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    The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians ...

    .. and posed with their dead bodies.

    Afghan Abu Ghraib ... except worse :/
    The images are repulsive. A group of rogue US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians and then posed with their bodies. On Monday, SPIEGEL published some of the photos -- and the US military responded promptly with an apology. Still, NATO fears that reactions in Afghanistan could be violent.

    The United States and NATO are concerned that reactions could be intense to the publication of images documenting killings committed by US soldiers in Afghanistan. The images appeared in the most recent edition of SPIEGEL, which hit the newsstands on Monday.
    Wouldn't blame Afghans if they got violent against the Soldiers. Some of the photos are just horrible and just imagine ... there was 4,000 found.

    I'm not even going to post the photos. It should be in the link.
    The 'Kill Team' Images: US Army Apologizes for Horrific Photos from Afghanistan - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

    I don't know which bit is the worst part. The idea the photos were attempted to be hidden by the US or the apology only came when they got leaked

    Edit: Please merge if a thread has already been made on it. Couldn't see it on BN
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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    From the article it is apparent that the investigation and prosecution are well under way. Considering the events happened barely a year ago, that shows that the US has been working hard to see justice done. I promise you that the US military and government not only do not condone the behavior, but are even more pissed by it than most people, including the arab world. The military prides itself on it's professionalism, and people who do things like this make the whole military look bad.

    There is no justification for what those soldiers did if the accusations in the article are true. However, there is also no misdeeds on the part of the military as a whole or US government in this event.
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    I have always wondered how Americans can commit this kind of atrocity.

    I would like to see pictures of the troops involved, just to see if any look like they might be or might have been gangbangers. I can't see it being semi normal young Americans it just doesn't compute.

    This is not about race it's about mental states, because gangs come in all colors and races.

    I have seen a few of the pictures and they are sickening.
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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    So, let me get this straight. You send people somewhere for the sole purpose of killing people, then you're angry when they kill people outside of your preferred manner of killing, and when they kill the people you haven't designated okay to kill. This all comes from a society that says killing is wrong...
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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    So, let me get this straight. You send people somewhere for the sole purpose of killing people, then you're angry when they kill people outside of your preferred manner of killing, and when they kill the people you haven't designated okay to kill. This all comes from a society that says killing is wrong...
    Military society is based on a strong set of rules to prevent chaos and atrocities.
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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I don't know which bit is the worst part. The idea the photos were attempted to be hidden by the US or the apology only came when they got leaked
    12 rogue US soldiers face courts-martial...

    In a statement released by Colonel Thomas Collins, the US Army, which is currently preparing a court martial to try a total of 12 suspects in connection with the killings, apologized for the suffering the photos have caused. The actions depicted in the photos, the statement read, are "repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States."

    The suspected perpetrators are part of a group of US soldiers accused of several killings. Their court martials are expected to start soon. The photos, the army statement said, stand "in stark contrast to the discipline, professionalism and respect that have characterized our soldiers' performance during nearly 10 years of sustained operations."

    The 12 men are also facing further charges of desecration of corpses, illegal possession of photos of corpses, drug abuse and acts of bodily injury against comrades.
    Just guessing here, but I would speculate that drug abuse played a major part in this. Afghanistan and heroin are synonymous. In addition, some soldiers take stimulants such as Dexedrine to satisfy time-demands in remote posts that are understaffed.

    Not excusing it at all though. This is murder, and these killers should be prosecuted to the fullest extent by the US military.

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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    So, let me get this straight. You send people somewhere for the sole purpose of killing people, then you're angry when they kill people outside of your preferred manner of killing, and when they kill the people you haven't designated okay to kill. This all comes from a society that says killing is wrong...
    I agree with your icon that you are confused. Killing civilians for the hell of it is never permissible and I have to believe you are old enough to know that.

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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    So....what are we debating here?

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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why are we debating **** like this? What the **** is there to debate about it. All this thread is for, is a so liberal can kick the military in the teeth and that is all it's for. Tell me what's here to discuss.
    There is nothing debatable here. It seems to me that the main intent of the OP is to demonize the US military.

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    Re: The 'Kill Team' Images--US Army soldiers in Afghanistan killed innocent civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    There is nothing debatable here. It seems to me that the main intent of the OP is to demonize the US military.
    I wonder if he notices the first person to defend the military and the US in this was...a liberal.
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