The United States on June 10, 2010 urged Iran
to uphold all of its international commitments and to account
honestly for its human rights record. Why is it necessary
for American government to make this statement? Here is why:
One day in December 1967, Charlie Company of
1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd
Infantry Division arrived in South Vietnam, and before long
the troops suffered 28 incidents involving mines or booby-traps
which caused injuries and five deaths. Though they were invasion
troops to another country but they didn't believe the locals
had right to resist their occupation, thus considered the
action constitutes terrorist activities.
In January 1968 the military authority received
a piece of intelligence that the resistance force, 48th NLF
Battalion, was taking refuge in the villages in My Lai.
The troops decided to take this opportunity
to teach the locals a hard lesson for supporting their own
countrymen. Colonel Oran K. Henderson urged his officers
to "go in there aggressively, close with the enemy and
wipe them out for good." Lieutenant-Colonel Frank A.
Barker ordered the 1st Battalion commanders to burn the houses,
kill the livestock, destroy foodstuffs, and close the wells.
The invasion troops landed in My Lai on the
morning of March 16 following an artillery and helicopter
gunship preparation but located no enemy fighters.
The invasion troops point a gun at
the head of an old local village woman and shoot.
The family huddle together in face
of the massacre by killing forces from other side of
the Pacific Ocean.
After the troops shot the first villager, the
soldiers and officers were excited by the sight and the smell
of the blood and began attacking anything that moved, humans
and animals, with firearms, grenades and bayonets. The brutality
of the massacre would probably make Nazi Germany feel ashamed
of themselves for being relatively soft on their victims.
The soldiers gunned down unarmed men, women,
children and babies, herded dozens of villagers into irrigation
ditches to be shoot at with automatic weapons. Women were
gang raped, some victims were mutilated with the signature "C
Company" carved into the chest, and burned all the houses.
On one occasion, the troops asked their helicopters
to trick a group of villagers, mainly women, children, babies
and elderly, hidden in a bunker to come the open then shot
dead all of them.
Since the troops had encountered no enemy opposition,
the 4th group of the combat force gleefully moved in to attack
the locals in a neighbouring settlement, killing up to 90
During the next two days, the armies were involved
in additional burning and destruction of dwellings.
The White House and Pentagon kept covering
up this genocidal war crime against humanity from public
knowledge. Three U.S. servicemen who made an effort to halt
the massacre and protect the wounded were denounced by U.S.
Congressmen, the worst group of people on earth,
received hate mail and death threats and found mutilated
animals on their doorsteps for 30 years. So far the the justice
has still not been service and the perpetrators have not
been punished that matched to their horrendous anti-humanity
Here are some testimonies of the soldiers:
I would say that most people in our company
didn't consider the Vietnamese human. —Dennis Bunning
I did not see anyone alive when we left the
village. —Private First Class Robert Maples
Sorry, wrong example, our apology. This human
rights abuse incident was carried out by the United States.
But we have more examples, and may more ...
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