US Soldiers Pose With Dead Afghan Civilians

Submitted by: naz2k55 6 years ago in
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/21/afghanistan-trophy-photos-us-soldier

"Trophy" pictures show US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan civilians they are accused of killing for sport. Uh oh.
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Male 235
If I were an American, I think I would feel pretty ashamed right now.
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Male 14,331
@black3eman
[quote]this war... this carnage and manslaughter... all for oil. USA - not talking about all the people in it... but those of them that have this cold-blooded instinct to take shots with those corpses... deserve to burn.[/quote]

Oh don`t worry you`re countries are going to get a chance to step up for once real soon what do you think the UN has their nose in Libya for.I seem to recall a bunch of other revolutions in this area didn`t get support from the UN for some reason. Europe uses oil too but I guess it`s only ok to critisize other countries and not see yourself doing the same. The way the UN leads things this should turn into quite the abortion.

@krisbrown

You`re named after a woman beater speaks alot about you.
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Male 2,700
You pay our young men to commit lawful murder, things like this are bound to happen sooner or later. Eventuallly the human mind momentarily lolses control of the apathy that comes from the traumatic event that is killing your first man....how do I know?

AO1 Chopper gunner, HS-15 Jacksonville Florida, look us up!!
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Male 1,008
krisbrown is an angry lemmiing :(
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Male 82
lol u jelly?
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Male 56
@jessyfish
The whole point is not to go down to their level.
The conflict is between the US military and insurgents, not just random afghan civilians.
They don`t have anything to do with it. Once the US advocates killing civilians, they lose a lot of allies and are considered the enemy.
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Female 90
I don`t know... I mean you hear about them taking prisoners of war... And then videotaping themselves decapitating our soldiers... I think our soldiers could be doing worse things.
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Male 377
and...
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Male 26
As an American, it sickens me to see that this cruel, heinous, disgusting abomination ever happened or continues to happen. For those not from the US, American citizens are not being represented well by our leaders-- a majority of us have similar feelings about the war and foreign policy of the past handful of administrations.

This is sad.
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Female 674
I say, instead of putting them in our jails, we ought to just leave them overseas stateless.
They obviously enjoying spending time with the ones they kill so mercilessly.
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Male 18
this war... this carnage and manslaughter... all for oil. USA - not talking about all the people in it... but those of them that have this cold-blooded instinct to take shots with those corpses... deserve to burn.
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Male 123
@antagonizer
"You`re and idiot"

AN, not AND, you dolt.

Live in fear from it? What? How the drat do you live in fear of any unidentified aircraft being detected hundreds of miles before it hits land?

And do you really think the US doesn`t know Canada has a poo-ton of oil? Why do you think we pay you guys so goddamn much for it?

And if you really think the US is going to invade Canada anytime in the next, I don`t know, MILLENNIA, you need to take off your drating tin foil hat.
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Male 330
a) old news. B) the only thing that comes from posting these kinds of pictures is the violence propagated by the terrorists who now have fuel to recruit more people. The soldiers are being discharged and facing life in prison or the death penalty already. This kind of stuff shouldn`t be put in the news.
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Male 546
Those responsible for wrong doing will be held accountable by not only the military, but by their fellow soldiers and the citizens of the USA.

The military of the USA is a group of volunteers that care for the freedom of all people.

They are not perfect, because they are people, and people make mistakes.

Thank you to our military that does their job everyday without scandal and dishonor.
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Male 5,189
Hopefully most of you have half a brain and know not all of them are like this.
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Male 506
USA! USA! USA! USA!
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Male 757
gerry i honestly hope you`re joking. otherwise you really should be lynched
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Male 554
I don`t understand why people tend to be so "shocked" when pics and stories such as these finally are leaked? Are we not used to the US Armed forces pulling stupid moves like this in every country they decide to invade?
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Male 39,614

[quote]"we are not all like that" [/quote]

If we were, we`d have won the war and gotten our troops home long ago.
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Male 5,148
Pigs.
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Male 235
i know it doesnt make it right but the press should also show what they do to our civilians, our journalists that get tortured. But we should be better than them show an example to the rest of the world that we are right and they are wrong.
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Male 508
@Kernel "Shut the drat up. You`ve been benefiting from US airspace protection since the turn of the century, you prick.
drating idiot. Can`t even check his post for typos before posting."

Benefit from it? You mean live in fear of it. When the US figures out that 1/3 of the worlds reserves of oil sit in Alberta I`m thinking we should be ready.

