posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 01:17 PM
So the wiki leaks video came out and didn't deliver the goods as they promised. I was expecting to see execution style shooting or something of that
nature to keep the media on its toes and to only report what needed to be reported. Instead what we got was a video with friendly fire, a pentagon
cover up, with tidbits of sensationalism in between. So lets break down the video shall we.
Beginning of the video they go into the two mens lives that were killed. This is very sad and hard to watch. Showing the kid holding his fathers
pictures especially. This honestly depicts perfectly how propaganda is used. If they told you nothing of the people in the video, you won't feel so
bad. You see them but you know nothing of them. Lets be honest here, when those first bombings in Baghdad took place do you remember how you felt?
Being completely honest I really don't remember what I was thinking but judging how I am probably nothing as war is constantly depicted in the media.
Now lets say those videos of Baghdad being bombed came out and beforehand showed the names and children and professions of everyone killed by
collateral damage. Well to be honest its war, its not good, but the experience would change drastically. You would find connections among the random
dead people and would just be so saddened and scared for them at the same time. A real flood of emotions which soldiers are not immune to, so onto
the second part of the video.
The main piece of this video that is so disgusting to so many people is the soldier in it talking crap. I believe this is merely a psychological
response. Remember that soldiers are trained to kill but they are not immune from emotion. Now I don't wanna defend him too much but I have no idea
what the circumstances are regarding this video thus it is necessary. When you here him talking "crap" especially that line "Shouldn't have
brought a kid" I believe that this was raw emotion. When something like this happens you will generally be flooded by raw emotion. Think about when
you are really embarrassed, that blood flow to your head followed by the emotion like you wanna cry but you know you can't, I truly believe this is
what happened here. In a warzone you aren't going to cry, thus you have to say something to keep your cool, to make yourself feel better. That is
what seems to be happening here. As far as the rest of the video with him talking and killing, I can't begin to speculate. There is a chance that
he is a sociopath, but at the same time, he may be targeting these people because something happened and he was commanded to respond. I saw many
debates yesterday stating one way or another that he should have known that those weren't rpg's but actually they were tripods. I call bs on this.
You are in a war, most people walking around aren't carrying around 6 foot tripods. We do have the option of looking after the fact and blowing up
videos and what not.
I know my position isn't popular. I understand completely why it isn't popular. I also understand why many of you are so heated about this. I do
find it particularly offensive though that this many members on this forum who are supposedly denying ignorance are shoot first ask questions later
type individuals. How many yesterday were out there calling for this soldiers head on a platter? For everyone that was saying this was disgusting
and he should be killed, you now have seen war. Granted by these brash statements you should know that you are now eligible to run for office as our
leaders do the same thing by calling for someone to be killed and then deploying the troops. Now I have said my piece, some will flame me, for those
that flame me, all I ask if for you to read my post in its entirety. We as humans do very bad things to each other, I myself have seen much worse
than this video in my own town. It is really something you need to think about.