US troops disobey orders that would get them killed

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sayhey, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Sayhey macrumors 68000

    Sayhey

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    If you haven't heard the story yet, check out the report at Juan Cole's website.

    Sure sounds like all is going well in Iraq.
     
  2. SPG macrumors 65816

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    That's funny as I had just read Informed Content before checking in here.
    It's interesting that most other news reports (at least that I've heard) didn't mention the part about the fuel being contaminated. If that's true, then the soldiers should have a pretty ggood defense. Then again, as we learned from the "few rotten apples" who were prosecuted Abu Graib and the chain of command that wasn't, it doesn't matter what your realities are if the DOD wants you guilty you're guilty.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    The story I read on this,

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-troops16oct16,1,5171966.story

    ...contained this interesting observation:

    IOW, the Army probably won't prosecute because they would prefer not to talk publicly about the scandalous conditions.
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    True mutiny is grounds for summary execution.

    It sounds though, that they were being volunteered for suicide missions, which is quite the opposite: it's the leaders betraying the soldiers.
     

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