July 11th, 2009
A must view video on the Dast-e-Leili massacre and the Bush administration cover-up. Unfortunately, so far the Obama administration has decided to maintain the Bush administration cove-up, thus themselves becoming complicit in this horrific war crime. We must not let them get away with it:
For more information go to afghanistan.phrblog.org/.
Sign the PHR petition here. Petition text:
Dear Attorney General Holder,
Let the FBI do its job.
In November 2001, as many as 2,000 detainees were allegedly massacred by Afghan forces jointly operating with the United States and buried in a mass grave at Dasht-e-Leili, Afghanistan.
And that was just the beginning.
Witnesses to the incident were tortured, killed or simply disappeared, according to US Government documents that were uncovered through a Physicians for Human Rights Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. And in the area where these detainees were allegedly buried, large portions of earth have recently been dug up and removed.
The Bush administration impeded at least three federal investigations, including one conducted by the FBI, into these alleged war crimes, according to the New York Times.
Attorney General Holder, please let the FBI finally proceed with a fair and impartial investigation.
It’s time for the United States to send a message to the world that there will be no longer be impunity for mass atrocities, especially those committed by US allies.
The American public deserves truth and accountability from its government, especially in the case of potential war crimes.
It is time for the cover-up to end.