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That makes me sick (1)

winkydink (650484) | more than 7 years ago | (#15383879)

I hope somebody gives him the ass-kicking he deserves.

Re:That makes me sick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#15384418)

What caught my eye was the photo of him in "uniform". Normally these photos are taken within the first few days of training (basic, advanced, etc.), everyone is very clean cut and the "framing" of every shot is very typical. His photo is too close on him and not enough flag. Seems really wrong. If the video was used to get donations there might be a fraud case.

As for the claims of war crimes, check out http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/ 2003007163_iraqmilitary20.html [nwsource.com]. A bit more credible. This kid's poorly faked video just muddies the waters helping no one.

I guess what bugs me is that some people try to play every collateral damage as a war crime when the vast majority of the time the wrong critter just got caught in the crosshairs (leaving the soldier to deal with his mistake mostly by himself). And that's the problem with military solutions: friendlies die and you just further piss off the locals. It rarely leads to lasting, solid peace.

But since I wasn't USA (was USCG) I could wrong but to me it really, really looks fake. Sad but not as sad as the Medal of Honor posers. As for the ass kicking think about this: my guess is that real Rangers treat posers something like the way bike clubs deal with posers wearing their name on a jacket. Think of it as an one night, crash sample of Ranger school. =)

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