March 28th, 2012
07:10 PM ET

Survivors, Afghan guards describe night of massacre

Reporter Yalda Hakim of Australia’s SBS network has become the first western journalist to visit the villages where a U.S. soldier allegedly killed 17 people.

In a remarkable report she talks with some of the survivors and some Afghan guards on duty at the military camp from where Staff Sergeant Robert Bales left on his alleged killing spree.

The video at the top of this story is Hakim’s account of her journey to the remote villages near Kandahar and what she was told.

Filed under: Afghanistan • SSGT Robert Bales
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  1. grooveclubhouse

    I'm having a hard time understanding why securing access to these villages is difficult. They are only a kilometer away from a US base. Easily walked by Bales. Another thing is that no one on base heard weapons fire only a km away? This just gets stranger by the moment. I think he did it but something is missing from this story.

    March 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  2. artourr

    RE: Terrorism alert: KGB total brainwashing technique

    US Ministry of Defense provides automatic guns and weapons to thousands of potential terrorists who can commit the same or similar crime as during this Kandahar massacre of civilians in Afghanistan or during the Fort Hood (Texas) shooting where on November 5, 2009 a single gunman killed 13 people and wounded 29 others. Why is it so? This is because some part of Russian KGB uses a brainwashing technique that requires only a few hours and leads to total mind control. After GULAG KGB brainwashing, such military personnel people can take guns and kill many others and themselves.

    I repeat this brainwashing technique requires only a few hours of intimacy for total mind control (so that there is no confusion). This can be easily achieved due to, for example, prevalent promiscuity and lack of any public awareness about this method and KGB people who use such brainwashing. Note that such crimes are nearly impossible to prove, since the brainwashed people either kill themselves or, if they survive, will say only those things that were ordered them to say.

    There are obviously some reasons for those KGB bums to make, for example, US soldiers kill civilians in Afghanistan.

    Artour Rakhimov, PhD

    March 29, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
  3. the wise

    Stop supporting Israel.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
    • Capt. Obvious


      March 29, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
      • the wise

        Yes, dog. You'll do as your told.

        March 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm |

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