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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Just because you take a picture doesn't mean it has to end up on the internet. Understood?

    I am more upset that it becomes known because it brings public shame upon the soldier and his unit, not to mention more potential backlash from the Afghan populace. Essentially, when **** like this becomes widely publicized, it makes the job a lot harder to do.

    No picture taken, no picture revealed on the internet. Seems like a perfectly reasonable solution.

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

    Nothing to see here.... Move along.

    Nothing that hasn't been happening since man started killing man. Some indians mutilated the dead in belief that it would carry over to the afterlife. Some tribes ate the hearts of their enemies to gain their strength, some took ears, scalps and other body parts as trophies. Big ****ing whoop, some guys posed for pictures with dead bodies.

    What's sad is that some people are more outraged by the "defiling" of the dead than they are of the fact that they were killed.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    I really have no problem with it. We sent them there to kill these animals, who cares if they take pictures of it? It' what we pay them for!
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Just because you take a picture doesn't mean it has to end up on the internet. Understood?
    But it does happen...for various reasons..understood?

    I am more upset that it becomes known because it brings public shame upon the soldier and his unit, not to mention more potential backlash from the Afghan populace. Essentially, when **** like this becomes widely publicized, it makes the job a lot harder to do.
    Since part of the "job" is killing, you don't want the killing shown, you don't want trophy pictures like this coming to light. The Afghans know this is going on, it is happening where they live, they know far more about it than we do, they don't need the internet to find out about this.....they have been experiencing it since the Soviet invasion.

    This is what war means, we should see all of it since we do not experience it....but we pay for it to happen. I believe your real objection is that US citizens are exposed to it.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    Normalizing death in a combat situation is most likely the best way to deal with the horrors of war. I really do not have a problem with taking pictures as a "souvenir" of survival in a hot zone, if it relieves the stress of war. To send it home in this manner is what I have a problem with.
    It is not "normalizing", it is dehumanizing the actions of war. You have to take away the fact that these are humans to get to this point.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans - CBS News


    U.S. troops posed with body parts of Afghan bombers - latimes.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I have no problem with troops taking pictures of themselves with dead Taliban. The Taliban bodies are dead.I seriously doubt mr. dead terrorist gives a **** of someone takes pictures with his body,pisses on it, slaps some bacon on it, take a dump on it, dress it up as a girl or what ever the hell else. Do you know why mr. dead terrorist doesn't give a ****?Its because he is dead.
    Interesting, you are promoting for US troops to violate regulations.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I have no problem with troops taking pictures of themselves with dead Taliban. The Taliban bodies are dead.I seriously doubt mr. dead terrorist gives a **** of someone takes pictures with his body,pisses on it, slaps some bacon on it, take a dump on it, dress it up as a girl or what ever the hell else. Do you know why mr. dead terrorist doesn't give a ****?Its because he is dead.
    So to be consistent, you wouldn't care if the Taliban did that to dead U.S. troops? Afterall, their dead and won't mind right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Ehh, stuff like this happens all the time. It's kinda ****ed up but not a big deal IMO.

    What IS a big deal is how these photos became public.
    Correct. Since cameras have been small enough for soldiers to be able to carry them with them, such "trophy pictures" have been taken. I am not a proponent of it, but that is fact. I've seen many polaroids from Nam that were just as sick as what we see here.

    The problem is that with the digital age, stuff gets out so much more than in the past. That is the only difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So to be consistent, you wouldn't care if the Taliban did that to dead U.S. troops? Afterall, their dead and won't mind right?
    I do not think any red-blooded American would be too approving of any gloating done by our enemy. Is it fair ? Sure. But for you to put it as "would you care" is rather lame way to phrase it.

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