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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 06:35 PM

21 Colombia soldiers sentenced for executing civilians to boost kill count

21 Colombia soldiers sentenced for executing civilians to boost kill count
written by Stephen Gill April 4, 2017


Twenty-one former members of Colombia’s National Army were convicted to lengthy prison sentences for their role in executing civilians.

The convicted military members offered non-existent job to five jobless boys and men from Soacha. After taking them far away from their hometown, the victims were executed and presented as guerrillas killed in combat.

Nevertheless, the scheme was discovered and started a criminal investigation that, according to the prosecution, involved the killing of more than 4,000 civilians during the administration of former President Alvaro Uribe.

The former president is currently being sued by the victims’ families for publicly implicating the victims were criminals.

More:
http://colombiareports.com/21-colombia-soldiers-sentenced-executing-civilians-boost-kill-count/

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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 07:12 PM

1. jesus christ....

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Tue Apr 4, 2017, 07:40 PM

2. We used to do this in Vietnam

 

Anyone dead was counted as enemy. A third of the dead that were counted as enemies were actually civilians. A THIRD! Awful what we did to those people.

The official US Department of Defense figure was 950,765 communist forces killed in Vietnam from 1965 to 1974. Defense Department officials believed that these body count figures need to be deflated by 30 percent. In addition, Guenter Lewy assumes that one-third of the reported "enemy" killed may have been civilians, concluding that the actual number of deaths of communist military forces may have been closer to 444,000.

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