Skip to comments.Should Robert Bales face the death penalty?
Posted on 03/25/2012 9:17:36 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
An attorney for the US soldier accused of 17 counts of murder after a shooting spree in Panjwai, Afghanistan has acknowledged that Robert Bales is likely to face capital charges. Do you think Bales should face the death penalty?
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Hard to say.
I think he needs help.
Why would the Brits care? They don’t have a death penalty. Do they wish one on him?
I think the administration should too
No. He did what we teach our military people to do—kill people and break things. He cracked and killed those who didn’t appear to need killing. I cannot fault him for slipping. We made those mistakes with those returning from Vietnam and do not seem to have learned anything.
No. He needs all the help and support possible.
I hope he has a good attorney, who knows he could be in the same cell as Maj Hassan. #18?
SSG Bales is going to be railroaded in a heartbeat because he killed Muslims (not justifying his actions in the slightest!) just to satisfy this administration’s agenda.
So then, when is the Fort Hood mass murderer going to be court-martialed? He was a Muslim who killed infidels as he shouted “Allahu Akbar!!!”
Don’t hold your breath, folks.
‘Hard to say.
I think he needs help.’
Easy to say.
Killer of 9 children.
You think he should have therapy?
Ever know anyone with PTSD?
It's justifiable homicide.
I think he needs help. Care for him till he is better, then release him into witness protection.
Think of the abuse our soldiers endure at the hands of our government and it’s insane consideration for the feelings of the ENEMY,,
while **simultaneously** heaping endless hostility towards our own. It’s amazing more don’t snap.
Our boys are forced to stand watches side by side with the “afghan army” (whatever the hell that is). These murderous SOBs sometimes without warning,, turn and murder a soldier who has treated them as a friend. It has happened more times than i can count this year.
He suffered a head injury and should have probably never been returned to combat,, let alone for the 4th or 5th time. He should have been medically retired and cared for.
And the muslims, including their general population have proven to be nothing but treacherous barbarians. I cannot see a single redeeming quality in which that religion and culture has earned ANY compassion.
The USA should tell the Afghans,,, “you never fail to excuse any atrocity committed by your people. This sick man will be cared for by us, until he is better,,, then he will be released into witness protection.”
Ever think that a damaged, shattered, and abused mind might notice that todays 16 to 20 year old setting up IEDs,, was a 6 to 10 year old when 9/11 hit?
Broken, ruined, head injured people sometimes notice such odd little things. Clearly it does not fit the life he lead up until he snapped. It looks more like proof that he went deranged.
Someone told me today that Bales’ wife thinks he was framed - that he wasn’t even there.
It’s way too early to answer that question - or even to ask it.
And, when is the author of the Ft. Hood massacre, Major Hassan, going to court martial? What's all the stalling on his part and the rush to kill SSgt. Bales? The world wonders at the doublestands applied here.
You think killing children is acceptable simply because they've been brought up to practice a religion that you find distasteful?
Some of his victims were freakin' toddlers. Toddlers for Christ's sake. You think toddlers deserve to die for their parents sins?
Get some help.
Hrmm, let me think about this. He murdered over a dozen people, most of them little children who were sleeping in their beds in cold blood.
I gotta say, if I were the one making the decision about what his ultimate fate should be (after he has been duly tried and convicted of course) it would take me about five seconds to impose the death penalty on this animal.
I could care less what kind of mental disorder he suffers from, and I’m an OEF/OIF vet who works with homeless veterans so believe me, I know all about PTSD. In my mind, it just doesn’t matter what kind of head problems he may suffer from. He’s an adult, therefore he’s responsible for his actions. I’ve got problems too, that doesn’t give me a license to go out and murder little children just so I can work out my inner demons.
I’d treat him exactly the same way I’d treat any other similarly situated criminal in the United States. I’d put him to death, and I wouldn’t shed a single tear for him.
He’s a monster, and the sooner he meets his maker the better.
And beyond the horrific facts of his crime, one must consider the damage he has done to his country and to our reputation among the world. You want to see what a threat to national security is? Take a good look at Sgt. Bales. That’s a threat to national security. That’s a real terrorist right there, in the flesh.
I cannot even imagine what kind of animal could kill little children like that. Well no, strike that, actually I can imagine, because I served with some of them. Maybe that’s why this whole situation makes me so angry.
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