Barry McCaffrey - A War Criminal?

Journalist Seymour Hersh, writing in the New Yorker magazine [May 22, 2000], said that on three occasions, General McCaffrey or his men of the 24th infantry division either fired on enemy soldiers who had surrendered in an "unprovoked attack", or "went too far" in responding to a non-existent threat. [Text and photo: BBC 16 May, 2000]

Gulf War crimes?
In his latest exposé, the New Yorker's Seymour Hersh reports allegations that the military committed a massacre against Iraqi soldiers and whitewashed it.
By Daniel Forbes, Salon

The General McCaffrey Scientific Fool Award
.... an award, named for drug czar General Barry McCaffrey, to an outstanding perpetrator of scientific tomfoolery or fraud in the drug and alcohol area.


Joyce Chediac - The "highways of death" are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies of tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers, who were withdrawing from Kuwait on February 26th and 27th 1991 in compliance with UN resolutions. U.S. planes trapped the long convoys by disabling vehicles in the front, and at the rear, and then pounded the resulting traffic jams for hours. "It was like shooting fish in a barrel," said one U.S. pilot . . . On the inland highway to Basra is mile after mile of burned, smashed, shattered vehicles of every description - tanks, armored cars, trucks, autos, fire trucks, according to the March 18, 1991, Time magazine. On the sixty miles of coastal highway, Iraqi military units sit in gruesome repose, scorched skeletons of vehicles and men alike, black and awful under the sun, says the Los Angeles Times of March 11, 1991. While 450 people survived the inland road bombing to surrender, this was not the case with the 60 miles of the coastal road. There for 60 miles every vehicle was strafed or bombed, every windshield is shattered, every tank is burned, every truck is riddled with shell fragments. No survivors are known or likely. The cabs of trucks were bombed so much that they were pushed into the ground, and it's impossible to see if they contain drivers or not. Windshields were melted away, and huge tanks were reduced to shrapnel. "Even in Vietnam I didn't see anything like this. It's pathetic," said Major Bob Nugent, an Army intelligence officer. This one-sided carnage, this racist mass murder of Arab people, occurred while White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater promised that the U.S. and its coalition partners would not attack Iraqi forces leaving Kuwait. This is surely one of the most heinous war crimes in contemporary history.


Clinton's "drug czar" [confirmed 29 February 1996] , retired from the Army
From - bio at gov website " .... Barry McCaffrey has been married for thirty-four years to the former Jill Ann Faulkner. She serves as National Chairman for the Armed Forces Emergency Services of the American Red Cross and is a member of the Board of Directors for Knollwood—The Army Distaff Hall. The McCaffreys have three married children: Sean, a U.S. Army infantry Major; Tara, an intensive care nurse and a U.S. Army Washington National Guard Captain; and Amy, a seventh grade school teacher."
MG Barry R. McCaffrey June 1990 – May 1992 Commanding Generals 24th Infantry Division (Mech)

Barry McCaffrey and War Crimes

> Barry McCaffrey Gulf War Accusations at Yahoo!

Most recently, Seymour Hersh writes in the New Yorker that a two-star general ordered a massacre against a five-mile line of retreating Iraqi soldiers, and did so two days after a ceasefire went into effect. Hundreds of soldiers were murdered, men and boys who posed no threat and didn’t know the war was still on. Many civilians, including children, were also shot. The numbers are still unclear because the corpses were buried quickly by the tank-bulldozers. Don't Believe Them
Barry McCaffrey: War Criminal

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General Barry McCaffrey, War Criminal?
To: Robert L. Bartley, Wall St. Journal editor
From: Jude Wanniski
Re: The Gulf War ‘Turkey Shoot’

ABC Interview, May 15
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Gulf War Crimes? by CannabisNews [cannabisnews+McCaffrey]
US War Crimes Against Iraq, Arabs and Peoples of the World
Drug czar denies trying to discredit journalist By Cheryl Arvidson The Freedom Forum Online

Why are the Zionist Organization of America and friends of Jonathan Pollard going after Seymour Hersh? Guess it's all about Jonathan Pollard. .... let us recall as Jews and Israelis, the words of the Shulhan Aruch: "There is no greater mitzva than the redemption of captives." [source]

McCaffrey and Drugs

Washington D.C. - Leading black intellectuals and public health advocates have joined drug policy reform advocates to criticize Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey for "a series of inaccurate and misleading statements" he has made over the last year. The individuals are sending a letter listing the General's misstatements on February 25, 1999, the same day McCaffrey will testify before the House Committee on Government Oversight. Black Leaders and Public Health Advocates Criticize Misinformation by Drug Czar

The office of drug czar Barry McCaffrey secretly paid the television networks to propagandize its anti-drug message. According to a special report from Salon magazine, the scripts of popular television shows like "ER," "Chicago Hope," "Beverly Hills 90210" and many others were doctored to fit the requirements of McCaffrey's White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). In return for altering scripts, the networks were allowed to sell advertising time that had been promised to the government to other more high paying advertisers. Barry McCaffrey Should Resign by Alexander T. Tabarrok, January 20, 2000, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

White House Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey and Sony Online Entertainment Team Up

Barry McCaffrey lies again
DRUG REFORM COORDINATION NETWORK: Our drug czar, retired Army General Barry McCaffrey, appearing on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program on Tuesday, July 25th, demonstrated that disinformation is used not only against war time opponents, but also as a debate tactic against a war's domestic critics . . . For example, responding to a caller criticizing foreign anti-drug operations that don't work, instead of spending the money dealing with addiction here at home, McCaffrey said: "Well, you know, we shouldn't argue about facts. They're either facts or not facts. We ought to argue about conclusions. The facts of the matter are, if you look at the US counter-drug budget, it's primarily focused on enhancing prevention, education and treatment." . . . [But] according to the 2000 National Drug Control Strategy, published by McCaffrey's own office, the FY2001 budget includes $12.9 billion on criminal justice and interdiction and source country programs, versus only $6.3 billion on treatment and prevention combined, not at all the "primary focus" of the budget that McCaffrey claimed. DRCNet

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