Shooting Civies? - Page 3




 
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July 9th, 2005  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
Really. Did you know a 2LT died on the MOUT site? Did you know a role player was injured by a smoke grenade, and had 33 stiches? Getting smacked in the head with a 5.56mm SIM round isn't fun. I was just comparing the "REAL THING" with the training.

You are a 17 year old kid talking to a group that includes many combat veterans. Sometimes it is better to sit back and listen to those who know rather than try to impress someone with what you think you do. In fact that is a good idea ALL the time.

Stay on topic, this side discussion ends now.
July 9th, 2005  
WARmachine88
 
just let those reporters who critisize this marine to go into Iraq, carry a gun, tell them insurgents like to pretend to die and hit you in the back, and tell them go into a building and search for insurgents

and we shall see what they do
July 9th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
there are a select few of comabt reporters who do just more than that.

try walking into a combat zone with nothing more than a camera and a blue flak jacket to protect you. THAT's a different kind of bravery
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July 9th, 2005  
WARmachine88
 
if they know how much dangers a soldier has to face and how much pressure he has to endure during the decision making, the reporter should really think twice before critisizing this marine's choice.
July 9th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
follow the link i posted and you can read that combat journalists own opinion and judge for yourself.
July 10th, 2005  
:Brad:
 
Guys sorry about all this mess didnt think it would turn into a fight.Also the topic should be called shooting wounded Insurgents, once againe im sorry.
July 11th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
REMOVED, pay attention to the warnings, they are not there for the sake of looking good.
July 11th, 2005  
greenarmy1980
 
 
Journalists should really be screened prior to attending any military event in my opinion
July 11th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Green, I am curious. Could you go a little further with that line of thought. In what way are you thinking they should be screened and for what benefit? I know how you feel about imbedded whiners, erm, I mean, reporters so I would like to hear your thoughts in a little more detail here.
July 11th, 2005  
greenarmy1980
 
 
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Originally Posted by greenarmy1980
Journalists should really be screened prior to attending any military event in my opinion

Journalists should go through the same Etnac screening. They are privy to Operational knowledge of what units that they are reporting on are doing. Why not make all of them have to go through a security screening so that way they will be able to process and maybe even better understand what they can inform the people at home without endangering the troops. Also some of them go absolutely nuts when they get shot at. If they will not allow soldiers to be deployed if they are prescribed medication for mental problems, why do they allow reporters to be deployed when if they do not get their medication they go Schizo or what not at the most unopportune time.