On this date (12 Sept 1942), a horrible war crime took place that would be a defining moment in the German Nazi occupation of France. On that day, a convoy of SS forces was moving through a town in the Gaharan province and came under attack from the French Resistance. In response, the convoy began shooting both vehicles and people (civilians, not soldiers) as it made its way 16 kilometers (almost 10 miles) back to its post. Scenes right out of “Apocalypse Now”, with SS troops firing at women, children and men on foot and in vehicles, without any provocation at all, occurred during that horrific 10 mile trek of death. At least 12 were killed, and 35 injured on that day.
As soon as the French Government found out about the incident, they demanded an investigation. However, SS troops threatened investigators, confiscated cameras and destroyed all evidence they could of the massacre. Eventually, a Human Rights group issued a report, “European Human Rights Commission Report on Gaharan Excessive Use of Force”, which would be utilized in the prosecution of high-ranking SS officers in the Hague after the war was ended.
Except, it didn’t happen that way. The above story is a retelling of a March 2007 incident in Afghanistan, where American forces were attacked with a car-bomb, and proceeded on a 10-mile killing spree all the way back to their base, indiscriminately firing on anything that moved. The story above is the exact incident, with SS forces substituted for American forces.
Now, ask yourself this question: Why have we allowed this incident to pass, unnoticed, into history? Because it all depends on which side of the war you are on (winner or loser) that determines who the villains and good guys are.
Here is the real story as happened in March 2007:
In March of 2007, a convoy of American forces was moving through a town in the Nangahar province and came under a car-bomb attack. In response, the convoy began shooting vehicles and people as it made it’s way 16 kilometers (almost 10 miles) back to it’s base. The report, issued by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, paints an “Apocalypse Now” type of event, where soldiers are firing at women, children, and men on foot and in vehicles, that show absolutely no provocation at all.
In all, at least 12 were killed and 35 were injured. More disturbing, there is ample evidence in the report that evidence was destroyed and reporters threatened to give up photo’s taken at the scene.
This is just one example of what is happening to the people of Afghanistan and Iraq (and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan) by our continued presence there.
They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority. — Gerald Massey (1828-1907)