BTW, please educate me on my spelling error. lol. `You`re (you are) an idiot and You are (you`re) our overly aggressive neighbor.`
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Male 119
woo i submitted this weeks ago, was really hoping it would get shown
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Male 498
sick
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Female 723
Oh my God. I cried.
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Male 151
im proud to be an american. just wish we had a military that didn`t let people like this in.
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Female 1,203
Honestly people just suck, everywhere. It doesn`t matter where you go, you will find drated up people all over. That being said, this is just one more reason why I strongly dislike the U.S. The war in general and what it is doing to people everywhere throughout the Arab Nations and the world. If I could I would go live in England right now. I know every country has its problems, but I just really don`t like what is going on in the U.S.
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Male 123
@antagonizer
Shut the drat up. You`ve been benefiting from US airspace protection since the turn of the century, you prick.

drating idiot. Can`t even check his post for typos before posting.
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Male 161
hey yusuksomuch the lemmings thing is played. it`s not even true. lemmings jumping off cliffs was made up. and besides, what the f do you even mean? lemmings? what the f is wrong with you? f`ing f`tard. you can quote some lame ass cliche` about being a follower or you can admit that this picture is revolting. if it doesn`t, you are a heartless piece of garbage and i`m sure most people on this site would agree. how on earth could you justify having a photo op with someone you just killed in war? even if you were a soldier, which i would bet every penny i have that you are not. being a soldier does not make it ok, whether the poor dead kid was justifiably seen as a threat or not. you are a f`ing idiot, and honestly, i could not care less what you have to say in response you f`ing piece of s`ht. fck you.
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Female 235
This is disgraceful. This is NOT what America stands for.
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Male 508
@jamie76 "just remember, one day the US may SAVE your ass from some dictator or overly aggressive neighbor"

You`re and idiot and you are our overly aggressive neighbor.
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Male 840
How can you shoot women and children?

[quote]Easy. Just don`t lead them so much.[/quote]
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Female 3,598
there`s bad apples in every barrel.
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Male 2,345
let`s keep perpective here people.

there are over 1 million people total between all the US branches. Most of them are hard at working keeping your safe and comfy in your little chair that you are sitting in while reading this.

many of them have died or have been maimed while doing so.

what these idiots did was terrible and they should all been in jail for life but DO NOT feel like this gives you license to say all US troops and military personal are terrible people.

if you are American, you know better, and if you are from another country, just remember, one day the US may SAVE your ass from some dictator or overly aggressive neighbor (think Kosovo).

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Male 133
And remember the American Soldiers phone number next time your European country gets invaded. And Canada guy, I`ve met your Soldiers and they are just like us, mostly good dudes trying to do the right thing. And having spent 10 years in Europe, I love the culture, but you folks can`t defend yourselves, mostly because your soldiers are not usually volunteers.
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Male 133
As an Infantry Soldier for the last 22 years, I can say for a fact, since I have been to Afghanistan and Iraq numerous times, we are not all like that and the majority of Soldiers would turn these losers in quickly. Saying that all Americans soldiers are like that is akin to saying all black people are gangsters. Just not correct.
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Male 126
US soldiers killing innocent people and acting like savages? Nothing new there. Today it`s a dead civilian, tomorrow its a tortured animal, the next day its a bombed family home. Same old barbarism from the `heroes` that people blindly support.
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Male 39,614

paddy215 - you`re an idiot. Oh, wait.. I see you are from europe. Well that explains it then.
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Male 82
That`s just sad...

@madest stop defending US soldiers, nothing good has come since they invaded the country. And what you said about the Canadian soldier is just bullsh*t. It`s to cover up for the most fu*ked up sh*t that the majority of the US soldiers do there.
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Male 1,610
[quote">How in hell are you going to get control of another person`s country?[/quote">

Every western power to invade Afghanistan has failed to do so, all the way back to Alexander the Great.
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Male 585
Those non-nice individuals should get the death penalty. But the people over there should not act any better than us, remember the Nick Berg video?
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Male 3,060
kinda funny how drat is turned into drat.
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Male 7,378
[quote]If Americans can`t control their own soldiers, How in hell are you going to get control of another person`s country? [/quote]
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There`s bad apples everywhere. I seem to recall something about a Canadian air-force commander that was sneaking into homes, stealing panties and eventually killed some women.
If you can`t control your own soldiers are Canadian woman`s panties safe?
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Male 573
Some heros.
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Male 2,229
What a way to prove that "death squads" actually exist in the United State`s military.

