posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 11:37 AM
Originally posted by cosmodromia tis parnasida
reply to post by butcherguy
Those wernt weapons thay were cameras slung over the shoulders of the reporters, 2nd line
Yes, but be honest. From watching the video alone -- without reading the captioning -- could you tell that they were cameras? And further, did you
see anything that looked as if there was a possible photo-op about to happen?
I am not justifying these actions, nor am I saying it's all OK -- but one of the problems with these videos is that we have no idea how long the
military was staking out this sight and what events transpired prior to the video that drew the attention of the soldiers to that particular area to
I will defend the mentality of soldiers though since I look at it like this: If you are raped, mugged, or carjacked at any point in your life, you
tend to be very cautious of EVERYONE from that point forward. All people begin to look like potential attackers.
In the case of the soldiers, how many times do they need to be shot at or watch their fellow soldiers' trucks blow-up unexpectedly right before their
eyes before they adopt a kill or be killed attitude?
Again, I'm not saying it's right
, but perhaps understandable at this juncture. This has been going on for more than 8 years now -- with no
end in sight -- and many of these soldiers have been deployed three or four times now.
Also, keep in mind that the final order to kill was down via radio. The soldiers asked permission, and it was granted.