Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now most viewers #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

Mar 16 - US soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre identified

most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
159 viewing
 Numbers don’t lie: Jay-Z’s Tidal a spectacular flop
64 comments
most viewed right now
77 viewing
Article inside Original X-Men Member Ice Man comes out as a f#####
77 comments

top in section
66 viewing
BOX I'm sorry MissJackson [fell off hard]
top in sports
top in section
30 viewing
 Image inside why did we get 3 different max paynes'
top in games

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know » Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 Mar 16 - US soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre identified
Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - away - #1
1168 pageviews
8 comments


TBX 31 heat pts31 space
avatar space
Mind & Universe
space
$2,232 | 15496691

[pic - click to view]



U.S. officials told NBC News on Friday that the soldier suspected of shooting 16 civilians in Afghanistan is Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

Bales, 38, was deployed to Afghanistan in December with the 3rd Stryker Brigade, based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Tacoma, Wash., the officials said.

"It's a tragedy,” Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, said at the base, home to about 37,000 Army and 6,000 Air Force personnel. “Everyone knows this doesn't reflect our standards or values, nor does it reflect the soldiers that perform here and overseas. They are shocked, just as we are.”

Bales, a married father of two, has a clean record of conduct, the officials said. He joined the military after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“He felt it was his calling to stand up for the us after 911 and then decided to make his career the military," said his civilian attorney, John Henry Browne, who spoke to Bales on Thursday night.

Soldier accused in Afghan massacre flown out of country
Bales had been deployed to Iraq three times before going to Afghanistan. While in Iraq, officials say, he suffered a traumatic head injury in a crash and also suffered a foot injury in a separate incident. In Afghanistan, Bales reportedly saw a friend lose a leg.

What role those incidents may have played, if any, in the shootings, remains unclear. Browne says the soldier may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Browne also said the soldier never expected a fourth deployment.

“Overnight he was told he was going back and he told his family and told me that he did what he was ordered to do 'cause he was a soldier," Browne said.

Officials are investigating reports that Bales may have been drinking before he left the base in Afghanistan on the night of the k!llings over the weekend. Among the dead were nine children.

Officials: US soldier in Afghanistan shooting spree said ‘I did it’
Bales, a native of Ohio, has been based at Lewis-McChord his entire career. He and his family reportedly lived not too far from the base and have family roots in western Washington. Bales’ wife is said to be an executive at a Seattle-area company.

Brown said the suspect’s family will remain on base for the foreseeable future for their own protection. Bales was reportedly en route to the United States on Friday.

World News - NBC News: US soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre identified
Reply With Quote
Props given to TBX hot topic  (03-17-2012)

8 comments for "Mar 16 - US soldier suspected in Afghanistan massacre identified"

- To post a comment, join the squad -


Unread 3 years agoclass of '07 - away - #2
Deniro732 5 heat pts space
avatar space
Allah Knowledge
space
$10,669 | POWERFUL
this is bs, afghan witnesses/survivors said it was a group of soldiers already..the U.S needs to stop bullsh*tting to try and save face and throw all the soldiers involved in this bs under the bus..let the afghan people prosecute them in their court and comply with whatever happens ..NO ONE and i repeat NO ONE is going to believe one U.S soldier walked a mile from his base in hostile enemy territory to massacre 16 civilians on his own..that sh*t wouldn't even be possible in a game ..this isn't a hollywood movie and the person responsible isn't rambo..fu*king piece of sh*t d!ckhead government always trying to preach that peace bullsh*t until one of their own is involved the one thing you can say the U.S does well is protect their own whether it's national defense or local law enforcement, they look out for eachother..if you're one of them expect no consequences for w/e bs action you committed..this world is a piece of sh*t and actions like these go to show you whoever has the power makes the rules, no matter wtf happens
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '05 - away - #3
Freemind 41 heat pts41 space
avatar space
Freemind10
space
$8,869 | POWERFUL
Deniro732 said:
this is bs, afghan witnesses/survivors said it was a group of soldiers already..the U.S needs to stop bullsh*tting to try and save face and throw all the soldiers involved in this bs under the bus..let the afghan people prosecute them in their court and comply with whatever happens ..NO ONE and i repeat NO ONE is going to believe one U.S soldier walked a mile from his base in hostile enemy territory to massacre 16 civilians on his own..that sh*t wouldn't even be possible in a game ..this isn't a hollywood movie and the person responsible isn't rambo..fu*king piece of sh*t d!ckhead government always trying to preach that peace bullsh*t until one of their own is involved the one thing you can say the U.S does well is protect their own whether it's national defense or local law enforcement, they look out for eachother..if you're one of them expect no consequences for w/e bs action you committed..this world is a piece of sh*t and actions like these go to show you whoever has the power makes the rules, no matter wtf happens


but regular american citizens wont believe that because the media didnt say it

its a damn shame
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '12 - on now - #4
Msirae Faythung 445 heat pts445 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$7,260 | POWERFUL
Does anyone care?
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '11 - away - #5
salashimself  space
avatar space
PATRIOTS&HEAT
space
$123 | 419258
fu** him and he should be stoned to death
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '09 - away - #6
usarmyboy83 9 heat pts space
avatar space
FLA850
space
$1,170 | 5984653
It's a cover up, cuz there is no way one soldier will be allowed off the F.O.B by himself.
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '12 - away - #7
noverum  space
avatar space
Variable Illusion
space
$1,859 | 17399011

Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '09 - away - #8
mayday20 3 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$946 | 7536281
To every post so far...Somebody has to pay for it. A lot easier to throw one guy down than an entire squad.
Reply With Quote
 

Home > all sections > BX Daily Bugle
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
60 viewing
Video inside Welvin Harris "Got'eem" in trouble !!!!!
64 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
41 viewing
Video inside Chandra Davis aka Deelishis Twerking Compilation
41 comments
@eyecandy
most viewed right now
28 viewing
NFL When Warren Sapp realizes he's about to go to jail
240 comments
@sports
most viewed right now
25 viewing
NBA Pat Riley: " No more hidden agendas from smiling faces"
123 comments
@sports
most viewed right now
24 viewing
Image inside Sexually Frustrated Housewife Beyonce Watches Milf Hunter Drake Perfor..
151 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
20 viewing
Young Thug Barter 6- 16,181 (Flop City)
380 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
20 viewing
Video inside When you fu-king a GD ass bi-ch
53 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
20 viewing
Video inside Muslim Women Might Be Caking Under Them ...
95 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
18 viewing
Image inside Mobb Deep Says Puff Daddy Had Group Change Its Original Name 'Poetical..
52 comments
@hiphop

^
contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   privacy   |   search   |  © BX 1998-end of time