The Bush doctrine (video)

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An Australian reporter embedded in Gonbaz, Afghanistan videotaped U.S. soldiers desecrating Taliban bodies. Insomnia_lj writes:

"The bodies were positioned to face Mecca and burned -- an act of desecration that violates Islamic burial rites and the Geneva Conventions. A U.S. PsyOps specialist broadcast an inflammatory message to the nearby town in order to incite an attack. 'Attention, Taliban, you are all cowardly dogs. You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing west and burned. You are too scared to come down and retrieve their bodies. This just proves you are the lady boys we always believed you to be.'"
Reporter Stephen Dupont was interviewed on Australian TV [VIDEO].

"They deliberately wanted to incite that much anger from the Taliban so the Taliban would come out and fight."

Only fools (or those blinded with anger) would come charging at a vastly superior force. Some very well might, but it doesn't take expert intelligence to understand that this is only going to deepen perceptions among those on the fence that this war is about Islam and that American intentions are not quite so "democratic" as they profess to be.

"Do you think there'll be repercussions?" asks the Australian host of Dateline. "I think it's highly possible..." they want to send a message to Muslims around the world "that this is a clear breach of Islam." (MetaFilter)

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