Marine Killing - Page 4




 
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November 18th, 2004  
egoz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italian Guy
http://davidtitus.free.fr/video/fallujah_shooting.mov]16mb quicktime[/url] a little higher quality vid.
November 18th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
It is all headlines here about this shooting thing.

Well it is war, the weaker party always got the urgly end.
November 18th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
the ran a picture on the fron t page of the age of falluja after a major battle. you should have seen what people wrote in about how bad the americans were for destroying the town. have they no respect for property, oh that is so bad etc.
i got rather annoyed. i mean HELLO, its a WAR!!!! war is not pretty. its not clean. its not decisive or definent. plans go up the creek very quickly. it occured to me that we should not broadcast the war so closely as civilians have no comprehension of what is going on, they do not realise what is being done is necessary. i mean, its urban combat. that means houses and buildings are your main form of cover,so they are going to get shot up somewhat.
stupid civilians
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November 19th, 2004  
No MERCY
 
 

Topic: damn it


Do u see watas happening. They are gonna keep doing this unless we show them whos boss. They want retired personel to come back into active duty. WE need more awareness and more trainned soldiers. We need to have short reaids in every major city. If this is done then we can lower chances of hurting our own men in the future.
November 19th, 2004  
egoz
 

Topic: Re: damn it


Quote:
Originally Posted by No MERCY
Do u see watas happening. They are gonna keep doing this unless we show them whos boss. They want retired personel to come back into active duty. WE need more awareness and more trainned soldiers. We need to have short reaids in every major city. If this is done then we can lower chances of hurting our own men in the future.
retired soldiers coming back? trained soldiers? let me clear something up. the retired soldiers that are coming back, those guys all had a specific skill that the military needed and they were asked to come back. it's not like we're pulling vietnam vets because we're lacking troops. they have information or skills that we need and there isn't that many guys being pulled out of retirement. besides, those guys are probably people in the intel fields or similar areas. it's part of the stop loss program that's been enacted. the soldiers being pulled up from the reserves are still contractually obligated to serve. i don't know why they're complaining because they signed the papers saying they would serve X years active duty and the rest as a reserve. they are all retrained before they are sent into combat too, so it's not a program to bring some civilian out of the working world just to get him shot up in iraq.
November 19th, 2004  
Kane
 
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Secrecy, exactly how many wars have you been in? To whom is this unacceptable? Our Marines and Soldiers on the ground are fighting men, not Boy Scouts. They are professionals and as such are "gung ho" about their jobs.
Your twisting the main point.

I was replying to a person who was enthusiastic of cheering over a dead body and being happy about it. I didn't meant being "gung ho" about their jobs, I meant being "Gung Ho" about killing a person. They are two entirely different things. And please read the other people's replies carefully.
November 19th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Secrecy, pay attention to who you're talking to when you post, you might be jumping in the deep end before you're ready.
November 19th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Quote:
I was replying to a person who was enthusiastic of cheering over a dead body and being happy about it. I didn't meant being "gung ho" about their jobs, I meant being "Gung Ho" about killing a person. They are two entirely different things. And please read the other people's replies carefully.
Is English not your primary language? If not, I can make allowances for that. I see that the U.S.A. is on your profile so I assumed English is your primary language. Please let me know if this is not the case.
I know exactly what you were replying to. Whether you like it or not, these soldiers "jobs" are to eliminate the enemy. I would be extremely happy about eliminating a threat to myself and my fellow soldiers. Feeling bad for the enemy is a privilege not available to a soldier in combat. In fact it's a liability that he cannot afford.
November 19th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
I help train soldiers before they ship out for iraq or afghany and they are extremely impressive, even non infantry units. I set up ambushes as a terrorist and let me tell you I know the bullets are fake and its just a act but you think twice before running up on an American soldier.

sorry about off topic. This is for the guy questioning the training.
November 19th, 2004  
egoz
 
Locke, i agree with your point that it's war and property will be destroyed. but you still have to realize that this is all that some of these people have. as long as we're at war they might not have a home. we still need to be sensative to the local population and realize that this war isn't for us, it's for their freedom. so if they're complaining that some soldier broke down their front door they have that right. on the other hand, i hope they know that as soon as this is over, we're going to go right back in there and fix everything that we blew up.

it's easy to sit back at home behind a computer and talk about it because no one is shooting guns out our window and random searches aren't being conducted to weed out terrorists in our homes. you have to put yourself in their position, especially since it effects them 10x more than it effects anyone here.