American officials say that a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan walked off a base in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning and began shooting at civilians in their homes in the southern province of Kandahar. … As things look right now, Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson said at a news conference, the shooting spree “looks very much like an individual act.” The AP reports that outraged villagers want the U.S. to hand over the detained soldier, but Jacobson made it clear that the investigation will be on American terms.
If it were an Afghan who was on American soil who murdered Americans and the Afghan’s wanted to try him, that wouldn’t fly would it. When he decided to act illegally he decided to put himself into the hands of the justice system of the community he invaded. He killed innocent civilians viciously- he should be handed over to the police.
“This, of course, is a legal case,” Jacobson said. “He is a U.S. soldier and it will fall to the United States authorities to investigate this case, but obviously ISAF is doing what is possible at the moment to deal with the consequences.”
That’s nonsense. It’s another example of the US Military doing an injustice. It’s imperialism. No one can be surprised that Americans are hated when they see this kind of thing happen.
- Reid: Afghanistan shooting ‘was absolutely wrong’ (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- That’s Mass Murder (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- American Soldier Charged In Shooting Of Civilians In Afghanistan (mediaite.com)
- U.S. Soldier Kills up to 16 Afghan Civilians (blippitt.com)