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Rockntractor
03-12-2012, 08:26 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan on Sunday was treated for traumatic brain injury after being in a vehicle that rolled over in Iraq in 2010, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was premature to state whether there was any link between the 2010 injury and the Afghanistan incident.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-withholds-soldiers-name-afghan-shooting-172025297.html

AmPat
03-12-2012, 09:56 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan on Sunday was treated for traumatic brain injury after being in a vehicle that rolled over in Iraq in 2010, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was premature to state whether there was any link between the 2010 injury and the Afghanistan incident.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-withholds-soldiers-name-afghan-shooting-172025297.html

There are two groups that come to mind that this won't matter to:
Moose-Limbs and American Liberals. Just wait for it and you'll see.:popcorn:

Rockntractor
03-12-2012, 09:57 PM
There are two groups that come to mind that this won't matter to:
Moose-Limbs and American Liberals. Just wait for it and you'll see.:popcorn:

My question to this is why was he still serving if this is true?

AmPat
03-12-2012, 10:30 PM
My question to this is why was he still serving if this is true?

The Army, just like any huge bureaucracy, usually makes changes post-incident. My experience is that when something happens, there follows an investigation followed by recommendations. Those recommendations don't necessarily fix the problem, but it does give the appearance of "doing something."

I suspect the army will investigate and recommend "prohibiting TBI Soldiers from combat zones."

Novaheart
03-12-2012, 11:54 PM
And that is why a US soldier should not be turned over to civilian "authorities" for acts in uniform, ever.

The issue I have with the Americans calling for his prosecution (and presumptive conviction) is that they think that we should allow a vassal state to try an American soldier. Have they lost their fucking minds? We are Rome, we don't let vassals try Roman citizens.

Rockntractor
03-12-2012, 11:55 PM
And that is why a US soldier should not be turned over to civilian "authorities" for acts in uniform, ever.

The issue I have with the Americans calling for his prosecution (and presumptive conviction) is that they think that we should allow a vassal state to try an American soldier. Have they lost their fucking minds? We are Rome, we don't let vassals try Roman citizens.

The problem is chicken little is the emperor.

Novaheart
03-12-2012, 11:58 PM
The problem is chicken little is the emperor.

Sometimes I think we need an emperor.

Odysseus
03-13-2012, 12:06 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan on Sunday was treated for traumatic brain injury after being in a vehicle that rolled over in Iraq in 2010, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was premature to state whether there was any link between the 2010 injury and the Afghanistan incident.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-withholds-soldiers-name-afghan-shooting-172025297.html

That may be a mitigating factor, and the court martial will take it into account.

Lanie
03-13-2012, 03:55 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan on Sunday was treated for traumatic brain injury after being in a vehicle that rolled over in Iraq in 2010, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was premature to state whether there was any link between the 2010 injury and the Afghanistan incident.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-withholds-soldiers-name-afghan-shooting-172025297.html


Okay, that right there makes me think he shouldn't get the death penalty as somebody suggested or even necessarily life in prison. We're not sure what state his mind was in. :(

txradioguy
03-14-2012, 12:56 AM
Okay, that right there makes me think he shouldn't get the death penalty as somebody suggested or even necessarily life in prison. We're not sure what state his mind was in. :(

:rolleyes:

m00
03-14-2012, 01:06 AM
Sometimes I think we need an emperor.

no. :smile-new:

txradioguy
03-14-2012, 03:47 AM
no. :smile-new:

Libtards like Nova only wish for that when a Socialist Democrat is in office. When there is a Republican in office they point fingers and make accusations of dictatorial acts (Like an Emperor) and call for that person to be arrested for subverting the Constitution.

The Liberal double standard is in full view with Nova's little wish.

Odysseus
03-14-2012, 10:49 AM
Sometimes I think we need an emperor.

No, we don't. We had that option, and George Washington refused to take us up on it. OTOH, Rome took that option at the end of the Republic, and spent the next several decades fighting civil wars. We don't need emperors, kings, czars or fuhrers, we just need to govern ourselves, and if we can't do that, then no tyrant will make it any better.