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Originally posted by Cole87
They are at war, all the morals and standards we abide by change, they have to or these men would lose their minds.
Originally posted by openminded2011
I am not saying what they did was moral or the right thing to do, but I think there are some things to consider.
Ok, here is my position on it. WHAT DOES ANYONE EXPECT? You are in a hell hole, getting shot at on a daily basis, watching your friends murdered, maimed, burned, blown up and sent back home a cripple. They are also kids, probably not a one of them over 30. So they act out, maybe in not the best way, but its a form of venting.
Also I remember not so many years ago some of those very same Taliban were decapitating and butchering human beings on video on the internet. I Didn't believe it could be real, and looked it up, and I had the misfortune of seeing one of these videos on some site online, and trust me, what these American soldiers were doing is nowhere near that. Not all, but some of the people over there are pretty nasty SOBs. There was also a video on PBS once showing a woman shot in the head with an AK-47 for making the mistake of having her ankle showing. She was executed in a soccer stadium I believe. Not a great seat of humanitarian behavior, so pissing on a dead body seems quaint when you consider the other horrors that take place there. What these men do to their own people is far worse than what occurred.After hearing about angry Taliban who like to throw acid in womens faces or cutting their noses off, a little pee sounds very benign to me
Yes, disrespecting the dead is not a good thing, but so are a lot of things going on there.
In short, the phrase "war is hell" still applies[edit on 12-1-2012 by openminded2011 because: (no reason given)