1-Who is responsible?
Difficult question. Mainly the driver for not listening to the blockader. But the military in general can bear some fo the responsibility for this
sort of thing, they set up the blocks, they 'created' the conditions, to degree.
2-Who to probe?
? For what purpose? What is in dispute? Debreif the soldiers invovled and any other witnesses. Might be intersting to interview the other
uninvolved family members, to find out why this guy wouldn't do whatever they told him to.
3-How to compensate?
The surviving family members would have to be given a good monetary compensation from the US and also be tended to by the Iraqi Government.
4-How to avoid such occurances in future?
There must be some way to make it clear to a driver that they must stop, the guy is saying that there was no time to react. He says they started
shooting, and he started to slow down and pull over. This is a no no. They signal to stop, and he must screech to a halt.
A few things are needed.
Firstly, and this I gather from watching that 'over there' documentary tv show, these GIs don't even begin to speak english, and, honestly, seem to
think that by talking loudly that their message will be understood. They need some sort of training. heck, it'd probably be worthwhile having
everyone in the military enroll in arabic classes, considering the global hotspots.
Secondly, they need to have something more than the small sign shown in the photo to indicate that they need to stop, something screamingly obvious, a
red octagon means stop in america, but not everywhere. In turkey, if you want to say 'yes' you nod your head in (western) 'no'. This kind of
confusion can obviously be dangerous.
When I see schoolkids crossing the street and they want traffic stopped, there isn't just some guy standing there saying 'hey stop, yeah turn
around' in some language I can't understand. There more than that. In some places there's a person with a big sign on a staff that says
, lollipop ladies they are called in england.
Consider the confusion that can be witnessed when a cop has to redirect traffic because of an accident, and how many people try to drive through,
imagine that confusion on a hostil battlefield with secret operatives.
These troopers in iraq don't even have white gloves, they have camo
Also, the iraqis need to be better educated as to what exactly to do at ablock, they need to know that its not temporary, and that their only option
is to turn around and go somewhere else.