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Old 20 July 2017, 20:01
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Originally Posted by Tracy View Post
I still think it was a straight up negligent discharge. Officer Noor's career is done; and he did the common sense thing to do: get a lawyer and do what he says.

For me, the only interesting item of business left is whether or not charges will be filed against Mr. Noor.
This is almost certainly what happened. Of course several deliberate steps had to be taken before it was possible.
"The real problem was being able to stick it out, to sit in an office under the orders of a wee man in a dark gray suit and look out of the window and recall the bush country, the waving palms, the smell of sweat and cordite, the grunts of the men hauling jeeps over the river crossings, the copper-tasting fears just before the attack, and the wild, cruel joy of being alive afterward. To remember, and then go back to the ledgers and the commuter train, that was impossible. He knew he would eat his heart out if it ever came to that."

- "The Dogs of War" by Frederick Forsyth
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