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Response to rrneck (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:00 PM

60. so all the troops are patriotic heroes?

 

I'm not sure about that, I have heard about several soldiers who did pretty despicable things like massacre civilians, and also stuff like Abu Ghraib comes to mind too.

In any case, I think the soldiers do bear some personal responsibility for their own decisions, which include volunteering for the military in the first place.


For those interested, here are a couple incidents I'm referring too:

U.S. Soldier Accused of Killing 16 Afghans, Including Women and Children - he killed them with a machine gun while they were sleeping in their beds.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/us-soldier-accused-killing-16-afghans-including-women/story?id=15897098#.UOY7yGmwWSo

Haditha killings - The Haditha killings (also called the Haditha incident or the Haditha massacre) refers to the incident in which 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women and children were killed by a group of United States Marines on November 19, 2005 in Haditha, a city in the western Iraqi province of Al Anbar. All those killed were civilians.[1] The dead included several children and elderly people, who were shot multiple times at close range while unarmed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haditha_killings





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