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

    Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans - CBS News
    According to the LA Times report, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne's Division posed with the mangled remains of insurgents on two occasions in 2010 after being sent to examine the corpses for the purpose of identifying them through fingerprints or iris scans.
    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.
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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.
    I have complete respect for our men and women in the military (I once was one), this **** has just has to stop. What in hell is going on with behavior? Do they think the are trophies, like a large fish caught or a deer killed in the hunt. Sick, throw the military justice book at these idiots


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

    The thing that really bugs me is this is from 2010. When will people and celebrities realize you don't video tape or take pictures of yourselves doing dumb things if you don't want it to get out. We are in the information age people, it's not rocket science.

    I also fault the (IIRC) the LA times for going ahead and publishing this when they darn well know the backlash previous things like this has caused the troops. All this so they can make money. It has **** to do with journalism IMO.

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

    If someone does not wish to be treated like trash, do not blow up a bunch of kids and moms because your a weak minded fool.


    That said...I'm sure it pissed off quite a few folks with guns, when this guys buddy succeeded a few weeks ago (or whatever). I understand our guys are humans dealing with the inhuman.

    This is not excusing it, instead trying to understand it.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The thing that really bugs me is this is from 2010. When will people and celebrities realize you don't video tape or take pictures of yourselves doing dumb things if you don't want it to get out. We are in the information age people, it's not rocket science.

    I also fault the (IIRC) the LA times for going ahead and publishing this when they darn well know the backlash previous things like this has caused the troops. All this so they can make money. It has **** to do with journalism IMO.
    Sorry, but the object of the media is to report the "news," they shouldn't be in the business of deciding what is good news and what is bad news for our country or the military. This is exactly why we have the First Amendment.


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

    Come on guys. Really. I know it's tough out there, but you're soldiers of the United States.
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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.
    Not only that, but they are inherently stupid.

    I vote we start discharging soldiers who do this immediately and forthwith. Have a proven undoctored photo? Out you go. ENOUGH!!!
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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.
    It happens in every single war, this is what war does to the participants. It takes training to crack through the deep rejection we have for going out and killing another human, once you do, you always end up with people who commit atrocities.

    What did we expect?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Sorry, but the object of the media is to report the "news," they shouldn't be in the business of deciding what is good news and what is bad news for our country or the military. This is exactly why we have the First Amendment.
    I can somewhat agree with you about reporting the "news" The question to ask is how much editing and opinion is thrown in to the mix? I personally, look at most news reports with a grain of salt. In most cases, not all sides are presented in what you hear or see on tv/radio/paper/internet.
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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.
    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.
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