Can`t find that CIA article on American personnel trained to be "death dealers" against "terrorists".

I would also like to remind, that one groups `terrorist`, is another groups `freedom fighters`, for "they" are one and the same. The United States will NEVER be able to claim any sort of victory or conquest. If Americans can`t control their own soldiers, How in hell are you going to get control of another person`s country?
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Male 2,229
The Afghan war of occupation, is so similar to that video that Wikileaks released about that gunship in Iraq. Same scenario, different country; American soldiers fighting(killing) civilians. If this is documented as/by one group, What to say that other groups in the ranks aren`t doing the same?
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Male 160
ouch
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Male 1,678
@ Gerry "the solution is not jail time"

I agree 100%, Afghanistan has the death penalty, the crime was committed there, therefore the solution is to put them to death. Nothing less than they deserve.

@wtf "Shut the hell up, you self-righteous prick."

Are you talking to yourself? And did you seriously just say that being appalled by murdering people for fun makes someone "self righteous"? Idiot.
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Male 1,287
"This is why everyone hates us."

Perhaps. It`s human nature to think in absolutes and focus on the negatives. Americans are fat, lazy, stupid, self-absorbed consumers, and bloodthirsty warmongers, right? What`d I miss?

On the international stage, these broken people brought shame to our country. drat that and drat those guys. They shamed themselves. That`s not what America was founded on, it`s not what we promote domestically, and it`s certainly not what we`re trying to do abroad. If the world wants to hate the rest of us because some numbnuts from our country went psycho, then I pity humanity because we`re all a bunch of judgemental pricks.
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Male 1,625
The by products of war. And still no Bin Laden. Was it worth it, all of you jabbering fools who supported Bush while he circumvented your "precious constitution"?
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Male 508
I love how "other countries do it too" is some sort of excuse for the commentators. lol BTW, there is no more war in Iraq. Everyone remember Bush standing in front of that banner? It`s an occupation force. Our soldiers are suppose to have things under control. Lock these tools up for life.
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Male 25,417
silly
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Male 193
Yeah, their sure are sick people in the world.


...Seriously, is this being brought up only so other people can feel a little bit better about themselves? So they can act all indignant and say "Oh, I would NEVER do that! I am so ashamed of my fellow countrymen, who I now know for certain are all sociopaths."

Shut the hell up, you self-righteous prick.
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Male 15,510
American soldiers nonetheless
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Male 39,614

it`s wrong, but it happens in war.
It goes by lots of names, battle fatigue, shell shock, post traumatic stress disorders, etc.

the solution is not jail time
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Female 547
Think about this next time you go up to a random stranger in uniform thanking him/her for their service. Not all soldiers are heroes, and I wish more people realized that.
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Male 1,008
good lemming be ashamed be very ashamed
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Male 161
OMG. i am so ashamed of being an american right now. oh my drating god...what the drat is wrong with these drattards? jesus drating christ...drating war.
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Male 10,855

No respect!
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Male 1,182
ashamed not like soldiers in other countries haven`t done horrible things either, but still ashamed.
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Male 1,008
Lemming Herding Perfection!!! now another foxnews baiting.....IAB you guys are SO predictable! i guess this will get posted every couple of weeks so the lemmings will think it happens every couple of weeks.....
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Male 139
@Tieagra Every good military force has bad apples in the bunch. Your country happens to get involved in a lot of these battles, and eventually get caught doing stupid things.

As someone has already mentioned, these men were not soldiers. They have no honor. These were men pretending to be soldiers to satisfy a craving for blood.
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Female 839
vile and disgusting, and some people still wonder why terrorism against the western world exists.
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Male 490
I could have sworn I have seen other countries do the same thing, and certain terrorist groups too... but meh.
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Male 521
Already talked at length about these guys folks.

Thanks kurush for the link.
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Female 311
Disgusting.
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Female 126
This is why everyone hates us.
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Male 127
I saw an article in Rolling Stone this month that showed these photos uncensored, pretty f_cking disturbing.
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Male 118
Wow back down the evolutionary ladder we go
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Male 8
Disgust for my own country.
Rising.
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Male 146
This is drated up, but has been discussed at length in another article posted on this website here
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Male 119
Link: US Soldiers Pose With Dead Afghan Civilians [Rate Link] - `Trophy` pictures show US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan civilians they are accused of killing for sport. Uh oh.
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