Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘Stay Behind’ must be fully investigated

During the Cold War, so called ‘Stay Behind’ movements were started by NATO/CIA in several European counties. In some countries, like Switzerland, ‘Stay Behind’ has been investigated. It was also condemned by the European parliament. However, the demands for an investigation of ‘Stay Behind’ in Sweden have so far been ignored. In a Swedish article last year, Inga-Britt Ahlenius wrote about the possible connection with the murder of Sweden’s prime minister Olof Palme.

Medical experiments

After about sixty years, medical experiments conducted on unknowing Guatemalans by the USA were revealed by professor Susan M. Reverby. This included deliberately infecting hundreds of people with sexually transmitted diseases, and have by Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom been described as a crime against humanity. We are still waiting for more than apologies. Questions also arise if/where/when other similar experments have occured? Full accountability is very important for such tragedies not to be repeated.

Impunity in Afghanistan and Iraq

Foreign countries with military in Afghanistan and Iraq have in practice long had impunity for many of the crimes they have comitted there. Sadly, this seems to have become a permanent condition. In June, Iraq gave US troops immunity from prosecution there. The reason stated for this is ISIS, an organization there are many doubts about. Iraqi government forces are also reported to have impunity. Last month, Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani accepted a deal to keep US occupation troops in the country and grant them impunity.