posted on Mar, 3 2010 @ 12:15 PM
I am not going to defend the actions seen in the video, nor will I make excuses for those who have done them. But do you want another generation of
people who stood up to follow the call of duty to attack them when they come home and socially ignored and forgotten in shame, such as those of the
Vietnam Vetrans? Or do we look at them with compassion. To understand the mentality of what the common soldier is going through you, have to
understand that most are male, and probably young, around 19, and having to be trained with the mentality of killing the enemy, and then you are in a
war zone where the enemy is not so clear cut. Those who they are fighting are not wearing uniforms, are not out in the open. So you are there, a
young soldier with your friends and buddies, in the prime of your life, and one of your best friends gets killed or injured, how would you feel?
Don't know about you, I would be very upset, and want revenge. Or, how about you go through and do the same task every day for 8 hours a day, one
that is boring, how about open and close a door. Nothing spectacular, just open and close the door, where would your mind go and be? The problems
with both Afganistan and Iraq as it stands is that there is no clear cut goals, no word on what the end game is. No light at the end of the tunnel.
Humans are beings of a social nature, and yes sex is a part of that nature. You can not expect the best from a group unless you put out a driving
goal for them to achieve, and instil the pride in them to achieve it. The other part of the problem is that instead of making this all military, the
leaders have chosen, though unwisely, to include non military personell, who can go home. So you now have military soldiers who are armed, agressive,
bored and see that they can not go home. What do you think is going to happen? War is not a pretty picture, nor is it glorious. It is gritty,
dirty and nasty. And it is one where the question of who is the enemy looks like the same people they are trying to protect.