A year ago today, US soldier Robert Bales murdered 9 children, 3 women, and 4 men in two separate villages in Afghanistan. He cut off their limbs and set them on fire. They were all civilians.
I wonder how many minuets of silence was observed by America in their memory. Or was American time too precious to be wasted in the names of these brown bodies?
Panjwayi Massacre. Don’t forget.
Personally, I think the blame of not recognizing these deaths is put in the wrong place here. People can not mourn what they are not aware of. I find the media coverage of incidents like these (of which there are many more than this one alone) to be severely lacking or non-existent. The American people are not solely heartless to the lives lost in the middle east. Just ignorant.