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To: RedRover

“Immunity Grants May Signal Problems with Haditha Prosecution” - One can only hope for these Marines’ sakes.

Did you notice NC Times is reporting, via AP, that Mendoza also has immunity now? We now have Dela Cruz, 1st Lt. Kallop, Lance Cpl Mendoza, and a Marine intelligence officer who possibly have immunity.

Also, in this article Mendoza supposedly shot at least TWO men in the houses. Wonder if these are the two Iraqi’s in which no unpremeditated murders have been charged?

Mendoza allegedly tells the investigators, ...”I was following my training that all individuals in a hostile house are to be shot,” ... Well, if this is true, how can any of the others be charged? I’m assuming they were following their training as well.

It’s getting quite interesting with all the immunities that have supposedly been granted.


4 posted on 04/21/2007 6:40:37 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene
I can't understand how investigators could possibly separate the results of a fireteam's actions into individual charges. We know Cpl. Mendoza shot the insurgent in the doorway. But how can LCpl. Tatum be charged, but not Cpl. Mendoza, for the other deaths in the first two houses?

I agree with the NC Times' conclusion, but not all their premises. Mendoza is a defense witness. I'm puzzled about the way the case was charged, but there's no evidence of immunity just for prosecution witnesses.

6 posted on 04/21/2007 7:03:23 AM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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