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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:08 PM

Army Seeks Death Penalty in Afghan Massacre Case

Source: AP

By By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press
SEATTLE December 19, 2012 (AP)
The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids in March.

The announcement followed a pretrial hearing last month for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 39, who faces premeditated murder and other charges in the attack on two villages in southern Afghanistan.

Prosecutors said Bales, who grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Norwood, Ohio, left his remote base in southern Afghanistan early on March 11, attacked one village, returned to the base, and then slipped away again to attack another nearby compound. Of the 16 people killed, nine were children.

No date has been set for Bales' court martial, which will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. Not making any claims about relevance to this case, obviously, but wondering what the facts are.

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December 19, 2012


Lariam may be familiar to AoA readers as Dan Olmsted has written some exclusive and extensive articles on its dangers in the military. Eg. http://www.ageofautism.com/2012/03/huffpo-.html

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Dan Olmsted is Editor of AgeofAutism.com and co-author, with Mark Blaxill, of The Age of Autism – Mercury, Medicine, and a Man-Made Epidemic. With Mark Benjamin, he wrote a series of articles on mefloquine side effects for UPI from 2002 to 2004. Their investigation of the drug’s impact on U.S. soldiers was named Best Wire Service Reporting by the National Mental Health Association.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

2. I don't support capital punishment.


But he IS a monster, IMO.

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