'Death Squad': Full horror emerges of how rogue U.S. brigade murdered and mutilated

Apr 2010
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mutilated innocent Afghan civilians - and kept their body parts as trophies


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Rolling Stone reveals how U.S. troops murdered Afghan civilians
Soldiers cut off 15-year-old boy's finger and kept it as trophy
Video captures U.S. troops cheering as airstrike kills two Afghan civilian

Read more: Shocking video shows U.S. troops cheering as airstrike blows up Afghan civilians | Mail Online

Shocking new details emerged today of how American soldiers formed a 'death squad' to randomly murder Afghan civilians and mutilate their corpses.
An investigation by Rolling Stone magazine details how senior officers failed to stop troops killing Afghans and keeping their body parts as trophies.
In one horrific episode, the magazine claims troops chopped off a dead Afghan boy's finger and later used it as 'gambling chip' in a game of cards.

The damning dossier is likely to prove to be highly damaging for the Army still reeling from last week's revelations about the brutal acts of violence carried out by the notorious 'death squad'.



Come on, really?


 

Nemowork

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Jan 2011
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South of the barcodes
Sorry, is that a critique of the standard of sensationalised reporting or the stupidity of a group of soldiers who went rogue and then provided evidence of it for their own conviction?
 
Oct 2009
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Ontario, Canada
'Death Squad': Full horror emerges of how rogue U.S. brigade murdered and mutilated innocent Afghan civilians - and kept their body parts as trophies

Brigade?! It was five soldiers.


    1. A military unit consisting of a variable number of combat battalions or regiments.
    2. A U.S. Army administrative and tactical unit composed of a headquarters unit, at least one unit of infantry or armor or both, and designated support units. A brigade can be commanded by a brigadier general or by a colonel.
  • A group of persons organized for a specific purpose: formed a bucket brigade to carry water to the fire.
It does illustrate how the newspapers use words in manipulative ways. They can say that they used the more ambiguous 2nd definition of the word brigade but it's obvious they chose the word because it could be interpreted as meaning something different. In this case the word brigade carries with it the sense that this was an organized thing with large numbers of soldiers involved even though it actually wasn't.
 

Sankari

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Mar 2011
3,340
6th Century Constantinople
Is this really news? Considering what they did in Vietnam and Iraq, it's hardly surprising.
 

Crystal Rainbow

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Feb 2011
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Cumbernauld Scotland
Is this really news? Considering what they did in Vietnam and Iraq, it's hardly surprising.
Hi I totally agree with you I am more of a campaigner for peace for years, this is just the ugly face of war that keeps on happening all the time. I would love to see this attitude that rears its ugly face to become history and never happen again. Heres to hoping
 

Spartacuss

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Jul 2010
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Georgia, USA
shouldn't they have turned in the soldiers to Afghan authorities?
As far as I know, the US has made it clear to Afganistan and Iraq governments that no US personel will be detained or prosecuted by those governments. The US also does not recognize jurisdiction of the World Court or the Hague Tribunals over US military or government officials. Selective prosecutions by the US Army will take place.

Edit: Hopefully, our friend Carlisle Blue will drop in and expand on this. He has much experience winding his way through such subjects.
 

scholar

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Apr 2010
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In the Western Hemisphere
This happens in every war, in every country, you should see some of the stuff that's going on in Africa. Too bad no one really cares about Africa, only maintaining the image of an evil United States killing civilians world wide just for the hell of it.

...also, it's from the mail.
 

Sargon of Akkad

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Jun 2009
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Glorious England
Wow, great way of brushing off atrocities committed by the US. You know its about the way you try to present yourselves, right?
 

sturm

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Jul 2009
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Bulgaria
Those soldiers are disgrace for the army of the United States, what they did is against the principles of US, and any american who claims otherwise or tries to excuse those soldiers is actually pissing over those principles, and over its own army.

Lets not jump here at the americans, because yes such attoricities were commited in every single war regardless if it was british, french, germans russians who have done it, but such people must be persecuted by the law, and as many US soldiers those will most likely be send to a US military court and sentenced for what they did.
The acts that those soldiers commited can't and shouldn't reflect over the whole US army, let alone over the US people.