May 05, 2005

Marine Cleared in Shooting, Kevin Sites Silent

Look, I don't know whether or not this guy should have been charged with anything. What I do know is that the images broadcast by Kevin Sites of the shooting has served as a propaganda tool of our enemies. This Marine may have killed 3 men. Kevin Sites film has inspired many more to take up arms against the U.S. and resulted in many many more deaths.

WATIMES:

The investigation into a controversial shooting of a wounded Iraqi by a U.S. Marine has ended with a determination the Marine acted in self defense.

The Marines announced no charges will be filed in the incident last November in which a Camp Pendleton infantryman shot a wounded Iraqi insurgent following a firefight around a mosque in the city of Fallujah.

The Marine told investigators he had, in fact, killed three wounded Iraqi fighters he feared still posed a threat to his unit.

Natonski reportedly gave serious consideration to intelligence reports that said injured insurgents in Fallujah had feigned surrender and then attacked American troops as they approached.

Hat tip: Howie

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:20 AM | Comments |