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and the article excerpt came from rollingstone.com:
Some images presented here could be quite offensive to
some viewers, which involve badly damaged body parts!]
During the first five months of last
year, a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan went on a shooting spree.
The images – more than 150 of which
have been obtained by Rolling Stone – portray a front-line culture among U.S. troops in which killing innocent civilians is seen as
a cause for celebration. “Most people within the unit disliked
the Afghan people,” one of the soldiers told Army investigators.
“Everyone would say they’re savages.”
with an Afghan child.
The photos collected by soldiers included many
shots of local children, often filed alongside images of
bloody casualties. At one point, soldiers in 3rd Platoon
talked about throwing candy out of a Stryker vehicle as
they drove through a village and shooting the children
who came running to pick up the sweets.
On January 15th, 2010, U.S.
soldiers in Bravo Company stationed near
Kandahar executed an unarmed Afghan boy
named Gul Mudin in the village of La
According to sworn statements, two soldiers –
Cpl. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. Andrew Holmes – staged the
killing to make it look like they had been under attack.
Ordering the boy to stand still, they crouched behind a
mud wall, tossed a grenade at him and opened fire from
American soldiers multi late
and abuse the dead body of an Afghan
A sign – handwritten on cardboard
fashioned from a discarded box of rations
– hangs around the dead men’s necks.
It reads: TALIBAN ARE DEAD.
According to a source in Bravo Company, who spoke
on the condition of anonymity, the men were killed by soldiers
from another platoon, which has not yet been implicated
in the scandal. “Those were some innocent farmers that
got killed,” the source says. “Their standard operating
procedure after killing dudes was to drag them up to the
side of the highway.”
The images of the body parts of the killed Afghanis
have been collected by the U.S.-government sponsored killers
A pistol found at the scene
of the helicopter strike.
Gibbs routinely collected such weapons and planted
them on the bodies of unarmed civilians they killed, in
order to frame their victim as enemy combatants. The presence
of a “drop weapon” virtually guaranteed that a shooting
would be considered a legitimate kill.
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