LEFT: as found, totally buried under large rocks/rubble of collapsed roof;
RIGHT: in same position with debris cleared
I have questions 1/
Comparing the photos, there is a very slim outline of his left shoulder that looks identical to the image on the right.
iow, he appears not to have been moved at all, but merely had debris cleared. 2/
Looking again at the upper left shoulder, and the gunshot wound immediately below in the 2nd image, it appears clear that this happened between the 1st and 2nd photos. 3/
Theory: That the soldier who stood on him felt him move underneath and shot him. 4/
But this version is not what the US military claimed & Khadr pled guilty to.
So how did he get totally buried by rubble before he was shot?
And how did he throw a grenade while lying face down totally buried under rubble?
IE, he appears totally unconscious in both, and not to have moved at all, even when shot twice in the back.
The only witness against him is the soldier who shot him. But that account of the shooting is itself clearly false.
And the physical evidence shows Khadr could not physically have thrown the grenade that killed Speers.
Why would they do this?
The criminal prosecution commenced years after Khadr was captured. So why the delay, and why did they start it?
See the timeline. Prosecution commenced in 2005--3 years after the fire-fight.
By then Khadr was a political hot potato and so was Abu Ghraib.
Almost all other western countries had got their citizens out of Gitmo, but not Canada & Khadr.
eg, threats of rape, non-treatment of injuries, etc.
Quagmire yada yada
The whole thing was turning into a sh*tshow.
Ie, there was pressure to justify this detention.
And everyone knew it. How do you tell the family?
It wouldn’t be the first time the US military covered up a politically sensitive friendly fire death: npr.org/templates/stor…
b) it was involuntary & obtained under threat of rape;
c) it’s a textbook example of how to get a false confession from a kid.
Because he’s a Muslim and he’s brown.
There’d have been no Gitmo, no solitary confinement, no campaign of hate & fear.
And the media love him too.
The political & media payoff for letting this lie fester for years is too golden to resist.
But it is a lie. The whole thing, start to finish.
We have a duty to call it out.