US Sergeant Shot, Mutilated Afghan, Soldier Says


This video, from Democracy Now! in the USA, is called Afghanistan Inc.: New Report Says “Contractors Making Big Money for Bad Work”.

From Associated Press:

US Sergeant Shot, Mutilated Afghan Man, Soldier Testifies

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The leader of an Army special forces team “grinned” as he held the ear of an Afghan man he suspected of being an insurgent after he shot him and left his body in the desert, a Green Beret testified today.

The testimony by Sgt. 1st Class Ricky Derring came at a military hearing for his team leader, Master Sgt. Joseph D. Newell, who could face court martial on a murder charge in the March 5 killing of the Afghan civilian.

Derring said Newell returned to the spot where he left the man’s body and “made a stabbing motion and I could see his arms cutting.” Newell then walked back to the team’s vehicle with the man’s ear in his hand, Derring said.

“He shook the ear and grinned,” Derring said.

Afghan civilians killed: here.

2 thoughts on “US Sergeant Shot, Mutilated Afghan, Soldier Says

  1. AFGHANISTAN

    GREEN BERET SAYS LEADER SHOT, MUTILATED AFGHAN MAN
    “Don’t worry, nothing will come of it. If it does, I’ll just say I was attacked.”
    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080812/NEWS07/80812084/1009/NEWS07

    NATO FORCE DENIES AFGHAN CIVILIAN CASUALTY REPORT
    Twelve civilians were killed and 18 wounded when NATO-led forces carried out an airstrike on suspected Taliban militants in Kapisa province on Saturday.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/12/AR2008081200252.html

    U.S. COALITION KILL 8 AFGHAN HOSTAGES
    A series of clashes and an airstrike in southern Afghanistan killed 25 militants and eight civilians held hostage by insurgents.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan12-2008aug12,0,5607454.story

    BRITISH KILL 4 CIVILIANS IN AFGHANISTAN
    The force “deeply regrets the tragedy.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/18/world/asia/18afghan.html?ref=world

    INSURGENCY’S SCARS LINE AFGHANISTAN’S MAIN ROAD
    “Dissatisfaction of the people is growing, anger is growing, people are joining the opposition groups”. . . . “The Americans are not looking at us like human beings, but we are also human beings.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/14/world/asia/14highway.html?ref=world

    ROADSIDE BLAST KILLS 10 POLICE IN AFGHANISTAN
    Afghan and NATO officials insist that the nearly seven-year effort to bring stability to Afghanistan is progressing.
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Afghan-Violence.html?ref=world

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