Iraqi Sniper Released From Prison After Just 5-Years For Killing Two Marines

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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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this news leaves me speechless, I am furious why was this sniper let go from prison? it makes me wonder why were these soldiers even there if we are just letting terrorist snipers back out into the fight?



Shortly before the fifth anniversary of their sons death, the parents of Captain John McKenna and Lance Corporal Michael Glover found the man who killed their sons was released from an Iraqi prison.

According to The Daily News, Muhammad Awwad Ahmad was paroled in November of last year after Iraqi officials promised he'd never be freed before American troops withdrew from Iraq.

The U.S. military was assured the sniper would see "proper justice" after the 2006 killings when he shot Glover as the Marine crossed a Fallujah street and then shot McKenna as he pulled Glover to safety.Source




I hope something gets done about this. what can we do? write letters organize protests ?
that's unlikely as we are all over here living/working trying to pay our Gov. for our freedom while our youngest adults go to fight and die for what>? to use our money to go make more war?



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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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It's horrible that those young men were killed, but it's war. American soldiers are not being imprisoned for killing Iraqis.

ETA: Though I have to say, I think the second killing of the soldier rescuing his buddy may have been a war crime, but I'm not expert.
edit on 22-8-2011 by InvisibleAlbatross because: (no reason given)


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Well the U.S. declared war on iraq
and invaded the country and committed
countless atrocities and you are angered
when people fight back?



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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You can't do anything. Per the agreement between the U.S. and Iraq he was transferred to the custody of the Iraqi government who reviewed his case and found not enough evidence to detain him for a longer period of time.

His capture was a bit fishy also with stuff like this used as evidence:


The overwhelming but ignored evidence against Ahmad included a physical characteristic that made him eminently identifiable to the Marines who tracked him down after the killings.

"The guy had the biggest ears of an Iraqi we'd ever seen," said Marine Cpl. Joe Fasanella, who served as an intelligence liaison.


www.nydailynews.com...


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Yeah, if the US gets invaded some day, I hope they charge and imprison all the people who fight back...



No matter what side you are on, it is war, and if you are a part of war you live by the sword. That's life.


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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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and what if you turn it around?

after all you're in their country, on their soil.

should every US soldier, or any other soldier/marine for that matter, be tried and imprisoned for everyone he kills over there?

when it's about a US citizen you scream bloody murder.

but when it's iraqi civilians most of you couldn't care less.

ETA

there's 2 sides the a story.

edit on 22-8-2011 by kn0wh0w because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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War is War, People Die.
Would it be fair to put every soldier, who has killed in battle, in prison?



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Dang you beat me to it lol.
Great minds think alike...



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by GmoS719
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Dang you beat me to it lol.
Great minds think alike...


hihi obviously





posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Anyone who fights back is called a terrorist? This kind of thinking is why the world hates America now. I wish you people would not spread this propaganda.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Wow, what a biased op-

What about all the innocent people of Iraq that were killed by Americans? Women, children.

What about Iraqi soldiers killed by Americans.

Should all American soldiers be in prison for all the horrors that happened?

Or are only Americans allowed to kill for their country?

This man was fighting an invader, on his own soil.

Now go and think about that.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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I'm surprised the US even had the nerve to imprison that sniper especially when there was a WAR going on in Iraq started by the US government!

Damn, World police or what?



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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This is payback for what the U.S. Army got away with in Vietnam.

My Lai Massacre




The My Lai Massacre (Vietnamese: thảm sát Mỹ Lai [tʰɐ̃ːm ʂɐ̌ːt mǐˀ lɐːj]; English pronunciation: /ˌmiːˈlaɪ/ ( listen), also /ˌmiːˈleɪ, ˌmaɪˈlaɪ/,[1] Vietnamese: [mǐˀlɐːj]) was the mass murder of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, conducted by "Charlie" company, 1st battalion, 20th infantry, 11th infantry brigade, of the Americal Division, United States Army.

The massacre took place in the hamlets of Mỹ Lai and My Khe of Sơn Mỹ village during the Vietnam War.[3][4] While 26 US soldiers were initially charged with criminal offenses for their actions at Mỹ Lai, only 2nd Lt. William Calley, a platoon leader in charlie company, was convicted of killing 22 villagers. Originally given a life sentence, he served three and a half years under house arrest.

All of the victims were civilians and most were women, children (including babies), and elderly people. Many of the victims were raped, beaten, tortured, and some of the bodies were found mutilated.


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Personally I think the justice was not served when they captured this guy. As mentioned war is war and people die so he should have been shot dead back then. No trial needed that way.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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The OP has to be out of their mind.

USA invades Iraq, kills countless innocent people(probably this iraqis family for all I know), and he fights back trying to defend his people and country, and you want to see him in prison for life. Wou've got to be kidding. I'd like ot see the tables turned with Iraq's invading America and you trying to defend your country and then being imprisoned for life for shooting one of the invaders.

With mindsets like yours no wonder America is such a mess.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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A family member of mine who was in Iraq says he was ordered to kill innocent families, even children.
You don't see that on the news.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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You dont see it on the news because it sounds like a steaming load of bull.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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Yeah that is a war crime. If a man surrenders, you cannot just shoot him dead. He is a POW.



posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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So wait, when we want to bomb them they are military targets, when they fight back they are terrorists? Do you realize how retarded that is.

Don't get me wrong, obviously I'm in no way saying it's good or ok those soldiers were killed, but they are in a warzone fighting a war and that guy is the enemy.

you don't actually expect the military of a country that's being invaded to not fight back because it's illegal do you?






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