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You're bordering racism because you're instantly assuming that because they're Afghani, that they're barbarians. How do you know this guy didn't fight with a bit of honour and honesty?
My point is, that if you're saying they are barbaric and deserve to die for doing stuff like killing unarmed men, then why do you condone it for our own troops?
It's like you're saying it's not ok for them to do it, but it's ok for us to do it? How do you come to that conclusion? My only thought for you thinking this is because we're mostly white and they are brown? That is the only difference between us.
I would rather, they treated us like crap and we treated them with respect then while the rest of the world looks on (including the Afghani people) they will not think we're ruthless invaders who have come to **** people up!
Especially the Afghani people, why do you think there are no end to insurgents that are willing to do barbaric things to British troops? Because recruitment is at an all time high when the foreigners who are invading are killing unarmed people and bombing civilian structures.
I agree with you that war is ugly, there is nothing good about it and it will bring out the worst in people. That doesn't mean we should agree with it.
I hate how people who have never witnessed war and death or experienced bullets whizzing over their heads judge this Marine, sure it was a lapse in his professional judgement but who can blame him?
People on this forum cheer when a petty thief is shot by law abiding citizens or 'good cops' but when an insurgent who believes stoning women is a perfectly normal thing to do is shot by a soldier in a REAL war zone he is labelled as a barbarian and evil.
iRoyalty Our troops don't do us any favours by killing unarmed, injured soldiers, what did he gain from that?? Nothing except to show the people there that the Taliban were right about us.
reply to post by Soloprotocol
The Taliban aren't classed as soldiers, they're classed as 'unlawful combatants'. They don't wear a uniform, therefore they don't come under the protection of the Geneva Convention.
reply to post by Blue Goblin
You have to remember that these people were TAUGHT violence, so they can be taught compassion. They are being brainwashed to say we are allied with the devil, we are evil and horrible Djinn that must be wiped from the earth. However if they see the violence, anger and hatred in their own ranks and see nothing but respect and compassion in ours, they will understand that the hatred and violence they posses is not correct.
That is something I have never understood about torture, you will never get reliable information. If I had someone electroshocking my testicles in the morning and waterboarding me for afters, then I would tell them I am Lucifer himself!
However, if you were to show them that it is our cause that is just, we are the ones trying to help his people and his family and that we are not here to spread chaos and suffering then he would be more willing to help. These people aren't evil, they are brainwashed.