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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Sometimes, in a war zone, where the enemy doesn't wear uniforms, it can be difficult to tell enemy soldiers and civilians apart. I believe that this is part of the reason that so many civilians are dying. But hunting Afghans for sport and collecting trophies? This is sick. These are the kinds of soldiers who, when returning home, could very well not be able to turn it off, and become serial killers.

    My remedy? Treat them for their illness, then give them life in prison, along with a dishonorable discharge.
    Knowing more than a few Nam vets, I don't find it hard to imagine this being done by guys that would be perfectly fine at home. War is horrific. Not being sure who the enemy is 24/7 must be terrifying. Every civie is suspect. If you've ever watched a couple of your buddies blown up by a terrorist bomber dressed as a farmer, I'd imagine you'd see a terrorist bomber behind every farmer outfit. It's no stretch of the imagination to think these accusations have basis in fact. And it's no stretch of the imagination to think that our fine young men get to a fear point where they're easily able to dehumanize the enemy.

    Regardless, it can't be tolerated. And if these guys did this, we need to make an example of them. War is hell, yes?
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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    This is why there is a day of judgement....

    and this is also why i spit on john lennon for singing, "imagine there's no heaven"...

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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I'd be interested in why the Guardian is suddenly jumping on the story. Seems this has been in the news for at least a couple of months:
    Wasilla soldier charged with murder, assault: Afghanistan | adn.com
    Local News | Stryker soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Afghan civilians | Seattle Times Newspaper
    well clearly not enough as no one else on this thread had heard about it, so much so that some thought it was made up. We have soldiers dying in Afghanistan. What happens there is of importance to us.
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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    well clearly not enough as no one else on this thread had heard about it, so much so that some thought it was made up. We have soldiers dying in Afghanistan. What happens there is of importance to us.
    I edited my previous post - the new piece of info just released yesterday is the part about some of them keeping body parts:
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058973854

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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies' | World news | The Guardian



    If true, I hope they fry... the are a disgrace to the US military and the US as a whole.

    Agreed. If they did it, they need to fry for it.

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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Hanged, you mean.
    Whatever, dude!

    I suspect a very long stay at a certain disciplinary barracks in Kansas is in these boys' near future.
    So, you got your mind made up that they're guilty? 'Nuff said?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you got your mind made up that they're guilty? 'Nuff said?
    No, innocent until proven guilty. However, based upon the evidence available, it doesn't look so good. But this is why we have investigations.

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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's basis for an investigation, but no basis for any formal charges against those soldiers.

    Let's be careful and not get all John Murtha about this.
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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies' | World news | The Guardian



    If true, I hope they fry... the are a disgrace to the US military and the US as a whole.
    You mean they are not all heroes? The media told me everyone that serves is a hero! They lied to me.

    Seriously having served in uniform there's always a few POS that make the rest of us look bad. That and redeploying them over and over can make monsters out of some men.

    My satire on the word hero is due to the fact that is has been way overused by the media in the latest two wars.

    My dad came back from Vietnam and Cambodia was was spat on. Now EVERYONE that puts on a uniform is a hero. Really cheapens the word.

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    Re: US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    No, innocent until proven guilty. However, based upon the evidence available, it doesn't look so good. But this is why we have investigations.
    A newspaper article is evidence? For real?!?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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