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Originally posted by Petest205
I disagree when people say that the soldier should be handed over to the Afghan authorities, for the following reasons;
1. He'd be dead in a couple of days
2. We need to learn what triggered this event, so that new measures can be put into place to help soldiers who are close to boiling point on Op tours.
3. After handing him over, what would that mean for the guys blamed for collateral damage? Would they have to be handed over too?…
In the 1991 Gulf War, nine British soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers were killed when a USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II attacked a group of two Warrior IFVs. Public controversy arose after US military authorities refused to allow USAF pilots to give evidence at a 1992 British inquest into the deaths, saying that they had already supplied all the relevant information. The inquest jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing. The families of those killed accused the United States of 'double standards' after three US military officers were reprimanded for negligence after a separate incident involving the similar death of a US soldier. Tammy Groves, solicitor for the families, said: 'We have been denied any inquiry in the US; there have been no reprimands; and the pilots have not been named. The contrast could not be greater.' Anne Leech, whose son was one of the British soldiers killed, said: 'They are supposed to be a friendly country, but it shows it only goes as far as they want it to ... Unless people are made accountable for what they do in these situations it will continue to happen.
Originally posted by dayve
does this make us the terrorist now? paybacks a b*tch aint it
No reaction to the Afghan night raid info.
No reaction to the reports of multiple drunk soldiers.
No reaction to the impossibility of a soldier leaving the base without being noticed.
It seems to be quite clear that ATS is not interested in the truth when US nationalism and the MSM can mask it.
Do you think he was alone, a malingerer of a group or the Fall Guy?
I'd also like soldier's opinions on him walking the 3km to the furthest house and back, by himself at night.
Yes, actually they could have been intoxicated.
You say it is impossible because it requires too much planning, communication, etc.
When I arrived in Afghanistan the unit we were attached to currently had two soldiers in trouble(reduced rank) for drinking alcohol while deployed.
You obviously don't know what you are talking about, soldiers drinking over there definately happens.
Originally posted by alienones
Everyone will blast me for saying this, but it's better to get them now then when we strap a bomb on themselfs or when we get a hold of a weapon and start shooting some of our soldiers. Just my thinking.
I never once said that a drunk carried out these actions, the only thing I came to let people know is that YES people do drink while deployed.
Too many people are here claiming to know what they are talking about, saying it doesn't happen because its too hard to get, and it's not allowed.
This the part where you seperate each of my sentences and type 'yes' or 'no.'...