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    Rogue U.S. soldiers snipped the pinky off an Afghan teen they killed for kicks - and later used it to wage a bet while playing spades, a blockbuster expose reports.

    That's one of the shocking stories in a new Rolling Stone magazine expose of an Army "kill team" that targeted innocent Afghan civilians for death.

    Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, the squad leader and main target of the Army's ongoing war crimes investigation, allegedly sliced the finger off Gul Mudin - the approximately 15-year-old Afghan that Spc. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. Andrew Holmes are accused of killing.

    "When it came time for their wager, Morlock and Holmes said they would bet a finger," Mark Boal reported MOnday in the magazine. "Then they tossed the finger that Gibbs had sliced from Mudin's body on the card pile."



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    Those kids are just sick.

    It makes me wonder, if some of them joined the military just because they wanted to kill people... It's really hard to believe that they simply went crazy from being in a war zone, or that they didn't know this was wrong.

    What do you think?

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    I think we waste too much time on stories like this and not enough time on stories of the heros and those who have fallen.
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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Those kids are just sick.

    It makes me wonder, if some of them joined the military just because they wanted to kill people... It's really hard to believe that they simply went crazy from being in a war zone, or that they didn't know this was wrong.

    What do you think?
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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Those kids are just sick.

    It makes me wonder, if some of them joined the military just because they wanted to kill people... It's really hard to believe that they simply went crazy from being in a war zone, or that they didn't know this was wrong.

    What do you think?
    I think people have been taking trophies in wartime since the beginning of time. Probably did it to be funny.

    Once you have dehumanized people enough to kill complete innocents, what you do after that shouldn't be much of a surprise. I find the fact that they killed these people revolting, an embarrassment to our military and our country. The finger incident? No-so-much.
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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Those kids are just sick.
    More like GI scuttlebutt, what old timers do to shock raw recruits. Compared to the other kinds of hazing, it's relatively mild.

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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I think we waste too much time on stories like this and not enough time on stories of the heros and those who have fallen.
    Start that thread...

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    This typifies the type of sick twisted individual who makes up a portion of any armed force including ours. Even if it is a tiny portion - its still sick. Sociopaths in uniforms who just got a license to be animals without legal consequences. War is indeed hell and some of the soldiers are demons.
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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think people have been taking trophies in wartime since the beginning of time. Probably did it to be funny.

    Once you have dehumanized people enough to kill complete innocents, what you do after that shouldn't be much of a surprise. I find the fact that they killed these people revolting, an embarrassment to our military and our country. The finger incident? No-so-much.
    scalps anyone? body parts have been taken as war trophies from the dawn of time. scalps, ears, heads, fingers, penises, you name it and some where, some time in history, somebody has taken it as a trophy. the taking of body parts is not the disturbing part, the disturbing part is the intentional killing of innocents.
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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This typifies the type of sick twisted individual who makes up a portion of any armed force including ours. Even if it is a tiny portion - its still sick. Sociopaths in uniforms who just got a license to be animals without legal consequences. War is indeed hell and some of the soldiers are demons.
    Any army will have its share of psychopaths. Often they are the most efficient killers. If their skills are properly directed and channeled, they are capable of heroic acts of fearlessness and selflessness. If not, well then, **** happens. That's just how it is.
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    Re: kill team used body parts in poker games

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Any army will have its share of psychopaths. Often they are the most efficient killers. If their skills are properly directed and channeled, they are capable of heroic acts of fearlessness and selflessness. If not, well then, **** happens. That's just how it is.
    The Taliban could make a similar rationale for their atrocities.
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