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US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
09-19-2010, 06:39 PM,
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US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
Quote:In at least one attack, a soldier threw a grenade to pretend they were being ambushed as a pretext to then shoot dead an innocent villager.

The soldiers also dismembered and photographed bodies and kept bones and skulls as trophies in some of the most grisly accusations against US troops since the invasion in 2001

All were reported to deny wrongdoing and military investigators will hold a pre-trial hearing at their home base in Washington later this year.

American commanders fear details of the incidents could cause widespread anger in Afghanistan, where civilian deaths have fostered deep resentment against coalition forces.

Five soldiers are accused of forming a "kill team" and murdering three people in Kandahar province between January and May this year.

Seven others are charged with attempting to impede the investigation and beating up a private who blew the whistle on their activities, as well as smoking hashish.

The relatives of one accused have also said the military failed to prevent the latter killings.

The father of one soldier said he had tried to contact the Army after his son had talked of his comrades' actions and warned they were looking for another victim, but his fears had been rebuffed.

The alleged killers were all from a platoon of the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, which saw heavy fighting in the southern province of Kandahar until its tour ended in July.

Court papers say the gang first began to discuss killing when Staff Sgt Calvin Gibbs, arrived in the platoon and boasted it had been easy to get away with "stuff" on a previous tour in Iraq, the Washington Post reported.

The first alleged murder was on Jan 15 while the platoon guarded a meeting of tribal elders in the village of La Mohammed Kalay according to case documents.

An Afghan named Gul Mudin began walking toward the soldiers and as he approached a soldier threw a grenade to simulate an attack and several soldiers opened fire killing him.

Further murders followed in February and May.

Staff Sgt Gibbs, Cpl Jeremy Morlock, Pfc Andrew Holmes, Spc Michael Wagnon and Spc Adam Winfield are accused of the killings.

The 3,800-strong Stryker brigade, named after the eight-wheeled armoured vehicles it uses, suffered heavy casualties from large roadside bombs when stationed in Kandahar province.

In a year-long tour, 35 soldiers were killed in combat, six others died from other causes and 239 were wounded.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8011815/US-military-in-Afghanistan-uncovers-sadistic-death-squad-in-ranks.html
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09-28-2010, 07:59 AM,
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RE: US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
Thanks for informing us. Hope its fixed soon.
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09-29-2010, 12:57 AM,
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RE: US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
Is that the same as this? http://www.truth-out.org/un-fact-finding-mission-says-israelis-executed-us-citizen-furkan-dogan63609
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10-22-2010, 03:39 AM,
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RE: US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
That seriously looks like a spammer
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10-22-2010, 07:57 AM,
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Spammer deleted hilly7
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10-23-2010, 08:01 AM,
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RE: US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
They pop out from nowhere don't they, lol.

I've followed the story you have here. The one guy tried to tell time and time again. There are some sick puppies out there.
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10-23-2010, 09:52 AM,
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RE: US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
First, I would like to say, that I was in the US Army and I was in Afghanistan. I do not agree with the reasons I was sent there or the reasons there is war there. HOWEVER, since we invaded another country, we were forced to go, or for the younger ones, lied to (because the young and naive are able to be manipulated easily) people do not like us there. If an invading force came to the United States you would see the same thing. People (ordinary citizens) would be fighting soldiers too. It is because they care about their families. So, what is a soldier supposed to do if he is constantly under the stress of being killed? Trust me, few people know what that is really like.

I am not advocating war or killing, but since soldiers are there, they need to do what ever they have to do in order to protect themselves. If that means killing someone and cutting them into peices to scare the shit out of the enemy, so be it.

The real focus of the article should be the lack of support in the medical community when the soldiers return. You get a maximum of 15 or 20 minute psych evaluation. Then the Army is dumbfounded as to why so many soldiers are killing themselves. War is not normal. What goes on there is not normal. It is difficult to adapt to a normal life when you return. That goes for everyone. Sometimes, it has differing severity, but if you haven't been to Afghanistan, then don't bad mouth the soldiers. It is war, death happens that is how it is. If you want soldiers to stop killing people then stop the government from going to war.
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10-24-2010, 12:17 AM,
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RE: US military in Afghanistan uncovers sadistic death squad in ranks
There has to be a line, though thin as it may be. This isn't the first war and I'm sure with the psychotic bastards running the show at pretty much every government it will not be the last. Keeping souvenirs like body parts scares nobody. It should however scare the shit outta the person doing it as well as his buddies that are with him.

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