Thursday, January 12, 2012

Karzai condemns U.S. abuse video

[ via Times Colonist ] 12 Jan

The Afghan government and the Taliban condemned Thursday a video purporting to show U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of insurgents, but the Islamists backed negotiations to end their 10-year war.

President Hamid Karzai said in a statement that "the government of Afghanistan is deeply disturbed" of what it called "desecrating dead bodies of three Afghans."

The video - which conjure up previous abuses committed by U.S. troops during the decade-long war - could spark deep anger and resentment in Afghanistan and the wider Muslim world.

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