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Blackwater are Americans and they should abide by the laws of the country they are operating within. Hitting cars that are in the intersection is not proper, just as running over someone and driving past them as if they were trash is not proper human behavior.
“Wait, Iraq doesn’t even have traffic laws, so what’s our arrow exactly supposed to do. They’re still going to drive on the wrong side of the street.” I shook my head in agreement and finished off, “Instead of combat patrols, we’ll throw some sirens on the Stryker and start handing out traffic tickets.”
Before we loaded the truck, Staff Sgt. Rine gave us the brief and the plan. “OK, Delfeld, you’re going to paint the arrow on the street while we pull security. Try to make it quick. No one wants to get sniped painting the ground.”
At the same time, the people of Bagdad also blame U.S. military and security contractor convoys for the traffic meltdown. These military vehicles often drive on the wrong side of the road because they fear being attacked by explosive devices. Indeed, city residents say military convoys ignore all traffic laws; they take the wrong side of the road, drive on pavements and open their doors while driving so as to point their guns at people.
Them driving away however is unacceptable.
Originally posted by rebellender
reply to post by popsmayhem
Let's go one better and Stop hiding behind women and children and have a defined uniform.
Convoy security is in speed. If you liberals want to attack someone, how about Uncle Barry who in front of God and everybody said Afghanastn was his war.Liberals sure have a short memory and selective too.
Great post dude,just backing you up. Here.
Originally posted by rival
reply to post by Alien Abduct
Try that BS somewhere else....a civilian has the right of way ANYWHERE in the civilized world.
Try it in real life. Run into someone who stepped in front of your vehicle and go take your
chances in court. You apologists for this behavior lack ANY empathy. Imagine if this were happening
to YOU...in your hometwon...some invading force of liberators, crashing your vehicles, killing and
injuring your townfolk, raiding your home in the middle of the night to check for compliance to
THEIR rules, scaring the hell out of your daughter and your wife and grandmother, manhandling
them all out into a single room and sequestering them at gunpoint while your house was tossed
There is no justification for this. Operation Liberty and Freedom, eh?
And we wonder why they hate us.....ignorant fools
Originally posted by Propulsion
The fact of the matter is that you’re going to hear 2 sides of any 1 story. And most people will embellish themselves on the bad. It’s like the 1 bad cop= all bad cops. I bad video of black water= black water all bad. People are quick to judge everyone by 1 or 2 bad instances.
There's something very wrong here if we seriously have people defending (and even cheering them on) for running over an innocent woman. No matter what excuses, what rationalizations, get thrown out there - oh, she was probably a suicide bomber; it was the woman's responsibility to see them; they couldn't stop or they'd risk being shot at; it's the embassy's duty to report the accident, not them - there's a right and a wrong here and I think people know it.
They're mercenaries; hired guns and thugs who answer to money and not laws or countries.
It wouldn't surprise me to see them in the streets over here when the US inevitably falls apart and the elite start cracking down. We'll see just how loyal these dogs are to America when they're getting paid to intimidate and attack American citizens.
Blackwater (they'll always be Blackwater to me, no matter how many times they change their name) scares the hell out of me, and it should scare the hell out of everyone else here, too.