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Originally posted by Russian soldier
I will be in the Russian army in one year and am ready to kill any enemy I encounter. However, I will not cheer that I killed him, or show off about it, or celebrate it, AND I WILL DEFINATELY NOT FEEL GOOD ABOUT DOING IT.
Originally posted by seattlelaw
Well, the point shouldn't be what would the Iraqi do in that situation should it?
Did our soldiers in WWII run concentration camps because the Nazis did? Does the enemy's lack of morality justify our own?
I believe the standard should be the one evoked by Christ which holds that you should do onto others as you would have them do onto you. If you're wounded in a firefight with an enemy do you expect to get blown away while you writhe on the ground in agony? If so, then this approach is probably appropriate.
Originally posted by marine2004
We are always one step above the enemy's of the world. I think America is one of the only countries that follow the Geneva Convention.
Originally posted by marine2004
How can you expect the American troops to learn the language of the foreign countries they must travel to. Most of the members do not come into the mlitary with a masters degree from a bg name college.
Originally posted by seattlelaw...I care about these people because they are people, not animals. I don't care if they're Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or Born Again. The Iraqi people only became a target for Bush when they had Saddam in hand and the war was "won". Or don't you people remember "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED".
They're human beings, not dogs. But most of you guys reject that and feel that you can pick them off indiscriminately because they're animals. And from Haditha it's clear that those feelings extend to unarmed women and children as well. Now what kind of insane pussy would shoot a kid or woman in the head? Proud Marines, I guess. Real tough guys. Why not just torture a dog and be done with it. I guess because we have Iraqis to torture.
Originally posted by devilwaspwest point they have not had the same start in life WE have.
you cannot blame them. they dont know who to fight , thier own people are killing them and coaltion troops are killing them, who are they to trust?
do you trust the man that shot your neighbor because he fired at them, who was just fireing at them because he thought they were trying to kill him first?
Originally posted by Swatman
too all the people who are against the marine that did this. what would your answer be if the marine instead walked up to the terrorist, and the terrorist detonated a bomb in his shirt. what would your answer be then?
Originally posted by Ess Why Kay
What exactly did this guy do that he needed to be shot and killed?
Originally posted by WestPoint23
well devil its a little hard not to do that when you see your people and service men getting killed and getting their head chopped off I would do that same thing in their situation.
Originally posted by devilwasp
there was time and the means to disarm him. so why didnt they?
trigger happy gets you and your squad killed.
marines shouldnt do that.
they have a right to retaliate and engage but not slauter