posted on May, 4 2004 @ 08:22 PM
While it pains me to know what goes on within the context of war...deaths of innocents, occupation for veiled agendas, and children tasked with
most of the burden, who, if any of you civilians, has actually been involved with interrogating combatants, people that would not think twice about
killing you if given the opportunity. How do you think we acquire most of our on-the-ground intelligence? Through babysitting? This is a WAR!
Are we to play fair always with an enemy that does not abide by the Geneva Convention let alone has any idea what it is? While I certainly don't
condone the actions taken, I understand the psychological aspects of the procedure against this particular ethinicity of enemy. Let's me say it again
for the reading impaired...I do not condone what happened.
Was it the right choice...putting inexperienced people in charge of the psych aspect of breaking them down...absolutely not. But think about
this...you see/hear of the images of American/British workers attacked, pulled from a car, mutilated and burned all the while many of these
"non-combatants" celebrating this wickedness and horror. What do you think THAT does to a person? You wanna play babysitter to these animals that
fight against us in the name of who knows? That's your choice. But don't think for a minute they would not rejoice in your death as well if given an
opportunity. As far as I'm concerned...you give up your human rights when you try to kill me or celebrate the torture of innocents! PERIOD! Let's
not forget that this is still war. You, as a soldier, could die at any moment..think really hard what that means and what that does to the mental
state...YOU COULD DIE THIS VERY DAY. I would venture that few if any of you posting to this thread has had experience with someone trying to kill you
daily. Human rights of the non-combatants are different than the rights of someone killing innocent people and rejoicing about it. Tell me...how does
the veracity with which some of you scream of this "horrendous" event equate with killing or burning innocents. Maybe a little reprogramming is
called for here if this is your human rights barometer. I suggest you reread an excerpt below from one of many articles, try to imagine what that was
like for the victims and then get off your armchair-soapboxes.
Sinking deeper in to the quagmire, coalition forces suffered a double blow today as the bodies of four foreign contractors were pulled from their
SUV's after they were killed in a shooting ambush near Faluja. Three of the dead were Americans and of the four, one was apparently a woman,
according to the BBC.
The bodies were then mutilated by an excited mob; one of them set on fire and dragged down a main street of the city. At least two other bodies were
tied to cars and dragged through the streets to cheers along the way. The mutilated bodies and body parts were then hung up by electrical wires under
a city bridge. All the while the mob was singing and dancing, flashing the "V" sign for victory and calling out "Allahu Akhbar". [Allah is great].
"This is what will happen to every American"
[Edited on 4-5-2004 by s.o.r.r.y.]