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shedevil69taz Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 08:11 PM
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157. Alcohol contributes directly to the death
of hundreds of people every year, and ruins many more lives than that by a factor of thousands, but I don't blame the people that work in the breweries. I guess you do?

It all comes down to personal responsibilty. We (the US Military) have Rules of Engagement laid out to make sure we minimize civilian casualties. Was the ROE followed in the incident in this video? I can't say for certain yet as I can't view it behind this firewall, but if it was violated the perpetrators of the violating could be tried for a number of things up to and including murder. To me there shouldn't have been a reason to cover it up if those involved didn't do anything to violate the ROE.

To suggest that I (being a member of the armed forces) am responsible for the actions of someone hundreds of miles away that I had no knowlege of or control over because I happen to be in the same organization as them is personally offensive to me.

I do sincerely hope the exposure by wikileaks though forces everyone involved in the incident and the coverup to answer for their actions.
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