The WikiLeaks spotlight is once again trained on American war crimes in Iraq. - As the cold-blooded 2007 killing of Iraqi civilians, including a Reuters cameraman, by US soldiers in an Apache helicopter, shocked everyone last year, the latest disclosures detailing numerous instances of the casual brutality of occupation forces are sure to outrage the world. In just one instance, during a raid in 2006, an entire Iraqi family, including one man, four women and five children, was executed and their house blown by a US airstrike in order to destroy the evidence.
The incident was reported soon after by John Glaser of Antiwar.com but back then in 2006 the US media and officials had hushed it up as “mere allegations.” Who knows how many such “mere allegations” are out there waiting to be discovered?
No wonder, the US and its other Western allies have gone after the whistleblower, using everything and every power at their disposal to silence him. But you cannot suppress the truth forever, can you?
US Zerocracy in IRAQ: The American Occupation Crimes Continue to Unravel! - More than five years after the American military denied claims that its troops had executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians in cold blood, new evidence has emerged in a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable casting serious doubt on the U.S. version of events.