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In reviewing this "incident" where a Marine is assumed to have killed a wounded terrorist, a question has arisen.
They have a history of faking surrender and then pulling a gun or bomb. They also booby trap dead and wounded (sounds like another war and another time)
Originally posted by jsobecky
I heard on the radio this morning a corporal said he would have done the same thing, and a sergeant said he would have shot the guy twice just to make sure he was dead.
Originally posted by marg6043
The military is very funny when it comes to public image, he will be made an example of.Sad but true.
Originally posted by Jakomo
Am I the only one who watched this video and was sickened by it?
The guy is UNARMED, lying against the wall, making no movements. No weapons, and he is shot in the head by a Marine rifle.
Summarily executed. Capped.
Next time a U.S. soldier is captured and killed, why don't you all save your shock and horror.
Who was he? Who knows. A terrorist who eats Western babies? A cobbler who grabbed a rifle to fight off the Americans?
The man is guilty of murder. He is doing something contrary to the Geneva Conventions. Bottom line. Circumstances be damned. He shot an unarmed man.
"Yeah but he was just shot yesterday, he could have been pissed"
Big deal. He's a soldier, he should deal with it. If he doesn't and he commits murder, he gets tried for it.
And as to those of you who say it's the CAMERAMAN's fault, um, WHAT? People don't need to know this stuff? Why not, pray tell?
Originally posted by x_y_no
Well, since there have been some thousand or more insurgents captured, and this is the only case which has come to light of an unarmed injured prisoner being shot, it seems to me the Marines are by and large handling things pretty well.
“As far as I’m concerned, the real war did not begin until they saw us murdering innocent civilians,” he said. “I mean, they were witnessing their loved ones being murdered by US Marines. It’s kind of hard to tell someone that they are being liberated when they just saw their child shot or lost their husband or grandmother.”