posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:20 AM
This reminds me of another anti-American-soldier video that circulated a couple years ago, purportedly showing a group of a U.S. infantryman blasting
the hell out of an "unarmed civilian" who drove up to a building and stepped out of his car. The 5 soldiers with their M4s just riddled this guy
and dropped him in his tracks. And this video was being shown all over the Internet as an example of how barbaric U.S. soldiers were...
I was highly dubious about that video, too, until the soldier who actually recorded the action came forward to dispel the mean-spirited rumors.
Turns out that this "civilian" had, moments earlier, run his car through a barricade a few blocks away and had driven into the heart of an ongoing
firefight between U.S. soldiers and insurgents who were holed up in the building. This "unarmed civilian" was actually an insurgent himself, coming
to rescue his trapped comrades. For his effort, he was gunned down, and then his buddies ran over his body as they tried to make their escape.
The entire incident was a matter of military record, and after the author of the tape came forward, the furor died down. However, before the
author made himself known, the seething anti-American people out there were using the tape for their own agenda, to spread lies and hatred
toward U.S. soldiers. I even ended up debating one of these hate-mongers in some other forum, cornered him (or her) with details, and that person
vanished abruptly from the forum.
Anyway, my point is that there's a definite anti-American lynch mob out there on the Web who seize upon every opportunity to drag our troops
through the mud. And, when there is no opportunity, they manufacture it.
Word to the wise.
[edit on 6/13/2008 by Doc Velocity]