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Date: 13 Feb 2009 07:16:34
From: risky biz
Subject: Something for Americans to be proud of
"The U.S. Army dropped charges of conspiracy to commit premeditated murder
against a soldier in the deaths of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis in
2007.

In a brief statement Thursday, the Army said charges against Staff Sgt.
Jess Cunningham of Bakersfield, California, had been withdrawn and
dismissed.

No reason was given and the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training
Command did not elaborate.

The charges stemmed from an incident between March 10 and April 16, 2007,
in which the four Iraqi prisoners were allegedly bound, blindfolded, shot
in the head and dumped in a Baghdad canal."
http://wire.antiwar.com/2009/02/12/us-army-drops-charges-against-soldier-in-killings/

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Date: 14 Feb 2009 00:20:58
From: Joe Long
Subject: Re: Something for Americans to be proud of
risky biz wrote:
> "The U.S. Army dropped charges of conspiracy to commit premeditated murder
> against a soldier in the deaths of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis in
> 2007.
>
> In a brief statement Thursday, the Army said charges against Staff Sgt.
> Jess Cunningham of Bakersfield, California, had been withdrawn and
> dismissed.
>
> No reason was given and the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training
> Command did not elaborate.
>
> The charges stemmed from an incident between March 10 and April 16, 2007,
> in which the four Iraqi prisoners were allegedly bound, blindfolded, shot
> in the head and dumped in a Baghdad canal."
> http://wire.antiwar.com/2009/02/12/us-army-drops-charges-against-soldier-in-killings/

Can you not even conceive the possibility that the charges were dropped
because there wasn't enough evidence to convict? Let alone conceive the
possibility that this soldier may be innocent of the charge?

I notice that you didn't mention that two soldiers have been convicted
and sentenced to prison, and others are still awaiting trial. No, you
just quiver with outrage that charges were dropped against one.


--
Joe Long aka ChipRider
Somewhere on the Range


  
Date: 15 Feb 2009 06:27:01
From: risky biz
Subject: Re: Something for Americans to be proud of
On Feb 14 2009 12:20 AM, Joe Long wrote:

> risky biz wrote:
> > "The U.S. Army dropped charges of conspiracy to commit premeditated murder
> > against a soldier in the deaths of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis in
> > 2007.
> >
> > In a brief statement Thursday, the Army said charges against Staff Sgt.
> > Jess Cunningham of Bakersfield, California, had been withdrawn and
> > dismissed.
> >
> > No reason was given and the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training
> > Command did not elaborate.
> >
> > The charges stemmed from an incident between March 10 and April 16, 2007,
> > in which the four Iraqi prisoners were allegedly bound, blindfolded, shot
> > in the head and dumped in a Baghdad canal."
> >
http://wire.antiwar.com/2009/02/12/us-army-drops-charges-against-soldier-in-killings/
>
> Can you not even conceive the possibility that the charges were dropped
> because there wasn't enough evidence to convict? Let alone conceive the
> possibility that this soldier may be innocent of the charge?
>
> I notice that you didn't mention that two soldiers have been convicted
> and sentenced to prison, and others are still awaiting trial. No, you
> just quiver with outrage that charges were dropped against one.

I posted this for your benefit, Long. I knew that you would quiver with
pride when you read that our gazillion dollar military murders blindfolded
prisoners in cold blood.

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Date: 15 Feb 2009 10:08:03
From: James L. Hankins
Subject: Re: Something for Americans to be proud of

"risky biz" <risky-biz@sbcglobal.net > wrote in message
news:lall66xfng.ln2@recgroups.com...


> I posted this for your benefit, Long. I knew that you would quiver with
> pride when you read that our gazillion dollar military murders blindfolded
> prisoners in cold blood.


The article said that it was alleged to have happened that way, not that it
was conclusively proven to have happened that way. If all charges were
dismissed, then I suspect there is a great degree of likelihood that it
didn't happen that way. There is nothing in the article you posted that
would indicate any criminal action on any part of the accused military
personnel (in fact, it suggests that they were exonerated, but doesn't
explain why).

The point being, I don't think anyone here (including you) knows the true
story, but that doesn't stop you from posting it as true to illustrate that
in your mind apparently the men and women of the U.S. military are evil
killers. But you even managed to fuck that up, too, you dishonest shit.




    
Date: 15 Feb 2009 09:14:46
From: risky biz
Subject: Re: Something for Americans to be proud of
On Feb 15 2009 9:08 AM, James L. Hankins wrote:

> "risky biz" <risky-biz@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:lall66xfng.ln2@recgroups.com...
>
>
> > I posted this for your benefit, Long. I knew that you would quiver with
> > pride when you read that our gazillion dollar military murders blindfolded
> > prisoners in cold blood.
>
>
> The article said that it was alleged to have happened that way, not that it
> was conclusively proven to have happened that way. If all charges were
> dismissed, then I suspect there is a great degree of likelihood that it
> didn't happen that way. There is nothing in the article you posted that
> would indicate any criminal action on any part of the accused military
> personnel (in fact, it suggests that they were exonerated, but doesn't
> explain why).
>
> The point being, I don't think anyone here (including you) knows the true
> story, but that doesn't stop you from posting it as true to illustrate that
> in your mind apparently the men and women of the U.S. military are evil
> killers. But you even managed to fuck that up, too, you dishonest shit.

Try reading it, you stupid fuck:

"Other soldiers allegedly involved in the incident are awaiting
court-martial, while two have already been sentenced to prison."

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