Oh yeah this is just great. Evidently there is some kind of “classified” program where US snipers in Iraq will put out objects like weapons and detonation cord in the street, and then shoot whoever picks it up.
Well Good God people, if I were an Iraqi father and I saw a weapon or blasting caps in the street where some kids would pick them up and get hurt, you are damn right I would go pick that stuff up to get rid of it…
Except in BushCo’s Iraq…you get your brains blown out for being a good citizen and looking after the neighborhood kids.
Where in the hell did my country go?
Read the article yourselves please…I’m disgusted.
“WASHINGTON – Army snipers hunting insurgents in Iraq were under orders to “bait” their targets with suspicious materials, such as detonation cords, and then kill whoever picked up the items, according to the defense attorney for a soldier accused of planting evidence on an Iraqi he killed. Gary Myers, an attorney for Sgt. Evan Vela, said Monday his client had acted “pursuant to orders.”
This is heinous. I could see if there were uniformed forces vs. uniformed forces that some kind of lure might be within the laws of war…but this baiting of people in a city is beneath contempt.
“…the sworn statement of Capt. Matthew P. Didier, the leader of a Ranger sniper scout platoon. “Baiting is putting an object out there that we know they will use, with the intention of destroying the enemy,” Didier said in the statement. “Basically, we would put an item out there and watch it. If someone found the item, picked it up and attempted to leave with the item, we would engage the individual as I saw this as a sign they would use the item against U.S. forces.”
Just when you think it is no longer possible…something even more evil shambles from the ruins of Iraq…what kind of monsters are these people running our country? Where did common decency go?
How can a sniper tell a “terrorist” from a “concerned Dad” who picks up a weapon in the street? The black market in weapons is a source of cash. If I could not get to work because of ethnic cleansing by the Iraqi police, I would grab something to sell to feed my family. There is NO shortage of weapons in Iraq, and the pretext that anyone grabbing a weapon is going to use if against US forces and thus becomes a target…that is beyond barbaric.