IF YOU THINK ISIS IS BARBARIC – have a read of Patrick Day Sloyan’s description of how the U.S. 1st Division (Mechanised) used anti-mine plows fitted to tanks to bury alive countless Iraqi troops (24-26 February 1991)…
“Daniel had seen the aftermath of modest firefights in Vietnam. “The bodies would be stacked up like cordwood,” he recalled. Yet this ferocious attack had not produced a single visible body. It was a battlefield without the stench of urine, faeces, blood and bits of flesh. Daniel wondered what happened to the estimated 6,000 Iraqi defenders who had vanished. “Where are the bodies?” he finally asked the First Division’s public affairs officer, an army major. “What bodies?” the major replied.
Months later, Daniel and the world would learn why the dead had eluded eyewitnesses, cameras and video footage. Thousands of Iraqi soldiers, some of them firing their weapons from first world war-style trenches, had been buried by ploughs mounted on Abrams tanks. The tanks had flanked the lines so that tons of sand from the plough spoil had funnelled into the trenches. Just behind the tanks, straddling the trench line, came Bradleys pumping machine-gun bullets into Iraqi troops.”
From: ‘Buried Alive: U.S. Tanks Used Plows To Kill Thousands In Gulf War Trenches’ -Newsday (New York); 12 September 1991; Patrick Day Sloyan.
And that is not even taking into account the slaughter of untold numbers of retreating Iraqis on the ‘Highway of Death’ where retreating troops who had agreed to stop fighting where bombed and burned alive.
If I.S.I.S. are worthy of condemnation (and many of them are) those in the West urging War need to first look in the mirror and admit they have thier own version of ISIS in their ranks who murdered Muslims by burying and burning them alive.
No Western intervention is going to be moral or to help the people in that region – that is a simple lie. It will be to uphold the unjust world order they carved up under Sykes-Picot 100 years ago – and nothing more.