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RockStar Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:56 AM
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Anger over Iraqi war dead on Internet
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 05:56 AM by RockStar
Anger over Iraqi war dead on Internet
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The Australian | January 27, 2005

A website being used by American soldiers to post grisly pictures of Iraqi war dead.

The site, which has been operating for more than a year, describes itself as "an online archive of soldiers' photos".

Dozens of pictures of decapitated and limbless bodies are featured on the site with tasteless captions, purportedly sent in by soldiers.

Captions include "plastic surgery needed", "road kill" and "I said dead".
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:06 AM
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1. How is this 'winning hearts and minds'?
This is pouring salt into an open wound.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:08 AM
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2. hmmm -- i might have doubts about soldiers
posting all of these photos and writing the ignorant remarks -- but i have no doubt that there are plenty of crude, attention seeking barbarians out there who would do this.
free republic come to mind?
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:13 AM
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3. Reminds me of the pics Nazi's took of the concentration camps
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:17 AM
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4. You haven't been paying attention, have you?
Many , but my no means all, of our troops have proved themselves to be ignorant, crude, barbarians. I am quite sure that there are those who consider murdering Iraqis to be good sport and bragging about their kills is just part of the game.
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RockStar Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:31 AM
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5. Exactly my point..THESE PUNKS are OUT OF CONTROL. They get punks who
grew up in a video game society so killing is a game for them..YOu set these psychos lose to do as they please and you get them raping, killing, child abusing etc.

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:33 AM
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6. I can only imagine how many more soldiers become like this...
with each and every death of a comrade in Iraq. It is a vicious cycle out of control.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:48 AM
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8. Take it from one who knows
That is EXACTLY what our troops are trained to be. Mean green killing machines, who take pride in their work. It's an ugly truth, but truth it is nonetheless.

If we deem ourselves a civilized people we need to seriously rethink the way we train our military. We honor them, by default, in fact to do otherwise is considered treasonous in today's society but we train them to be as uncivilized as we possibly can make them. And we are VERY good at making them into whatever we wish them to be.
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Branjor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:07 AM
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9. You haven't been paying attention....
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:08 AM by Branjor
She suggested Free Republic as a possible source, not soldiers. Doesn't mean some soldiers wouldn't do it though.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:34 AM
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7. Link
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:14 AM
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10. It's not the troops, it's their leaders!
As a veteran I know that troop's actions generally reflect their leader's attitudes. The troops are generally young kids thrown into a frightening situation and they look to the more experienced senior enlisted and officers to guide them. If the troops are out of control it's because their leaders are allowing it.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:20 AM
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11. duplicate topic
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