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reply to post by StratosFear
How many thousands of years have these people lived like this and not changed?
I'm just wrapping up this semester in world history for the gen ed requirement. It covered the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great and more ..quite a bit more, going to a few thousand B.C.E..
You really want an answer to that question? (smirk)
Sure the Afghan individual was an insurgent, but to murder the man and then suggest to his fellow Marines that the incident should be covered up, is just wrong.
Are you serious?
Even war does not mean kill all enemies soldiers, but incapacitate them and prevent them from any further harm. This solider was not by any means treat to them at the time they killed him.
This is just clear example what kind of thugs wear uniforms today, and tomorrow criminals like this might be your first neighbor. (or already are)
There is no excuse and for all of those telling they might seen bad part of war, their friends die, what would you say then for killed Afghan, who is more likely too have lost friends, family members and what not after we invaded THEIR country?! Don't get me wrong, revenge is NOT way to live life and it is utopia to think that killing will just stop...
A shocking audio recording of the moment an injured Afghan insurgent is shot by a Royal Marine sergeant has been released by a military court.
The pistol shot to the helpless man's chest can be clearly heard – followed by the marine telling the man: "Shuffle off this mortal coil, you #," and instructing his fellow marines: "Obviously this doesn't go anywhere, fellas … I've just broken the Geneva convention".
Three marines – who can be identified only as A, B and C – are accused of murdering the man, who had been badly wounded in a helicopter attack, in Helmand in September 2011.
Military court releases audio of moment marine sergeant shot Afghan
I actually wonder why they do any of this stuff when they are wearing recorders and video cameras. It seems quite stupid to be honest...
And I never said whole army is criminal, just that there are criminals, as those who cold blooded killed this man, inside military, thanks to lower requirements to join military.
A lot of mountain top preachers on this thread. The world must definitely be a better place with all these holy people.
We weren't there but that doesn't stop you. The context is missing but that doesn't stop you. Maybe you have never been in combat but that does not stop you. What do you think a war is anyway? It's a s***load of illogical, contradicting, irreversible, random brutality. But yet you want to judge from afar. From an unassailable moral high ground only cowardice and ignorance can produce.
Maybe the kid should be strung up. Maybe he was totally justified. Not my call. It ain't yours either.