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For those who think the soldiers were carrying a "big red ball", wouldn`t the children have kept running when the soldiers threw down the water? That makes no sense and is absurd: where are some American soldiers gonna get a shiny red ball in the middle of Iraq?
I`ve done HA missions, and the kids over there will literally knock you down and steal your sh*t! I`ve had to hit a few becasue they got too close and they dont listen.
And dont say they dont know english, becasue they do, very well. Their taught it so they can get things from us like fuel, water, and food.
Iraqi culture is a fend-for-yourself with very litte respect twards your neighbor and his hardships.
This clip, well, from a soldiers point of view is kinda funny. Its a bit twisted because he ran the little dude that far.
Iraiqs have pleny of food and water...he wanted it because it was from an American soldier, not because he dident have any water.
Oh, I`m so sorry. Why have none of us Americans on here pushed the "stop the war" button we all have?And you`re such a retard that you had to create a profile just to say that.Wake up and learn that our country is the size of your continent, there are millions of people and most of them don`t support the war. Way to be a dumbass and judge an entire country on one person.
While were on the subject, lets just call the U.S some sort of Evil Empire and lets claim the moral high ground!
because I saw a random video on Youtube.com!
It really is such a shame to see people "fighting for democracy" in such a way.
I cant say that the actions of all militia in Iraq behave in such a way, but I really hope someone in the military is reprimanded for this. It is pathetic.
No wonder a lot of the world hates America if this is the type of things they see and experience.
None of the comments here are right or justified, unless anyone here has actually been to iraq in the past 5 years?? No, didnt think so, more interested in sticking up for their own country in stupid `my-country-is-better-than-yours` childish slanging matches. So no point arguing about things we havent any clue about except what the media tells us or what some jumped up soldier films
Suprised at IAB too, for posting this clip up as entertainment
If this is true then the question I have to ask is why on Earth were you filming young boys in Iraq chasing your truck while clearly holding bottled water, laughing and saying "Are you getting this?" as you tell them to keep running faster?? Where you really TRYING to make all Americans look like sick, sadistic fcks? Because if not, you certainly did a bang up job anyway.
I see alot of assumptions were made and alot of names called, but perhaps you should try to find out the whole story next time before you automatically assume the worst.
I should also clear up a few misconceptions, these kids have running water, and electricity, and are good kids ( well most of them ). I cant for security reasons tell you where this happened, but its one of the nicer areas. There are plenty of places in worse shape from the constant fighting, but this place is mostly safe, if it wasnt, we wouldnt let the kids run down the street for fear of IEDs up and down the roads.
We were coming right back but the boys caught sight of my last bottle and started to scream for me to throw it. This isnt the first time they have chased, most times we dont have anything and they stop after awhile, other times we give them candy the next time we see them to play soccer with them,so many times they chase us and whoever runs the farthest has learned they will get something the next time we see them as sort of a reward.
So stop making generalizations about ANYTHING. It doesn`t hold up. Consider the individual and no more. Those soldiers were sick individuals,
"well it was HIS water, just because he waved it in front of poor starving kids that were willing to chase a truck for at least a mile over a small bottle of water doesn`t make it him an `ahole.` the kids just probably thought it was a game anyways, ignore the fact they probably havent had a drink in days and as soon as the water kid the ground a dozen people ran for it like it was last week`s winning lottery ticket.. it`s just a funny joke AHHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!"
If people in the world actually think with this mentality, my disgust in the human race has just tripled.
ya and if a american does sumthing retarded we call them a canadian
Canada uses CADPAT, not ACU.
When will we be out of there?Oh yeah about 50 plus years after we`re out of Japan and Germany.
sorry i get pissed about people dying on both sides of the battle field.
I`m a hippie, can`t help it.
....I`m sorry, I just can`t even say anything about this. It`s that disturbing
Canada wears ACU as well, theyre not just doing peacekeeping anymore
lookit that kid run though xDD
Again with the blind ignorance. Though these people are Americans, they in no way reflect the attitude of the entire nation, all 300 million of us.
I suppose by your logic all people on earth are huge jerks. When you generalize you might as well go as far as you can, why stop with America? Lets just go and say that these buttholes reflect the entire human race. I mean, if you`re willing to blame 300 million people for these 2 idiots, then you might as well be as ignorant as you can possibly be.
For the record, the war was a mistake. We are doing the best we can to fix that mistake with as little damage as possible. I do not wonder why the world hates my country, I wonder why while hating us they aren`t doing anything substantial about it. Hating for the sake of hatred I call it. People need something to hate that a lot of other people hate. It gives us, as human beings, a sense of belonging. "Hey, you hate America too?? Lets hate America
But I thought they loved you over there, didnt you guys save Iraq?
