

 

The United States authorities say the killings were the act of a single soldier, while some eyewitnesses reported seeing…

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  1. From what we’ve heard, it seems likely this was not someone who saw Afghans or Muslims as hardly human and nor was it a soldier whose record suggested he might do something like this, but an apparently normal and responsible man whose humanity and self-control were shattered by something we can barely comprehend. It’s not even what has happened before, a unit with a culture that bred contempt for the locals egging one another on to vicious and murderous behaviour. Nor is this what inevitably happens to soldiers, American or from anywhere else.

    What we see as our humanity is fragile.

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