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our seconds in Afghanistan: Was it combat, or a crime?
LA Times ^ | 10 June 2012 | Kim Murphy

Posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:07 PM PDT by Sarajevo

A seasoned Army sergeant makes a split-second decision to stop a possible bombing. Now he's stunned to be charged with negligent homicide.

Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor's life collapsed in four interminable seconds in a dusty field in central Afghanistan.

His convoy was reeling from a roadside bomb, his fellow soldiers were engaged in combat with insurgents — and a mysterious black car had just screeched to a stop in the middle of the firefight. Some nine minutes later, a black door opens.

Second 1: A figure dressed in dark, bulky clothing emerges.

Second 2: The figure begins walking toward the trunk.

Second 3: Taylor, with five wounded comrades behind him, sees a thin trigger wire seeming to snake directly toward the black car. Could there be a second bomb in the trunk?

Second 4: Taylor squeezes the trigger on his M-4 carbine. The figure crumples to the dirt.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bomb; ied; sfcwaltertaylor; splitseconddecision; usarmy; warzone
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by Sarajevo
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To: Sarajevo

How the hell do you put a man in that situation - and then second-guess him when something goes wrong?


2 posted on 06/18/2012 7:37:42 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sarajevo

Democrats get another chance to lynch a black man.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 7:39:37 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Sarajevo

Unreal that this is happening in a combat situation. This is so wrong!


4 posted on 06/18/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Sarajevo
Absolutely disgusting this is even in question. All they want is meat puppets that dance their political dance, but are too scared to pull the trigger.

I hope every servicemember worth a damn leaves the military, at their earliest convenience, and returns to defend their home and family; leave the military to the incompetent and the queer.

Let the POS that voted for idiots that order crap like this defend themselves. They neither deserve their freedom, or the blood of those that defend it.

It is long past time to stop putting up with this sh#t.

But at least the Pentagon is having a faggotry celebration.

5 posted on 06/18/2012 7:41:31 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Sarajevo

I knew wars would become tougher to win and take longer to fight once the politicians and Fluking lawyers got involved. Those bass turds should be the first ones sent into combat. Maybe then they would understand.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Sarajevo

The Pentagon celebrates sexual perversion while a soldier is put on trial for protecting his fellow troops.

They should be giving this soldier a medal.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 7:51:14 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Sarajevo
Wow! I have a greater sense of relief after reading this that my son made it out of that hell-hole unscathed, especially given the impossible ROE our soldiers are forced to live (and die) by. Obozo is THE most incompetent CinC the U.S. (and possibly the planet) has ever seen. I offer my prayers up to God for the deliverance of this soldier, and any others, who are unjustly being held to account for nothing less than self-sacrifice that the politicians could or would ever make.
8 posted on 06/18/2012 7:52:25 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: PGR88

This is beyond stupid. My country is run by idiots.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Sarajevo; Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; LUV W; fatima; Allegra; StarCMC; David Isaac; leadpenny; ...

Pinging the Prayer Warriors - please read the story at the link. SFC Taylor is in great need of God’s grace.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 8:17:23 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Sarajevo

One of Holder’s & 0dumb0sh_t’s people. How’s he feel about 0dumb0 & the demoRATs now?


11 posted on 06/18/2012 8:25:11 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Sarajevo

I join in earnest prayer for him.


12 posted on 06/18/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Sarajevo

The JAG lawyers have infiltrated every level of command in the military. Commanders no longer dare take a piss without consulting one.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 8:35:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Sarajevo
I'm slowly beginning to think we have NO chance of making a difference in these hell holes full of Muslims!!!

Let God sort 'em out?????

14 posted on 06/18/2012 8:35:33 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: SoldierDad

Unfortunately GW Bush allowed this same politically correct witch hunt trials & persecution of our troops while he was CIC as well, for example the Haditha marines debacle. Just for once in my lifetime (I am 58 yrs old) I would love to see a CIC who actually is staunch pro-American patriot, and one who would issue his own executive order, and give blanket amnesty, restoral of rank & pay, to every soldier since 2001 who has been prosecuted & persecuted by politically correct JAGS & military courts. In fact throw THEIR asses into the slammer for about 30 years for prosecutorial misconduct.


15 posted on 06/18/2012 8:36:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Sarajevo

The charges should be dropped. And the REMFs behind pressing the charges, including the prosecutor and this ######## Lt. Col. Jimmie E. Cummings Jr., should be tried for aiding and abetting the enemy (i.e., treason) in time of war, and if convicted, shot.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 8:37:07 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: rcrngroup

Yes, Bush failed to step in and put a stop to this nonsense. Obozo, in all likelihood, has required the prosecution (persecution) of American Soldiers.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 8:46:44 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: rcrngroup

SFC Taylor is a senior NCO and, from what I read, a damn good one. I don’t care who he voted for, he bares no comparison to “Holder’s people” or the NBPP who fit the “Holder’s People” definition.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 8:55:03 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Sarajevo

What I don’t get is why is the LAtimes on our side?


19 posted on 06/18/2012 8:57:37 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: FixitGuy

We are allowing them to have sharia law of course we lost.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 9:00:54 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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