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US will never let 'friendly-fire' witnesses go to a British court

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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 01:47 AM

Originally posted by COOL HAND

There is no reason for the US pilots to be questioned in this case. They already have the audio, radar tapes, and eyewitness accounts. What more do you need?

Answers from the guy in the F-15 who made the decision to release the bomb. What was he thinking? Were his orders unclear? Did he ID the target? If he was unsure about it why didn't he check? Was his instrumentation off? Was he confused? Did the stress of the situation get to him?

Rest assured there will be a complete and total investigation done by the US military. Those of you who do not like that fact will just have to accept it.

If it was one of your sons that was killed, would you accept a fob off like that? (actually this is a pointless question, because you will no doubt come back and say "yes" just for the sake of appearing to be all superior about it, having not experienced having a loved one return in pieces in a box)

Is it possible that the UK forces relayed an incorrect set of coordinates to the US pilots? Of course that never crossed anyone's mind here, right? Nope, it is far easier to go after the US than accept the possiblilty that THEY may have been the ones who made the mistake.

Its possible. Oddly thats what the inquest is for, to determine the entire circumstances of what happened.

Does anyone know specifically what kind of ordnance was dropped?

A 500lb bomb, dropped by an F-15.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 05:32 AM
Why does this come as a surprise to people?! Sjeesh, get informed!

Read this:

So in effect, not only would it be impossible for any american soldier to stand trial in case of a "friendly fire" incident, but also, were a UK soldier, or Hell, even a UK citizen for that matter, to be killed by an american government contractor or any american government official, you could not take him/her to court. Not your court in the UK, and certainly not the ICC. That's the deal our leaders have struck.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 06:18 AM
reply to post by linebottom

Its NOT a trial its an INQUEST.

Read the original article.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 06:29 AM
There's no ICC involvement in this matter.

The coroner is little more than a medical examiner, with a few judicial powers tagged onto his job description. Think Dr Quincy ME. Is appearing in front of his British equivalent such a dreadful prospect ?

All the American personel are being asked to do, should the coroner so wish, is for them to attend an inquest hearing so that cause of death may be established. All that would be required of them would be to fly in, give their evidence and fly back out again.

Is it such an unreasonable request ? Really ?

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