They`re American. Look at the camouflage. It`s ACU. Guess Canadians don`t know much about the American military either.
[quote]On 11/26/2006 1:40:28 AM fk wrote: ur video is gay lol[/quote]
Children throwing rocks are a threat because they damage equipment. A windshield is important because it provides temporary protection from debris and shrapnel. In combat, every second and every bit of protection are important and should be preserved.
Oh and not to forget the moron right above him, who links to a video of little kids throwing *rocks* (at the invading forces that have annihalated them and destroyed their country no less), and tries to equate that with what the american military has done and continues to do to the Iraqi people. Gotta love twisted american value systems. They can spout stomach-turning garbage like that (and mean it!) in one breath, and then before finishing the sentence, actually have the gall to wonder why the world hates them so much.
[quote]On 11/25/2006 2:06:05 PM KikiPeepers wrote: they are accepting (literally) retards and people who don`t even have a high school diploma. Not to mention they don`t weed out the sadists. UGH this video makes me mad.[/quote]
And American morons know nothing about their own military. [url=http://www.goarmy.com/careers/index.jsp]High school is required.[/url]
Of course, that was Bush on that jeep with the water, I mean, come on, who else could have been? (Sarcasm)
How is that incodent in ANY WAY POSSIBLE Bushes fault?
Also, I can`t stand all these librals (Anti-Amercians) who make a big deal about small things like this. And the Europeans who think a WHOLE COUNTRY is bad for one man making a mistake.
u f*king bstrds should rot in hell
Bravo to great minds.
This isn`t the first video like this I`ve seen. Our military is in sad shape and has been for a while. Nothing but a bunch of highly trained, 12 year olds with weapons. Just sad...
Oh and to misguided nationalist-propaganda-swallowing jackasses like goaliejerry, who like to tell their more-aware compatriots that they can leave the country unmissed: wrong, actually. They HAVE been leaving, for about a generation now. It`s only nowadays that the brain drain is becoming overt, and is why americans are the new trailer-park trash of the world. Most of you like to tout america`s past nobility in your arguments, when in fact the modern one is such a pale, immoral mirror of the old that it may as well be another country. So uh, yeah, actually you do miss them...it`s just that most of those who remain are too stupid to know any better.
see thats what i mean, the u.s. is and will be evil (im not patriotic)
like if someone were to do something stupid and/or evil youd call them a f*cking american
Your user name is quite fitting.
The rest of the world hates us because they can`t seem to get over the fact that we are doing things without their permission.
And 2 jerks taunting kids with water does not mean we are equal to Saddam. Good thinking there, pal.
omfg f*ckin choobs wtf do zey tink they are doing the fat tubs of lard!!
I personaly would have that guy fired if it was me.
Though really, the Us Army isn`t this bad, trust me.
Sickening video that was. Reminds me of the video I saw a video of British soldiers beating up helpless Iraqi citizens while one of them laughed and video-taped it.
Can you blame us for being protective? Half of the Europeans on here have a "Higher-than-thou" attitude and the nerve to label entire countries. Many of you exclaim that all American soldiers should be shot or killed. Hypocrisy, pure hypocrisy. You are becoming the very thing you hate so much. I suggest you clean up your own countries before you criticise what we are doing. As a whole, our country hasn`t made the best decisions lately, but don`t think we aren`t trying to do something about that. Because we ARE.
DarthKarnage, than why are you here?!
I`m seriously getting tired of all this anti-America bullsh*it, it`s getting so old already. And I`m especially tired of all you Europeans sitting on your pedestals looking down on the world like you`re the supreme moral authority on what`s right and what`s acceptable. Germany has an extremely dark past for example, MILLIONS died in wars they started, but no one gives a sh*t now. And I`m not even going to mention the Northern Ireland conflict, which is pitiful in itself. Europeans are some of the most arrogant people I have ever seen (and I`m not talking everyone, I`m talking about the ones who think that they are God`s perfect creations and the U.S. is the source of all their woes). So keep on ranting about how much you hate the U.S., even though most of you probably have come here for vacation sometime or another (hypocrites!) just know that if the sh*t hits the fan again we`ll probably help you anyway ;-
seriously go on your local news website, if you want to argue about politics.
Not all soldiers are bad.It`s easy to critisize the U.S.A for being so powerful.But don`t spew bullpoo about how they`re gonna sell it! or use it for nucler bomz!11! lolz3!
Oh and you can almost tell he through that bottle at the kid right when there was a crowd of people near by... it`s a bit TOO coincidental.
my conclusion: the guy is an ass.my other conclusion: you americans on this site are for the most part, WAY too over protective.
