[pics] Army’s ‘Kill Team’ Photos Shock Arab World (Extremely Graphic)

Why is this so shocking? We live in a world that we humans are constantly engaged in war and killing each other, so what is a trained soldier to do? You do your job make a kill and just like a deer in the woods you photograph it.

via WSJ

This week, the German news magazine Der Spiegel published three photographs said to show two U.S. soldiers accused of being part of a rogue “kill team” last year during their tour in Afghanistan. Perhaps the most damaging image appears to show Spc. Morlock smiling as he lifts the head of a dead, bloodied Afghan man.

A court-martial is schedued to start Wednesday for Spc. Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska. He is one of 12 soldiers charged with an array of offenses stemming from an incident last year when the Army says three Afghan civilians were murdered by members of the 5th Stryker Brigade operating in the Maiwand district of Kandahar Province.


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