About Difficult Situations
|November 23rd, 2005||#1|
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Difficult Situations info
Now Russians are culturally given to hyperbole and I bear that in mind with the story. There is also no love lost between conscripts and the career soldiers of the Russian army and this conflict was and still is highly unpopular and very political. But even in the west stories of this type persist in rumour and hollywood if no where else. I personally have never seen anything of the like but have heard more than one story of this nature about past conflicts of "mercy killings".
My question is this, is this myth or fact? Do these indeed happen or is it the stuff of popular legend?
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|November 23rd, 2005||#3|
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I would of shot him. Leave no man behind.
I assume all other methods have been tryed to recover him and we were being forced to give ground. I fear being captured by a muslim insurgent over death I would expect my comrades to do the same.
Putamus viam semper esse!!
-THERE IS ALWASY A WAY AND I WILL LEAD IT. RECON LEADS THE WAY
|November 24th, 2005||#4|
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I can see the logic of it but I know I could NOT do it. I was a medic and I never killed anyone and even when I have been in fights more often than not I have had great remorse when the odd person was permanently injured. I am too soft.
|November 24th, 2005||#6|
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I know there is nothing "wrong" with it. But then again there is. I agree completely with Sleepy's sentiment. I would rather my buddies put me down if I was being dragged off or held and they absolutely could not get me out. I saw the videos of the hostages who have been beheaded and I am absolutely scared of that. I would never let myself be taken if I have the means. I have read accounts of the war in Chechnya and believe that if this story is true and I do believe it is that the officer did the right and humane thing.
I say there is something wrong with my conscience in that I am pretty sure if I was taken and if my buddies did not put me down and let me be taken I would reserve equal hate for them as my captors. Its just a situation from the get go in my opinion.
But then part of me thinks that this all smacks of too much Hollywood false bravado. However my experience is limited and thus my reason for posting this here for comment from those who know more than I.
|November 25th, 2005||#8|
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Same. Kill me before the tourture. Put me out of my misery, PLEASE.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
|November 25th, 2005||#9|
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I agree with the die before taken option, but I would make a request of my comrades if they say me being carried off and they couldnt stop it. I would ask them to use their last round on me and take as many of the other F*****S out aswell
From within Chaos Comes Order
When there is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead.
Law is order in liberty, and without order liberty is social chaos.
Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
If at first you dont succeed, skydiving is not for you!!
|November 25th, 2005||#10|
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F*ck that, i'd take my chances with the torture/questioning. Screw guaranteeing a death there's always tomorrow when you're alive.