US soldier 'faces death penalty'

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  1. pmaitra

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    US soldier 'faces death penalty'

    The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in March could face the death penalty if found guilty of murder, the US Army says.

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    Source: BBC News - Robert Bales: Court martial for US sergeant over Afghan deaths
     
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    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    No use in penalising him. It will buy the US no goodwill. The majority of the people in Afghanistan would never know about it.
     
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    I think the penalty is not so much for the Afghans but to remind American soldiers that that kind of action is intolerable.
     
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    good move, no one should be above the law
     
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