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originally posted by: angeldoll
I watched most of this. I'm stunned. At first I thought well, these guys all easily fall within the intellectual functioning range of mild to moderate mental retardation. Then no, they are all on heroin. Then they sell their weapons. The marines ask them to not defecate in the showers and it makes them angry. Called the marines "idiots". They know about hygiene. They wash their hands before they eat.
They put a fence up for them to protect their base, and they tore it down to sell for scrap metal.
A marine is sweeping the area for landmines. One of the Afghan soldiers says "It doesn't matter, if they blow someone up it's only going to be an Afghan". A marine asks them to fill up sandbags. They stop a car with a family in it, and have the children in the car fill the sandbags for them.
As they were going off to a fight the guy in charge had to remind them "TRY to tell the difference between the Taliban and civilians." Then they shoot and shoot tons of ammo, at *nothing*.
It's hopeless. I finally got so disgusted I stopped watching. It literally seems, hopeless. The spirits and minds are broken, and those will have to be repaired before anything else can take place. That task alone would take years.
If you have time, watch some of it. It is mostly NOT about child molestation, but it is mentioned several times. Our good marines sound like Einstein/Jesus in comparison.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
I really do feel sorry for those troops that have to deal with this on a daily basis.
It seems like there is no way that this cultural atrocities will ever be stopped...it is hard to change people culturally that see nothing wrong with these practices.