1- Apparently you cared who threw the grenade. You claimed he threw the grenade and killed a special forces soldier...i could requote you if you'd like me too.....
2-So, there 's the doubt about ...actively fighting against the soldiers.....that much we can at least reasonably argue
1-No, don't quote me, quote his admission or the sworn testimony of dozens of sworn witnesses. Keep in mind that he admitted to this the other day, under no duress. If it's a false confession, that's his issue (and apparently yours).
2-Uhh, no there's not and no you can't. One doesn't find themselves in the boonies of Afghanistan, holed up with a bunch of AQ terrorists in a firefight with US troops unless they are intimately involved.
'2) Ok, so you believe he was there...i'll concede and say I believe that too. '
Good, Now we're getting somewhere...
'No show me proof of his training'
I don't need to. Ask him yourself. WTF was he doing in Pakistan and Afghanistan? Visiting family?
'and that he was armed at the time.'
He was. And if he wasn't, he's an idiot...I don't know about you, but if I am sworn to jihad and to kill as many US troops as I can, I want to be armed with more than a sharp wit and a babyface
..that is independent of the initial soldiers who captured him and from military intelligence that asserts his training and efficacy as bona fide Al Queda soldier.
Well, unfortunately, the only folks that were there that are not US soldiers are dead.
3) I have precedent as my evidence,i also have contradiction, refusal to admit evidence, and all the trimmings of a kangaroo court, coverups by the U.S. military,
i have the knowledge of war crimes and acts of homicide and fratricide
If you have knowlege of war crimes, you should report it. Show it(with relevance to this incident).
Would you say i'm wrong to not believe everything they tend to say, is factual? Do you still believe Iraq has weapons of mass destruction still too?
No, and no.
4) If you want to think of me a blind fool who only has hate for the U.S. then you don't know me very well, and this shows the power of your argument. Let me tell you how much I hate the U.S. and presumably its soldiers, since we're presuming and all. A couple years ago I was in Atlanta on business, and I was flying to phoenix, to connect to a flight back to vancouver. One the plane I happened to be sandwiched between 2 U.S. marines , returning from Bagram Air Force Base. They'd been flying all night. All they had on were their AR MARPAT's and nothing else. I sat there for a bit, thinking should I strike up a conversation or leave it, because they looked tired but insanely intense. The guy to my left, sorted it out fro me, by offering me a stick of his gum. I accepted gratefully and began taling to him about everything from his experiences to his wife and 3 year old daughter, his fears of returning back home, my views as a Canadian...everything, during that approx 4 hour flight...and subsequent wait at the dallas terminal..after I offered to buy him a cold one, which he politely refused. The last thing he sid to me, as we said our goodbyes and parted ways was, "Thanks, i wasn't sure if you felt like talking,and I was afraid to talk to you", I asked "Why?", and he said "I don't know...if feel scared a lot, nowadays" I said, "No worries, bud, you're safe, enjoy your time with your family" And he said, "Yeah, i hope my daughter doesn't mind me leaving in a couple of weeks again though" My point is that you have no clue, how much respect I have for the soldiers of the U.S. for the most part, and how wrong you're assertion of me having a blind hate for the U.S. is. But,. you go on and think what you want...not all dissent = despise.
Big deal. You talked to a US soldier. I have served with them...you wanna play this game?
4b) By letting him die, it would have been discovered that this 15 year old Canadian citizen was shot in the back twice and left to die. What do you think the outcry and backlash would have looked like for the U.S. military during a time when three months earlier 4 Canadian soldiers were killed by a U.S. F-16 bomb? What would have the the response by our citizenary towards our involvement, our gov't and The U.S. have been if we would have been treated to that bit of news after mourning for weeks the loss of those 4 Soldiers of ours? Tinfoil? Sure. You keep eating...there's plenty more manure to come. I suppose not everyone has the ability to see what 2 and 2 put together could mean.
People are shot in the back in battle all the time. There's nothing wrong with that. These aren't cops - they are not there to arrest - they are there to destroy the enemy. In this situation, if they are on a legitimate mission to destroy the compound and every enemy in it, they plug each and every one of them until they either surrender or die. That's there job. So if he ended up dead with bullet wounds consistant with being shot in the back, that's just fine.