posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:54 AM
reply to post by autowrench
The thing is, it's only wrong in OUR culture. We forget only 30 years ago headhunters in Borneo and what not were still taking heads and wearing them
In WW1 they shot their own men for not going over the top.
200 years ago public executions were still rife, with crowds turning up for the entertainment.
500 years ago, we were still torturing people with horrific mechanical devices and head wear.
1000 years ago thousands of men marched to war with no fear, in the name of a god they were forced to believe in.
2000 years ago, Queen Boudica of the Iceni's chopped Roman womens breasts off and sew them onto their faces.
Now a British soldier can get charged with murder if an insurgent doesn't fire on him, his friends or what ever else before he does. It's sick that
someone in OUR culture would do that, but people fear the taliban because they behead people, they blow limbs off people with IED's, much like a
coward would. Our troops are fighting an enemy that doesn't exist in official terms. All this can lead for certain people to do strange things, taking
fingers as trophies may be his way of proving to himself he's avenged and instilled fear on something he is possibly quite afraid off.
8-8-2011 by VraxUK because: (no reason given)