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Marine granted immunity in Iraq killings

Postby intellex » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:37 pm

Updated: 4:35 p.m. ET April 17, 2007
LOS ANGELES - The Marines Corps said Tuesday it had dropped all charges against a sergeant in exchange for his testimony against fellow Marines accused of killing 24 civilians in Haditha, the deadliest criminal case to arise from the Iraq war.

Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz had been charged with unpremeditated murder in the death of five Iraq civilians.

Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who announced the deal Tuesday, said the charges against Dela Cruz had been dismissed April 2. Dela Cruz was given immunity in exchange for his testimony, the Marines said.

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“Dela Cruz is required to testify,” Marine spokesman Lt. Col. Sean Gibson said.

The Marine squad had suffered a fatality on Nov. 19, 2005, when its convoy was rocked by a roadside bomb blast. In the aftermath of the explosion, the troops are accused of killing 24 Iraqis in Haditha.

Four enlisted Marines were charged with unpremeditated murder, and four officers were charged with failing to adequately report the deaths.

Aside from the murder charge, Dela Cruz faced one charge of making a false official statement with intent to deceive. He faced a possible life sentence, dishonorable discharge, dismissal and forfeiture of pay.

Dela Cruz, 24, is the first Marine to make a deal with the government in the case. His testimony will likely form a vital part of the prosecution’s case.

The Marine Corps announced the charges in December, but there have been no preliminary hearings and no court dates have been finalized. What would have been the first hearing in the case, for another Marine accused of murder, was recently delayed at the government’s request.


and you want me to greave about VT

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Re: Marine granted immunity in Iraq killings

Postby Nolol cusub » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:37 pm

Who admires the Russian cruelty? They borrow from the Russians.

Source: BBC MONITORING INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

Text of report aired on Bosnian Islamic station Radio Naba web site on 4 February

[Announcer] While almost every Bosniak [Bosnian Muslim] in Bosnia who goes to the mosque is a potential terrorist and while many [Muslims] are under surveillance by various local as well as international services, Serbs are freely organizing terrorist camps around Bosnia, where they are freely trained and then go to sew terror in Chechnya. These same people had earlier gone to terrorize the people of Congo, which is proven by many pictures of Serb terrorists from that war.

Today, war criminals freely run terrorist camps in Bosnia and organize Chetnik [World War II Royalist movement] events, where they openly say that they will slit the throats of all Muslims and others. Of course, no-one is preventing them in this because they are not Muslim. When five Muslims go to a lake to have a swim, it is a problem. And when they [Serbs] conduct military manoeuvres, this attracts almost no comment at all. It is a fact that in Bosnia the least terror and problems come from believers. It is, however, also a fact that it is them - and not the Serb proven terrorists - that under closest surveillance by various curators of souls.

Several days ago, Kavkaz Centar, quoting Bosnian sources, published a report saying that a group of Serb terrorists, headed by war criminal Rajko Kusic, had been sent to Chechnya in cooperation with the Russian intelligence service. The US has confirmed the report as well. The Washington Times has written and the Bosnian press reported that a group of Serb terrorists, led by Rajko Kusic and sponsored by the Russian intelligence services, had gone to Chechnya several months ago.

Kusic is wanted by the Hague tribunal for his implication in massacres of Bosniaks-Muslims. He was one of those most responsible in the ethnic cleansing in Rogatica region. He had gained experience in fighting in Vukovar, Croatia, where he fought on the side of Chetniks. The report describes Kusic as a local leader and commander of battalion of the Drina Corps 1st Brigade.

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Re: Marine granted immunity in Iraq killings

Postby Steeler [Crawler2] » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:25 pm

"and you want me to greave about VT"

I don't grieve for the deaths of people I don't know. But the Virginia Tech shootings are not related to the case you cited. Not surprisingly, your logic train is not sound.

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Re: Marine granted immunity in Iraq killings

Postby Ina Baxar » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:32 pm

quote--->"LOS ANGELES - The Marines Corps said Tuesday it had dropped all charges against a sergeant in exchange for his testimony against fellow Marines accused of killing 24 civilians in Haditha, the deadliest criminal case to arise from the Iraq war."

---->"IN EXCHANGE for his testimony against fellow Marines accused of killing 24 civilians in Haditha, the deadliest criminal case to arise from the Iraq war."

Don't hate the Marine Corps { hate the justice system wich by the way is pretty much the same everywhere you go when it comes to cases like this} they are after BIGGER shyte.


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