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Murder in AfghanistanDebbie Menon for Salem-News.com
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales named as suspect in Afghanistan massacre.
(MELBOURNE) - The revelation of Sgt. Bales’ identity comes (The Lookout) after criticism from Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the lack of U.S. cooperation in investigating the massacre. Karzai also questioned whether just one American soldier was involved.
I guess the Sgt. Bales identity has broken and is all over the web and Front Pages by now. (This Ain’t Hell)
This is a massive coverup for negligent failure of leadership, and an attempt to hide a major control and command problem in a runaway renegade Army which is operating on the verge of “out of control” and “out of command.”
In his exchange with President Obama, President Karzai mentions that Obama asked him whether he had “seen the video.” “The Video” which the US Army claims came from the security cameras at the “Fort” showing evidence of the “lone, single perpetrator of the murders” surrendering with his hands in the air to the sentries as he returned to the gate.
As if it proved anything, Karzai responded by questioning the legitimacy of the video as a forgery or staged video.
He said, and I paraphrase, that when he asserted to Obama that he had evidence that more than one man did the jobs, that Obama became upset, impatient and terse with him, and belligerently asked had he not seen “the evidence” (of the one man scenario) in the security video from the CCTV cameras at the gate, to which he replied, “You mean the alleged video?”
It is unlikely that anyone in the general public will ever see the video inasmuch as every time the US or Israel has tried to use videos to prove an event they have always fallen apart under technological examination as forgeries. And, you can wager that, if you ever get to see this one, the features of the “individual” will be too obscure to make positive identity possible.
Against this “evidence,” Karzai has the testimony of a large number of people who were witnesses at the scene of the murders.
Honestly, I would believe any Afghan, however incredible his story, before I would believe anything uttered by a lackey of the DOD or the IDF for that matter. It is a case of proven liars versus innocent victims.
Special thanks to MyCatBirdSeat.com
About the author: Debbie Menon is a freelance writer based in Dubai. Her articles have been featured in several print and online publications. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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