As we and nearly every news agency in the country have now reported, the German magazine Der Spiegel on Sunday published three graphic photos of dead Afghan civilians, two of which show members of the infamous Joint Base Lewis-McChord "kill team" posing with corpses. Through last night, however, no other news outlets had run the photos. Until now.
Al Jazeera English posted one of the images in thumbnail form this morning, then Gawker published the other two pics after purchasing Der Spiegel's iPad app (the paper had been shielding the pics behind a pay wall).
Now Der Spiegel, which says it has some 4,000 such photos, has come out and made them available for all.
Here they are.
Spiegel says this is the body of Gul Mudin, the son of a farmer, who was killed on Jan. 15, 2010. A member of the "kill team" is posing behind him.
The same civilian, this time posing with Cpl. Jeremy Morlock, who has already pleaded guilty to several charges surrounding the squad's actions
A pair of "kill team" victims, the photo of which was supposedly found in a collection kept by one of the JBLM soldiers