U.S. troops posed with dead Afghan in...

U.S. troops posed with dead Afghan insurgents

There are 13 comments on the The Washington Post story from Apr 18, 2012, titled U.S. troops posed with dead Afghan insurgents. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The photographs, obtained by the Los Angeles Times , show soldiers posing next to Afghan corpses, including the mangled body of a suicide bomber hoisted by his ankles.

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Since: Feb 12

Deer Park, NY

#1 Apr 18, 2012
To bad, our service men and women are fed up with these backward sand schwoogies. If you don't like what they're doing then let's get all of them the hell out of those medieval countries.
vws

Holden, MO

#2 Apr 18, 2012
Better our troops posing with their dead than the other way round.
so what

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 18, 2012
we tired of seeing taliban beheadings and dragging gi bodies down streets, just tha way war goes.
well

Sarnia, Canada

#4 Apr 18, 2012
Who cares about a bunch of dead terrorists.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#5 Apr 18, 2012
Agree with all of you. If a body blows themselves up and everyone around them. Who cares what happens next.

Bring our service personal home and let terrorists blow themselves out of the water.

How quickly the government and those in support of forget images some of us will never:
http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/...
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2004/03/bodies-of-f...

(take a note on last addy. the picture has been removed)
infairness

Halifax, Canada

#6 Apr 18, 2012
Reading all the comments before this I am saddened. There is something terrily wrong with the American Psyche. How these despicable acts are praised and at the least accepted. The army has a job to do, it is killing or neutralizing a threat, and that is the only job they have to do. Abusing the dead and uribating on them and taking trophies even if it is photos are a no no in any army culture. In world war 2 officers on both sides salutd a courageous soldier form the other side once he was down. Let us not foreget one thing- th0se marines or privates are coming home one day they might very well do the same to people thery percieve as enemies within their own country and communities . Where do you draw thee line.
Me think it is an entrenched culture in the aemrican army. If a soldier has been told that these acts are not acceptable in no uncertain terms they would not do them, same think through the chain of command up to thr top. When others mutilate our men and women we have only ourselves to blame. Excuses like stree and danger and pressure of the job are no excuses. Our is an army that is supposed to be desciplined and have rules we can not do that because militants and insurgents who by definition have no rules or descipline.
Shame on all the above commentators.
Richard

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Apr 18, 2012
Disgusting jerks. They bring dishonor to the uniform.
And to our country. We have wasted so much in these occupations. We could dearly use those funds now. Sad. I don't know what's up with this country but to me we are the worst democracy in the world. Greed and murder for the oil companies and neo-cons, and Israel. Disgusting
clueless

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Apr 18, 2012
infairness wrote:
Reading all the comments before this I am saddened. There is something terrily wrong with the American Psyche. How these despicable acts are praised and at the least accepted. The army has a job to do, it is killing or neutralizing a threat, and that is the only job they have to do. Abusing the dead and uribating on them and taking trophies even if it is photos are a no no in any army culture. In world war 2 officers on both sides salutd a courageous soldier form the other side once he was down. Let us not foreget one thing- th0se marines or privates are coming home one day they might very well do the same to people thery percieve as enemies within their own country and communities . Where do you draw thee line.
Me think it is an entrenched culture in the aemrican army. If a soldier has been told that these acts are not acceptable in no uncertain terms they would not do them, same think through the chain of command up to thr top. When others mutilate our men and women we have only ourselves to blame. Excuses like stree and danger and pressure of the job are no excuses. Our is an army that is supposed to be desciplined and have rules we can not do that because militants and insurgents who by definition have no rules or descipline.
Shame on all the above commentators.
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apologists like you obviously never have been in actual combat, otherwise you would have a clue.
infairness

Halifax, Canada

#9 Apr 18, 2012
clueless wrote:
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apologists like you obviously never have been in actual combat, otherwise you would have a clue.
Wondering who should apologize to giving all of us a disgrace. Looks like you are in active duty and approve this sh**, I am glad I am no more serving. I did my job honorably.
Many can not claim the same.
infairness

Halifax, Canada

#10 Apr 18, 2012
Clueless, Don't you wonder why none of our allies, british, french, italians, spanish, canadians were not implicated for such acts. Me think they are more desciplined and civilized. The brave guy who blew the whistle must have tried through his superior officers but reporting nust have stopped at some level. He is one who give me hope
911 was an inside job

Austin, TX

#11 Apr 18, 2012
infairness wrote:
Clueless, Don't you wonder why none of our allies, british, french, italians, spanish, canadians were not implicated for such acts. Me think they are more desciplined and civilized. The brave guy who blew the whistle must have tried through his superior officers but reporting nust have stopped at some level. He is one who give me hope
The ones who give me hope are the ones who refused to follow illegal orders and participate in dishonorable missions. Afghanistan (and Iraq) are illegal wars. Soldiers are duty-bound NOT TO FOLLOW illegal orders. Afghans did not attack the U.S. and were certainly not a threat to the U.S. On the other hand, the U.S. engaged in unprovoked aggression, the highest war crime.
911 was an inside job

Austin, TX

#12 Apr 18, 2012
clueless wrote:
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apologists like you obviously never have been in actual combat, otherwise you would have a clue.
Looks to me like you are the apologist.
911 was an inside job

Austin, TX

#13 Apr 18, 2012
well wrote:
Who cares about a bunch of dead terrorists.
Are you referring to Americans and NATO troops? It's truly a shame that family, friends, and the American people haven't been more persuasive in dissuading troops from joining these terrorist organizations, or better yet from challenging the policies of our leaders that allow our military personnel to be exploited by our terrorist "leaders" to serve their criminal agenda.

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