posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 04:04 PM
I have had to do the same thing you did to your horse, a few times while growing up on the farm. I also have had to kill humans in 1969 while serving
in the USMC, but I can say that killing the enemy never bothered me on a personal level, I never thought about what I was doing and never let that
thought linger in my mind, the whys and what for's. I do know that in an end of the world type situation, I would not hesitate to kill another
person or two or three or what ever it took to keep my family safe, I can also say I would not dwell on it after the deed was done. as for a mercy
killing, not sure I could pull that off because there always seems to be another way, I would probably do everything in my power to keep them alive,
everything humanly possible until they did expire. I have told my children that there is nothing glorifying about war, it's not like the movies, and
all war is, is killing or being killed, end of the story. But, during bad times, if you hesitate, like most humans would before pulling the trigger,
then you will die. when it comes to me or the other guy, it is always going to be the other guy, just the way it is.
since Vietnam, I have never had nightmares about killing gooks, ever. I have had nightmares about my dying and dead brothers. I like the story I saw
about a news reporter asking the sniper in Iraq "what he felt when he pulled the trigger?", the marine answered by saying he "felt the recoil".
that is how it has to be or you will go nuts...