Is there a single war where we DIDN'T do something horrible?? (I mean, aside from the horrible stuff that is already done in war.)



What makes the cynic in me laugh like Charlton Heston is that the AP headline has the word "massacre" in quotes, like it's just being called that and that the killing didn't happen or that the killing of these people shouldn't really be called a massacre.



Merriam-Webster.com calls a massacre: "the act or an instance of killing a number of usually helpless or unresisting human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty" (source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/…y/massacre )



Just reading the first sentence of the article and you can see that there isn't anything "alleged" about the massacres: "South Korean investigators, matching once-secret documents to eyewitness accounts, are concluding that the U.S. military indiscriminately killed large groups of refugees and other civilians early in the Korean War."



Said "documents" come from THE USG. Here's a bit from later in the article: "Commission researchers have unearthed evidence of indiscriminate killings in the declassified U.S. archive, including a report by U.S. inspectors-general that pilots couldn't distinguish their South Korean civilian allies from North Korean enemy soldiers."



Then there's the caption of the picture to the left: "South Korean villager Cho Byung-woo recounts on April 22, 2008 what happened in January 1951 when U.S. warplanes dropped napalm bombs at the mouth of this cave, where hundreds of refugees had gathered."



Sounds like an actual massacre to me--not like one that belongs in quotes.



So, even after all these years, America can't face its own demons, openly and bravely. Its government hides its own soldier's dead from cameras, its press candy-coats "massacres" in the news while accused Marines go free after being accused of killing 25 unarmed civilians (that's a massacre, right?) (source: http://www.democracynow.org/…utraged_as ).



Sheesh.



Sorry to be such a downer today.



The above screencapped article comes from AP.org and AP.Google.com and you can find the original here: http://is.gd/1fNe
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