-That`s a very true comment. I have associated with a lot of soldiers, marines, airmen...all kinds of military. There are those retards, those stupid, good for nothing retards that do join the forces, but then there are those who have good hearts as well.
It`s just stupid that the only stuff that`s ever shown to the media is the retards at their best. It is actually very, very sad.
So, yes, he had old WMD`s, which we provided. And Iraq`s Nuclear capability? Thank you FRANCE, who built a reactor for them. Thank you Israel for destroying that.
Some people felt betrayed by France and Germany for not supporting the war. The reason they didn`t? Vested interests in Iraq. France sold Iraq $20 billion in weapons, and was Iraq`s No. 2 trading partner.
Nothing is as clear cut as it seems. Saddam was a problem the US and UK helped create. Once we all understand that, only then can we begin to responsibly deal with our mistakes.
So now you know.
And then in the next breath, you decry Wazhead with your patriotic rant? Which is it? Are you ashamed, or proud? Or both?
A lot of people are too "of the moment" here, and lack any sort of historical perspective.
That lack of perspective makes people Shirikil want to LEAVE the US because of our mistakes, to goto a country that has plenty of things to be ashamed for as well. F-ING READ A BOOK.
And if you ever say you`ll leave America, trust us, we will not miss you.
We`re probably more like minded that different.
Its just that the way I see it is, don`t hate your home, change it! I change it by being an active Democrat. Change is happening now.
If somebody bad-mouths the USA, I take offense, because my home is integral to my identity. I`m no apologist. I`ll be the first to highlight American attrocities. (gang-raping 14 yr old girls, which US soldiers have been convicted of)
Every culture needs to own its mistakes, as they are fundamental to identity. Just as the Germans must account, so too must the US and the UK. It was the UK that shaped the current Iraqi map back in the day. It was they who ignored cultural boundries, it was they who imposed a client King.
So don`t hate the UK, VOTE AGAINST BLAIR!
You assume that the American public is jubilant and supportive of this war? Do you think our history books THEMSELVES will record the Iraq war as a success? You fool yourself if you believe that we are ignorant of Reality.
Accountability? As I said, the Republicans lost control of not only the US Congress, but they lost across the board in state legislatures as well as govenorships.
People like Dan121314 who get their "facts" from talk radio pretend that both major US parties were equally for the war. Lets be clear. The Pro-war Party is the Republican Party. The Anti-war party is the Democratic Party.
Dan, people WERE against it in the first place. Your referance to the "liberal media" again shows that your talking points are Republican approved.
And secondly, it seems that you assume that the US populace is unanimous in its desire for the war and its support for continuing the war. Lets be clear. A REPUBLICAN president with a REPUBLICAN legislature opted to goto war. There were many who opposed the war since its inception, and have been vocal about that from the get-go. The Republicans have lost power as a direct consequence of their support for the war.
And you compare the war in Iraq to Hitler`s conquest of Europe? That right there is enough to discount your views, because 1) the USA does not have genocidal ambitions and 2) the USA is not out to conquer new domains under our flag. Iraq is soverign. They have their own government and military.
And many of us DO regret out president`s actions NOW. I didn`t vote for him.
HOW, in all sanity, can you even think about bringing Bush into this? the word Bush was never mentioned, and it definitely wasnt what they were supposed to be doing. Bush had nothing to do with it. stop blaming all your problems on him.
p.s. dont judge all the troops based on this.
Pres. Bush has the lowest approval rating in the history of the United States. Why, you wonder? Because he`s led us into a war when most of the country was against it.
And honestly, I don`t know what`s worse, what a couple of jackasses did on the back of that truck, or the idiots sitting there defending it. It doesn`t matter what happened before or after, that was flat out malicious. It`s chit like that that makes me ashamed to be an American at times.
The fact that the kids HAVE to run that far for a clean bottle of water or that the guy was doing it. Either way pretty bad.
for all the stupid people you cant blame a country for for someones mistake and the people that do things like that get get kicked out of the army
And yes, I know that it is not representative of all the Americans, only half of them. You know who you are.
I am appalled. It could be a doctored video, but somehow, I doubt it. I haven`t seen it in the media yet, but if it does appear on local news, heads will turn in a big way.
As if other cultures are immune to evil. As if other cultures are immune to international mistakes. Tell me where you`re from, I`ll give you a historical example of a wrong committed by your people.
Does that then mean that you are guilty? No? Oh, so then don`t generalize from snippets like this to then say America is bad. Europe, remember Adolf? Yeah, he smacked you around a bit. Germany, didn`t you enable him? And when we saved you all, still your pride remains - even though most of your people couldn`t defend your homelands.
