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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I am sure SSgt Bales will end up on death row eventually.
    If the comments on this forum are any indication, I'd say that's very doubtful.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    This one merits an apology from Obama.



    Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians
    Didn't he already apologize for this?

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    If the comments on this forum are any indication, I'd say that's very doubtful.
    Of Course... the poor thing has post traumatic stress, he must.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    the thing that drives me nuts about this search for an 'excuse' is what an insult it is to every soldier who faces the hell of war and doesn't go off and murder civilians to relieve the 'stress'.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    the thing that drives me nuts about this search for an 'excuse' is what an insult it is to every soldier who faces the hell of war and doesn't go off and murder civilians to relieve the 'stress'.
    Still unfamiliar with the quote system?

    Perhaps rather than an "excuse" people are looking for a reason, probably in order that this sort of tragedy doesn't happen again.

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    I find these incidents mind boggling. I have deployed 4 times to that region since 9-11 three of those in special operations. I have endured the conditions they do and have lost battle buddies. I have yet to go on a rampage or even consider it.

    There are armies of chaplains and psychologist to talk to if you are having problems coping, last deployment I even saw little "time out compounds" where soldiers could be sent for some downtime after being in a serious incident.

    While I sympathize with these guys and understand the stress of battle and losing buddies, it does not justify these actions.

    We have done lots of good in these areas building schools, providing medical care, helping communities get their water, lights, food etc, but it always seems to get drowned out by this kind of stuff.

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