Skip to comments.Soldier Receives 20 Year Sentence One Year After Afghanistan Shooting
Posted on 10/16/2013 10:23:57 AM PDT by Nachum
In late summer 2012, Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance ordered one his "marksman to engage" Afghan men approaching their position on a motorcycle. The marksmen killed two of the three men; because they were unarmed, Lorance was charged, tried, and, in just over a year, sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth.
Yet as the Washington Times reports, the charges ignore the fact that "a common enemy tactic is for unarmed fighters on motorcycles... to track [U.S.] unit movements... with cell phones."
On the other hand, after Army Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 soldiers and wounded more than 30 during his Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at Ft. Hood, it took four years for him to be sentenced.
Lorance was charged, tried, and sentenced in just over a year for ordering his marksman take out two men who were using the exact reconnaissance tactic Lorance had been trained to recognize. Lorance did not choose or arrange the situation, rather, he was confronted with it.
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We should start a movement to free the LT. If it’s good enough for Mumia, it’s sure as hell good enough for our troops!
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What charges where placed against the shooters and leaders????
The nightmare just keeps getting worse.