This month marks the ten year anniversary of a massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners near Sheberghan, Afghanistan. An Afghan war lord took control of the prisoners from US forces then allowed them to die. Over a three day period, some witnesses say thousands suffocated to death after being crammed into metal containers or were sprayed with bullets. General Abdul Rashid Dostum, a US ally, was in-charge of the operation. Scott Horton, contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, will help us assess what the US’ role was. (Source: RT)
‘Afghan Massacre: the Convoy of Death’ – produced and directed by Irish filmmaker and former BBC producer Jamie Doran – was the film that first exposed the massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners of war in November 2001.
The film provides eyewitness testimony that U.S. troops were complicit in the massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners during the Afghan War.
According to eyewitnesses, U.S. Special Forces supervised–some say orchestrated–the systematic murder of more than 3,000 captured Taliban soldiers in November 2001.
A short early version of the documentary was shown to the European and German Parliaments in June 2002, causing widespread concern in Europe. Against protests from the United States government, the completed documentary was shown later that year on many countries’ national television channels, including German, British, Italian and Australian television. The programme was not screened in the U.S. and received no U.S. media coverage.