reply to post by hmdphantom
Prosecution witnesses portrayed Gibbs as a blood-thirsty renegade who intimidated fellow soldiers and harboured a deep, ethnic hatred of the very
people US troops were sent to protect from Taliban forces.
One mans blood thirsty renegade is another mans freedom fighter.
For every young soldier repulsed by this man, there are a few who will imitate him.
This is why war itself is no solution
ever ~ at anytime ~
and resorting to it is barbarism
which will in all likelihood be met with
I do not like this soldier one bit, a disgusting piece of refuse and yet some mother's son who enlisted to fight for OUR freedom and against
terror. Now he is the terrorist himself. BUT if you ever saw the movie with Christian Slater and Kevin Bacon called MURDER IN THE FIRST, you can see
how he can, and must be defended, as unpleasant as this must have been for those representing him.
The closing argument there and here is to determine "Was he a killer before or did his imposed environment make a killer and a barbarian out of
Making a man a "justifiable murderer" as a soldier in war and then getting picky about who he kills and how he does it is understandably inconsistent
and sending a mixed message. These types of dualities are difficult for sane and rational minds to differentiate. Perhaps not as much a problem for
those who put themselves on "auto pilot" and autopilot is the operative mode for war. You do what you are instructed to do. You block out the
unpleasant consequences (at least until you get back to the US - then you can have your nightmares).
Another example of this blatant hypocrisy when viewing the ravages of war is evident in our blindness to the ravages of sex and drugs. JUST SAY NO TO
DRUGS. And yet DRUGS are among our largest and most profitable industries, PUSHED everywhere you look, and killing more people than war, than
automobile accidents and cancer. JUST SAY NO? DRUGS are being thrust on innocent victims BY the pharmaceutical industry every hour of everyday of
Just say no? What does this even mean? To people accepting CASH? That's all I can figure by the messages.
AND SEX - another BIG FAT HYPOCRISY where we try to play both sides of the coin. We tell adolescents JUST SAY NO? Promoting abstinence while providing
soft porn, ample sexual innuendo and reams of sexual stimulation everywhere they look, in the products, on the shows geared toward them, at the same
IF HYPOCRISY WERE PUNISHABLE BY LAW
- WE WOULD NOT BE CONFRONTING NOW - UNFORTUNATE, EMBARRASSING AND DETESTABLE INCIDENTS (like so many drug
deaths, date rapes, and soldiers disgusting and inhuman brutality to prisoners). War is no solution and occupation is a crime.
Please keep in mind there's a small but significant percentage of soldiers doing what this man is accused of and much worse. He just got caught.
Of course (and if you take me out of context - skip this part) it goes without saying today on Veterans Day, there are GOOD, brave and ethical
soldiers. I have to think MOST are. If they were not - we would never get away with waging "WAR" on terror or with this "occupation" in the first
We are not the same "people" we were in the 40's. Soldiers are no exception. Sad but I think we have to admit - We're not that innocent. This
generation is enured to violence, collects serial killer cards, was raised on slasher films. If you are a ruler or TPTB and decide still, in these
times to adopt a plan of WAR, you need to be mindful of and prepared for the resulting fallout and likely, unintended consequences of slightly
effed up people
After awhile most THINKING PEOPLE start asking ...Maybe there is a better way to separate these people from their oil reserves while at the same
time protect ourselves from terrorist attack?
edit on 11-11-2011 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)