Thursday, October 20, 2005


SBS shows troops burning Taliban bodies;

SBS has broadcast footage of what it says is United States soldiers burning two dead Taliban fighters as they faced Mecca and using the charred and smoking corpses in a propaganda campaign in southern Afghanistan.

The Dateline report, broadcast on Wednesday night, said US soldiers burnt the bodies for hygiene reasons but then a US psychological operations unit broadcast a propaganda message on loudspeakers to Taliban fighters, taunting them to retrieve their dead and fight.

The article details the names of the troops responsible. Wouldn't have thought that was a good idea.

Apologies for the post title. I react in an awful way to these sorts of things and will likely develop an eye twitch in later years.

Life is beautiful, ay?