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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 11:43 AM
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2. there is the matter of culture difference
Edited on Thu Apr-01-04 11:44 AM by daveskilt
it is less offensive and even tradition in some middle eastern tribal cultures to display the bodies (on either side) in order to prove they are dead (esp with leaders). While horrific to western sensibilities it is not without cultural contextual precedent.

Now the fact that we were infidels desecrating the bodies as opposed to giving them proper muslim rites and respect when displaying them is another matter.

on edit : its all pretty nasty though.
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  -Was the death scene in Fallujah any different from the death scene CatWoman  Apr-01-04 11:40 AM   #0 
  - No - equally horrific  Stuckinthebush   Apr-01-04 11:42 AM   #1 
  - there is the matter of culture difference  daveskilt   Apr-01-04 11:43 AM   #2 
  - Those scenes really got my friends worked up... I didn't see 'em  mikey_1962   Apr-01-04 11:44 AM   #3 
  - good point. How soon we forget  maggrwaggr   Apr-01-04 11:45 AM   #4 
  - To the Iraqi people they are probably the same.... to average Americans  glarius   Apr-01-04 11:47 AM   #5 
  - While I see your point  eye22004   Apr-01-04 11:52 AM   #6 
  - if they had been killed in the u.s.?  Insider   Apr-01-04 11:59 AM   #9 
  - But that didn't happen,  eye22004   Apr-01-04 12:03 PM   #11 
     - I'm not taking up for Uday and Qusay  CatWoman   Apr-01-04 12:05 PM   #13 
     - Like I said  eye22004   Apr-01-04 12:13 PM   #15 
     - Was the young boy  HFishbine   Apr-01-04 03:59 PM   #46 
     - your comparison is also moot then  Insider   Apr-01-04 12:14 PM   #17 
     - great point, E  CatWoman   Apr-01-04 12:16 PM   #19 
     - damn, that's it for april!  Insider   Apr-01-04 12:23 PM   #24 
     - Then you're right  eye22004   Apr-01-04 12:20 PM   #22 
        - seriously  Insider   Apr-01-04 12:32 PM   #28 
           - I understand  eye22004   Apr-01-04 12:39 PM   #30 
              - "none of our military would do anything like that"  DrWeird   Apr-01-04 01:05 PM   #34 
                 - huh?  eye22004   Apr-01-04 01:22 PM   #39 
                    - link, or  CatWoman   Apr-01-04 04:13 PM   #48 
     - I agree  shekina   Apr-01-04 12:30 PM   #27 
  - So Indiscriminate Cluster Bombs Killing Children Don't Count?  mhr   Apr-01-04 12:05 PM   #12 
  - Please see my above post about civilians  eye22004   Apr-01-04 12:11 PM   #14 
     - The Cluster Bombs Are Worse Because The Killers Go Unseen  mhr   Apr-01-04 12:13 PM   #16 
  - No - in the US we do that to live people  Must_B_Free   Apr-02-04 12:26 AM   #52 
  - Something else those pictures reminded me of:  Minstrel Boy   Apr-01-04 11:54 AM   #7 
  - Don't forget Nikolai Chauchesku - Romania 1989  hexola   Apr-01-04 12:17 PM   #21 
  - equally horrific, yes  Insider   Apr-01-04 11:58 AM   #8 
  - Pretty horific  Mattforclark   Apr-01-04 12:01 PM   #10 
  - On quite a number of levels  dpibel   Apr-01-04 12:56 PM   #32 
     - That's what happens in war.  Mattforclark   Apr-01-04 01:01 PM   #33 
        - The problem with non-specificity  dpibel   Apr-01-04 01:15 PM   #37 
           - Sure thing  Mattforclark   Apr-01-04 01:34 PM   #40 
              - Well, by golly, why should they hate us for our freedoms  dpibel   Apr-01-04 01:54 PM   #42 
                 - I don't see what's the least jingoistic.  Mattforclark   Apr-01-04 02:04 PM   #43 
  - That was THEM  leftofthedial   Apr-01-04 12:14 PM   #18 
  - i don't get it  CatWoman   Apr-01-04 12:17 PM   #20 
     - me either  leftofthedial   Apr-01-04 12:29 PM   #26 
  - We dressed up and put makeup on the Hussein boys before desecrating their  DemLikr   Apr-01-04 12:22 PM   #23 
  - Bush is a vengeful President. An "eye for an eye" type of guy. He has  KoKo01   Apr-01-04 12:27 PM   #25 
  - Excellent points, Koko  CatWoman   Apr-01-04 12:40 PM   #31 
  - to me equally horriffic  maddezmom   Apr-01-04 12:36 PM   #29 
  - We hung them on bridges????  sandnsea   Apr-01-04 01:08 PM   #35 
  - Sure they are.  DrWeird   Apr-01-04 01:11 PM   #36 
  - and what are you full of, my friend?  CatWoman   Apr-01-04 01:48 PM   #41 
  - Um, do you remember shock and awe?  Jacobin   Apr-01-04 03:59 PM   #45 
     - That's not THIS thread  sandnsea   Apr-01-04 04:12 PM   #47 
        - Oh, so now you're the thread monitor  Jacobin   Apr-01-04 04:18 PM   #49 
           - We're saying the same thing  sandnsea   Apr-02-04 12:12 AM   #51 
  - remember: atrocities only happen to USians  KG   Apr-01-04 01:16 PM   #38 
  - CatWoman, you always know what to say.  keithyboy   Apr-01-04 03:56 PM   #44 
  - Or how about something closer to home...  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 04:30 PM   #50 
  - we killed them in a firefight  Doomsayer13   Apr-02-04 12:31 AM   #53 
 

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