posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 07:02 PM
wow, thats some serious posts to this situation, all negative.
well you know i agree its bad, and i agree war is hell.
but did anyone ever stop to think what might have been going through the mind of the vehicle commander, who ordered the gunner to fire?
i dont know how many times i read posts of people picking apart situations based on their preconcieved notions of what must have been going on and in
turn attacking namless faceless individuals.
who here has military experience, Besides myself? im just curious.
has anyone ever been inside a tank, besides myself? once again im just asking.
i should make it known that as far as the media is concerned, pointing a shoulder mounted camera at a armored vehicle in a chaotic place is a big no
no.. i mean really,... film at your own risk.
why? simple.... because in a war zone when somone has somthing on thier shoulder,, regardless of how they are dressed or how they are marked take on
the appearance of a shoulder launchable weapon system.
ie, rocket launcher. i know there are some who would say,,,"yeah but they were in a tank a rocket launcher would not have done much or any damage."
uhhmmm there are so many things wrong with a comment like that it boggles the mind and i dont have enough room to write in this post.
but lets put it like this, i dont know who died, i dont know what race, or culture or background they have.. and i dont care. its simple.. go to a
warzone at your own risk. i dont know why everyone is over looking that obvious point. in war sometimes when things are chaotic you misinterpret
things you "think" you see and then suddenly it's too late to take it back.
happens all the time in Iraq. by the way yes there are people that will use children for cover to launch an attack on you as a soldier.
Response....shoot through the children to maintain integrety of your force and security of your detail. shooting kids is a REAL BAD THING! but
unfortunatly bad things happen in combat, thats why combat is a BAD THING.
somehow people have fallen prey to the media in regards to war being some kind of casualty free affair where if someone dies its a tragedy.
its been happening for thousands of years. im not saying i agree with it im just saying there may be more to it than what your being told or what you
know for sure.