Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More Videos of Abuse by US Soldiers in Iraq

The David Mortari video showing a US Marine in Iraq callously throwing a puppy off of a cliff to its death has shone a bright light on the poor state of US public relations in the war zone of Iraq.

Below is a video of three separate incidents involving US soldiers in Iraq and their interactions with Iraqi civilians. In each incident, the way the US soldiers handled the situation was far from diplomatic.

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In the first incident in which a soldier shoots an Iraqi dog, the shooting was probably unnecessary, but an occupying army can do pretty much whatever it wants. Who is going to tell it otherwise? Certainly not the civilian who was the victim in the incident.

Perhaps soldiers have standing orders to shoot dogs because the fear is that the dog may be booby trapped with some type of bomb. That is a very strong possibility.

The IED (improvised explosive device) is the most feared weapon by US personnel in Iraq because Al Qaida has used it extensively with considerable creativity.

In the second incident in which the car is crushed, the US patrol of vehicles does not stop. This again is probably the result of fear of a suicide bomber.

But what if the tank had crushed the occupants of the car? Would it stop then?

Did you notice that the traffic seemed to automatically yield for the American vehicles? Give the Americans the right of way is probably the rule of law in Iraq.

In the third incident the US motivation is conclusive. At first it appears that the soldiers killed a few sheep for the fun of it (if you can call that fun). However, a military man informs us that the soldiers tossed a flash-bang rather than a real grenade. A flash-bang is a non-lethal explosive device designed to momentarily shock those around it.

Assuming that the soldiers tossed a flash-bang and not a real grenade, the incident is really more of a prank than anything else. However, the Iraqi sheperd will likely remember the incident with strong negative feelings. Wouldn't you?

In every incident the Iraqis accepted the results without complaint, and that is probably because they feared that a complaint might elicit a more severe reprisal.

How do you think each incident will be remembered by the civilians involved? I know how I would feel. They will most likely hate the Americans, if they don’t already.

Soldiers like David Mortari are eliminating what little respect Americans have left in that part of the world, and they are replacing it with hatred.

Thatta boy, Mortari.

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone know that the grenade sheep incident did NOT result in a dead shepherd? When the camera looks back, you can clearly see the shepherd standing about 20 feet away from the blast, which was about 6 feet in the air. He could easily have been fragged, it only takes 1 piece of shrapnel to kill someone. Whoever did this bombing knew it could kill the shepherd.

Anonymous said...

so its okay then because he didnt die? and what about the sheep it probably killed some of them, and i guess you think thats okay to? the soldiers are getting too full of themeselves and it will come back to them one day when the people decide to get revenge.

the fact is they are targeting innocent puppies and dogs and sheep, how pathetic. they are disgusting.

Anonymous said...

ok you fuking stupid fuking marines you were sent to the iraq war for a reason which is to fight the iraqies not trow dogs off cliffs because ass holes like us marines cant controll there emotions,, i would cut that marine very slowly and make him die in pain and man would i cut that motherr fuker slowly and i would post it on youyube and sent it to his family... thats shows how far our country came from slavery,, no matter wat weree gonna have asss holes like this guy doing that so fuk him.... and to top it off he like wen he threewwww the dam puppy offf the clifff and amagine of you were that puppy i mean that puppy could have been someones life or best frined but looks like its to late now you fuking pussy marines

Anonymous said...

this is discusting those idiots are supose to be in iraq fighting a war not throughing puppies off cliffs it would be like throwing an infant off a cliff and thinking nothing of it and just chuckling sickos are they really that bored there that all they can do is crap like this im an animal lover so to see this is so irritating i hope they are put in jail for this and are treated like they treated the puppy

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