A real war crime from the Philippines

February 24, 2016 at 3:36 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Donald Trump dredged up a myth about John Pershing a few days ago, but there were actual war crimes from the long U.S. wars in the Philippines.

Example: Major Littleton Waller had eleven of his Filipino porters executed in 1902 in retaliation for a loss of eleven Marines (although they had nothing to do with those combat deaths).

http://www.history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH79%28W%29r.pdf

The good news is, Waller may have largely ignored an order from his superior, General Jacob Smith, to kill Filipino males over age 10 in the area of Samar where he was operating.

If Trump fans want to embrace war crimes, they should cite things like this.

 

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