Rotten apple U.S. soldier gets slap on the wrist for the rape of an Iraqi girl AND murder of her entire family
If this horrific crime were done against a White family on American homeland, the thug would have received an unanimous and uncontested death penalty.
But the very impact of a teenaged girl's rape while under the mental and physical distress of terror followed by the massacre of the family in the war-torn nation invaded by the imperialist forces is diluted by the color of their skin and their origin.
Hard-core military grunts and warhawk fascists call them "camel fuckers," "dune coon," "towelheads," and "sandniggers" only because Iraqi people, as well as Semitic people in the Middle East and Pushtan/Aryan people in the Central Asia, is considered sub-human. "Just because."
Regardless of how America is held as the "most racially diverse" nation on Earth, the barbarous treatment of the brown-skinned people, as well as yellow-skinned and even white-skinned (Yugoslavia, for example), in the foreign countries by Western imperialist forces reinforces the proof of an inherently racist ideology to assert supremacism over the Earth as a superpower drunk on power of conquest.
America's soul remains black in the continuing legacy of execrable injustice. Millions dead as the result of American imperialism by way of military-economic adventurism and CIA thuggery.
I understand the sentiment of fury and anger at continuous lenient attitude towards horrific war crimes (e.g., 1968 My Lai massacre with the perpetrators let off the hook) on the other side of the world when they say the following:
US ex-soldier guilty of Iraq rape
Thursday, 7 May 2009
A jury in the US state of Kentucky has found a former private soldier guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her and her family.
Steven Green, 24, faces a possible death sentence for his crimes.
Green was discharged from the army because of an apparent personality disorder before his role in the affair came to light.
Four other soldiers are serving sentences of between five and 110 years for their roles in the 2006 attack.
Three had admitted holding down Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, raping her and then killing her, her parents and her younger sister at the family's home in Mahmudiya before torching the building.
Mr Green was discharged from the 101st Airborne Division before the case came to light.
He was the first ex-soldier to be charged under a US law that allows prosecution for crimes committed overseas.
His sentencing hearing will begin on Monday.
In August 2007, Private Jesse Spielman was convicted of conspiracy to rape and murder and sentenced to 110 years in prison for his role in the incident.
Three other soldiers pleaded guilty and received sentences between five and 100 years under plea agreements with prosecutors.