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Originally posted by coven
Not all soldiers are bad... but when you take anyone you can get the occasional nut-job slips through the cracks...
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
As for the puppy incident, i think we're seeing someone whos lost his mind. Either before the war or after. He's so decensitised to suffering he can't see how bad that is. I felt so awful as the puppy cried going over the cliff, yelping for all it's worth. It's an animal yes, but to do that to an animal is the sort of thing serial killers do, it still takes a lack of empathy to do that.
I coudln't do it could you? Are you lacking in such empathy? It's not a normal mindset, how will he cope whne he gets home? How will his brain chemically deal without the constant rush of serotonin and endorphines that such acts incur? He'll be left without emotion and empathy and then what?
Originally posted by Conspiriology
Ya know, to this day I have not been able to watch that video of the puppy being thrown over the cliff. I had heard about it before and couldn't watch it. As soon as I saw the marines arm going up with the puppy in his hand I shut it off. For some reason it is more appalling to me than if I saw him shove a man over the side of the cliff.
I agree with you though, that guy has something seriously mentally wrong with him. If I was there at the time, I'd have aimed my side arm at him and instructed him to put the animal down.
If he insisted on tossing it like that,, I honestly can't tell you I wouldn't have shot him for doing that, Court Martial or not.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Look man, I'm not going to get into the troop bashing thing--War is an absolutely disgusting and sickening enterprise altogether that brings out the very worst in us as a human species. But the POLICIES that lay the groundwork for this type of barbaric and inhumane atrocities have got to end SOME TIME. We can not keep going on like this and expect to survive. An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. It is time for everyone to wake up on all sides and change this. No more wars and occupations---PERIOD. Defend our borders and infrastructure from any foreign infiltration or threat, but stop this foreign invasions, occupations, and atrocities.
I was in absolute tears after watching this. When will we ever stop hurting each other and causing this endless suffering?