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Originally posted by Kords21
I think we all know how this is going to wind up. This soldier will get reprimanded for not respecting their "Hearts and minds" be forced to apologize to them, probably lose some rank through an Article 15. We can't have anyone upsetting the status quo or anything.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
although i am strongly against the war, I guess this just shows the frustration of US troops who don't really know why they are in Iraq in the first place. the guy's only human and has obviously lost patience. best off bringing the troops home.
Originally posted by whaaa
Regardless of weather the soldier is right or wrong. Wouldn't it make more sense to be a little more friendly? After all he could be working with these men in some sticky situations and they might seek revenge if you catch my drift. Often discretion is the better part of valor, especially when
we are what might be considered "guests" in THEIR country.
I can imagine how I would feel if some Mexican was talking to me like that.
[edit on 5-8-2009 by whaaa]
Originally posted by uaocteaou
Absolutely, that soldier is an IDIOT!
I've spent 3 years over there, and I can tell you one thing for certain, insulting Arab men and their God is no way to get them do do what YOU think they should be doing.
Regardless of whether of not they "should" be there, they are, so there's no further point in debating that with a grunt on the ground.
... it will finally convince them that the Americans ARE really a bunch of assholes, and they'll sell or give information about operations, patrols, guards, et cetera to the Militias or other enemies.
That soldier thinks he's a real tough-guy, threatening to take them out back and beat the fuc out of them, c'mon, that only proves what much of the world already says about us as a culture.