Sunday, October 16, 2016

SAS soldier 'investigated for Iraq War mercy killing'

Former UK Special Air Service Sergeant Colin Maclachlan is being investigated over claims a made in a recent book about his service in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. He described killing at least 2 mortally wounded soldiers his unit had ambushed. The men posed no threat, but he said he chose to kill them because one of them asked him to, and because it was the humane thing to do. Since he received word of the investigation, he has appeared publicly, reiterating his story and defending his actions. He claimed that he would gladly go to prison and challenged the investigators and critics to walk in his shoes. If what he said he did was true, it would be in violation of UK Military Law and the Geneva Convention, according to BBC.

-Clayton Bailey

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