You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #108: This is interesting.. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 04:02 PM
Response to Reply #100
108. This is interesting..
The psychology of war is interesting to me, what makes people do what they do etc.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the way we train military personnell today. Listen to the gunner, he's begging to get to shoot. He's even begging the wounded person to "pick up a weapon". He wants to kill this individual badly. Something tells me that a soldier in WW2 would not do the same. I guess part of it can be explained with a sense of remoteness, since they are watching this on a screen in an airconditioned helicopter far away, but i don't see how that can be all of it.

I also found it quite disturbing that they laughed when the Bradley ran over one of the bodies. I realise humour can be quite bizarre in professions like that (Hearse drivers joking about the dead etc) but this was almost sadistic.


And by the way, since when it is acceptable to open fire at unarmed people evacuating wounded, from a legal standpoint? Are the people in the van simply to be viewed as military personnel because they are helping an injured person?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC