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U.S. official: Bales to be charged with 17 counts of murder
cnn.com ^ | 3/22/12 | Larry Shaughnessy,

Posted on 03/22/2012 5:07:43 PM PDT by ColdOne

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder related to a March 11 shooting spree in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. defense official said Thursday.

The charges are expected to be announced Friday. The official could not explain why the count is now 17, when 16 have been reported killed in the incident.

Bales' lawyer, John Henry Browne, told CNN that he did not respond to leaks and that he would not comment before seeing the charges against his client.

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KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bales; robertbales
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1 posted on 03/22/2012 5:07:49 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

maybe one of them was with baby


2 posted on 03/22/2012 5:09:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ColdOne
Did they search the houses for terrorist training manuals?

I bet EVERY house has a book instructing them to MURDER US in any way possible!

3 posted on 03/22/2012 5:11:11 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: ColdOne
The official could not explain why the count is now 17, when 16 have been reported killed in the incident.

Inflation?

4 posted on 03/22/2012 5:12:36 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: rawcatslyentist
I bet EVERY house has a book instructing them to MURDER US in any way possible!

KORAN.

5 posted on 03/22/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ColdOne

If only he had shouted “Allahu Akbar!” while taking care of business he’d be a hero.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

“I bet EVERY house has a book instructing them to MURDER US in any way possible!”

And the MSM is painting Sgt. Robert Bales to be the terrorist.

And the Obama Rules of Engagement prohibit our troops from hunting down the real terrorists.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: al baby; ColdOne

Maybe the government realized they screwed the pooch with no evidence collected concerning the 16. So they just made one up concerning someone else.

This Bales is my hero.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 5:18:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ColdOne

There’s so much more to this story.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bigheadfred
Maybe Bales will be able to delay prosecution until Obama is out of office and will have the trumped up charges dropped by the next president.
10 posted on 03/22/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: ColdOne

If true, Bales needs to be executed by a firing squad.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 5:24:50 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Classify it “workplace violence” and give him an admin discharge.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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I wonder what kind of evidence they are going to have? They didn’t know how many were killed, and the bodies were buried in a hasty manner (within 24 hours). One would think islam would have leeway for things like this, but I guess not.


14 posted on 03/22/2012 5:35:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is afraid if he needs to start a fight with Catholics. He's losing the women vote!!!)
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To: bigheadfred
This Bales is my hero.

If he killed enemy combatants, fine.

If he murdered innocent civilians, a firing squad would be fitting. Quite dignified, even.

15 posted on 03/22/2012 5:36:22 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Do you think you will ever know the Truth about what happened? If Bales is executed, he shouldn’t go down alone. This should go all the way up the chain of command to Barry Soetoro who doesn’t care what happens to our soldiers. We are fighting someone else’s war on humanity - keep the world in chaos and then the peasants will beg for a One World savior. Decimate the morale,sap the strength of our troops, impossible rules of engagement. Yeah,let’s execute Sgt. Bales and give all the rest of the Thug Goons in high places a pass once again.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: newgeezer

YAY! Another Obama supporter speaks!


17 posted on 03/22/2012 5:39:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: PghBaldy
I wonder what kind of evidence they are going to have? They didn’t know how many were killed, and the bodies were buried in a hasty manner (within 24 hours). One would think islam would have leeway for things like this, but I guess not.

Who can even guess what the truth is? For starters, I'd like to know how many were killed by Bales, and how many were shot/killed/burned for "good measure" after he departed the scene. What a mess.

18 posted on 03/22/2012 5:45:17 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Sioux-san

I doubt we’ll ever know the exact truth but I want him to have a fair trial in the United States, preferably civilian but at least here.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 5:46:04 PM PDT by altura
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To: bigheadfred
This Bales is my hero.

You're either a crazed military hater, or just a leftist infiltrator trying to make conservatives look like lunatics.

In either case, you do NOT speak for any rational, sane, or patriotic person on this forum.

If Bales is guilty, he should be punished to the full extent of military law. If Bales is guilty, he makes every soldier look bad, and more importantly has put every one of our troops in Afghanistan at greater risk, and this you think makes him a hero.

Now go ahead and call me an Obama supporter, and make yourself look like even more of a fool than you already have.

20 posted on 03/22/2012 5:48:58 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: altura

He needs a military trial, altura. It will be swifter and tougher, IF he is guilty.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

Pray for snow.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 5:58:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
I see. You're trying to make yourself look even more insane, so you all your anti-military posts don't get pulled by the mods.

Clever.

23 posted on 03/22/2012 6:03:17 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: bigheadfred
You are an idiot, mr jim needs to zot your stupid comments off this forum.
24 posted on 03/22/2012 6:06:27 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Nice bunch we have here. Really nice.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ColdOne

You know,I seem to remember a certain Major Hassan is awaiting trial for killing 13 Americans.Where is that story at,I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Just saying.....


27 posted on 03/22/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: bayouranger
There’s so much more to this story.

Do tell.

28 posted on 03/22/2012 6:16:09 PM PDT by what's up
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To: peteyd

That is a completely different situation. moslems get to kill whoever they want.

