Let’s face it, we live in a world of people who do dumb things. They can be teachers, police, firefighters, doctors, politicians, doctors and yes, even military personnel. So when new images came out this week of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with dead Afghan civilians, once again I thought “we got really dumb people in this world”. Of course that didn’t stop the right from launching an attack of the “far left international media”:
Far left international media outlets are reporting that US soldiers posed with the dead bodies of “defenseless” Afghanistan civilians. Der Spiegel reported that the US soldiers “killed Afghan civilians for fun, humiliating their victims with horrific pictures.” It is not known how Der Spiegel acquired the photos.
Jim Hoft, AKA Gateway Pundit, concluded that post with this:
So how did they get these photos? Who took them and what proof do they have that this is actually what took place?
I wait anxiously to hear the rest of the story.
Well we might not have found out the “rest” of the story, but today we found out a big chunk of it:
A 22-year-old U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three unarmed Afghan civilians in a war crimes probe that implicates a dozen members of his platoon and has raised some of the most serious criminal allegations to come from the war in Afghanistan.
Spc. Jeremy Morlock of Wasilla, Alaska, was court-martialed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder, and one count each of conspiracy, obstructing justice and illegal drug use in exchange for a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.
Spc. Morlock was accused of taking a lead role in the killings of three unarmed Afghan men in Kandahar province in January, February and May 2010.
So there wasn’t some real conspiracy. It was a dumb person doing a dumb thing (and ironically this dumb person is from Wasilla, AK. – coincidence?). Some dumb people are soldiers and some are bloggers trying to push their crazy conspiracy theories. See a trend here?