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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't hate soldiers, my son is nearing his 20 year mark and has been deployed to the middle east 4 times. I do have a problem though with those that dishonor their fellow soldiers and put them at greater risk and undermine the purpose of the mission.
    How are these guys putting anyone at greater risk and undermining the mission?

    What are you worried about? That the Taliban might start to dislike us, or something?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "Today, every village, no matter how isolated, has a battery-powered radio and every day and every night someone listens to the BBS or VOA and learns the news. The Afghans are illiterate, but they are not naive. After 30 years of war they understand international politics. They understand war. They form their opinions by what they see, or hear about, happening in their country.

    And by now, every Afghan, no matter how isolated, will know that U.S. soldiers again have been mocking dead Afghans. U.S. soldiers have been disrespecting the dead.

    "What kind of men are these Americans that mock those who souls have gone to Paradise," every Afghan will ask. "Who are these barbarians who claim to have come to help us, to install what they call 'democracy,' this Western religion?"

    The most damaging part of the photos is the U.S. soldiers and what appears to be a translator, holding up the severed legs of suicide bombers, and laughing. In another photo, a handsome young soldier is grinning like a boy as a fellow soldier puts a severed hand on his shoulder. Everyone is laughing.

    The Taliban will not laugh, and neither will the millions of Afghans who see again and again that U.S. soldiers are treating Afghans with disrespect."

    "The U.S. can once again win all its battles, but it is slowly losing the war. It is losing the hearts and minds of the people it came to save from the Taliban. The U.S. is showing, no matter what the truth is, that it does not care about Afghans, and does not care about Islam.

    The Taliban will use this latest incident as they will go at night to every village and say, "Here is yet more proof that the U.S. is an insensitive infidel invader. It does not care about or understand Afghan culture, our culture. Come with us. We have God on our side."


    Losing the media war in Afghanistan - World Watch - CBS News
    Looks like the Taliban isn't the only enemy that we have in Afghanistan. Reminds me of that song, "...civilize'em with a Krag...".
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't hate soldiers, my son is nearing his 20 year mark and has been deployed to the middle east 4 times. I do have a problem though with those that dishonor their fellow soldiers and put them at greater risk and undermine the purpose of the mission.
    Right and someone with black friends isn't a racist, either.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Seriously, "respecting the dead"? These are morons who strapped explosives to their bodies and blew themselves up! When did they ever earn any respect?
    Someone is waiting for the good sportsmanship award that they hand out at the end of every war.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Is your point that US soldiers should be no more honorable than terrorists?
    Nothing more than false moral outrage is all this bull**** is. Its a croc of ****.

    War is War. if killing them isn't offensive, neither are their bodies.

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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

    All of these guys who are doing this are a disgrace to the United States and the military.
    Isn't it great to have the luxury of criticizing photos instead of being the people in the photos who were actually being shot at?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Killing on a battle field and mocking the dead and posing dead bodies for pictures are completely different things. There are lines you just dont cross on the battlefield, and especially not well after a battle. I expect these soldiers, who are there representing America. How would any of you like it if you son, brother, father or friend died in Afghanistan and a bunch of people there held up his remains in an effort to mock his death? How about if you mom or wife died and some iraqis took pictures tea bagging her? You gonna shrug it off like oh well its fine. my mom deserve to be violated in death.
    Well, you'd probably need to step onto a battlefeild to not sound like an idiot for saying "There are lines you just dont cross on the battlefield"
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't hate soldiers, my son is nearing his 20 year mark and has been deployed to the middle east 4 times. I do have a problem though with those that dishonor their fellow soldiers and put them at greater risk and undermine the purpose of the mission.
    Then he should be able to tell you what is in General order 1. Because you are confused about it.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I think the Military will take General Order 1 Ban on desecration of corpses more seriously than you do.
    Anytime you can stomp the military, you don't miss a chance do you?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, lots of folks don't want to think that war means death,killing blood, guts and gore...., they'd rather believe we are over there yelling " pew pew" at bad guys and then the bad guys give up and go home.... they don't want the reality, they want the rated PG version.
    True enough. Gotta realize, though, that for most, what they know of war they get from movies (egh).

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