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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 04:02 PM
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108. This is interesting..
The psychology of war is interesting to me, what makes people do what they do etc.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the way we train military personnell today. Listen to the gunner, he's begging to get to shoot. He's even begging the wounded person to "pick up a weapon". He wants to kill this individual badly. Something tells me that a soldier in WW2 would not do the same. I guess part of it can be explained with a sense of remoteness, since they are watching this on a screen in an airconditioned helicopter far away, but i don't see how that can be all of it.

I also found it quite disturbing that they laughed when the Bradley ran over one of the bodies. I realise humour can be quite bizarre in professions like that (Hearse drivers joking about the dead etc) but this was almost sadistic.

And by the way, since when it is acceptable to open fire at unarmed people evacuating wounded, from a legal standpoint? Are the people in the van simply to be viewed as military personnel because they are helping an injured person?
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