Marine did not "shoot any of the 10 women and children ".

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    CAMP PENDLETON, California (AP) — A Marine sergeant who led a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqis avoided serving any time Tuesday for his role in one of the darkest chapters of the Iraq war, winning leniency through a plea deal that carried no real punishment beyond a reduction in rank.

    Marine to serve no time in Iraqi killings case - Yahoo! News


    Small brown skin woman gets 86 years for thinking about killing her armed CIA Interrogators who shot her!

    Aafia Siddiqui (Urdu: عافیہ صدیقی; born March 2, 1972) is an American-educated Pakistani cognitive neuroscientist[10] who was convicted of assault with intent to murder her U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan. The charges carried a maximum sentence of life in prison;[11] in September 2010, she was sentenced by a United States district court to 86 years in prison.[12]

    Aafia Siddiqui was shot and severely wounded at the police compound the following day. Her American interrogators said she grabbed an unattended rifle from behind a curtain and began shooting at them.[18] Siddiqui’s own version was that she simply stood up to see who was on the other side of the curtain and startled the soldiers one of whom then shot her.[19] She received medical attention for her wounds at Bagram Air Base and was flown to the U.S.[20] to be charged in a New York City federal court with attempted murder, and armed assault on U.S. officers and employees.[7][21] She denied the charges.[22]

    Amnesty International monitored the trial for fairness.[30] Four British Parliamentarians called the trial a grave miscarriage of justice which violated the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution as well as the United States' obligations as a member of the United Nations, and demanded Siddiqui's release. In a letter to Barack Obama, they stated that there was a lack of scientific and forensic evidence tying Siddiqui to the weapon she allegedly fired.[31] Many of Siddiqui's supporters, including some international human rights organizations, have claimed that Siddiqui was not an extremist and that she and her young children were illegally detained, interrogated and tortured by Pakistani intelligence, U.S. authorities or both during her five-year disappearance.[3] The U.S. and Pakistan governments have denied all such claims.[16][32] In a 2010 audio-recorded testimony, the Sindh Province Police Superintendent confirmed his personal involvement in arresting and abducting Siddiqui and her three small children in March 2003. He said that local Karachi authorities were involved, participating with Pakistani intelligence (ISI), CIA and FBI agents.[33]

    Aafia Siddiqui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/QUOTE]

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