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Emran Feroz is an Afghan-Austrian journalist currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. He is regularly writing from Afghanistan, often focusing on the Middle East, Central Asia, drone warfare, refugee policies and human rights. Emran is writing in both German and English. His work has already appeared in international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, Alternet, The Atlantic or the New York Times and in various German and Austrian news papers and magazines.
Stabbing a defenseless teenage captive to death. Picking off a school-age girl and an old man from a sniper’s roost. Indiscriminately spraying neighborhoods with rockets and machine-gun fire.
Navy SEAL commandos from Team 7’s Alpha Platoon said they had seen their highly decorated platoon chief, Edward Gallagher, committing such shocking acts in Iraq. The soldiers had spoken up, repeatedly. But their frustration grew as months passed and they saw no sign of official action.
The clear message was “Stop talking about it.” However, in the end nothing remains hidden.
This great episode of NYT's The Daily focusses on Gallagher's crimes and how they brought the US military into yet another crisis.
Personally speaking, I have heard about many similar instants from Afghanistan. But mostly, nobody cares about what some villagers have to say.
For that reason, a lot of crimes have gone unreported until today.