- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Members of U.S. platoon in Afghanistan accused of killing civilians for sport
Posted By admin On September 19, 2010 @ 4:30 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
Washington Post 
Sept 19, 2010
AT JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WASH. The U.S. soldiers hatched a plan as simple as it was savage: to randomly target and kill an Afghan civilian, and to get away with it.
For weeks, according to Army charging documents, rogue members of a platoon from the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, floated the idea. Then, one day last winter, a solitary Afghan man approached them in the village of La Mohammed Kalay. The “kill team” activated the plan.
One soldier created a ruse that they were under attack, tossing a fragmentary grenade on the ground. Then others opened fire.
According to charging documents, the unprovoked, fatal attack on Jan. 15 was the start of a months-long shooting spree against Afghan civilians that resulted in some of the grisliest allegations against American soldiers since the U.S. invasion in 2001. Members of the platoon have been charged with dismembering and photographing corpses, as well as hoarding a skull and other human bones.
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/members-of-u-s-platoon-in-afghanistan-accused-of-killing-civilians-for-sport.html
URLs in this post:
 Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/18/AR2010091803935.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR
 Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com//index.html?aid=14&adid=43
 Image: http://infowars-shop.stores.yahoo.net/post4rioffe.html
 Drugged soldier recorded describing the killing of Afghan civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drugged-soldier-recorded-describing-the-killing-of-afghan-civilians.html
 Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/killing-civilians-in-afghanistan-is-terrorism.html
 Afghanistan’s Karzai gives U.S. final warning: stop killing civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan%e2%80%99s-karzai-gives-u-s-final-warning-stop-killing-civilians.html
 Whose Hands? Whose Blood? Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/whose-hands-whose-blood-killing-civilians-in-afghanistan-and-iraq.html
 US Army ‘kill team’ in Afghanistan posed for photos of murdered civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-army-kill-team-in-afghanistan-posed-for-photos-of-murdered-civilians.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.