Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Usual

Just so you know...
"What they've done in the field now is, they tell the troops, you have to make a determination within a day or two or so whether or not the prisoners you have, the detainees, are Taliban," Hersh added. "You must extract whatever tactical intelligence you can get, as opposed to strategic, long-range intelligence, immediately. And if you cannot conclude they're Taliban, you must turn them free.

"What it means is, and I've been told this anecdotally by five or six different people, battlefield executions are taking place," he continued. "Well, if they can't prove they're Taliban, bam. If we don't do it ourselves, we turn them over to the nearby Afghan troops and by the time we walk three feet the bullets are flying. And that's going on now."

3 comments:

mikey said...

Wow! Battlefield executions?

Hooda thunk, huh?

A bunch of scared, pissed off uncomfortable kids with guns and people are being shot?

Damn, dood. THAT'S never happened before...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Well, if they can't prove they're Taliban, bam.

Emeril is leading the ground forces?

I bet his battlefield Taliban test involves tasty, tasty pork products.

Brando said...

The official army term is "Soul Liberation."