I'm passing this inquiry along, which I assume to be on the level.
Please respond directly to ArtemSh (below). Note the journalist is
looking for web sites that would have information on Nixon's pardon of
Calley, etc. [Randy, are you out there?]
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Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 15:44:21 +0400
From: ArtemSh <ArtemSh@vid.ru>
My name^s Artem Sheinin. I^m a Russian TV-journalist. I found your
on of the sites connected with My Lai case. The reason I^m interested in
is that to me it has a lot of similarity with a case which is being
discussed in Russia in connection with Chechen war. Colonel Budanov
strangled 18-y.o. Chechen girl. He admitted the killing, but says, he
thought that she was a sniper who killed several of his soldiers. He
a hero of many people, they think he should be released and call him a
Others consider him a criminal, but find it hard to judge him because of
cruelty of war.
As far as I know, Lieutenant William Calley of US Army was sentenced to
imprisonment, but 3 just later President Nixon intervened and he was
released. I couldn^t find any details about why Nixon decided this. How
he explained it to the public if he did at all? What was general public
I^ll be very grateful to you if you^d advise me any sites where I could
out more about it.
Thank you anyway, best regards
ORT (Russian Public TV).
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