Not quite sure what "lesson" you want me to learn from reading this.
If I recall this event from a while back the Iraqi was killed because he may have compromised their position, and I was curious that these Marines would have thought using a pistol to silence him would have been a better idea then a knife.
Is the lesson that once someone questions the actions that the Marines will try to cover-up and if that doesn't work will change their stores to point at their former comrades ?
posted on 03/29/2010 6:58:02 PM PDT
("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
Just trying to point out how perception is in the eye of the beholder. To these snipers, and they weren’t Marines—Army, the ROE of the day was “If you feel threatened, pull the trigger, and we have your back.” And what is interesting is that Hensley admits it was his decision to kill this guy. He was asked at the Vela trial why he ordered Vela to kill the Iraqi. Hensley said-paraphrase- “I thought about using my knife on him, but Vela had the pistol so I ORDERED him to shoot.” Hensley thinks he did the right thing. Vela thinks he did the right thing. I believe the Marines at Haditha that day think they did the right thing. And I side with them.
BTW. Evan Vela Carnahan is my nephew.
posted on 03/29/2010 7:38:30 PM PDT
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