Friday, June 30, 2006

What is Going On? -- US Soldiers Accused of Rape & Murder

The AP is reporting that one US Soldier admitted participating in a "crime of opportunity", raping a woman, then killing her and her family to cover it up!!??:
Five U.S. Army soldiers are being investigated for allegedly raping a young woman, then killing her and three members of her family in Iraq, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press on Friday.

The soldiers also allegedly burned the body of the woman they are accused of raping.

Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of coalition troops in Baghdad, had ordered a criminal investigation into the alleged killing of a family of four in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, the U.S. command said. It did not elaborate. . . .a U.S. official close to the investigation said at least one of the soldiers, all assigned to the 502nd Infantry Regiment, has admitted his role and has been arrested. . . . The killings appeared to have been a "crime of opportunity," the official said. The soldiers had not been attacked by insurgents but had noticed the woman on previous patrols.

UPDATE: Oh, shit. It gets worse. Something is dreadfully wrong.

1 comment:

Will Divide said...

Drug use should be ramping up about now too; very likely the good shit from Afganistan.