Friday, March 23, 2012

Did someone slip Bales a mickey?

... but military officials claim there's plenty of evidence: shell casings gathered at the scene [possibly planted], surveillance video of Bales outside his base [from a blimp - probably fake], Bales' bloodied uniform [blood could have been planted], and the six victims who survived, living witnesses to the crime. [Some witnesses claim to have seen quite a few soldiers, so why aren't they being taken seriously?] They also suggest that four combat tours have put his client under tremendous stress, but he showed signs of behavioral problems before he saw combat.  A 2002 police report said Bales was intoxicated when he attacked a casino security guard [which hardly proves he's a cold-blooded mass murderer] and today, military officials report that Bales was drinking with other soldiers the night of the Afghanistan massacre. [Perhaps these guys were working with the actual killers. Did they spike his drink, knock him out, and plant evidence while he was unconscious? He claims not to remember anything at the time of the murders, so perhaps he was given some sort of a sedative that didn't leave him with a "hangover."]
from Mounting evidence against Robert Bales (with my comments in brackets)

One of the pieces of "evidence" against Bales is that two guards reported seeing a soldier (perhaps two different soldiers) leaving and entering the base in the wee hours, which strikes me as odd - what kind of a base allows soldiers to come and go without at least identifying them and determining whether they're on official business?

The big question is whether Bales had a death wish, because he would need one to wittingly do what he supposedly did.  Otherwise, he would need to have been so insane that he probably couldn't have carried out the murders. As President Karzai said, one guy couldn't have done what Bales supposedly did. The charges against him just don't fit into reality.