Posts tagged ‘marine’

July 10, 2019

Sea stars can have birth defects

by allthoughtswork

Some 5-Pointed Starfish Can Be Squared Due To Birth Defects

And you thought your uncle was a square.

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December 7, 2013

Sgt Alexander Blackman : Murder is Murder

by duncanr

soldierSgt Alexander Blackman , the Royal Marine who dragged a wounded Afghan fighter from an open field into the shelter of a wooded area – where action on the ground would not be visible to the cameras on a hovering helicopter – then deliberately and cold-heartedly killed him with a bullet fired into his chest, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to spend a minimum of 10 years in prison before being eligible for parole

Sgt Blackman has . . .

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November 10, 2013

UK Marine Guilty of Murder

by duncanr

prisonerA court martial has found a UK marine serving in Afghanistan guilty of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter, in clear violation of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of wounded captives

Sentence has not yet been passed, but the marine could be sentenced to ‘life in prison’

Some folk, however, (e.g., Maj Gen Thompson) are arguing for a more lenient sentence (say, 5 years), citing the pressures of war, heat of the moment, moment of madness

The problem I have with this defence is that . . .

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August 28, 2011

Hawkeye : Faithful to the End

by duncanr

Navy SEAL U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson was one of the 30 American troops killed on August 6 when the Taliban shot down their Chinook helicopter. At his funeral in Iowa, his dog Hawkeye walked up to the coffin,lay down beside it, and sighed.