Echoes of Vietnam?
Reports are firming up that two groups of about ten soldiers each carried out the massacre.
So why is the US running with what now appears to be a lie, namely, that it was a lone, battle-scarred nutcase identified as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales?
Easy, they are trying to avoid any comparisons with the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. And they are trying to shield the larger group of murderers and its commanding officer. Imagine the stink caused by court marshalling twenty soldiers and their commanding officer.
Much easier to just pin it all on a fall guy. Just another whitewash by the American Empire of War and Lies. Go back to sleep and don't worry about it...
Last Thursday President Hamid Karzai asked the US to pull out all its troops from Afghan villages in response to the killings.
Update: Lo and behold, the US has bought off the eye witnesses to the tune of $50,000 each. THAT'S how you "manage perceptions".