Meanwhile ion another part of the world with another military force.
A loud BOO to the dumb and unpatriotic fucks who want to bring charges against their own servicemen for merely letting an enemy vermin die.
I guess this is how the Brits now treat their own combat troops. Not the majority of the public. Just the suck a** miserable politically correct bastards who happen to stumble on a laptop and hear and see a brief conversation among the warriors. Stool pigeons. That’s what they are.
Take a look. Piss ant shits. Pisses me off and not even my country or military but hell. They do support us and have bled in the same damn fight. And when did the taliban sign up to rules of war? Or any rules but the ones they make?
Royal Marines murder trial: Body of Taliban fighter allegedly killed by five soldiers in Afghanistan may never be found
The body of the captive Afghan national allegedly murdered by five Royal Marines may never be found, it has emerged
Even if the remains are discovered, the identity of the Taliban fighter might never be known
A team of forensic scientists and military police has flown to Helmand to investigate the hugely sensitive murder claims
Details emerged after the five troops won a court battle to protect their anonymity during their trial due to risk to their lives from terrorists
Case has prompted a public backlash and protest marches across Britain demanding the charges against the soldiers be dropped
By David Williams
The body of an unidentified Taliban fighter allegedly murdered by five Royal Marines in Afghanistan may never be found, it emerged last night.
A team of forensic scientists and military police – protected by 120 soldiers – has flown to Helmand to investigate the hugely sensitive murder claims.
But the remains have still to be discovered and, even if they are, they may never be positively identified because nobody knows who he was.
Details of the extraordinary search in the warzone have emerged days after the five troops won a court battle to protect their anonymity during their forthcoming trial because of ‘an immediate and real risk’ to their lives from terrorists.
The Marines first appeared in court last month. They are accused of murdering a captured Afghan national on or about September 15 last year, and were charged after the discovery of video footage on one of the men’s computers, allegedly showing them discussing what to do with a gravely injured captive.
It is the prosecution case that the man – whose name does not appear on any charge sheet – was subsequently murdered. The case has prompted an enormous public backlash with a Facebook campaign attracting over 100,000 supporters and protest marches across Britain demanding the charges be dropped.
None of the accused can be identified after Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett this week extended an anonymity order.
One protester, former Marine James Grant, 34 – a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan – said the charges against the five were unjust. He said: ‘They were doing their job in incredibly difficult circumstances.
Most of our politicians have not been out to Afghanistan and can never imagine what it is like to be at war.’
The case has focused attention too on the rules of engagement and how Britain applies the law to its servicemen and women operating under the pressures of the battlefield.
The Marines were part of a Commando Battle Group in and around Nad-e Ali, a rural area of Helmand that was once the Taliban’s heartland – an area stained with the blood of dozens of UK servicemen.
In an area known as Death Valley, their remote checkpoint base had come under fierce attack at least eight times and patrols from it were regularly ambushed.
In the six months leading up to the alleged killing last September, more than 20 troops had died in the province, seven of them Marines.
The small band of commandos – between 20 and 30 men – felt isolated in their mud-walled checkpoint, and are said to have stockpiled captured Taliban guns and ammunition in case their own ran out.
Morale across the Marines was dealt a further blow with the death of a popular comrade, James Wright, 23, on August 5 last year when a ten-man patrol was attacked by a force of around 80 Taliban in the Shpazh Gerebian region.
After four hours the patrol managed to pull back to their base with the help of air support and mortar fire. As is routine after a patrol, Wright had taken off his helmet ahead of an operational debrief.
It was then that the Taliban attacked again. Wright, a father-to-be, was fatally wounded in the head by a grenade.
In the following days and weeks there were more attacks in Helmand; one base came under sustained fire for ten successive days. In mid-September the fanatics mounted another attack on an isolated base, leaving more than 20 Marines pinned down. It is the aftermath of this attack that is the focus of the investigations.
An Apache helicopter was called in and was able to end the Taliban assault. Once the fighting subsided, a gunman was found with severe wounds and allegedly close to death.
The video footage allegedly shows Marines discussing what to do with him. Several are said to have held a vote. The filming then stops.
Their options were to treat his wounds and ensure his evacuation to Camp Bastion or take him to their Forward Operating Base for treatment.
Last October the Marines returned home to a heroes’ welcome and, officials say, it is likely that whatever happened would have remained secret, had it not been for the arrest of one of the men by civilian police investigating a completely unrelated matter.
As part of that inquiry they seized his laptop, found the footage from the compound, and alerted the military.
Investigators have questioned officers and fellow Marines while Afghan interpreters are being traced.
The five Marines – known only as A, B, C, D and E – face a Court Martial and their initial appearance was behind closed doors in Bulford garrison on the edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.
It will be nice when we all leave that shithole so the Taliban and the rest of the clusterfuck that is Afganistan can go back to offing each other and not actual worthwhile human beings like those in our military.I say we just air drop more ammo once in a while to keep them knee deep in revenge killing.Karzai, grab a bag and a passport and run like hell fool.
nailed it Rich. but the idiots in power in both parties will continue with business as usual. what’s the point of being this big bad military power and at war, if we don’t use any and all means of eradicating vermin. oh yeah i forget. the lefties who actually run things, won’t allow it. the traitors will do as they did during the Viet Nam War. they will stab our army in the back by supporting the enemy as they did then, with nobody to stop them. remember the chicago riots of 68? police should have been allowed to shoot to kill. none of this arrest them nonsense. in the slammer for a few hours and then out so they could return and continue the mayhem. and then the fonda types. did anyone shoot the bitch? of course not. acid in the face? nope. she goes on to more fame and fortune.
hell, the brits executed ppl after ww2 for aiding the enemy in wartime.