He fights with missiles and with spears
He’s all of 31 and he’s only 17.
He’s been a soldier for a thousand years
He’s a catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain
A Buddhist, and a Baptist and Jew.
And he knows he shouldn’t kill
And he knows he always will kill
Kill you for me my friend and me for you
so we have an American soldier over in Afghanistan who decides to sneak out one night and wipe out two tribal villages..the soldier, Robert Bales, was suffering from PTSS and high on contraband alcohol and valium..he also popped lots of steroids.....
so what was he doing in the army?? and what are we still doing in Afghanistan??
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has entered a guilty plea to all charges of murdering 16 civilians, including nine children.
At one point, the judge, Col. Jeffery Nance, asked Bales why he killed the villagers.
Bales responded: "Sir, as far as why – I've asked that question a million times since then. There's not a good reason in this world for why I did the horrible things I did."
One of the prosecutors, Lt. Col. Jay Morse, raised concerns during the hearing that the soldier's testimony contradicted what he earlier acknowledged in a signed "stipulation of facts" from that night.
Bales testified Wednesday that he made the decision to kill each victim when he raised his gun and pointed it. But in the stipulation, Bales said he struggled with a woman before killing her and "after the tussle" decided to "murder anyone that he saw."
The judge questioned Bales about it, and Bales confirmed that he decided to kill everyone after struggling with the woman.
A young girl in a bright headscarf described hiding behind her father as he was shot to death. Boys told of hiding behind curtains as others scrambled and begged the soldier to spare them, yelling: "We are children! We are children!" A thick-bearded man told of being shot in the neck by a gunman "as close as this bottle," gesturing to a water bottle on a table in front of him.
He’s the one who must decide,
who’s to live and who’s to die.
and without him all this killing can't go on...