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Last edited by Laila; 09-09-10 at 02:33 PM.
To address the article, it's probably bull****. 99% of these cockamamy accusations against American troops have turned out to be just that, since we first went to war against the Muslim terrorists.
It's like the story that came out several years ago--2006-07?--where American troops burned the bodies of Taliban fighters. It was billed as some kind of insult to Islam and an atrocity and blah, blah, blah. When the real story came out, the bodies were burned for hygene reasons, plus they were stinking up the whole outpost and the soldiers weren't able to bury the bodies, nor evacuate them; so there was only one thing to do.
I'm sure the real story is somewhere out there about this incident, I just hope we get to hear it.
One of the soldiers' parents are claiming they knew this was going on and tried several times to get the Army to do something about it:
The Associated Press: Soldier's father: Army was warned of murder plotThe father of a U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan says he tried nearly a half dozen times to pass an urgent message from his son to the Army: Troops in his unit had murdered an Afghan civilian, planned more killings and threatened him to keep quiet about it.
By the time officials arrested suspects months later, two more Afghans were dead.
And much to Christopher Winfield's horror, his son Adam was among the five Fort Lewis-based soldiers charged in the killings.
The elder Winfield told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that his son did not kill the unarmed man and would never have been in the situation if the Army had investigated the warnings he says he passed along to Fort Lewis.
One of the soldiers was apparently from Wasilla. What are the odds that the media will avoid making some sort of connection with Sarah Palin?