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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:38 PM

Bales to be charged with murder in Afghan killings

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Source: AP

A U.S. official says Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan villagers.

The official says charges against Bales also include six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault and other violations of military law. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the charges had not been announced.

The 38-year-old soldier allegedly gunned down nine Afghan children and eight adults as they slept in their homes in two southern villages.


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I do not have words to express my feelings right now.............

Soldier faces 17 murder counts in Afghanistan massacre.... http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bales-charges-20120324,0,2359394.story?track=rss

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Dont call me Shirley Mar 2012 #1
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FirstLight Mar 2012 #3

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:40 PM

1. And what abou the other 14-19 participants?

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:20 PM

2. That's what I'd like to know too.

I wonder how long it will be before the true story of this massacre gets told by our domestic media.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. +1000

the military will do it's best to pin this on one lone crazy person, never to admit that there is a atmosphere of mercenary-style tactics going on.

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