Negligent Homicide?

Negligent homicide?

A coroner conducting an inquest into a U.S. friendly fire attack that killed a British soldier during the Iraq war said Friday that it was unlawful and criminal.

Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker also criticized the U.S. military for failing to cooperate with his investigation into the incident.

"I believe that the full facts have not yet come to light," said Walker, who has complained that he did not get all the evidence he needed about the U.S. A-10 "Tank-buster" plane that killed Lance Cpl. Matty Hull, 25, in an attack on his armored vehicle convoy.

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    The BBC has been all over this for quite some time (none / 0) (#1)
    by Noor on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 10:00:50 PM EST
    It's also not the only case, not by a long shot.  The British military has been seriously unimpressed by our practice of sending National Guard units into combat situations.  

    You want negligent (none / 0) (#2)
    by Dadler on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 10:11:33 PM EST
    Watch the documentary THE GROUND TRUTH and listen to one soldier talk about the chants they were taught in bootcamp and training.  And this is verbatim:

    Bomb the village, kill the people
    Throw some napalm in the square
    Do it on a Sunday Morning
    Kill them on their way to prayer
    Ring the bell inside the schoolhouse
    Watch those kiddies gather round
    Lock and load with your 240
    Mow those little motherf*kers down.

    We turn our own into the devil in much the same way our "enemies" turn theirs.  And then we're amazed when awful things happen.

    Anyone who can read that chant and not be sick, and not understand how destructive it is, is lacking any amount of humanity and decency.


    WSWS on killing of British soldier by US pilots (none / 0) (#3)
    by Andreas on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 10:12:04 PM EST