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    CourtTrial - US officer killed 9 children in Kandahar

    Simple question do you think the guy will be convicted by the US military court?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandahar_massacre
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    I've read a longish report about that case. The lawyer is trying to make it a case against the war. ("We can't sue him. We created him.") On the other hand, there's a cultural dissonance: We of course rely on eye-witness reports and such, while overthere they believe in authority so only the men and elders will actually testify even though they haven't even been there. Meanwhile women are not allowed to take part in such proceedings. One of the killed families' fathers is even going on a pilgrimage on the court date, thinking they would wait for him. All things combined, this will probably get that guy off the hook with a dishonorable discharge.

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    Will be hard not too, there is no outcome other than the death penalty if found guilty.
    New testimonies came to day now with the wife adding at least previously unreported (in media) information.
    I think it will take some time but that he will be found guilty and I dont even see how they can avoid the death penelty without looking incredible wrist-slap'ish.
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    I would be shocked if he weren't convicted. Yes, I think there will be a conviction.
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    Hopefully there will be one. Its hard to imagine anything else - maybe a mental institution if he snapped or something.

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    i think it's a done deal. he is a major black eye for the military, he will go down and go down hard imo. the only think keeping him from a needle is the potential case for dim cap

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    While many people like to say that people should be "responsible." Most seem to have forgotten about "accountable." Sane or insane, if he did it then he should be held accountable for his actions and found guilty. If he is insane then stick him in the nuthouse for his sentence. If he is sane then stick him in front of a firing squad. I think it is possible that he will be convicted but I couldn't say for sure that he will be.
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    He will be convicted, and he will be executed.
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    As a serving member of the military, I hope he gets the maximum jail sentence. What he did betrayed the trust of everyone around him, put other soldiers lives at risk and destroyed the lives of innocent civilians. Thanks a lot for creating more insurgents to deal with.....
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    I dislike how the recent media has been riding high on sympathy for him using his wife.

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    Just as a small note...

    The title of your topic is incorrect OP.

    The accused is not a officer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertony51 View Post
    Just as a small note...

    The title of your topic is incorrect OP.

    The accused is not a officer.
    It's also a Court Martial, is it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    It's also a Court Martial, is it not?
    Yes it is, but its pretty much the same thing. Although a civvie court would be easier on him.
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    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    It's also a Court Martial, is it not?
    Yes

    Also as another side note, even if hes sentenced to death, he will probally just live it out while in death row. The military hasn't put to death any of its deathrow members in something like 30 years.

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    So am I the only one wondering why a large amount of villagers are claiming that more than one soldier was involved? If they're lying, why are they lying? If not, is he just being scapegoated?

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    He should be thoroughly examined by psyhologist to see what his mental/cognitive state is or was at that time. Either way he should be convicted and deserve life long in jail (if he's sane) or put in a mental hospitol (if he's insane). I'm against death penalty, does not belong in modern society and it wont make anybody a better person thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    So am I the only one wondering why a large amount of villagers are claiming that more than one soldier was involved? If they're lying, why are they lying? If not, is he just being scapegoated?
    well, assuming that the villagers are being completely honest, and not on a "great satan" kick, it almost must have seemed like there were many soldiers instead of one. if one person invaded my home with a full auto i would probably think red dawn was happening.

    it is also possible (i guess) for there to be more than one party involved, but with the death penalty on the table this guy would have to be a true believer to not give them up for a deal. personally, i think he was alone (possible bias here tbh), but im pretty certain that the trials and investigations will end with him alone whether he had help or not. and these stories might persist forever, just like we still hear new shit about vietnam every once in a while

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    I skimmed over the title of this post and read that as "Kalimdor"

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    And Americans wonder why people around the world hate them.... I hope he gets the max sentence, don't need another wacky soldier on the lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dairyking101 View Post
    And Americans wonder why people around the world hate them.... I hope he gets the max sentence, don't need another wacky soldier on the lose.
    because every american is this guy. and no other country ever has any madmen or murderers.

    you do know that most americans are not pleased by this man's actions at all right? and are actually upset by them?

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