Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Thursday, January 13, 2005

If true, scary
According to Newsweek, U.S. officials are considering whether to hunt Sunni rebels in Iraq and Syria by creating the kind of death squads that were used in 1980s Central America. Dubbed "the Salvador option," U.S.-sponsored paramilitary forces would attack not only insurgency leaders but also civilian "sympathizers." These tactics may stop civilians from helping insurgents, but at what cost to human rights? Read it here