Law Forum : US soldier admits killing unarmed Afghans for sport

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  1. RAPTOR

    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Jeremy Morlock, 23, tells US military court he was part of a 'kill team' that faked combat situations to murder Afghan civilians.

    An American soldier has pleaded guilty to being part of a "kill team" who deliberately murdered
    Afghan civilians for sport last year.

    Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock, 23, told a military court he had helped to kill three unarmed
    Afghans. "The plan was to kill people, sir," he told an army judge in Fort Lea, near Seattle, after his
    plea.

    The case has caused outraged headlines around the world. In a series of videotaped confessions to
    investigators, some of which have been broadcast on American television, Morlock detailed how he
    and other members of his Stryker brigade set up and faked combat situations so that they could kill
    civilians who posed no threat to them. Four other soldiers are still to come to trial over the incidents.

    The case is a PR disaster for America's military and has been compared to the notorious incidents of
    torture that emerged from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This week the German magazine Der Spiegel
    published three pictures that showed American soldiers, including Morlock, posing with the corpse of a young Afghan boy as if it were a hunting trophy.

    Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/mar/23/us-soldier-admits-killing-afghans
     
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    Oh come on... this stuff doesn't happen... the Good Ole Boys wouldn't dare do anything like this in a war.
    They would only kill those that need to be killed, right?

    I mean, the civilians could have been a potential threat down the line you know...
    Though I wonder if he counted his kills like the "American Sniper"... because we should celebrate the best killers.
    (all of the above was slight sarcasm... have to post disclaimers for some reason)

    Kill Team






    Movie snippets:


    This has been going on for years, specifically in Afghanistan.
    Seen numerous videos in the 2002-2006 range of killings where the soldiers were laughing and having so much fun after targeting civilians walking in the street... snipers and also from Apache helicopters.

    But what's wrong with killing people when you are given a license to kill people?
    This one above is a genuine question.

    Shouldn't the military embrace their "monsters" just like they embrace their "heroes".
    So what if those Afghans had a few victims of collateral damage? <--- (sarcasm again)
     
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    It's the amerikkkan way. Police do it right here
     
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    Major reason the "powers that be" seem to be openly disgusted by these actions, is because these guys got caught doing it.

    Other wise, the code of silence applies in both civilian and military operations. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    These guys would probably be labeled as unpatriotic, simply because they were caught doing what they were trained and at times commanded to do.

    Watch the entire clip below...

    Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq


    Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com


    If it looks like you have a weapon, you die... sound familiar?

    "RPGs" - Zoom Cameras?
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    Also notice at around the 5:18 marker this can be heard"

    "God dammit Kyle"

    "All right, hahaha, I hit 'em"
    "All right, I'm just trying to find targets again"


    upload_2015-3-23_15-36-11.png


    Could this have been the "American Sniper", Chris Kyle?
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    Were they flying around in choppers taking out anyone that appeared to have weapons, eager and itching to pull the trigger with joy?
     
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