Karzai furious as U.S. does not co-operate with Afghan investigation into killings
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Karzai furious as U.S. does not co-operate with Afghan investigation into killings

Kandahar : Afghanistan | Mar 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM PDT
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Transfer of accused soldier fuels Afghan anger

In a meeting with tribal elders and officials President Karzai condemned American's refusal to to cooperate with the Afghan investigation into the recent killing of civilians in the Kandahar area. Karzai said:“This has been going on for too long,.. “this is by all means the end of the rope here.”

Although the U.S. has promised its own investigations the accused has already been removed to a prison in Kansas in the U.S. No doubt the Afghan authorities had no chance to interview him and probably never will. Karzai noted that his delegation rejected the current U.S. version of a single shooter and the group thought that “this was not carried out by one man and was a deliberate and intentional act.”

From the beginning of this event I have been struck by the fact that on the whole western main-stream media have for the most part simply accepted the official U.S. view in spite of a number of eyewitness testimonies that flatly contradict the story.

There have been calls by Afghan legislators that the accused face a public trial in Afghanistan. Of course the U.S. would never allow him to be tried by Afghans and it is exceedingly doubtful that they will ever let him return to Afghanistan even for a U.S. military trial.

In the press several authorities point out that the accused could face major punishment even the death penalty. The U.S. has never executed one of their own for ages although there are some on military death row. For more see this article

Statements by Obama and Panetta about the killings may jeapordize Bales having a fair trial. No doubt Bale's lawyers will bring the matter up.



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