Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by drowe, Nov 19, 2004.
Please distribute this far and wide:
Help The Marine
61274 Total Signatures so far!
Do you have another source for this story???
Or maybe more details???
I think I read about this in worldnetdaily.com
Since I've never been in the military I don't know what kind of stress is involved when going into situations like this. Even with training I don't know how someone can be ready for street by street fighting.
I'm not sure how I feel about what happened.
Take your pick:
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There's plenty out there
I'm not sure either, yet I was a service member and a veteran of war, so
I would want the complete facts before I would sign. The rules of engagement
can be overlooked from time to time.
If you were armed with a weapon, thought you and three of your friends were going to be killed by someone 10 feet away and you only had 0.001 seconds to react...what would you do?
I know what I would do. :firing:
If you're still unsure take trip down to the local VFW post and talk to some of the folks there about it.
He did no wrong and war ain't pretty.
I know this as well as any, just a few facts missing..that's all.
Did the victim (I'll call him this for lack of a better word) even have a weapon?
Doesn't matter. The question is did the Marine have reason to fear that some sort of an attack might be perpetrated by the terrorist. If the answer is yes - even a very shaky yes, then his actions were appropriate.
Insurgents have booby trapped bodies and they have used white surrender flags to trick our soldiers into ambush. These swine do not play by the rules. Therefore no one should bitch when our guys take whatever measures they deem appropriate to protect themselves from any attack - be it real or perceived.
I don't give a hoot if this terrorist didn't have so much as a rock in his pocket. The Marine had to decide if his movements were an attempt to arm a hidden explosive device which might have wiped out the entire squad. The actions of the Marine were entirely appropriate.
Rule #1 of staying alive in a war is shoot first and ask questions later. I'm glad to see our guys aren't jepoardizing their own lives any more than they have to. If that means we shoot a few unarmed terrorists here and there, well that's just fine by me.
I'm sure we'll hear about it from the obligatory investigation as well as the severity and/or verification of the existence of the terrorists (my preferred word) alleged previous non-fatal wounds.
However, if the Marine were to take the time to confirm whether or not he was armed, they all could have been killed. This is the issue overlooked by many since not everybody has been in the military or this kind of situation. Any Marine would have done the same.
I know it seems brutal but we are fighting a war...not playing badminton.
No a Marine as well as an Army grunt would make sure "the alleged"(thank you)
was NOT armed and comunicate... That's what I did anyway!
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