The act of killing them isn't offensive, their dead mutilated bodies, in any form isn't offensive either. That is why it is a false moral outrage.
We can bomb on them, shoot them to a pulp, burn them, choke them, drown them, piss on them, radiate them, and we can use a bomb that uses so much oxygen it causes their lungs to be sucked out of their bodies....
but take a pic holding their body parts? That is too far?
Stop the fake moral outrage
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Who is saying that it is justified? No, I am saying, along with others that things like this do happen, and in the past the military has dealt with transgressions like this. But what we have today is no consideration to the lives of our own troops that were not involved in this by purposely ignoring the request to not publish these photos, then doing it anyway knowing full well it could result in American deaths.
Agreed.Riddling a person with bullets, disintegrating them with C4, or filling them with shrapnel up their arses doesn't humiliate or desecrate a person or body.
This is not correct. A dead body being used as a toy for your amusement is offensive. There is no false moral outrage.The act of killing them isn't offensive, their dead mutilated bodies, in any form isn't offensive either. That is why it is a false moral outrage.
No you cannot piss on the dead. WTF is wrong with you? That is disgusting. Death is going to happen in war. But you leave the bodies or bury the dead. You do not mock their dead bodies. You do not pose them. You do not piss on them. You do not have sex with them. You do not sell their body parts on ebay. Once you have killed an enemy combatant it ends there.We can bomb on them, shoot them to a pulp, burn them, choke them, drown them, piss on them, radiate them, and we can use a bomb that uses so much oxygen it causes their lungs to be sucked out of their bodies....
Again, I think you are either confused, or conflating purposely to mitigate the media's culpability in the deaths of American troops. The LAtimes is also not going to be in any position to mead out judgement on these soldiers, and they were asked by the Pentagon to not publish the photos in consideration of possible backlash within theatre.
Now, unless you are one of those that believes that a couple of jack asses in any particular unit acting like jack asses is reason that another soldier in another unit should lose their life over this, then I would have to say that the media is keeping up a stupid policy of undermining the safety of our own troops once again. Remember, no one said that a story couldn't be written about the incident, just that the actual pics have no journalistic value.