a reply to: Nyiah
I recently watched another documentary from Vice, about the dire situation in Liberia. Drug use was so common that, to illustrate the point, they
showed a 12 year-old kid getting high on heroin - really, really high. Then, to calm him down from the heroin, they gave him a lot of coc aine!
They go on to say that this is their daily routine.
The point is that this seems to be common among many loosely regulated militias - the boy in Liberia, getting high, is a child soldier.
were being very patient and trying to show these Afghan soldiers how to properly lead, treat prisoners, and maintain their
facilities. The Afghan soldiers responded as if they were on board with the Marines, but it quickly became apparent that all they wanted to do was
stay high on opium and disappear when it was time for them to take anything resembling a leadership role.
They'd hear gunshots in the distance and quickly level their weapons and fire randomly into clay wall, bushes and civilians. When the
try to stop them , so they wouldn't waste ammo, you could see the discontent on the Afghan soldiers' faces. They were laughing and having fun
firing randomly and only seemed concerned with the
giving them more ammunition, so they could continue their ignorant & blind
The Afghan soldiers had disassembled the compound barriers and sold it for scrap metal prices. They had something like 50 official vehicles issued to
them and they only had about 15 that actually worked - they had junked them for scrap too. However, even though they had scrapped most of their
vehicles, they were still collecting aid for all of them - gas, oil, & maintenance money.
Sounds a lot like my elderly neighbor's son, who lives in their basement - minus the molestation... I hope.
After watching this, I can definitely see why
, like those in this documentary, are sooo frustrated!
There is one Marine who you can see is emotionally invested
. They even comment about his attachment and emotions in the doc....
If anyone reading this hasn't watched it yet, I highly recommend it. A
for report on a