The Iraqi girl who was raped by US servicemen and then murdered, along with her entire family, has had her age estimated by the US military, investigators, and US agencies, such as the FBI, to be between 20 and 25. However, neighbors of the girl and members of her extended family put her age at between 14 and 16.
After two days of conflicting information of her age, many of which now confirm her teenagehood, 20 to 25 years of age is still being quoted in news reports in the States, which are still calling the girl a woman.
First, how could the US military, investigators and the FBI all mistakenly estimate the girl’s age to be approximately 10 years older than she actually was? It is, after all, a murder investigation. What, did we suddenly become ignorant of basic biology and forensics? Second, what’s the benefit to anyone to continue to promulgate the false assertion of the girl’s age today, Monday, July 10?
Could it be that the various agencies involved in the investigation were/are engaged in a coverup of the girls age because raping, murdering, and attempting to torch the body of a 15-year-old girl, and then killing her remaining attending family members crosses a line, but it’s somehow not as bad if she’s 25?
It’s not adding up for me.