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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I remember a trial, not any pictures.
    warning. very graphic
    here is website with a photo
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    16th March 1968
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating 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 like to think there is a difference between us and the terrorists treatment of people living and dead.
    People go to long lengths to justify their feelings... and the dead don't complain much.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    People go to long lengths to justify their feelings... and the dead don't complain much.
    but it does not take much imagination to imagine how their kin and countrymen would respond to that photo
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I remember a trial, not any pictures.
    Then your memory is faulty:

    My Lai photographer Ron Haeberle exposed a Vietnam massacre 40 years ago today in The Plain Dealer

    "Forty years ago today, black-and-white photographs of slaughtered women, children and old men in a Vietnamese village shocked the world -- or that portion of the world willing to believe American soldiers could gun down unarmed peasants and leave them to die in streets and ditches."

    My Lai photographer Ron Haeberle exposed a Vietnam massacre 40 years ago today in The Plain Dealer | cleveland.com
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    warning. very graphic
    here is website with a photo
    open at your own risk
    16th March 1968

    Thanks, as I said I did not remember the photos.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    People go to long lengths to justify their feelings... and the dead don't complain much.
    Sure pisses off their countrymen however that we have been trying to win their hearts and minds:

    Afghan President Karzai Calls US Soldiers “Demons” Who Perform “Satanic Acts”
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    I don't condone their behavior, but it's certainly understandable, especially when you consider it was only 500 years ago that certain people had their decapitated heads stuck on pikes for the enemy to see.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And violating international law as well which forbids “outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment,” and contains this provision specific to treatment of the dead:

    International Humanitarian Law - First 1949 Geneva Convention
    Read up...

    http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/380?
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    Nationals of a State which is not bound by the Convention are not protected by it. Nationals of a neutral State who find themselves in the territory of a belligerent State, and nationals of a co-belligerent State, shall not be regarded as protected persons while the State of which they are nationals has normal diplomatic representation in the State in whose hands they are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I don't condone their behavior, but it's certainly understandable, especially when you consider it was only 500 years ago that certain people had their decapitated heads stuck on pikes for the enemy to see.
    would you understand it if Nazis took smiley photos next to the bodies of dismembered American soldiers?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    would you understand it if Nazis took smiley photos next to the bodies of dismembered American soldiers?
    I don't believe Americans are Nazis. Do you think Americans are Nazis, Thunder, and that the persecuted Jews are the same as the Taliban?

    Please, elaborate.

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