Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Bring me the head of Santiago Pedraz: A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for three American soldiers who mistakenly killed a couple of Spanish journalists using a tank in the middle of a war.
A judge has issued an international arrest warrant for three U.S. soldiers whose tank fired on a Baghdad hotel during the Iraq war, killing a Spanish journalist and a Ukrainian cameraman, a court official said Wednesday.
Judge Santiago Pedraz (search) issued the warrant for Sgt. Shawn Gibson, Capt. Philip Wolford and Lt. Col. Philip de Camp, all from the U.S. 3rd Infantry, which is based in Fort Stewart, Ga.
Jose Couso, who worked for the Spanish television network Telecinco, died April 8, 2003, after a U.S. army tank crew fired a shell on Hotel Palestine (search) in Baghdad where many journalists were staying to cover the war.
Reuters cameraman Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian, also was killed.
It's a war you Spanish peacock! Innocent people die in wars and that doesn't make it a crime.
Under Spanish law, a crime committed against a Spaniard abroad can be prosecuted here if it is not investigated in the country where it is committed.
And hate-America-firsters on the left wonder why we wouldn't sign on to that silly International Criminal Court.