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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 11:39 PM
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11. I think that's why I'm less than freaked out about it
I can tell you that civilians absolutely could not handle hospital humor. The stuff we pull in hospitals to cut tension would gag slime mold.

The tragedy of this video was that overtired people mistook a camera lens flash for weapons fire. The tragedy was compounded by an apparent military coverup of the incident.

However, this is what war is about. All wars are like this, the slaughter of innocent civilians who were in the way being repackaged as collateral damage so that people back home won't be disgusted and the boys who caused the war can continue it.

What we need to be angry at is that this war was pursued based on lies and in order to further empire. What we need to be angry at is the waste of lives, the world's good will, our own treasury, and in a very large part our future on this rich man's war of convenience.

Wikileaks has done a service in obtaining and posting this video. It's high time everybody knows what war is really all about. It's not glory, it's filth, misery, blood, death, waste, and a bunch of rich old men getting richer.

Just excuse me if I don't waste any outrage on the troops.

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  -In another life, I drove ambulances. Robb  Apr-05-10 09:53 PM   #0 
  - respectfully I think it's a totally different laughter than that you described.  Schema Thing   Apr-05-10 09:59 PM   #1 
  - True enough.  Robb   Apr-06-10 07:23 AM   #19 
     - Yes, but that is a tiny fraction of what went on in that video.  Schema Thing   Apr-06-10 10:28 AM   #23 
        - That's the point, though, really.  Robb   Apr-06-10 10:33 AM   #24 
           - I guess I don't get your point in this case.  Schema Thing   Apr-06-10 11:10 AM   #26 
  - This is a funny story  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-05-10 10:05 PM   #2 
  - You're not a real writer  Robb   Apr-05-10 10:24 PM   #3 
  - I got six novels, and a few shorts  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-05-10 10:44 PM   #6 
  - maybe we should form a club.  unblock   Apr-05-10 11:46 PM   #12 
     - I was lucky the premie did not code  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-05-10 11:49 PM   #13 
  - When I was a kid,I wanted to be a paramedic  Roon   Apr-05-10 10:28 PM   #4 
  - My nurse mother talked us out of/vetoed are wants to drive motorcycles.  MUAD_DIB   Apr-05-10 10:41 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-05-10 10:48 PM   #7 
  - It's called "Gallows Humor"  MrScorpio   Apr-05-10 10:55 PM   #8 
  - there's not a damn bit of grim humor on that video-- it's real, they were mocking their victims...  mike_c   Apr-05-10 11:12 PM   #9 
  - Having worked DOA fire scenes, I fully understand what you're talking about  MadHound   Apr-05-10 11:17 PM   #10 
  - I think that's why I'm less than freaked out about it  Warpy   Apr-05-10 11:39 PM   #11 
  - you and me  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-06-10 12:26 AM   #16 
  - That's funny, and people in that kind of job often use gallows humor to...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-06-10 12:20 AM   #14 
  - Very technically speaking, even though they are the trigger pullers  nadinbrzezinski   Apr-06-10 12:24 AM   #15 
  - G_d love you all on "the front"  Mind_your_head   Apr-06-10 12:30 AM   #17 
  - it's a defense mechanism  Skittles   Apr-06-10 01:21 AM   #18 
  - As a Retired Firefighter-Paramedic I Respectfully Disagree  we can do it   Apr-06-10 07:28 AM   #20 
  - This was my point above - this is not gallows humor  Schema Thing   Apr-06-10 10:25 AM   #21 
  - As an editor and former reporter who has seen some shit, I know exactly what you're talking about.  Brickbat   Apr-06-10 10:28 AM   #22 
  - Thank you  underpants   Apr-06-10 10:37 AM   #25 

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