Saturday, March 17, 2007

'Friendly fire' killing unlawful

This is too bad.

A British soldier who died in a US "friendly fire" attack during the Iraq war was unlawfully killed in an incident, which was entirely avoidable, a coroner ruled on Friday.

Unfortunately, most things are avoidable in hindsight. I'm not making excuses, I'm just saying that this "unlawful" business may be going a bit far on the matter. How about all those "unlawful" beheadings we never read about?

Coroner Andrew Walker said the attack on lance corporal Matty Hull's convoy in the 2003 conflict was criminal, and hit out at the US military for failing to co-operate with the inquest into the soldier's death.

Great, now we're fighting with each other. Got to hand it to those Islamic terrorists, they have both unity and mass support, two things we don't.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well! lets see "killing" and "unlawful" seem to go hand and hand and to use them in a war is just crazy.

March 20, 2007 2:17 PM  

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