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US soldier in war crimes probe killed Iraqis, says report
October 5, 2010
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US soldier who 'murdered Afghan civilians for sport' linked to Iraqi deaths

Sgt Calvin Gibbs is accused, along with four other soldiers, of opening fire on Afghan civilians in unprovoked assaults between January and May in Kandahar province. Seven others are accused of dismembering bodies and removing bones.

The career of the alleged ringleader of a self-described "kill team" is now being scrutinised after he allegedly boasted to fellow soldiers of his exploits in Iraq, where he served two terms.

Sgt Gibbs revealed a tattoo on his left calf of a crossed pair of pistols framed by six skulls, which he told investigators was his way of keeping count of his victims, according to a report in the Washington Post, which cited army documents seen by the newspaper.

Sgt Gibbs allegedly told investigators that three of the skulls, coloured red, represented kills in Iraq, while the other three in blue were from Afghanistan.

Special agents from the US army's criminal investigations command are now re-examining an incident in 2004, when Sgt Gibbs and other soldiers allegedly fired on an Iraqi family in a car, killing two adults and a child.

The US army is understood to be searching for dozens of digital photos allegedly taken by soldiers showing their colleagues posing with Afghan civilian corpses. If released in public, they could create a worldwide furore similar to that sparked by the images of American guards mistreating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, and would undermine the US effort to win over the Afghan public.

The war crimes investigation is the most serious the US army has faced in Afghanistan during its nine-year presence.

Soldiers who served with Sgt Gibbs in Afghanistan allegedly told investigators he pressed his comrades to cut fingers off Afghan corpses, and kept at least two fingers wrapped in cloth hidden in an empty water bottle.

Some allegedly claimed he planned to intimidate other members of his unit to keep quiet, and one soldier said Sgt Gibbs claimed he planned to make a necklace with the fingers.

He and four other soldiers are currently charged with conspiracy to murder three unarmed Afghans between January and May, though new records show a fourth may have been killed. Seven other soldiers are accused of dismembering bodies and removing bones.

Sgt Gibbs's lawyer has not commented this week, though he has previously said that the killings were combat-related.

The first hearing into the deaths opened on Monday in Washington state, where the brigade is based, but was delayed after several witnesses and three of the accused invoked their right to remain silent.

According to Cpl Emmit Quintal, drug use was rampant in Sgt Gibbs's unit. He said that some members of his platoon "had been smoking hashish consistently... sometimes as often as every day or every other day".

The drug was allegedly purchased from their Afghan interpreters or truck drivers passing through Forward Operating Base Ramrod in Kandahar province.

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October 5, 2010
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Thought you got mad and left without saying goodbye! Laugh Where you been? ❓

October 6, 2010
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"greeney2" wrote: Thought you got mad and left without saying goodbye! Laugh Where you been? ❓

me get mad an leave ...... NEVER ...... hahahaha

im just BUSY BUSY BUSY.

Busy with work.

Busy drinking at the after work partys with the other staff ( bar maids & waitreses ) 😛

Busy with my 3D T.V

Busy with 3D Playstation.

Busy getting Apps for my I-Pad

Busy Buying stuff ( backpacks ) so i can go back overseas while the Aussie dollar is still high & before the Australian Gov' does something to make the aussie $$$ fall again.
( like introduce a 50% mining tax ) ..... ( Australia has a low dollar policy ) ...... ( pricks )

October 28, 2010
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They did do rape and beheading, Wikileaks report.

'US troops beheaded Iraqi detainee'

Mon Oct 25, 2010

American forces decapitated an Iraqi last year on the order of their higher-up, show recently-exposed US military documents.

The troops operated under the command of an unnamed US major, who had been involved in the rape of an Iraqi female, showed one such document posted on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

The incident took place after the victim, the brother of the raped female, reportedly killed a military official in reprisal for the indecent assault.

To enable the May incident in the city of Haditha of the western Iraq province of Al Anbar, the major said he was undertaking the transfer of two prisoners, including the victim.

WikiLeaks has released around 400,000 documents on the 2003-present US-led invasion of Iraq. The founder of the website, Julian Assange, has hailed the disclosure as one "about the truth" behind the war.

The site has also exposed documents on the similar US-led war in Afghanistan and is expected to disclose additional related details.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/148265.html

October 29, 2010
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*bump*

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October 29, 2010
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I'm impressed Frosty, you even bumped a rath post. Nice!

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October 29, 2010
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"kathaksung" wrote: They did do rape and beheading, Wikileaks report.

'US troops beheaded Iraqi detainee'

Mon Oct 25, 2010

American forces decapitated an Iraqi last year on the order of their higher-up, show recently-exposed US military documents.

The troops operated under the command of an unnamed US major, who had been involved in the rape of an Iraqi female, showed one such document posted on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

The incident took place after the victim, the brother of the raped female, reportedly killed a military official in reprisal for the indecent assault.

To enable the May incident in the city of Haditha of the western Iraq province of Al Anbar, the major said he was undertaking the transfer of two prisoners, including the victim.

WikiLeaks has released around 400,000 documents on the 2003-present US-led invasion of Iraq. The founder of the website, Julian Assange, has hailed the disclosure as one "about the truth" behind the war.

The site has also exposed documents on the similar US-led war in Afghanistan and is expected to disclose additional related details.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/148265.html

By the way--not that it will matter to anyone--the rape incident is an unproven allegation, and the leaked report says the decapitated man was found that way.

It sounds like--based on the wording of the actual leaked report--a girl alleged that a US Army Major raped her, so then her brother killed an Army official in retaliation, then was later found decapitated.

Of course, all the anti-war blogs and websites have run with the story declaring the rape allegation as actual fact, and reporting the decapitation as a revenge murder perpetrated by the Army Major.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

November 14, 2010
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With someone like you the soldiers could quit the charge. When this rogue government could start a war on a lie and created a false flag attack(911) to justify the war, anything couldn't they do? Impostors are not in shortage.

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