Trigger Happy Yanks

#5
It's on the motorway to ratsh*t. I wonder how many of those former soldiers will get on the blower to members of their old platoon and say "Time to fight" ?
 
#6
This comes as no surprise.  If the Spams thought that opening fire on unarmed civilian demonstrators was inappropriate they'd have criticised the Israelis for doing it.
 
#9
The Yanks are unbelievable, do they have no restraint at all??

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Three dead in Baghdad violence
I'll see your three dead in Baghdad and raise you 24 dead civilians in Haddith:

Marine gets three months in jail for massacring two dozen civilians — RT

"Wuterich is the last of eight men tied to the November 2005 killing that left 24 Iraqis dead, including women, children and the elderly. It was announced on Monday this week that he had reached a plea with prosecutors during his military tribunal and is now expected to be sentenced as early as Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Wuterich will face a maximum of three months of confinement, the forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay and a rank demotion.

Of the other seven Marines charged with the now-notorious massacre, one was acquitted and six had their charges dismissed. Wuterich’s attorneys have been confident throughout the ordeal that he would see a similar outcome. "He's going to be glad to have it over because he knows that he'll be exonerated," lawyer Neal Puckett told National Public Radio earlier this month.

On November 19, 2005, Wuterich led a squad of men into two separate homes in the town of Haditha and opened fire on everyone in sight. Prosecutors say that a roadside bomb exploded moments before the Marines stormed the home, and were brought into hysterics by seeing a fellow soldier die in the attack. In response, they went on a rampage and for 45 minutes raided the two homes and were never faced with gunfire."


That's just sick. Storms two houses full of unarmed civilians, murders 24 men, woman, children and pensioners, and his punishment is a pay cut, a demotion and three months in the brig. All I can say is: What the actual ****?
 
#18
A couple of dozen Iraqis certainly do. I posted it on this thread because it was about trigger happy yanks. If I'd realised the thread was so old, I'd have just started a new one.
Serious question.

You are outraged that this incident resulted in not one US Marine involved jailed and one demoted. How do you feel about the Paras on Bloody Sunday not even being demoted much less jailed for their killings?

In your own time as I want to understand the Hypocrisy from your POV.

Of course I realize this will inevitably become a slag the yank for daring to ask thread, but still would love to hear the Custador reasoning
 

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