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PostSubject: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:45 pm

A group of US soldiers murdered a number of Afghan civilians and took body parts as trophies, documents released by military officials allege.

The charging sheets relate to allegations that five US soldiers were involved in the murders of civilians in January, February and May of this year.

A further seven servicemen are accused of a conspiracy to cover up the crimes.

Lawyers for some of the accused have denied the accusations, while the army has yet to begin a review of the cases.

'Appropriate engagements'

In charge sheets obtained from the US Army, Staff Sgt Calvin Gibbs, Cpl Jeremy Morlock, Pte First Class Andrew Holmes, Specialist Michael Wagnon and Specialist Adam Winfield are accused of murdering male Afghan civilians with grenades and firearms.

Other soldiers were accused of stabbing an Afghan corpse, taking or possessing photographs of casualties and beating other men in an effort to keep them from talking to investigators.

The soldiers were attached to the Army's Fifth Stryker brigade, which deployed to Afghanistan last year and has seen heavy fighting around Kandahar. They were based in Washington state.

Army spokeswoman Major Kathleen Turner told the BBC the cases were in a preliminary phase of investigation and military prosecutors had yet to decide whether to move ahead with proceedings.

The BBC's Kevin Connolly in Washington says the legal process is likely to be long and complex.

Among other charges, military prosecutors say Staff Sgt Gibbs possessed finger bones, leg bones and a tooth taken from Afghan corpses, and showed fingers to another soldier and threatened to kill him if he reported drug use to commanding officers.

Staff Sgt Gibbs' lawyer Phillip Stackhouse told the Associated Press news agency his client said the shootings were "appropriate engagements", and he denied any conspiracy to murder Afghans.

The case against the men is built largely around statements by Cpl Morlock, US media report.

But Cpl Morlock's lawyer told the Seattle Times his client's statements were made while he was suffering from concussion, was under the influence of prescription drugs, and was being evacuated.


Fighting for our freedom huh? Right.
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:51 pm

Funneh!
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:51 pm

btw i was just trolling there...i think this is just another day at war...
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:51 pm

All I was thinking the whole time is "man, killing civilians is so fun in video games!"

I've learned at this point in my life that most people in this world are pieces of trash. I've come to expect things like this.

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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:30 am

Axe wrote:

I've learned at this point in my life that most people in this world are pieces of trash. I've come to expect things like this.

Sadly, this as well. Soldiers are like policemen there are some really fucking good ones honestly doing their job because they love their country, town, ect and want to honestly protect people. But a job with a nice badge and a gun is also just as easy for someone with a power trip to use.
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:33 am

Either they are fucked up people who got a power trip or war really messes people up more than I know. Maybe they thought they were in the right for whatever reason. It's still inexcusable

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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:25 am

Have to +rep blackstar. Far better than Taxer's immature comment.
And yeah Axe. Doing that in war is insensitive but insensitivity isn't hard to come by in war. It's more about how irresponsible and unnecessary it is. They aren't there to do shit like that. It doesn't help the military effort at all either. Makes things harder because people over there get even more pissed at America.
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:22 am

Man you gotta think. How different would the world be if there was no terrorist attack?

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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:26 pm

I have come to expect this shit from war. It has happened countless times in history. Tis sad, but nothing new here.
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:16 pm

Maybe we can make bombs made of Candy and guns that fire Flowers and live in a world full of boredomness and faggits Smile


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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:00 pm

I'm all for candy bombs bro.
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:08 pm

blackstar wrote:
I'm all for candy bombs bro.

Caramel Grenades?
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:11 pm

I read that as Camel Grenades
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:14 pm

Taxer666 wrote:
I read that as anal Grenades Razz

really?
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PostSubject: Re: US Soldiers Murder Afghan Civillians for Sport   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:17 pm

Sure, why not
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