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

    Personally, I wouldn't pose with human body parts, that's just me. However, when you are constantly around death and destruction, you get numb to it. These guys are in the 82d Airborne which means, if they are grunts, they are around a lot of death and destruction. The life of the enemy becomes cheap. I have personally walked up to dead bodies and made comments about them that would surely make the average Amercian cringe. That's the way you deal with it. Sorry if that doesn't fit into everyone's perfect idea of an American servicemember but thats the way it is. If you don't like it, stop voting for people that send us to these stupid wars. All of you hypocrites want to throw stones at guys like me but you'll keep voting for these war hound president's we've had over the past 12 years. Screw you. Change your voting habits then come talk to me.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You wouldn't be able to comprehend why Afghans would be upset about an invading arming desecrating corpses of their fellow countrymen, so I won't waste time trying to explain it to you.
    that's cute. tell me more about Afghan social norms

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't pose with human body parts, that's just me. However, when you are constantly around death and destruction, you get numb to it. These guys are in the 82d Airborne which means, if they are grunts, they are around a lot of death and destruction. The life of the enemy becomes cheap. I have personally walked up to dead bodies and made comments about them that would surely make the average Amercian cringe. That's the way you deal with it. Sorry if that doesn't fit into everyone's perfect idea of an American servicemember but thats the way it is. If you don't like it, stop voting for people that send us to these stupid wars. All of you hypocrites want to throw stones at guys like me but you'll keep voting for these war hound president's we've had over the past 12 years. Screw you. Change your voting habits then come talk to me.
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    For all of those in this thread who haven't served in a combat zone, but nonetheless feel capable of judging these guys for being in a picture:



    The above isn't exactly required reading in military PME, but it is "strongly encouraged", due to it's high correspondence with reality. I suggest you go learn how stupid you sound.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its interesting to know that you would sympathize with Taliban or Al Qaeda soldiers posing with the mangled remains of American troops, in photos for their friends.
    It's interesting to know that you and Catawba think that twisting someone's words makes your argument have merit.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post

    That is one of the best posters I have seen showing an American GI.
    The dead Afghans picture taking by the soldiers was dumb and getting it released is even dumber. The people who serve in the military are a representive mixture of our country. You have bright intelligent members and then you have some not so bright ones. For the most part everyone I ever served with were some of the best people I have ever known and would bend over backwards for you.

    I don't know if it is a generational thing but my buddies who served in Vietnam are not ones you would ever suspect to be former soldiers of the confict in Vietnam. They just don't talk about it unless you ask them. Forty years and few extra pounds disguises them from being former soldiers. They are just not "in your face about the carnage" as some of the posters here. One of my childhood buddies describes his time in Vietnam as having some good parts and some things he didn't like and that is all you will get from him. I don't know of being quiet about it is a good thing either but it is just an observed difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It wouldn't bother you to see US corpses being desecrated by an invading army? Just normal human activity eh?

    Boys just got to have fun?
    It happened in Somalia.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    I don't understand the taking of souvenir war pictures, unless it's just to show them to other guys involved in the war. Once they get state side, they don't have any value.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's interesting to know that you and Catawba think that twisting someone's words makes your argument have merit.
    oh, the irony is thick.

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

    some Americans are self-loathing, and can only condemn their country, politicians, and soldiers.

    while other Americans are blind-Nationalists, unable to ever criticize their soldiers even when they clearly do wrong.

    two sides of the same sad coin.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It wouldn't bother you to see US corpses being desecrated by an invading army? Just normal human activity eh?

    Boys just got to have fun?
    I'm sure the other side is doing the same damn thing.
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