posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 10:38 PM
reply to post by CA2013
Wikileaks showed what exactly?
An edited video that shows an Al-Jazeera reporter standing shoulder to shoulder with armed insurgents in the middle of a declared war-zone getting
killed by a U.S. Apache followed by an good samaritan/idiot/insurgent sympathizer (you choose) who makes the very regrettable decision to try and
render aid (which makes him a legitimate target) in the direct aftermath of a still hot situation with his children in the car.
How about the response of the U.S. troops when they found out their were wounded children in the vehicle?
The way the U.S. soldiers rushed them to medical aid was truly barbaric.
From the sound of your post you aren't even familiar with what the video actually depicts much less the source.
For all the flaws of U.S. foreign policy there has never been a power in the history of the world that shows the moral restraint and concern for
civilian life of the modern military and this is proven through the impartial observation of U.S. tactical doctrine.
After all, why bother with all the fuss when you have a fleet of B-52's capable of carpet bombing the city to rubble in a manner of hours?
From day one our servicemen have taken great measures, often at the expense of their own safety, to protect the well being of noncombatants.
To say anything else in an insult to their integrity, bravery and professionalism.
Another word of advice, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the U.S. economy to implode.
Contrary to the sky is falling narrative always popular with some on ATS, the U.S. has weathered much tougher economic times and isn't going broke
anytime in the foreseeable future.
IMHO, of course...