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Originally posted by zarp3333
This may not be an empty PR gesture. Soldiers are not immune to the global awakening.
McChrystal ordered McRaven to go for Nanawati, according to a U.S. military official, who said this was not the first time American troops have performed such an act.
Originally posted by acrux
I agree with former posts, that it is merely a Public Relations Exercise. If they wanted to truly apologise, offer the guilty soldiers over or have them tried for war crimes.
Originally posted by midnight_sun
I think people tend to forget what the Afghan culture is capable of in terms of inhuman treatment of fellow Afghans
and have done to each other long before the US started operations there. After all when a culture holds farm animals over a female family member and pregnant at that you have to realize
were they are on the evolutionary scale.
Originally posted by allourep
Most terrorist are innocent people who have had everything taken from them by American Soldiers, including their families. They dont see any point in living anymore under the tyranny of our armed forces and with their completely destroyed lives, become suicidal and in one last desperate act they demonstrate, by surrendering their lives, their opposition to the needless madness and destruction our military and country has done to bestowed upon them.
They are experiencing hell everyday. We are all told that these suicidal people are savage mad men who only wish to kill us because of how happy and free we are. They kill us because we worship wrong gods? And so many of us buy into it.
This story conveys the sanity of these people. A person who can accept such an apology after having SO much taken from them is incredible. If that happened to most Americans, they wouldn't accept anything until somebody was put to death, slaughtered or whatever it takes to make them feel satisfied. America has literally been duped into thinking the sane is insane and vice versa.
Originally posted by Gakus
Are you really that ignorant to facts?
America has had problems with the middle east since the 1800's when we started to kill their pirates trying to raid and KILL our soliders/cargo ships.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Explanation: EPIC FAIL!
Here is why...
These US Special forces who perpetrated this obscene act of TERROR are not the only forces involved in Afghanistan!
The US is SUPPOSED to be Australia's allies and this means that you made us look bad as well and the consequences could have affected Australian Diggers LIVES! I note that suicide BOMBS are not discriminating... JUST like the lack of appropriate discrimination displayed by the US Special forces that perpetrated this obscene act of TERROR!
Bloody OATH the US OWES Australia and the other forces involved in this coalition on the War on Terror!!!
2ndly I'm a Human Being and those who were SLAUGHTERED and their bodies BUTCHERED and DESECRATED are and were my far distant relations by default of their state of HUMANITY!
3rdly I personally and unreservedly APOLOGIZE to this Afghan family for allowing this unconscionable act to have been perpetrated by the US allies of my country, Australia! I ask TPTB to arrest me ASAP and send me as a sacrificial lamb to help pay down Australia's own blood debt in this terrible and tragic criminal act! It's my fault as well that I ever allowed this to happen during my lifetime!
Personal Disclosure: I still want an APOLOGY from the US as they have offended my sense of fairness to the freaking N'th degree!
P.S. This act of utter bastardry by the US might [
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by MischeviousElf
It isn't about money. It is about respecting cultural nuances.