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Originally posted by Crutchley29
reply to post by Zamini
Served 8 years in the British Army as part of 2 Para 16th AA Brigade, was in Helmand in 08 and obviously it's you who needs to learn a thing or too about our training, whether that be me referring to my fellow soldiers in the British Army or coalition forces you are not indoctrinated as such so that you learn not to value human life to the extent displayed in this article.
You are trained to confront the enemy, to see him as a target and nothing more, the process behind this does not allow time for you to acknowledge him as a fellow human, he has a weapon, you have a weapon and you shoot or be shot, however...a large part of our work was humanitarian, we were sent as both soldiers and peace keepers, to support the local populace with whatever support they required, whether this be utility or logistical and as such we learn to differentiate our roles.
This kind of activity is not part of what we do, military training only seeks to sharpen the mind and the abilities of the soldier, if a fellow already has psychological flaws then these are perhaps compounded but not encouraged, If he was not serving he would have likely indulged in the same sort of behavior as a civvy.
I can not speak for the soldier in questions, nor his regiment or operations but I feel i do speak for the larger part of what encompasses the majority of coalition when i say that serving as a soldier brings out the best in a person and any activity conducted by a small group or individuals should not undermine the work that we do, nor the reputation of the whole, he deserves all he receives and no excuses are warranted.
Originally posted by Zamini
reply to post by sapien82
American soldiers are certainly not taught to dehumanize civilians in any way.
Your post is so insulting to the millions of CIVILIANS who have lost their life to an illegal war. Not just in Iraq but in MANY wars. Go rinse your mouth with soap.
Originally posted by ofhumandescent
reply to post by forklift
Anyone that thinks this war is justified needs to watch this video.
You are all being lied to just like the German People were lied to by Hitler.............god I'm so tired of trying to wake you zombies up.
War is wrong period.
Murder is wrong.
War is murder.
Again, they did not come over here...........we went over there after a false flag operation manipulated us into fear.
People just can't seem to grasp the extent to which they are being manipulated by our corrupt governments.
Now, the video above is over one hour long.
It is being taken down and put back up here in America so I suggest you at least copy it onto your video library and if you have a attention span of more than 15 minutes please try to watch it.
Originally posted by Zamini
reply to post by rakkasansct
Chopping away at a womens market and spraying guns in a childrens playground are all jokes to you huh? You are so ignorant it should hurt your head. I have knowledge on special ops soldiers who will never deny their wrongdoings, yet you, who joined the army because of some computer games, is claiming you knowitall and these are just JOKES? They should have sent you to school in the military, ALAS, that would be against their own purpose as they DO NOT WANT aware soldiers. Are you aware? No? Oh alright, you can serve another term in the military and make money killing people and pretending you're helping them.
The Army provided me with the oppurtunity to travel the world, and go to school. I went to school on the GI Bill after the end of my service.