On Feb. 12, 2006, Maj. Gen. Huck learned in an e-mail from Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, that a Time magazine reporter asked about allegations including one that "four young men were herded into a closet and sprayed with bullets."
Now notice that Major Hyatt testified that four of the Iraqis killed inside the houses were insurgents.
Those are the same four men.
They were killed in the third house by LCpl. Sharratt and Sgt. Wuterich.
On June 11th, at LCpl. Sharratt's hearing, we'll finally get many more details about the engagement in this house with these four men. They were not "herded into a closet" and they engaged the Marines.
I'd be enjoying this, if it weren't for the mental anguish of the accused and their families. Regardless, I'm looking to the 11th when we'll finally get the facts on the record.
The diagram below shows how I believe the engagement at the third house went down. If anyone from Time magazine is lurking, you can use this free of charge...
Good reminder! I’m curious why noone asked LCpl Sharratt and Sgt. Wuterich about the incident with the 4 insurgents before jumping feet first into an investigation. That was a pretty inflammatory claim by the Iraqis. It might have put things into perspective before launching blindly into two concurrent investigations (Bargewell and NCIS).
LOL!! I don't think anyone from Time will be beating on your door for you to sign a release.
Good point about the testimony that will be coming out at LCpl. Sharratt's hearing. I'm anxious to hear what the prosecution witnesses (if they have any) have to say about the AK-47's.
Women and children in the third house? Massacred?
I don't remember where I 1st heard that, but I figured the charges were BS then, and there's no doubt they are now.
That attorney's threats and statements sound like an old hen talking dirt about her neighbors - he's flailing, bad.
If that's all they got, this should be over quick.