Skip to comments.U.S. lacks "proof" on Afghan shooting: suspect's lawyer
Posted on 03/20/2012 7:45:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities lack proof of what occurred the night a U.S. soldier is suspected of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, the lawyer representing the serviceman said on Tuesday.
"I'm very concerned now they don't have much proof of anything," attorney John Henry Browne told Reuters after meeting with U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales on Tuesday for a second day in a military detention center in Kansas.
Browne said he has now spent 11 hours with Bales discussing the events of Sunday, March 11, when Bales allegedly walked off his base in southern Afghanistan and gunned down the 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, in a massacre that damaged U.S.-Afghan relations.
Bales, 38, a four-tour combat veteran, has not yet been charged, but Browne told reporters on Tuesday he expected his client to be charged with "homicide and a bunch of other charges" on Thursday. He added that the case could stretch over two years.
"I don't know what the evidence is," Browne told reporters. "We've all heard the allegations. I don't know that the government has proved much. There is no forensic evidence, there is no confession."
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Suicide jihad syndrome!
Thank you! Finally a voice of reason and sanity. Isn’t it “innocent until proven guilty”, not the reverse?
That hasn’t stopped them from prosecuting numerous innocent people.
OK if the US Gov lacks the proof, turn him over to the Afghan government and let them try him.
No confession, eh? The news reports all just assumed that he did it. Readers of all those stories probably assumed the same.
On the other hand, the Muslim accusers said that several people were involved. How reliable are they are witnesses?
This could be interesting.
He never confessed and has no memory of anything, and the accounts of the people who claim to know anything have gaping discrepancies...
And the stories that initially came out said he came back to camp to “turn himself in”.
This whole thing stinks to high heaven.
I wonder if they would use truth serum in a case like this - if his attorney could somehow try to get the memories that are locked in his brain. Somehow I think they would vindicate him.
The Obama regime needs a show trial and the Military Courts WILL toe the line.
Our “president” declared him guilty.
"An Article 32 hearing, which recommended that Charges against Hasan be referred to a General Court Martial, began on October 12, 2010. Hasan was arraigned on July 20, 2011 and trial was scheduled for March 2012. On February 2, 2012. a military judge ruled that Hasan will stand trial on June 12, 2012. "
Wonder who will see justice first, if either?
So did Panetta. They Murtha-ed him.
At best, truth serum induces something like a hypnotic trance. And hypnotized people are very, very suggestible.
WHEN EVER A MUSLEM SAYS ANYTHING, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
The book The spirit of Islam, by the Muslim scholar, Afif A. Tabbarah was written to promote Islam. On page 247, Tabbarah stated: Lying is not always bad, to be sure; there are times when telling a lie is more profitable and better for the general welfare, and for the settlement of conciliation among people, than telling the truth. To this effect, the Prophet says: He is not a false person who (through lies) settles conciliation among people, supports good or says what is good.
Most Muslims are familiar with the principles of Islam that will justify lying in situations where they sense the need to do so. Among these are:
War is deception.
The necessities justify the forbidden.
If faced by two evils, choose the lesser of the two.
These principles are derived from passages found in the Quran and the Hadith.
In the Quran, Allah, allegedly, says:
Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth Allah make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful. Surah 5:89
Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness (vain) in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing. Surah 2:225
The noted Islamic commentator, Al-Tabary explained Surah 16:106 as a verse that had been revealed to Mohammed after he learned that Ammar Ibn Yasser was forced to deny his faith in Mohammed when kidnapped by the Banu Moghera tribe. Mohammed consoled Ammar by telling him, If they turned, you turn. (Meaning: if they again capture you, you are allowed to deny me again.)
These and similar passages from the Quran clearly reveal that Muslims unintentional lies are forgivable and that even their intentional lies can be absolved by performing extra duties. It is also clear that if forced to do so, Muslims can lie while under oath and can even falsely deny faith in Allah, as long as they maintain the profession of faith in their hearts.
Hmm. That wouldn’t be good.
Why would a person have no memory of an extended period of time like that?
Verced(sp) and morphine together induces amnesia. Also, brain damage post incident.