Possible Good news for Captive Marine...

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...iraq_us_hostage_marine_040705185358&printer=1

     
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    He is muslim.

    Why would they behead him?

    I hope people are paying attention.
     
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    They "spared" him his life as long as he promised to betray his country. He accepted.

    I echo NewGuy - I hope you guys are paying attention!

    It sounds as if he was granted his life based on him accepting a mark. The mark of betrayal. I wonder what the mark will look like once more and more people start accepting it.

    Pretty scary if you ask me.
     
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    I don't get it....did he promise to do something to the U.S while over there or what?
     
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    If this guy is still alive, nobody has the right to blame him for "betraying" his country. First of all, what information would a low-ranking soldier have to offer? Secondly, if someone was holding a knife to my throat or torturing me, you can bet you ass I'm telling them what they want to know, or preferably making up a good lie to save my own life. That is not dishonorable, that's just survival and good old fashioned common sense.
     
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    You are a bit annoying. Don't tell any of us who or what we can blame or not. You've spent hours saying that the gov't is behind beheadings and taking hits out on the headless guy's father. You are a pompous ass.
     
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    And that's why the marines only take a select few and not many cowards like yourself. Almost every one of them take honor, integrity and loyalty more serious than their own lives.
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    and no excuses! Has nothing, nothing to do with liberal and conservative! Got it Patriot?
     
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    No, that is "yellow-belly-sacrificing-the-many-to-save-the-one" mentallity.

    Don't pin your lack of ethics and morals on those who swear to uphold your freedoms. They are supposed to hold to a higher ethic.
     
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    That is what our troops are supposed to believe in - banding together to save one of their own. I've never been in the military and have no desire to be, but my brother is in the Army and was in Iraq last year, so don't tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. I would gladly put my life on the line to defend our country, but not to invade someone else's.

    And let's clear up what we're talking about here. If I was captured by an enemy military, and they wanted me to tell them where my unit was so they could ambush them, I hope I could try to resist and hope for a quick death. It's easy enough for us to act like tough guys and say we would never talk, but unless you've ever been tortured, you don't really know, do you? (No offense intended to anyone reading this who has really been in that situation, I can only guess how I would react)

    On the other hand, you know how some terrorists make their hostages read statements condemning the US? If that was the case, I would do it because nobody is going to think I really believe that. Or if they wanted some random useless information about our military, I would give it up or make up a lie like I said, as long as it wouldn't put my fellow soldiers in danger.

    From what I've heard, troops are supposed to resist as much as they can, then a)try to make up something to get their captors to release them or b)try to escape. I'm not sure which comes first.
     

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