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‘Do you want to grow up to be terrorists?’: U.S. soldier under investigation for ‘disgraceful’ Facebook video of Iraqi children

UK Daily Mail [1]
May 25, 2010

A U.S. soldier is under investigation for posting a ‘disgraceful’ video on his Facebook page, taunting Iraqi children by asking if they are gay, engage in sex acts and if they would grow up to be terrorists.

The two young boys did not appear to understand the questions, which were in English, but smiled at the camera and at times flashed the ‘thumbs up’ gesture during the 30-second clip.

Spc Robert Rodriguez, based at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska, was ordered to remove the video from his site, U.S. army spokesman Major Bill Coppernoll said.

‘The incident is currently under investigation and the army will take appropriate action based on the findings of the investigation,’ he said.

It was not immediately clear if Mr Rodriguez shot the video or just posted it, Maj Coppernoll added.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1281246/US-soldiers-Facebook-video-Iraqi-children-prompts-investigation.html#ixzz0owBglCPF [2]