These are troubling times for All; however, we as United States Citizens Need to support our Military. Shake the hand of a Service Man / Woman, thanking them for the job they have done. Their Lives, Families, Personal Lives, Physical and Mental Health have been taxed to the fullest over the last 10 years! We are Not judging, picking sides, placing guilt or innocence. Reminding ALL to Pray & Hope for the Afghan Citizens as well as Military Personal involved in this incident! He is a Son, A Father, A Husband, A Friend & a Military Person that needs our support for the years of service that he has completed!
The Following Article which is on the CNN’s News Site: CNN’s Casey Wian, Moni Basu and Chelsea J. Carter contributed to this report.
Afghan shooting suspect showed different side in Iraq.
The man identified Friday by sources as the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians betrayed no animosity toward civilians in a different war zone, according to an account posted on the U.S. Army’s website that describes a firefight in Iraq in January 2007.
“I’ve never been more proud to be a part of this unit than that day, for the simple fact that we discriminated between the bad guys and the noncombatants and then afterward we ended up helping the people that three or four hours before were trying to kill us,” says Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was then a team leader in 1st Platoon, C Company. “I think that’s the real difference between being an American as opposed to being a bad guy, someone who puts his family in harm’s way like that.”
In the February 2009 article, Bales was described as a participant in an attempt by the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment to recover a helicopter that had been shot down in Iraq, killing both pilots.
The ensuing battle — which succeeded — left 250 Iraqis dead, 81 wounded and 410 detained; none of the 2-3 Infantry’s soldiers was hurt or killed, the article says.
A number of the Iraqi casualties were civilians, and the battle’s clearing operation turned into a humanitarian one, the article adds, again quoting Bales: “We’d go in, find some people that we could help, because there were a bunch of dead people we couldn’t, throw them on a litter and bring them out to the casualty collection point,” he is quoted as saying.
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