G.I. Tells of Ordering Execution of U...

G.I. Tells of Ordering Execution of Unarmed Iraqi

There are 741 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Feb 9, 2008, titled G.I. Tells of Ordering Execution of Unarmed Iraqi. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

A top Army sniper testified Friday in a military court that he had ordered a subordinate to kill an unarmed Iraqi man who wandered into their hiding position near Iskandariya, then planted an AK-47 rifle near the body to support his false report about the shooting.

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Since: Oct 07

Shenyang, China

#24 Feb 10, 2008
EASY MONEY wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a big deal, I've been to war and found it not to be disagreeable. The rules of engagement are bothersome though.
Shooting fish is a barrel is not very sporting. Killing civilians is not the same as war. It might be exciting and fun for some to "fight" a war against lightly armed defenders of their homelands and unarmed civilians. Personally I find is disgusting that there are such people who can hold their heads up high and have pride in themselves after "fighting" mostly unarmed civilians. If those soldiers had anything even close to honor they would be so ashamed they would put a bag over their heads and never admit that they had anything to do with the war crimes. America tends to fight those who cannot fight back, especially those who were mostly disarmed by years of sanctions.

There is nothing brave or heroic about killing unarmed civilians and terrorizing a nation. The world has come to see the true face of America. America is unquestionably the greatest superpower that has ever existed, but lately has been an aggressor and the world recognizes the USA as the greatest threat to peace. It is highly likely that an alliance of nations will rise up to stand against the tyrannical terror campaign being waged by America. There are some rather powerful nuclear nations that might join that alliance to stop the terrorists (the tyrannical rogue Police States of America). If that happens then war will not be like a walk in the park, or shooting fish in a barrel anymore. There are some nations that can fight back and are not completely at the mercy of the aggressor (the USA). It might take some of the fun out of the war for psychos who enjoy torturing defenseless and helpless people. When you and your family are on the receiving end of the "kill them all and let God sort them out" kind of warfare, it will be well deserved.

Since: Feb 08

Lexington, KY

#25 Feb 10, 2008
moving pictures destroyed Americas ability to wage war what sane person can look at the news with pictures of gut's strung across the landscape and want it to continue.they can ban cameras from a court room why not a war...in a country were suicide bombers are the norm how can you fault anyone for not taking chances...you can not expect to send 18 year old kids to war and expect perfection
Dutchmen living in franse

Bordeaux, France

#26 Feb 10, 2008
This war is not only against the terrorists; but also against the whole Moslim world who are standing by and do nothing and say nothing, just spreading their middelaged religion, in our free and democratic countrys. If a soldier of the U.S. army makes a mistake it is blown up and circulated by the redjournalist all over the world, maby they get money for it, every day the Moslim people do the most atrocities, deeds you can not dreame of, but maby its to much to give it any thoughts.

Since: Feb 08

Lexington, KY

#27 Feb 10, 2008
The king has no clothes wrote:
<quoted text>
Shooting fish is a barrel is not very sporting. Killing civilians is not the same as war. It might be exciting and fun for some to "fight" a war against lightly armed defenders of their homelands and unarmed civilians. Personally I find is disgusting that there are such people who can hold their heads up high and have pride in themselves after "fighting" mostly unarmed civilians. If those soldiers had anything even close to honor they would be so ashamed they would put a bag over their heads and never admit that they had anything to do with the war crimes. America tends to fight those who cannot fight back, especially those who were mostly disarmed by years of sanctions.
There is nothing brave or heroic about killing unarmed civilians and terrorizing a nation. The world has come to see the true face of America. America is unquestionably the greatest superpower that has ever existed, but lately has been an aggressor and the world recognizes the USA as the greatest threat to peace. It is highly likely that an alliance of nations will rise up to stand against the tyrannical terror campaign being waged by America. There are some rather powerful nuclear nations that might join that alliance to stop the terrorists (the tyrannical rogue Police States of America). If that happens then war will not be like a walk in the park, or shooting fish in a barrel anymore. There are some nations that can fight back and are not completely at the mercy of the aggressor (the USA). It might take some of the fun out of the war for psychos who enjoy torturing defenseless and helpless people. When you and your family are on the receiving end of the "kill them all and let God sort them out" kind of warfare, it will be well deserved.
Are you for real??

