Senior Defense Official: Marines Committed Murders

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  1. KenH

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    Currently on the CNN.com website as a news alert. This is shocking and a rotten shame for the 99.9% of our military personnel who do their tough work the right way:

    Senior defense official says evidence in criminal probe of deaths of about two dozen Iraqi civilians points toward conclusion that U.S. Marines committed unprovoked murders, The Associated Press reports.
     
  2. Scott J

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    Very sad indeed. Have you seen any report on the readiness of Iraqi troops to take over?
     
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    Agreed!

    As I watched several news channels last night I was extrememly saddened by what I heard...

    When the Commanding General flies to the scene to Enforce Discipline. That's very serious indeed.

    And, it appears that it was the Sergeants that instigated the murders.

    Indicating that the general moral level of people from which the Armed Forces has to choose from has fallen far indeed...

    So what do we expect from a nation who has forgotten that there is a God in heaven who sees everything...

    Sorry, I'm rambling...

    Maybe Kerry was a prophet after all...

    It didn't come true until he spoke it into existence...

    Some people do have a tendency to deliver what they think people expect of them...

    SMM
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    So what does Sen. Kerry have to do with the rogue actions of some US service personnel?
     
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    Agreed!

    As I watched several news channels last night I was extrememly saddened by what I heard...

    When the Commanding General flies to the scene to Enforce Discipline. That's very serious indeed.

    And, it appears that it was the Sergeants that instigated the murders.

    Indicating that the general moral level of people from which the Armed Forces has to choose from has fallen far indeed...

    </font>[/QUOTE]No.

    What it indicates is an angry and overly agressive response to one of their own being killed.

    It indicates nothing at all about the morale of our troops in general or even the morale of the Marines involved.
     
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    Some things to remember: You werent there. You dont know. You may never know.

    A few things to be thankful to God about.
     
  7. Magnetic Poles

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    Troops who commit atrocities should be tried and, if found guilty, sentenced. Lt. William Calley was sentenced for his part in the My Lai Massacre. Sgt. Graner and "Pointing Lyndie" England were sentenced for their part at Abu Graib. War doesn't excuse murder and torture.
     
  8. Scott J

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    For once MP, we agree.
     
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    So wait for the investigation and stop trying these guys before they see the inside of a courtroom.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Just reacting to the report. I don't think any of us are convicting them... or even want to believe that they will be convicted.
     
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    Truly sad [​IMG] that these people were killed. I hope that the Marines did not do this horrific act.
     
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    Unfortunately, it looks like at least a few of the Marines are in fact guilty of murder...

    I know we shouldn;t convict before trial...

    But, we all know how hard that can be...

    The only thing I can think of as a possible mitigating evidence is if the rounds that killed the people came from AK-47's or other known insurgeant weapons...

    Or, if, evidence can be found that the marines were in fact fired upon and were returning fire.

    Albeit in a panic, probably...

    It wouldn't be the first time the terrorists have hidden behind innocents and then disappeared into the 'mists' or war.

    But, so far, I haven't seen any indication that this is the case...

    SMM
     
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    Just because it is far easier to not resist something does not mean you shouldnt try SMM.
     
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    I agree. Of course, In John Kerry's case, he was elected Senator of Massechussetts. Stupid liberals.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Stupid bandteachers. What has Kerry got to do with this?
     
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    [​IMG]

    I was simply responding and agreeing with a previous comment. Do you also agree that all military men who commit atrocities in wartime should be prosecuted? Or do you hold to the Nuremburg and I believe Lt. Calley defense: We were only following orders.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Yes, and military women, too. The Nuremburg defense didn't stand up.

    I do think that the buck ought not to have stopped with Lt. Calley.
     
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    But you do think he should have been prosecuted, right?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I agree. Of course, In John Kerry's case, he was elected Senator of Massechussetts. Stupid liberals.

    Joseph Botwinick
    </font>[/QUOTE]I think you may be right, in fact, we will probably find out that the problem is that these particular marines (if they truly committed these murders) are all democrats. Stupid liberals. :rolleyes:
     

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