The Biscari Massacre, U.S. War Crime (World War II)



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Massacre at Biscari: Patton and an American War Crime
James J. Weingartner
The Historian
Vol. 52, No. 1 (NOVEMBER 1989), pp. 24-39

33 comments

  1. so patton was a war criminal just like all the nazi,s that were hanged , bet he didn't hang.

  2. Did you know that the Arabs praise Hitler as their God and Savior also the man who knows how to deal with the Jewish?

    This so random

  3. Allied Strategic Bombing Command always gets a free pass. I guess since they were innocent civilians in the hundreds of thousands it doesn't technically count as a war crime.

  4. American warcrimes huh I thought that didn’t exist I guess I’m to blocked by western media 🤷‍♂️

  5. You do know that i do not hate American and Serbian women and girls, right? You do know that many Muslim girls were raped in the most brutal ways in Bosnia and Iraq,right? All this must be investigated,look deep into all this, American military and the government has done so much evil and i wish my brothers would do some of the Serbian,American girls,since the AMERICAN government ruined my LIFE!!!! ONE OF THE CRIMES IS AGAINST ME ALSO,thanks to the fbi and cia. I want justice for me and other VICTIMS.

  6. Many ss we're honorable soldierse and Many we're foreign but every captured German was dead man and they didnt even make No diference in Wehrmacht and SS

  7. the Americans again commited a war crime by invading Iraq and massacring the civilians there and torturing the pows.

  8. Those guys got off rather lightly… man, they should have gotten death by hanging. Or life imprisonment.

  9. Another interesting fact is that Patton thought making his soldiers "killers" who wouldn't take prisoners would make the enemy fight less. It's actually the opposite, as enemies are going to fight much harder if they think they are going to be tortured or killed upon surrendering.

  10. At times the allies commited far worse crimes than the germans ever did. A couple of examples include Vinnitsia and Katyn.

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