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To: expat1000
But the biometrics camera they were using takes ten minutes to scan so the private was ordered to cut off the fighters' index fingers in the hope of being able to identify them later.

Absolutely the right command decision while under the fire. And the dead Taliban won't be missing them anyway.

2 posted on 12/12/2011 8:43:28 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
plus, those Taliban members will enjoy smaller carbon footprints, um, fingerprints.

OK, think of it as recycling

4 posted on 12/12/2011 8:58:32 AM PST by NativeSon
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To: Timber Rattler

WRONG... The correct command decision would be to abandon the corpses and fight on or retreat.

Imagine if the soldier had been killed taking the extra 30-45 seconds to cut the fingers off.

I also don’t buy that it takes 10 minutes to scan a fingerprint. These guys would be in real trouble if I was sitting on the jury.

BTW I’m a former Army MP (95B).


9 posted on 12/12/2011 9:14:37 AM PST by RC51
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