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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    It's exactly what you are sayin, i reply as i see fit.
    if you are being honest, then you have great difficulty understanding what other people write.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    This is all blown out of proportion.

    Soldiers and Marines are trained to kill. Such training comes with a great degree of de-sensitization. After all it is easier to kill if you view your enemy as a mere object. Of course, Geneva Laws and such are also taught, which is why our military doesn't walk around with hacked off ears around their necks like wars of old.

    Consider the situation here with these "disgraces." These soldiers pose with dead bad guys. Marines in the past pissed on dead bad guys. Are the masses in Afghanistan murdering over the offense? No. They know what their bad guys are. But offend God (their sous) by burning a Qu'ran (it's just a book people) and they will murder over it. My point is that we in the West often confuse our own sensibilities and manners with how thw rest of the world views things. The Geneva convention is a Western invention applied to the rest of the world. Manners in war is a Western convenience (this wasn't always so).

    So while taking pictures of dead enemy or posing next to one may be unproffessional, it is hardly a disgrace. Ten years of constant deployment to two seperate countries by men who volunteer upon re-enlistment is going to eventually take its toll. We should be thankful that out of hundreds of thousands of troops on the ground over the years only one has gone on a rampage and slaughtered civilians. There's the disgrace. Gain a perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    if you are being honest, then you have great difficulty understanding what other people write.


    You think the soldiers committed war crimes


    You think we need to respect the enemy who tried to kill them.


    If not explain your comments.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I know that its unethical to take smiley photos next to the mangled dead bodies of the enemy, and it violates military rules regarding respect for the dead...as it should.

    I always enjoy a light chuckle over the contradictions. Of course, you are correct. It is unethical. Most have trouble taking pictures of dead bodies at all because it is disrespectful. The cotradiction is in the understanding that we may disrespect life by taking it (and calling a legal act of murder because of war), but we'll be damned if we disrespect death by taking photos. The same is true for how we kill. We can send a serrated blade through a man's skin and rip out his organs or pull a trigger and send bits of metal through his heart, but using gas is "unethical" and "immoral. We humans are entirely stupid in how we justify our needs to be barbaric.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You think the soldiers committed war crimes....
    show some honesty & integrity, and QUOTE where I called these actions a "war crime".

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I know that its unethical to take smiley photos next to the mangled dead bodies of the enemy, and it violates military rules regarding respect for the dead...as it should.
    Doesn't violate squat. I'm shooting and blowing up a body. I'm taking a guys life....ending his ****ing life...that in itself is a valid military purpose.

    Then I pose with body parts. How can you condemn one act and not the other?

    How mutilating/killing someone, for legitimate purposes be less offensive than posing in pics with their POS dead body???

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    At best you could say that we enabled them to put their leaders in place...and that is something we should be proud of. Of course that would be lost on the loathers.
    Reckon that depends on your point of view. Remember, we weren't asked to do any of that. And the people are not fans of our efforts. Bringin war to them, a war they didn't choose, is not a largely popular thing. I suspect you can't understand why that would be?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Doesn't violate squat. I'm shooting and blowing up a body. I'm taking a guys life....ending his ****ing life...that in itself is a valid military purpose.

    Then I pose with body parts. How can you condemn one act and not the other?...
    easily.

    killing the enemy is often times necessary and a perfectly appropriate & legal act.

    posing next to his dismembered body for a photo, isn't.

    we ARE the good guys....right?

    we are the ones with the correct & proper valus....right?

    they hate us for who we are and what we represent....right?

    I mean, that was Bush's whole ****ing justification for going to war in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    show some honesty & integrity, and QUOTE where I called these actions a "war crime".


    Again we should "condemn" the soldiers and "respect" dead savage taliban according to you.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You think the soldiers committed war crimes...
    ..still waiting for you to back up this claim, Rev.

    Or was it just another of your baseless claims.


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