Friday, October 12, 2012

The dark side

Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder while serving in Afghanistan. The victim was not posing a threat and that he may have been unarmed at the time he was killed. Earlier this year a Territorial Army soldier was investigated on suspicion of murder for killing a suspected Taliban insurgent but it later emerged he could have been a farmer.

Louise Thomas, an official working with the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), which was set up in the wake of the killing of Baha Mousa, an Basra Iraqi hotel worker who died in 2003 while in British custody, and the Battle of Danny Boy in 2004 where it is alleged that British soldiers tortured and murdered Iraqi gunmen after a firefight and in response to a growing number of abuse complaints from former prisoners held in secret interrogation centres, said recently "I saw a really dark side of the British army,"

War brutalises

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