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British Soldier 'Kept Taliban Body Parts'

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:23 AM
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British Soldier 'Kept Taliban Body Parts'


news.sky.com

The Ministry of Defence is investigating reports that a soldier kept the fingers of dead Taliban insurgents as "souvenirs".

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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How sick is this, he kept their figures as souvenirs!!!

It makes you wonder what else is going on, and how he got away with this its not like its something you can do secretly. I do wonder if he obtained these figures through the torturing of suspects or if he just took a cigar cutter to the figures of dead Taliban. Either way, they may be the enemy, and they may be responsible for inhumane acts themselves however barbaric acts like this make us not better than them.


news.sky.com
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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The Taliban chop the heads off live people. THAT'S sick.


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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by Kemal
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Wow, guess he's one of those that like a finger in their ass. Disgusting story.


Yeah but also a pretty disgusting post there dude.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:29 AM
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Hey I agree with you on that one, beheadings are sick but this is also sick. We should not be doing stuff like this.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:32 AM
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Two wrongs do not make a right.

thats about all i can say



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:33 AM
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In the old days warriors would make cups out of their enemies' skulls. I wonder if that'll come back into fashion too.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:38 AM
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hi op
no rules in war anymore
were all just animals
and whom is to say that he didnt have pnd or shell shock
who knows what happens behind closed doors



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:38 AM
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He's a soldier, he kills people for a living. Taking the fingers of his dead probably isn't a big deal to him. Some people can deal with that lifestyle better than others.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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Was not there a report a while back, with regards to an American soldier doing the exact same thing? And as Mulder147 pointed out. The Taliban cuts peoples heads off for the fun of it, and they post it on the net. Now whats more disgusting?
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by AnonymousFem
Was not there a report a while back, with regards to an American soldier doing the exact same thing? And as Mulder147 pointed out. The Taliban cuts peoples heads off for the fun of it, and they post it on the net. Now whats more disgusting?
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If they are setting the rules for behaviour...then the Taliban won.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:57 AM
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its news like this that makes me lose faith in the world. I am sadden people go to this extreme. I mean...really? souvenirs? I remember watching that movie michael J fox starred in as a solider in the vietnam war, he witnessed a rape of a Vietnamese woman and the guilt ate at him until he brought those responsible to justice,


Unfortunately the movie is not far from the truth, these things do happen during war, they just don't show it on the news and try to make soldiers look like "the good guys".

Sadly both sides of any conflict is capable of this.

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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The Taliban were cutting the heads of individuals way before The Coalition forces invaded. Well before Bush went on his Unholy Crusade.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by AnonymousFem
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The Taliban were cutting the heads of individuals way before The Coalition forces invaded. Well before Bush went on his Unholy Crusade.

...and if we adopt their barbarism...then they won.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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That has been happening well before Afghanistan so is not nothing new now is it. Babarism that is,



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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I have relatives who have been in the military and they tell me that a large part of training is to bring out those aggressive killer instincts in people, because no matter what people might generally say, the fact is many people would rather be killed than have to live with another's death on their conscience.

Much of military culture is designed to bring out and glorify that aggression but in a controlled and disciplined way, sort of codified, so it's not a big surprise this guy has done this. It's actually not that rare. This kind of trophy taking occurs in wars and among soldiers all over the world, and sometimes that includes our own.
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Makes a change from collecting stamps...



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:41 AM
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The guy must be unhinged/ptsd to do this, and I can assure you this is a minority case from what I have witnessed during the two tours of Afghan I have done. And I have seen a few out of the ordinary acts, but in an out of the ordinary situation and environment its not a supprise, but this is way off the scale.

The vast majority of Brit troops on ops (& ISAF as a whole) would never even dream of doing something like this.
The problem is that ONE muppet does something like this and we all get tared with the same brush. Very similar to the Abu Grave prison incident with the US soldiers in Iraq.

Can I also add that this does not happen as a 'part of war'. this is one sick individual that has watched to many movies and lost a grip on the real world.


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