The “Kill Team”
The “Kill Team” – (Mark Boal – Rolling Stone Mag:)
How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses – and how their officers failed to stop them. Plus: An exclusive look at the war crime photos, censored by the Pentagon
Joya criticized their courts-martial as a distraction from the suffering the war has inflicted on ordinary Afghans. She advocated a rapid withdrawal of American forces, whose presence she argued props up corrupt warlords, drug traffickers and even the Taliban.
“Just to hide their bigotry and crimes, that’s why they are bringing these soldiers to court,” Joya said.
Last week, she wrote in London’s The Guardian newspaper that “We believe that the brutal actions of these ‘kill teams’ reveal the aggression and racism which is part and parcel of the entire military occupation. While these photos are new, the murder of innocents is not.”