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Italy Plans to Charge GI in Iraq Death
AP ^ | January 17, 2006 | NA

Posted on 01/17/2006 3:29:21 PM PST by Patriot from Philly

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This is my first post, so not sure I did this right.
1 posted on 01/17/2006 3:29:22 PM PST by Patriot from Philly
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To: Patriot from Philly

You did just fine my friend.


2 posted on 01/17/2006 3:31:30 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: Patriot from Philly

Looks excellent -- ya done good.


3 posted on 01/17/2006 3:31:55 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: Patriot from Philly
Ya done good J
4 posted on 01/17/2006 3:33:27 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Patriot from Philly

Like the kid that was shot while waving the air pelelt gun the other day, you have to expect this sort of thing. Drive towards soldiers in a war zone and don't stop, someone is going to shoot.


5 posted on 01/17/2006 3:33:36 PM PST by warpcorebreach
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To: Patriot from Philly

You did fine.

Charging a military roadblock at any speed can ruin your whole day, can't it?


6 posted on 01/17/2006 3:34:20 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: Patriot from Philly

It may have been an accident, I doubt it was intentional murder.


7 posted on 01/17/2006 3:35:15 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Patriot from Philly
"An Italian government report in May blamed U.S. military authorities for failing to signal there was a military checkpoint ahead on the road."

Yes, the Humvee's and armed men weren't very clear.

8 posted on 01/17/2006 3:35:43 PM PST by CWOJackson (tancredo? Wasn't he the bounty hunter in the Star Wars trilogy?)
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To: jaydubya2

Yes, this is ridiculous. The US investigated this case, why charge a GI with "murder" for a friendly fire incident. I think the US will have to get much firmer with its "allies" on these cases.


9 posted on 01/17/2006 3:37:06 PM PST by Patriot from Philly
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To: Patriot from Philly

Looks good and you waited at least a day to post. What restraint. Unlike the Italians. I say come and get him yourselves jerks.


10 posted on 01/17/2006 3:38:41 PM PST by doodad
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To: Patriot from Philly

rhetorical question:

Does Italy have jurisdiction over something that happened in Iraq?

The US is not party to the "international court", and this is exactly the reason we are not.


11 posted on 01/17/2006 3:39:15 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Patriot from Philly

I was in Italy last week and noticed that they practically have Calipari up for sainthood. It should also be pointed out that the way Italians drive is normally foot to the floor and all over the road. Speed limits and lane demarcations are only a suggestion.


12 posted on 01/17/2006 3:39:25 PM PST by Kirkwood
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No wonder we do not want these clowns trying our people in the World Court.
13 posted on 01/17/2006 3:40:13 PM PST by Ninian Dryhope ("Bush lied, people dyed. Their fingers." The inestimable Mark Steyn)
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To: doodad

And by that I mean you did not join today.


14 posted on 01/17/2006 3:40:15 PM PST by doodad
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Italy can go pound sand.


15 posted on 01/17/2006 3:41:57 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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To: Patriot from Philly

Apart from using the word "right" instead of "correctly" your first post is flawless. I don't think I've ever seen one like it, which is why I had to find something.


16 posted on 01/17/2006 3:43:03 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: warpcorebreach


Italy is looking for French/Aruban boycott of tourism and products


How about all of the mobsters they sent us?


As opposed to all of those dangerous Scots who came here.....


Europeans are not adults yet -



17 posted on 01/17/2006 3:43:44 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: jaydubya2

The Italian secret service agent was killed trying to run a checkpoint. His death was intentional, it was not murder. IMHO his death was suicide by American soldier. The Italian gov't should repay the Army the cost of the ammunition.


18 posted on 01/17/2006 3:43:47 PM PST by magslinger (Stupidity should hurt!)
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To: Patriot from Philly

"ballistic experts assigned by Rome prosecutors to examine the car have concluded it was traveling slower than the U.S. military claimed."

I totally doubt the speed of the car could be measured with any kind of certainty based on ballistics of the bullets.


19 posted on 01/17/2006 3:44:34 PM PST by Kirkwood
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I'm surprised there would be any legal mechanism by which a soldier acting under orders and following procedures in a war zone could be charged with 'murder'. Under those circumstances, a soldier is not an individual, but only a part of the military force. How could he be held accountable as an individual ?

If I recall, weren't the Italian agents in Iraq acting on their own ? Their activities were not coordinated or sanctioned by US forces, were they ? Or am I mis-remembering something and the checkpoint was supposed to be expecting this car ?


20 posted on 01/17/2006 3:46:20 PM PST by Kellis91789 (Rome didn't build a great Empire by having meetings. It did it by killing all who opposed it.)
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