Isn’t that the reason we are in Afghanistan? To make sure the moslems get their way?/s


29 posted on 03/22/2012 6:18:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Sioux-san

These people have already hung this poor dumb bastard out to dry. Just like Lt. Calley in that other mess that I was involved in ( Vietnam
). I’ve already seen news reports about some legal problems he had before he entered the service and then some negative references to his housing situation in Washington state. Just another example of the MSM carrying water for the Administration’s attempts to make them not accountable for a situation for which they are to blame. This man should never have been sent back a fourth time after suffering an injury. I did three tours in VN and believe me I was batsh*t crazy on that third tour so mmuch so that after a thirteen year career in the Marine Corps I was shipped back home and given a section 8 discharge. It’s only by the grace of God that my breakdown didn’t cause any casualties other than my sanity. If they convict this man it will be a worse crime than he has been charged with.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 6:22:19 PM PDT by dadharry
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To: bayouranger

Agreed. Bales may very well be guilty as charged, but the story still makes no sense.


31 posted on 03/22/2012 6:22:35 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: ColdOne

“Shoot straight you bastards, don’t make a mess of it.”


32 posted on 03/22/2012 6:23:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

You know anything about this mystery number 17?


33 posted on 03/22/2012 6:30:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Ezekiel

I am still not convinced that the Taliban killed them and set him up.


34 posted on 03/22/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Did you hear that Karzai’s two brothers went out to make nice and had to flee when the Taliban opened fire on them?


35 posted on 03/22/2012 6:33:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Maybe he did this to draw attention to the stupidity of how “this war” is fought. Maybe he did this to try to save his brothers in arms from the stupidity, cause outrage at home. Maybe.... Bales does not seem like the cowardly killer type. He did this for a reason.


36 posted on 03/22/2012 6:35:12 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Future Snake Eater

As I suspected, there appears to be a constant thread of Bales being violent when drunk.

Another instance today.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ioN7MCv97wHAjWG3IyxvMDayaWzA?docId=31beeb5a71bb4309962b27b3ae05a0af


37 posted on 03/22/2012 6:36:20 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bigheadfred

No, this is the first I’ve heard of it.


38 posted on 03/22/2012 6:36:30 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: lookout88

Maybe he was just tired and wanted to come home.

I know I’m tired of it. And I just can’t can’t can’t place any blame on any of our soldiers for killing anyone over there.

Obama and even his predecessor just haven’t done a very good job of things over there.

Too many of ours dead. Too many wounded. Too many coming home needing help but kill themselves instead.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 6:48:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I am still not convinced that the Taliban killed them and set him up.

Same here, this fits right in with all the other "crimes" from Iraq and Afghan with trumped up charges and no evidence at all. Terrorist have no problem at all killing anyone. If Bales went nuts, he would have killed American soldiers.

40 posted on 03/22/2012 6:50:59 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dadharry

Blessings my FRiend

And thank you for your service

Your home now

God bless


41 posted on 03/22/2012 6:59:49 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: newgeezer

Lets just say he killed potential future combatants and call it good.

People who have never been over there have no idea what our forces are facing. Ever sliding mission, rules of engagement, constantly being second guessed, seeing fellow soldiers killed and maimed and for WHAT !

Every frickin one of those people want us dead! Iran is supporting the whole middle east violence with weapons, IED’s and their explosives experts.

Our President and our do nothing Congress and our Generals can’t even tell us why we are there.

We won WWII in half this time because we took off the gloves and kicked ass including civilian ass until they begged us to stop.

If it’s a WAR then Congress should declare war and lets get it on full scale !

America has forces and drones killing people in so many countries, are we at war with those countries ? Are we just green lighted to kill people anywhere we choose in the name of freedom now ?


42 posted on 03/22/2012 7:00:48 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (The sheepdogs guard the sheep.)
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To: bigheadfred

Too many of ours dead. Too many wounded. Too many coming home needing help but kill themselves instead.”

Amen.


43 posted on 03/22/2012 7:12:39 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: bigheadfred; org.whodat
Nice bunch we have here. Really nice.

The people reacting against your anti-military garbage ARE the nice people.

You, who think it's good to kill innocent women and children, are the one with the problem.

A serious mental, emotional, spiritual problem.

Get help.

44 posted on 03/22/2012 7:15:30 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: PghBaldy

I doubt they have much. They won’t have autopsies, forensics, crime scene photos, ballistics, etc.


45 posted on 03/22/2012 7:17:22 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: bigheadfred

***I am all the more stupid for having read your moronic comment ... Please refrain from any further comments on this board as you may spread your foot-in-mouth disease...***


46 posted on 03/22/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (Sorry, folks, give my spot in the handbasket to an angry lib >:))
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To: newgeezer

Firing squad? Really?

This is a soldier who suffered traumatic brain injury. Why wasn’t he back home being treated? Why was he sent back into combat? He saw his buddy’s leg blown off the day before. He snapped. I hope a brain injury/PTSD defense is offered and accepted.

We owe it to our soldiers to give them the very best treatment when they are injured in the line of duty. We damaged this guy. Then gave him a gun and sent him back into duty.

Now we want to kill him?


47 posted on 03/22/2012 7:35:28 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: dadharry

We will never know what really happened over there. No free press in this country, anymore.

Thank you for your service. Glad you got your sanity back.

Very few men can take that much action, and be impervious to mental damage.


48 posted on 03/22/2012 7:39:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: peteyd

Major Hassan is STILL awaiting trial, but this guy will be tried and convicted in a New York minute.

Something real damn fishy here.


49 posted on 03/22/2012 7:42:50 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: dadharry

” This man should never have been sent back a fourth time after suffering an injury. “

He may have some difficulty with that. From what I’ve heard the service was ready to discharge him after his injury and he petitioned to stay in. He had to appear before a medical board and convince them that he was fit for duty.


50 posted on 03/22/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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