Skip to comments.our seconds in Afghanistan: Was it combat, or a crime?
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.
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How the hell do you put a man in that situation - and then second-guess him when something goes wrong?
Democrats get another chance to lynch a black man.
Unreal that this is happening in a combat situation. This is so wrong!
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.
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.
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.
This is beyond stupid. My country is run by idiots.
Pinging the Prayer Warriors - please read the story at the link. SFC Taylor is in great need of God’s grace.
One of Holder’s & 0dumb0sh_t’s people. How’s he feel about 0dumb0 & the demoRATs now?
I join in earnest prayer for him.
The JAG lawyers have infiltrated every level of command in the military. Commanders no longer dare take a piss without consulting one.
Let God sort 'em out?????
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.
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.
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.
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.
What I don’t get is why is the LAtimes on our side?
We are allowing them to have sharia law of course we lost.