Thursday, March 22, 2012

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Named as Suspect in Afghanistan Massacre

DUNNINGAN, CA (IFS) - The United States Department of Defense must be proud today of its greatest achievements - that of driving a good man, a reasonable person to the brink of  "snapped judgement" and then charge this person with murder and the like.  You, the DOD caused this and you knew it would happen, it was just a matter of time.    You broke this man and now you want to destroy him.  This is what you created.  You can not keep sending a person on repeated tours of duty, it will lead to destruction.

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Named as Suspect in Afghanistan Massacre
By the 5th Estate News Service

Military sources late Friday identified Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales as the name of the 38-year-old suspect accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in a Sunday rampage. Bales has not yet been charged in the case. He was flown to the U.S. military maximum security prison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas from Kuwait Friday.
"I can confirm" the name of the suspect is Robert Bales, a U.S. official told Yahoo News on condition of anonymity.
The revelation of Bales' identity comes after criticism from Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the lack of U.S. cooperation in investigating the massacre. Karzai also questioned whether just one American soldier was involved.
Bales' Seattle-area celebrity lawyer, John Henry Browne, said Friday that his client is in shock.
"He is in shock, kind of like a deer in headlights at the moment," Browne said Friday morning, a local station near Joint Base Lewis-McChord King 5 News, reported. "I told him not to talk about the allegations at all, so I cannot tell you how he is responding because I told him not to talk about it."
Browne earlier told reporters at a news conference Thursday that the decorated soldier wasn't happy that he had been deployed a fourth time despite sustaining two injuries, including a traumatic head injury and the partial loss of his foot in Iraq. Browne dismissed rumors that the soldier had marital troubles, and said he had two young children.

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