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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I love and respect the folks that put on the uniform and put their lives on the line for us, but 24-years for serial murder seems light. Then again, I haven't read up on the case, and with that will shut my yap.

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    basically they gave this kid a deal: reduced sentence in return for testifying against the others. you can bet your ass that the rest don't get off lightly. FWIW, 24 years is a pretty damn harsh sentence for a plea bargain. what would he have gotten without the deal?
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's debtable. I went to a mix branch school and there were mostly Marines in my class. The Marine barracks were next door to ours and they had their fair share of goofballs.
    This is exactly what I brought up as one of the excuses always given and why nothing will ever change for the Army. The point wasn't about everyone's share of goof balls. The point was about why the Army's goof balls wind up embarrassing the nation and causing disasters. Where the Marine Corps will have a video on 60 Minutes showing a hazing event within a Recon Platoon, the Army will have a Major shooting up a base, or soldiers committing civilian murder, or whole convoys taken prisoner, or generals being fired, or celebrity Football players getting fragged by his own, etc.


    Here's another one....

    "Gangs Spreading In The Military"

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command reported 61 gang investigations and incidents last year, compared to just 9 in 2004.

    Notice the headline - Exclusive: Gangs Spreading In The Military. It didn't state Army, even though the entire article is about the Army. It stated "military" that way we can all share in the shame.

    Exclusive: Gangs Spreading In The Military - CBS Evening News - CBS News
    I guess everyone has their share of silly goofballs. It bothers me.

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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I love and respect the folks that put on the uniform and put their lives on the line for us, but 24-years for serial murder seems light.
    They stopped serving our nation the moment they planned and carried out their plan. They stopped respecting their fellow soldier the moment they maliciously made it harder for those who have their honor to continue the mission.

    How much respect should we have for a dirty cop? No need to respect them anymore once they betray what they are supposed to be.
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    Re: Soldier gets 24 years for killing Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    This is exactly what I brought up as one of the excuses always given and why nothing will ever change for the Army. The point wasn't about everyone's share of goof balls. The point was about why the Army's goof balls wind up embarrassing the nation and causing disasters. Where the Marine Corps will have a video on 60 Minutes showing a hazing event within a Recon Platoon, the Army will have a Major shooting up a base, or soldiers committing civilian murder, or whole convoys taken prisoner, or generals being fired, or celebrity Football players getting fragged by his own, etc.


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    I guess everyone has their share of silly goofballs. It bothers me.
    There are 240,000 Marines and over a million Army personel. It doesn't take a degree in astro physics to figger out that there are going to be way more stories about Army assholes than Marine assholes. The Army's reserve components alone are twice the size of the Marine Corps. It has more to do with statistical probabilities, not the quality of the branch of service.

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