Yeah, the Iraq war is messed up. But consider, within any population there will be criminals and immorals. The crime rate for the military is lower than that of the population at large. That seems to suggest that the military actually is less criminal.
you make an interesting point...ok, u make a great point =/ i cant believe they would do that to the kids, im glad i dont support the war
But hell that kid can run.
Are you stupid? I`m American and I don`t support this stupid war. I support the soldiers only because they are human and I don`t want them to die, just like I don`t want Iraqi`s to die.
The reason many other countries hate us is because a lot of you assume ALL of us support this, when MOST of us don`t. I`m getting annoyed at seeing these videos of a few Americans doing something stupid, and having a lot the Europeans calling our entire country retards. Get over yourselves. You aren`t perfect either.
wasnt malicious. you guys are reading too much into it.
Plus this site is biased beyond belief. Never coming back.
So what if they wanted to sell it? (which they probably didn`t).
It`s apparently a free world, everyone`s entitled to sell things. They might not have as much money as you, weenuhwoo (wtf`s your name about??). Just be drating grateful and don`t be such a snob-arse.
I also don`t understand why people are defending the soldiers so vehemently when they don`t know the circumstances either.
And I wish people would stop using this video to make very generalised statements - about Americans, Iragis or anyone else. It seems pointless andf silly to attack every single person in a country because of the acts of a few.
whats this doing on IAB?
Okay fine, it`s not right what they were doing but at the end of the day, we`re not troops in Iraq. We don`t know what`s going on over there. Condemning them just because they`re making children run after a bottle of water without knowing the full facts is wreckless. They don`t look poor to me. They`re all dressed suitably, the road is in good shape. There`s cars. It`s hardly the fúcking slums. This video doesn`t even compare to the one of THEM beheading US troops, but you`re all acting like it`s as bad! The children aren`t hurt!
You think they are playing a little game? The damn fu(king soldiers were harassing the little kids! The soldiers were amusing them selves by making the kids run for water, and the kid that was chasing them the most didn`t even get the fu(king water!
Your a complete non-nice individual. Go to hell you idiot.
All I can think of is that it`s a game, and both the soldiers and the kids know it.
If I allow myself to think that it was done in seriousness, I feel a great weight of depression and anger settle on me. I don`t think anyone could be that cruel - especially to kids. Maybe you think I am naive, but it`s the only way I can think without losing faith in humanity.
Ya man... we bombed the heck outta them. What did we do then? we established a "democracy." And how are we gonna uphold this joke of a "democracy?" Oh wait... the goverment didn`t think of that... but it`s all good because Iraq is too poor to send us a letter of cease and desist. The US created the problem, terroism is a conveniant explanation for why we screwed those people over. No duh they are pissed, I say we leave the country and just hope they forget everything we did.
Lets get the troops OUT of Iraq and just leave them to it, it doesnt matter if we havent `finished the job`, they dont want us there, lets just leave.
But that`s right, your poor critical thinking skills tell you otherwise so you believe them.
Same result in the end, though: slobs with power feel good about hurting those who don`t. Ain`t that what humanity is all about?
Know that the Americans are responsible for that.--------------------------------No one MAKES someone blow themselves up or kill their own people. You have to be a sick individual to do it in the first place, regardless of who is in your country. And the reason this was not happening before is because the populous feared Saddam and his mass executions, and any upheaval would have been suppressed mercilessly. Now that they have been introduced to freedom, the religious extremism has had a chance to blow up. The problem is NOT the U.S., the problem is terrorism. But that`s right, the BBC tells you otherwise so you believe it.
2006: The U.S. taunts the starving Middle East with food & water and practices torture on the populace.
You have allowed yourself to become that which you most fear, America - Evil.
"Maybe if their own people didn`t blow everything up every chance they get things would go a little more smoothly in that country."
Know that the Americans are responsible for that.
But it looks pretty bad.
And as for the Europeans who think they live in some moral utopia, open your eyes and look around you. What`s happening in France will eventually spread, and then you`ll all be crying that you didn`t do something sooner to stop this crap. Things may not be pretty in the middle east, but we have to put a stop to terrorism and religious fascism THERE, and NOT wait until we have to do it here.
Secondly, if anyone associates those cretins with the entirety of the American population, you`re a freaking idiot.
Thirdly, those jerks are going to get whats comming to them, and I firmly believe that.
and it isn`t like this make the Iraqis great people. did you see all those people run out and get the bottle at the end? how would that not be horrible after the kid ran for as far as he did?
What doy ou even say to that?