posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 06:14 AM
I don't think the 'editing job' in the video changes much what happened. But.... for the skeptics,
Let's just pretend that what we see in the video from CNN is what actually happened, even with a bit of editing. What the soldier did was wrong. It
was wrong by the code of US soldiers, and wrong in that it was inhumane. Who cares about the cheering and laughing and what the idiot soldier said
afterwards in the short clip of the interview. That's really the least of our worries, and we all know that the interview would have been VERY
different if he were in a real situation where he was surrounded and outnumbered by enemy troops, watching his fellow servicemen die right next to
him. Let's not deny: This situation that was shown to us in the footage from CNN is clearly NOT a severely threatening case for the well trained and
well armed US soldiers on site. Even still, expecting someone who's trained to kill the enemy to attempt saving them if they injure them is a bit
much, don't you think? It's war. In the video, we don't see any signs of surrender. If the person was trying to surrender and then was killed, then
yeah I guess I'd be as pissed as most of you. (I didn't really see the gun next to the person who was shot. I couldn't quite make it out.)
We don't get to see how this battle forms and takes place, or even if there was more than a couple of enemies. But judging from the video I saw,
these soldiers were not in any more immediate danger. Just from what is shown, it appears that only one soldier out of the group is aiming and firing
at the victim, as if he has been chosen to kill this enemy. Just from what I can see in the video, it appears that he could be getting "initiated"
so to speak, and was egged on by his fellow soldiers. But none of this is a fair assumption, as many of you have said, because we weren't there, and
we don't know what went down right before the video started. We don't know what these troops had been through up to that day.... And none of this
matters anyway, because on a scale of one to ten, this footage we see barely even registers on the scale of atrocious things that occur in war. In
this age, thanks in part to the media and the internet, we can see what's really going on during battles more than ever before. It's never been a
secret that not all marines act humane or professional or whatever. But let's not forget, they are soldiers and it's their business, not ours. If
they're doing something wrong, then it's up to their superiors, not us, to act on it. No I've never been to war, and never had to endure the
hardships of being invaded, thank goodness. But...
If I were living in a warzone, I would run. I would certainly not take on a bunch of troops. But that's a different topic, I guess. The world's a
big place, and I'd have no problem taking my family and finding a place to ride the storm out. Honestly, what do these people hope to accomplish by
fighting us? We've made it clear that we don't give a damn.