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Very Strange

A huge row has erupted today over a YouTube video that appears to show four US Marines urinating on the bodies of several dead Afghanis or Taliban. An investigation has been instigated and threats of prosecutions and even imprisonment if this video is genuine and leads to the identification of those involved.

Now, any decent person would find this act utterly appalling and disgusting but that said it is hardly surprising and in some respects understandable. In order to fight effectively soldiers must be trained and encouraged to ‘de-humanise’ their enemy, to think of them as less than animals, so with such a mindset pissing on their dead bodies wouldn’t seem, to the soldiers, as the abhorrent act that it would and does to us.

What is strange though to my mind is, that it is ordered, approved and applauded for the military to riddle the enemy with bullets, to throw grenades at him and blow his body into little pieces or to drop bombs on a village killing or maiming the innocent as well as the enemy and ultimately to drop a nuclear device over a city and kill millions.

Let’s stop the killing first and then there’ll be no bodies to urinate on.

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3 thoughts on “Very Strange

  1. I have thought the same for years..
    When he’s alive, blow him to little itty bitty pieces.. once done…. Show the dead some respect….. very strange

  2. Alex Pettigrew on said:

    This is a minor matter compared to those who supply young idealistic but misguided persons with explosive waistcoats and then encourage them to blow themselves up in public places. I nevertheless don’t excuse this sort of brutish behaviour.

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