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Originally posted by VerityPhantom
Oh so he's wussing out on his actions now eh? Soldiers are just like police officers "GOTTA PROTECT OUR OWN KIN'" I just love to see the soldiers get special treatment.
If a civilian had committed these awful crimes they would have been burned at the stake.
Originally posted by forevertruepatriot
Although i dont condone what this soldier did, and i dont feel he should be let off without being justly punished for his actions. I do want to express something to you. Are you a soldier? Have you served in combat? Have you ever been shot at? do you know what its like to go to bed knowing there are people hunting you, planning your death at every possible minute? have you ever witnessed a person that is as close to you as humanly possible get shot and bleed out begging for help? I doubt you can answer yes to ANY of these questions. I, on the other hand can. PTSD, while not an excuse for EVERYTHING is a real disorder that results from the above listed situations. I have known too many friends that have returned from down range that have PTSD and its not pretty. Most have not done anything like this Sgt. Did, but i know several who have enacted violence on themselves or have come close to enacting violence on other people. It screws with your mind and makes the line of whats right and wrong VERY hard to differentiate.
Originally posted by ILikeStars
That picture was taken in the courtyard at the fire station on the West side of the airfields. Across the street by the PX/BX and food courts, next to the church.
We may have been there at the same time, you and I. I was there from February to July I think.
The term is frequently used to describe what is also called "guerrilla warfare", "insurgency", "terrorism", "counterinsurgency", and "counterterrorism", essentially violent conflict between a formal military and an informal, poorly-equipped, but elusive opponent.
Originally posted by EktoPlazm
When one of the insurgent "snaps" and massacres civilians, we demand blood. Yet, when one of our soldiers "snaps" and massacres civilians, we make excuses. It's shameful. It would seem the average person's moral sensibility is predicated not upon higher, universal principles, but upon uniforms and flags.
EDIT: Having said that, I don't believe we should call for executions before the accused has stood trial. That's just twisted.edit on 17-3-2012 by EktoPlazm because: Additional Thought
Originally posted by ripcontrol
I said prove it, otherwise an act of war is an act of war
I know this is part of the conversation because you do have to look at the conditions that lead to the PTSD
They allowed the Taliban to attack us...
now they aide the Taliban/Al Queda
You shot at me expect me to shoot back...
Originally posted by nenothtu
Originally posted by EktoPlazm
When one of the insurgent "snaps" and massacres civilians, we demand blood.