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Stressed out US soldier shoots fellow troops in Iraq

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican

Stressed out US soldier shoots fellow troops in Iraq


rawstory.com

“A U.S. service member opened fire on fellow members of the military, killing four and wounding several others, at the main U.S. base in Baghdad,” NBC News reports that officials have told them.

NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reported the assailant took his own life after the violent outburst. The attacker was described as a “stressed out” U.S. soldier.

The military said in a statement that the shooting occurred about 2 p.m. Monday at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport.

DEVELOPING…
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.msnbc.msn.com
www.cnn.com


So these are reputable links and sources of accurate information? I doubt it. But if you and the many seasoned ATS members believe it, then who am I to question you or your sources?




posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:44 AM
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Well, if you happen to know someone who was actually there, who can provide eyewitness testimony of the event to refute what these sources are saying, then by all means- we're all ears. Until then, this is the best we've got. But Faal is not an option.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by A Conscience
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US media, completely infiltrated by CIA, works in tandem with these scums of the earth. You can be sure Americans are kept in the dark about a lot of things. Thank goodness for the internet.


I agree with this poster on your thread TrueAmerican. Lets not get into dissing sources of information when there are none which are reputable to everyone. Even the worst liars form their opinions based on a grain of truth. Sorting through BS is a gift to the thinking mind.

[edit on 12-5-2009 by Hazelnut]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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Well this is what happens when you scrape the bottom of the barrel to bolster the military. Who knows how many other unstable soldiers have been accepted to fill the ranks.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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UPDATE:

rawstory.com...

US soldier charged with murder of five comrades


Major General David Perkins told a media briefing in the Iraqi capital that Russell was charged with five counts of murder and one charge of aggravated assault.

Those killed were two medical officers serving at the counselling centre and three enlisted soldiers who happened to be there at the time, Perkins said.

Because of concern over the state of Russell's mental health, his commanding officer about a week earlier had ordered that the soldier's weapon be confiscated and that he should go for counselling, Perkins said.

"Through that process his commander had determined it would be best for him not to have a weapon," he said.

However, details of the chronology of events and more specifically how Russell had come to acquire the second weapon that allowed him to shoot his comrades were still being investigated.,

"We have many different accounts into exactly what happened," Perkins said.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 01:53 PM
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We have to remember that the Army will try to keep a lid on this until they can notify these soldiers families of their deaths.It is really hard for the families that are back in the states to see all the news stories constantly and wonder if there own son,daughter husband,etc were involved in the incident and if they are okay



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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Counseling Was Ordered for Soldier in Iraq Shooting




He was a career Army man who joined up because it was a steady job, but he had fallen into debt paying off a $1,500-a-month mortgage, his father said. Now, just weeks from finishing his third tour in Iraq, Sgt. John M. Russell was in trouble with his commanding officer, who ordered him to turn in his gun and receive psychological counseling.

www.nytimes.com...



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