Monday, October 4, 2004 11:11:21 PM
Sirrogue2: I am NOT an idiot. All I meant was that I was bothered by the video. Excuse me for having feelings. Regardless of who these people are or what they were doing, 3 people got blown to bits. Even if they deserved it, its unsettling to watch that sort of thing.
Friday, October 1, 2004 10:12:50 AM
*sigh* OK, I have to say it.
You people are idiots.
In a war in which you can't tell who is an enenmy combatant and who is actually glad to see you there, everyone is suspect. The kid you may be shaking hands with today may ride in a donkey cart loaded with explosives tomorrow. And his destination may be the building where your son, father, husband, daughter, girlfriend, or whomever close to you works or lives.
Notice that in the video they don`t tell you WHY the Apache is hovering around... or who the people in question actually were. The sensationalistic use of VH-1 style pop-up commentary is extremely distasteful, even to this ex-soldier. It is this kind of incomplete, tabloid-quality reporting that makes the average American soldier look like the so-called "baby-killers" of the Vietnam era.
DISCLAIMER: If you`ve never been in combat before, I understand. Otherwise, here`s a glass of stfu. kthybye. And PM`s are ---> that way.