Saturday, March 24, 2007

Military Murder

Jurrasic Pork, part of The Unruly Mob over at Les Enrages.org has written up the latest tragic death of a woman soldier in Iraq. Anyone here about this? The murder of LaVena Johnson has been treated by the military as a "suicide." Read JP's gut-wrenching post and with others we can bring this horror out of the darkness and demand the answers for the pentagon for yet another cover-up.
On July 19th, 2005, Pfc. LaVena Johnson was found dead in her tent, a single bullet wound to her left temple (she was right-handed). Her nose was broken. One of her lips was battered so badly that a mortician had to reconstruct it. Two of her front teeth were knocked loose. Her shoulder or elbow was dislocated. A trail of blood led from her tent to outside.
Where's the outrage people?

5 comments:

op99 said...

That is disgusting, and it's just one story. I'll give my warlike senator lady HRC a call and see what she plans to do about this problem, seeing that she's on Senate Armed Services Committee.

lotus said...

Ditto me, to Beel Nelson. He's been showing a few signs of a vestigial spine now that he's in the majority . . .

leslie in ca said...

Thanks for this, Hope. It's the first I've heard of it; and as op99 says, it's just one story. How many more cases like it have been covered up?

Bint Alshamsa said...

This is absolutely horrible. I hadn't heard about this story at all until now. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Hopefully enough pressure can be put on them to re-examine this case.

Little Blue PD said...

This is totally horrible, on so many levels; whoever did this deserves to die a violent death. There are some murdering monkey thugs in the military but most of them are pretty straight and honorable. The crime rate and violent crime rate in the military is much lower than even the 'safest' American cities. Recent studies bear this out. Maybe Bush or Cheney did this themselves.