About Here you have it - murdered American
|May 11th, 2004||#1|
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Here you have it - murdered American info
|May 11th, 2004||#2|
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I just watched that on the news, Sir. Brings to mind the famous picture from WWII of a Japanese soldier beheading an Australian aviator.
Aside from the brutality of this action, the links between enemy action in Iraq and bin Laden (by the connection to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi) seems to be pretty clear now.
I'll be back with this later, need to take a run and calm down some.
No boom, no boom, no boom, Amen.
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And it would have been "okay" had he been a PMC contractor? Better get used to the fact that they do not care what you're doing, who you work for - if you are an American, you are fair game. It has been like that for quite some time, long before the recent prisoner "abuse" claims.
The US military is not in the business of beheadings, so I don't see why someone with a military background would be concerned we're going to start airing executions.
They have no idea what they are starting.
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Anybody holding their breath waiting for the Muslim community to stand against this murder?
On the revenge issue, as RnderSafe said, these people view, and have viewed since before this current conflict even began, Americans as targets, were the PMCs who were mutilated and publicly burned the victims of an action motivated by "revenge?" A preemptive revenge? There is nothing that can excuse such acts, and in my opinion, searching for reason or rational behind the actions of terrorists is a wasted endeavour, they want us all dead, doesn't much matter why, especially as they have proven they are willing to cross to our own soil to achieve this goal.
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This just shows that they are true cowards. this makes me so mad i wish there were something that i could do about it...
If world war 3 is fought with nuclear weapons, then world war 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
IF YOU AINT AMMO YOU AINT ****
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Would it have been ok if he had been PMC? Well..at least a PMC contractor would have been armed. He could fight back. At least he could have the chance of taking one or two with him. This man was a defensless person. the fact that he was taking his chances for money working in a war zone has absolutely nothing to do with it.
These people stated that they did this because they could not get what they wanted. I saw it as shameless act of revenge. You see it as busness as usual for them. Okay.
You are right. The US military is not in the business of beheadings, nor would they ever air something like that on TV. But, since our forces are composed of individuals, and once enraged, these individuals may or may not care at this particular point in time what happens to an iraqi...well it was an opinion expressed. I didnt mean we take an iraqi and behead him on TV. But you know, maybee turning the people that did it over to their mullah court for a trial followed by a beheading wouldnt be a bad idea...if they gave a darn about dying anyway.
And for them having an idea...well, i dont really believe they care for life in the now, but rather their reward in heaven. I dont know if their ideaolgy is right or wrong, but i think we need to arrange the conditions for them to find out for themselves.
If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down. General James H. Doolittle, USAAF
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I don't know how much Rudyard Kipling you all may have read, but in his stories about the British Army (specifically the Irish regiments) in India and Afghanistan, he makes reference to the effect that "seeing their dead" (meaning those unfortunates who had been captured by the enemy and tortured to death) had on the soldiers, and as far as that goes, I believe Mark has a very valid point. I, too, hope that our Soldiers and Marines will not carry out any unilateral "punitive" actions against the enemy (aside from destroying them mind body and soul wherever they can be found) and maintain the professionalism that we pride our military on, as I trust they will.
These cowards, with their faces covered and identities concealed, DO fear death I believe, or perhaps capture, but they do fear us, or they would not feel that anonymity was a neccesity.
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First of, it will be interesting to see if that cowardly act is going to resonate loudly in the world and domestic media for as long as the humiliation of Iraqi prisonners by US soldiers....I doubt it...
Second is the war in Algeria by the French....The Fellagas (Muslim Freedom fighters of that time) were also in the business of killing and mutilating their enemies, French and Algerians alike....Eventually, what came around went around and there was no mercy from the French as history showed.
The same applied in the Russian- Afghan and Russian - Chechen wars...no mercy....who started it, who care!
But we know who eventually benefited from this circle of horror, don't we...The freedom fighters are the one who ultimately won the war or lost it but won the world's sympathy!
He who has nothing to fight for, is a miserable creature kept free by better men than himself.