The use of drones — killing without trial? («Deutsche Welle», Germany)

Since 2001, the United States used to destroy the terrorists unmanned combat unit. During the operations are often killed and civilians. Is this acceptable from a legal and ethical point of view?

Imagine this scenario: in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a truck pulls up to the village. And there — Fair, pandemonium. CIA specialists, checking the pictures from drones, satellite intelligence data and reports from agents come to the conclusion that the truck driver and his mate — the terrorists. A cargo — hundreds of kilograms of explosives.

Truck — a bomb on wheels. The village

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Kill them all: U.S. War Crimes in Korea

The BBC documentary about the U.S. war crimes against civilians during the Korean War. In September 1999, a group of researchers from the Associated Press revealed the facts of numerous executions of civilians by U.S. troops. U.S. Army Command ordered assume every refugee, seen on the battlefield, the enemy. July 26, 1950 about 400 civilian refugees were killed by the Americans near the bridge near the village But Ri Gun.

See also: The Undeclared War. Vietnamese diary. USSR 1969.


Who invented the concentration camp?

The first mass forced displacement of civilians in concentration camps carried out during the period of the British Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Direct developer of the concept of concentration camps — commander of the British troops Horatio Herbert Kitchener ordered to drive away from the wire Boer family to deprive the guerrillas resisting the Anglo-Saxon hegemony whatever was popular support. Most of the prisoners were women and children. Many of them were condemned to death. Of the 200,000 campers (half civilians Bursov!) From hunger and disease killed an estimated 30,000 people.

In Kandahar province, a U.S. soldier killed 17 Afghan civilians

U.S. Army soldier serving with in Afghanistan, Kandahar province, went AWOL and shot 17 civilians, including women and children. It is reported that the perpetrators of the bloody crime, an American voluntarily surrendered to the police. Afghan sources Reuters news agency can not name the exact cause of the massacre, but the basic version — a nervous breakdown. NATO press service has already expressed in a statement its condolences to the families of the victims.

Source BBC

U.S. diplomats have condemned the Soviet Union for the bombing of German troops.

Portal Russian community in Estonia line

The U.S. diplomatic mission in Estonia issued a formal statement in which he said that the bombing in September 1944, Soviet aircraft had been occupied by the Nazis in Tallinn, from a military point of view, is meaningless, and its main goal — the demonstrative destruction, intimidation of civilians.

"This is remarkable both in aviareyd shocking number of victims, and in its ineffectiveness in military terms. As many as 300 Soviet bombers dropped more than 3,000 high-explosive and incendiary bombs on Tallinn, wiped out a third of the city and causing devastating damage

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Japanese tradition. Manila

Rukopozhatnye journalists in the subjects of the Japanese constantly extol the extraordinary loyalty to the traditions of the islanders. Well, as long as we do not put this idea into question. Let's talk about the traditions themselves.

Part 3. Manila

Manila — the capital of the Philippines. The city was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century. During World War II, Manila — the residence of the collaborationist government, captured by the Japanese islands.

At the beginning of February 1945 under pressure from the U.S. Army Japanese command decides to leave the city. Army headquarters was moved

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Volgograd stop shaking?


23.11.12.Na military range Prudboy always something to explode. That is understandable, of course, that this ammunition, but … Due to an explosion, usually clearly audible in the southern regions of Volgograd, and also in Dzerzhinsk and Krasnooktyabrsky areas and in Kalach-on-Don. Volgograd scared and can not get used to exist in an environment where the walls are shaking houses, swinging chandeliers and rings dishes in the cupboards.

Each time the military department specialists calm people as they can: say, in terms of risk to people we expect to be destroyed by the explosion of ammunition, take into account weather

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Terrorism, drug trafficking, the mass murder of civilians — by the presence of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Nov. 2. Corr. ITAR-TASS Kazeev Constantine. The heyday of terrorism, increase in drug production and trafficking, the mass murder of civilians — these are the results of the presence of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. On this, as reported by Iranian television, said at a conference held in Istanbul on Afghanistan, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. "Nothing else in Afghanistan is the presence of no avail. It is a serious destabilizing factor for the region and international security, "- said the head of Iran's diplomacy. In his opinion, to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan is possible only

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The war in Iraq has claimed the lives of over 162 thousand people

More than 162 thousand Iraqi civilians were killed in the fighting with the role of NATO and the United States, according to the website Iraq Body Count, which systematically inciting the death toll in Iraq.

During only the 1st of last year in the country missed 4063 peaceful inhabitants. The report is based on 6828 posts from 90 different sources. Altogether during the eight-year conflict killed 162,333 people.

Since 2008, the yearly loss decreased slightly, but in 2011, died on 18 man more than in 2010. In this case, the number of those who died in the attack on

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