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Soldier's Shocking Allegation: Troops Ordered to Engage in '360 Rotational Fire' Against Civilians

If even a small fraction of what former Bravo Company 2-16 soldier Ethan McCord is saying is true, that orders were given at a battalion level in Iraq for "360 rotational fire" against civilians in order to "kill every motherfucker in the street," upon being hit by an IED, then Congress must investigate.

his claim suggests a war crime which far surpasses errant bombs or overzealous individual soldiers in the heat of battle. This is the mass execution of civilians.

Further funding for the Iraqi and Afghan wars, presently being stalled in the House Appropriations Committee by Chairman David Obey for other reasons, could be contingent on a full investigation, including subpoenaed witnesses, and a report to Congress.

McCord told the World Socialist News Web site the implementation of an order for "360 rotational fire" in 2007 by a battalion commander was a new "SOP" (standard operating procedure). McCord said in an April 2010 interview:

"We had a pretty gung-ho commander, who decided that because we were getting hit by IEDs a lot, there would be a new battalion SOP. He goes, ‘If someone in your line gets hit with an IED, 360 rotational fire. You kill every motherfucker on the street.’

“Myself and Josh and a lot of other soldiers were just sitting there looking at each other like, ‘Are you kidding me? You want us to kill women and children on the street?’ And you couldn’t just disobey orders to shoot, because they could just make your life hell in Iraq.

“So like with myself, I would shoot up into the roof of a building instead of down on the ground toward civilians. But I’ve seen it many times, where people are just walking down the street and an IED goes off and the troops open fire and kill them."

beyond sad


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and to add further tragedy to it, she soldiers will probably all get post traumatic stress..


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That over-zealous battalion commander will be investigated heavily. And when they determine the truth behind this, his ass will receive a court martial and be thrown in Leavenworth where he won't see the light of day for many many years.


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"More than 120 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq commit suicide every week" -2008

Still left with conscience are they?

No sympathy for dogs of war, mere cannon fodders. They volunteered to rape and murder the innocents.

Whatever they deserve. Done enough savagery to create more terrorists we need to worry about anyway.


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