Since: May 07

Warner Robins, GA

#28 Feb 10, 2008
This is what happens in war. One has to wonder who the real murderer is, the individual who followed orders, the person who have the orders, or the person who sent these men to combat in an unjust war.
Think about this

Elkhart, IN

#29 Feb 10, 2008
Why is this SOLDIER on trial?
He killed a man who would have hurt him first if given the chance??????
Stop wasting our tax money on dumb s***, and let our SOLDIERS do their jobs and come back home alive.

Since: Jan 08

Lewisville, TX

#30 Feb 10, 2008
The king has no clothes wrote:
Shooting fish is a barrel is not very sporting. Killing civilians is not the same as war.
You mean kinda like Al queda did to the twin towers?
The king has no clothes wrote:
Personally I find is disgusting that there are such people who can hold their heads up high and have pride in themselves after "fighting" mostly unarmed civilians.


Lots of "unarmed civilians" in Iraq blow up car bombs and suicide bombs. Exactly how do you plan to tell the difference when your position has just been discovered by someone "supposedly" unarmed who just "happens" to come across your position?
The king has no clothes wrote:
If those soldiers had anything even close to honor they would be so ashamed they would put a bag over their heads and never admit that they had anything to do with the war crimes. America tends to fight those who cannot fight back, especially those who were mostly disarmed by years of sanctions.
There is nothing brave or heroic about killing unarmed civilians and terrorizing a nation.
You've GOT to be kidding me, right? Someone from China...with China's history is going to lecture Americans on war crimes or fighting those who can't fight back or terrorizing a nation? Please...crawl back into your hole. When you stop beating up Tibet and torturing innocent women and children over their religious beliefs, then you can talk. Til then, shut up.
The king has no clothes wrote:
The world has come to see the true face of America. America is unquestionably the greatest superpower that has ever existed, but lately has been an aggressor and the world recognizes the USA as the greatest threat to peace. It is highly likely that an alliance of nations will rise up to stand against the tyrannical terror campaign being waged by America. There are some rather powerful nuclear nations that might join that alliance to stop the terrorists (the tyrannical rogue Police States of America). If that happens then war will not be like a walk in the park, or shooting fish in a barrel anymore. There are some nations that can fight back and are not completely at the mercy of the aggressor (the USA). It might take some of the fun out of the war for psychos who enjoy torturing defenseless and helpless people. When you and your family are on the receiving end of the "kill them all and let God sort them out" kind of warfare, it will be well deserved.
And if that ever happens, and if the 'other side' ever even appears to have America in its nuclear crosshairs, you can say goodbye to the world. Because if we go down in nuclear fashion, so do we ALL.

THAT is why America steps in to make sure others don't get nukes. We've had them and we've only used them ONCE to stop a way. NOT to start one. NOT to threaten the peace of the world and NOT to end life for a single people. We will NOT, however, be the target of them and have that go unanswered.
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#31 Feb 10, 2008
Libby McCain wrote:
Liberals for Al Qaeda!
America is bad and here's one case that PROVES it.
Except it's being tried in court.
Fortunately you left-wing nutroots have no power - you'd skip the soldiers trial and convict him with the evidence you read in the NYT.
Liberalism is a sickness.
No, the sickness is always reducing everything to liberal or conservative.
FL in VT

United States

#32 Feb 10, 2008
I never realize this Iraq "thing" was such a sore subject for so many people.

LOL

“FOR SALE: used sleigh”

