I just can’t keep quiet about this one. Over the weekend I learned there were reports about a solder who wandered off base, to a community in Afghanistan and opened fire on innocent men, women, and children while on his rampage from house to house. As I read the story it seemed to get worse the more details that came out. Some witnesses reported that it was a group of soldiers and not just one. Initial reports also say that the alleged soldier purred chemicals over their bodies and then burned them. How sick do you need to be? Or are you that sick?
To be able to walk, or sneak yourself out of a secure military base with hot weapons and who knows what else; alone without anyone questioning his intentions is a little far fetched to me. I’ll admit I’ve never been overseas on a military base or at war, nor hold any military experience. But I can’t fly on an airplane without being frisked in the US. Why is a solder able to armor up and leave a military base alone and no one ask him of his intentions?
So there’s already been much unrest in the past few weeks from the NATO soldiers who burned some holy Quoran books, so you can only imagine how upset the Afghanistan people are now. No one really bats an eye when you say a military insurgent is killed, or armed combatants are killed in war. But the count of innocent people… that’s not just a byproduct of war. Its a shame both on the indigent people and on the foreign coalitions for accepting this level of casualties. If there were in-fact more than one soldier involved I’m sure you won’t hear about it on main stream media until the video or proof breaks from other sources.
At the end of the day I guess who ever is involved will deal with this massacre one way or another. The fate of this one “rogue” soldier should rest in the hands of the Afghanistan government. I know if something like this happened on our soil you better believe our courts would deal with it, or force whatever politics out of the way until we did.