Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
11-03-2012, 10:06   #1
Ghandee
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,493
Rogue US soldier went on rampage in Afghanistan, 10 civilians dead, five wounded!

This will not end well for the Americans who, already under scrutiny by the Afghan locals after the Koran burning issues, now have a bigger problem to contend with.

Looks like a US soldier left his base at 3 am local time, and entered local homes shooting innocent civilians seemingly at random. Women and children are reported to be along the fatalities.

Left his base at three am local time.........

(just when the bar was closing?)


Quote:
He walked off his base at around 03:00 local time (22:30 GMT Saturday).

According to a resident quoted by Associated Press, he opened fire in three separate houses.

After carrying out the killings, he reportedly handed himself over to the US military authorities.

Local tribal leaders said women, children and men were among the dead.

The Americans may have to withdraw from Afghanistan sooner than they thought if shenanigans like these keep occurring!

Full story here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17330205?

Last edited by Ghandee; 11-03-2012 at 10:20.
Ghandee is offline  
(2) thanks from:
Advertisement
11-03-2012, 10:10   #2
BarackPyjama
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 961
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVESMxs4rbA
BarackPyjama is offline  
(3) thanks from:
11-03-2012, 10:10   #3
minidazzler
Registered User
 
minidazzler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cork
Posts: 15,108
Send a message via MSN to minidazzler Send a message via Skype™ to minidazzler
There are no bars in Afghanistan for soldiers AFAIK. I've heard they get like 2 beers each at Christmas, but that's it.
minidazzler is offline  
Thanks from:
11-03-2012, 10:13   #4
Ghandee
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by minidazzler View Post
There are no bars in Afghanistan for soldiers AFAIK. I've heard they get like 2 beers each at Christmas, but that's it.
I'd have imagined the compounds would have their own fully self sufficient bars no?
(genuine question)
Ghandee is offline  
Thanks from:
11-03-2012, 10:14   #5
freddiek
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 210
Wow. Liberators eh?

This guy should get the death penalty back in the States. Or to save the hassle, just hand him over to the Afghanis
freddiek is offline  
Advertisement
11-03-2012, 10:19   #6
Temptamperu
Registered User
 
Temptamperu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tallaght
Posts: 3,967
Send a message via Skype™ to Temptamperu
well, thats what happens when you train people to kill people.
Temptamperu is online now  
11-03-2012, 10:19   #7
BarackPyjama
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 961
Don't know what the pub and club scene is like but there's a fair bit of smack over there.
BarackPyjama is offline  
Thanks from:
11-03-2012, 10:20   #8
fryup
Registered User
 
fryup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: planet earth
Posts: 6,070
maybe he was bored,

his playstation was broken? or something
fryup is offline  
11-03-2012, 10:34   #9
ItsAWindUp
Closed Account
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,300
F ucking headcase

Last edited by ItsAWindUp; 11-03-2012 at 10:42.
ItsAWindUp is offline  
Advertisement
11-03-2012, 10:38   #10
old_aussie
Registered User
 
old_aussie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wollongong NSW Australia
Posts: 2,474
Maybe he converted
old_aussie is offline  
11-03-2012, 10:42   #11
karma_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,403
Quote:
Originally Posted by old_aussie View Post
Maybe he converted
What does this even mean? The thing about jokes is, if you're not funny, you shouldn't try it.

BBC are reporting a breakdown, tbh that's bull****, if it were I'd imagine he would have ended himself after his spree. Hopefully they will court martial this soldier and not end up giving him a slap on the wrist and a demotion like they normally do for their murderers.
karma_ is offline  
11-03-2012, 11:06   #12
Foghladh
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by karma_ View Post
What does this even mean? The thing about jokes is, if you're not funny, you shouldn't try it.

BBC are reporting a breakdown, tbh that's bull****, if it were I'd imagine he would have ended himself after his spree. Hopefully they will court martial this soldier and not end up giving him a slap on the wrist and a demotion like they normally do for their murderers.

I thought it was hilarious!

So if it wasn't a breakdown then what would you class it as? A sanctioned attack?

I'm not sure that all breakdowns have to end in a suicide either
Foghladh is offline  
11-03-2012, 11:14   #13
old_aussie
Registered User
 
old_aussie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wollongong NSW Australia
Posts: 2,474
Quote:
Originally Posted by karma_ View Post
BBC are reporting a breakdown, tbh that's bull****,.
And of course you were there, and fully quallified to to analyse the situation and reason behind it.
old_aussie is offline  
11-03-2012, 11:15   #14
karma_
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,403
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foghladh View Post
I thought it was hilarious!

So if it wasn't a breakdown then what would you class it as? A sanctioned attack?

I'm not sure that all breakdowns have to end in a suicide either
That you find it hilarious I find in no way surprising.

What would I class it as? Let's see... Murder!
karma_ is offline  
Thanks from:
11-03-2012, 11:24   #15
Foghladh
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by karma_ View Post
That you find it hilarious I find in no way surprising.

What would I class it as? Let's see... Murder!

I don't think I'd dispute that it was an act of murder. What I dispute is your assertion that it couldn't have been caused by a mental breakdown. You base that on what? A gut feeling or the nationality of the soldier involved?
Foghladh is offline  
(4) thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet