Way not to earn friends, renegade US death squads in Afghanistan

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  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/18/AR2010091803843.html

    Five members of a rogue platoon from the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division have been charged in three murders. Staff Sergeant Calvin R. Gibbs and Corporal Jeremy N. Morlock allegedly took part in all three killings; who has been charged with each:

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...n-uncovers-sadistic-death-squad-in-ranks.html


    This trumps Koran burning by far, now the question is, if they are found guilty do we turn them over to the locals?
     
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  4. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    More like the apocalypse than holocaust. As in Apocalypse Now. They don't specify if the human skull Spec Wagnon from Las Vegas had "taken from an Afghan person's corpse" belonged to the man he is charged with murdering. The ringleader, Staff Sgt Gibbs, collected Afghani human finger bones.
     
  5. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    And this still probably won't get as much coverage as the puppy throwing soldier.
     
  6. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    No, they are tried under the auspices of the United States Code of Military Justice and if found guilty they will serve their terms in federal prison.

    Moreover, if the United States was a signatory to the International Criminal Court, they may have been tried in The Hague, but since this hasn't happened, the current procedure is rather clear.

    Of course, I have a sneaking suspicion you already knew this and are trying to make a point.
     
  7. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    Just as in everyday society there are sick and twisted individuals in the military. They deserve the harshest penalty the courts can lay on them.
     
  8. iShater macrumors 604

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    The problem is that even if these guys are punished, the news of what they did vs. their punishment is what will be heard worldwide.
     
  9. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Banner month for US image...first the pastor in FL threatening to burn the Quran, now these sociopaths...

    We are truly winning hearts and minds :rolleyes:
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Not even on the same planet, not even in the same universe, as the Holocaust.


    Lethal
     
  11. 184550 Guest

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    Why does this surprise anyone?

    As long as countries have gone to war, things like this have happened.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Why is it this a big deal? Our private military (Xe/Haliburton for one) has been doing far worse for a long time now, and they only seem to get in trouble when enough of the public raises an roar over it?:rolleyes:
    /rhetorical

    ****ing disgusting. :mad:
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Does that mean we should be so jaded as to accept killings?
     
  14. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    ********* sick. I'm well aware of the attitudes of some of the types of people who join the military, but it's still sickening every time you hear about these scumbags.
     
  15. 184550 Guest

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    Of course not, but we shouldn't be surprised either.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It's more like faux surprise, I'll give you that. But without this sensationalism bringing this **** up time and time again I fear that the public would never know, and frankly not give a damn.
     
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    No body really cares about the similar acts were committed during Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, etc...

    I remember my AP Gov't teacher in high school would tell stories about a guy in his special forces unit who would put on black pajamas at night and sneak out into the jungle with only a knife and bring back little 'souvenirs' in the morning.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Exactly. We (the collective) simply don't give a **** about what we do to the world as long as we can get our lattes and cheap goods.
     

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