Since: Jan 08

West Pittsfield

#33 Feb 10, 2008
Liberals have a mental disorder.
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#34 Feb 10, 2008
Canadian Border wrote:
Get out your map, if you can focus your eyes.
You should get out your map and then get an education about Chinese weather.
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#35 Feb 10, 2008
TexasRealist wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean kinda like Al queda did to the twin towers?
And what did Iraq have to do with that? NOTHING!
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#36 Feb 10, 2008
The king has no clothes wrote:
<quoted text>
Shooting fish is a barrel is not very sporting. Killing civilians is not the same as war. It might be exciting and fun for some to "fight" a war against lightly armed defenders of their homelands and unarmed civilians. Personally I find is disgusting that there are such people who can hold their heads up high and have pride in themselves after "fighting" mostly unarmed civilians. If those soldiers had anything even close to honor they would be so ashamed they would put a bag over their heads and never admit that they had anything to do with the war crimes. America tends to fight those who cannot fight back, especially those who were mostly disarmed by years of sanctions.
There is nothing brave or heroic about killing unarmed civilians and terrorizing a nation. The world has come to see the true face of America. America is unquestionably the greatest superpower that has ever existed, but lately has been an aggressor and the world recognizes the USA as the greatest threat to peace. It is highly likely that an alliance of nations will rise up to stand against the tyrannical terror campaign being waged by America. There are some rather powerful nuclear nations that might join that alliance to stop the terrorists (the tyrannical rogue Police States of America). If that happens then war will not be like a walk in the park, or shooting fish in a barrel anymore. There are some nations that can fight back and are not completely at the mercy of the aggressor (the USA). It might take some of the fun out of the war for psychos who enjoy torturing defenseless and helpless people. When you and your family are on the receiving end of the "kill them all and let God sort them out" kind of warfare, it will be well deserved.
Why don't you take a look at your own murderous, tyrannical government. FREE TIBET! FREE HONG KONG! FREE TAIWAN!
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#37 Feb 10, 2008
Butchie wrote:
Liberals have a mental disorder.
So do conservatives.

Since: Jan 08

Bangkok, Thailand

#38 Feb 10, 2008
This is so stupid.

A US Sniper kills a civilian who could potentially be a suicide bomber. Clean kill. No pain.

Al Qaeda skins some US soldiers alive, and posts a video of it. No reaction of disgust at all. Just taken as normal

What the hell?
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#39 Feb 10, 2008
Wva gal wrote:
It makes sense that the american soldiers can't tell an enemy from a innocent !!!! It's not their fault, they are doing what they are told and protecting their life as well as they can in the process..
If this is true in this case why was an AK47 planted to make it look like a clean kill? If it was truly a case of mistaken identity then the planted weapon was unnecessary.
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#40 Feb 10, 2008
Wva gal wrote:
It is the leader of our country who is responsible for WHAT EVERY SOLDIER DOES whe in war for "he created them as murderers"
Murder is murder, period. It is every soldiers duty to disobey unlawful orders.

Since: Oct 07

Blue Earth, MN

#41 Feb 10, 2008
The king has no clothes wrote:
<quoted text>
We can agree on one point. War is a bitch. However, payback is a bigger bitch and payback will be coming. Aggressors tend to find themselves on the receiving end of the same things they dish out. The numbers are growing of nations and individuals who want the aggression against the civilians in Iraq to stop. The horror stories have galvanized much of the world. Russia now is starting to get some backbone and may become a leader in resistance against the aggressor. Russia is a toothless giant these days, but still has some nukes and ability to deliver some payloads to targets anywhere in the world. So war might be a bitch in your neighborhood some day too.
Don't be a fool. Nobody had the guts to stop the violence in Rwanda, Sudan, Liberia or Kenya. Nobody stepped in to protect the Kurds in Iraq when Saddam was in charge. Nobody prevented Syria from slaughtering the inhabitants of Hama. Nobody stopped the Chinese government from displacing hundreds of villages for the hydro-electric dam.

Do you really think anybody is going to lift a finger against the US? Your government doesn't give a crap what happens to Iraqis as long as they can get oil. Nobody cares enough to get their hands dirty and that includes you. Sit at your computer, type your sad little diatribe, and remain irrelevant.
Ben Franklin

Covington, KY

#42 Feb 10, 2008
Avatar of Truth wrote:
Al Qaeda skins some US soldiers alive, and posts a video of it. No reaction of disgust at all. Just taken as normal
Really? Where was this just taken as normal?
cory schwartz

Montréal, Canada

#43 Feb 10, 2008
i think you should get more troups so there will be no more war and im just a kid ok well i like guns and thats why i want to go in the navy,marshoul,marine,army,roya l canadian mountess,cia,fbiand last but not least the s.w.a.t.

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