Being the Americans that we are, we have focused on Staff Sergeant Robert Bales and his mental state rather than the 16 Afghan civilians he killed, all of whom had names too. But indulge me for a moment to address one aspect of Bales' mental state. It turns out that he had a mortgage problem. And as such, he probably was a victim of a violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
A military prosecutor stated on Tuesday that they will seek the death penalty against Staff Sergeant Robert Bales for the killings of 16 Afghan civilians. The prosecutor stated during the pretrial hearing that the evidence heard in ... Read Post
A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has been identified in media reports as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. The soldier is believed to have walked off his base in southern Afghanistan on Sunday and gunned down the villa... Read Post