posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 05:25 AM
I have to agree with the last two posters. It's war, this is what happens in war. People get tortured, maimed, burned, sliced n diced. People get
killed in cold blood, children, animals, dead bodies etc get used as bombs. Soldiers crack under the stress of knowing any minute a bullet could whiz
through the air and take their head clean off their shoulders. You get impatient, you make silly decisions. This is war, the way it's always been.
The only different now is that in the past, for example napalm was dropped on a dozen vietcong, and that was that, next week in the newspaper you see
"Viet-cong hideout defeated by courageous troops" and everyone cheers. Now, shoot someone, and a couple of hours later, the tape is on tv for the
world to see and realise how horrible war is, for BOTH sides and how generally accepted social norms and ethics pretty much go out the door when
you're on the frontline risking life and limb.
If what Toelint says is correct, I would have done EXACTLY the same thing if I was in that situation. For all he knew, the enemy could have been
hiding a grenade(s) behind his back. If someone shot you in the face, then killed one of your buddies, & injured a couple of others... are you going
to have any mercy on them? Course not! You'd be mighty peeved & wanting justice. Anyone who says they wouldn't act the same way should get their bum
over to iraq, strap on a US Infrantry outfit & a gun and go for a nice stroll down the main street of Fallujah. Once they've seen how the real world
works, then let's see what they're opinion is....
World, I'd like to introduce you to reality. Reality, this is the world. Go get 'em tiger.