posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 05:35 PM
Originally posted by GeniusSage
How is that any less likely than him doing it to save the other soldiers?
Becuase he could releive not wanting to fight anymore in numerous other and less destructive ways, whereas at that moment the only way he could save
the other guys stuck in that room was to jump on it. And, also, keep in mind, if he hadn't, he'd also be dead anyway.
i got hit in the process but if it had of been the girl it would have been a lot worse.
Wow, kudos man.
I am honoring this selfless man by highlighting the POINTLESSNESS of his death
He died to protect his comrades, hardly pointless. Even if the war itself was pointless, that doesn't make his efforts pointless.
Looks like suicide to me
Absurd. He saw a grenade, saw that everyone was stuck in the room, knew what was going to happen, and jumped on it. To say that its suicide is
senseless. If he was suicidal then he'd've had many other oppurtunities to do himself in over there. If he picked it up and went to throw it and it
went off, then he'd be dead and so would everyone else. He knew he was going to die, and his training would've let him know that there wasn't much
else he could do to help everyone else. Maybe in TV and film the hero throws the grenade back, but if it were that simple then grenades wouldn't
even be used no? They'd almost allways be thrown back.
Personally, i dont believe this soldier died for his friends.
Again, if he just wanted to kill himself, he could've just stood there. If he wasn't concerned about the other guys, saw the grenade and thought,
'uck it, whats the point life sucks' he wouldn't've done anything, and he and the rest would be dead. And if he was acutally suicidal, then he'd
been able to find lots of ways to get himself killed. His actions only have one sensible cause, he jumped on this grenade and in doing so prevented
it from killing his comrades. I mean, the guy walks around with a machine gun and grenades, he didn't need someone else to throw one at him and
everyoen else in order to die. Proposing that the only reason he could've died this way is entirely and needlessly cynical. We don't know what he
was thinking, we do know what results his action had, and those results weren't complex or unobvious. See a grenade, know its going to blow, jump on
it save the other guys, duck and maybe survive. Jumping on it to commit suicide makes the least
sense of any possibility.