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2020-02-29 Afghanistan
Retired Navy SEAL Gallagher sez posing with dead enemy combatant was wrong
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-29 01:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top

#1 I'm reminded of the "birthday party" scenario in Full Metal Jacket.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-29 03:09||   2020-02-29 03:09|| Front Page Top

#2 Damn strait - leave no evidence.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-02-29 03:58||   2020-02-29 03:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Wrong, but not illegal wrong...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-02-29 06:59||   2020-02-29 06:59|| Front Page Top

#4 Him and the female soldier who posed with Iraqi prisoners stacked in a pyramid.

What the fuck is wrong with these people? How do they not understand that doing this is wrong, and that documenting their crimes is going to come back to them? What happens to destroy their judgment?
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-29 08:32||   2020-02-29 08:32|| Front Page Top

When the primary recruitment strategy and morale weapon of the enemy is beheading and immolation videos synced with Arabic rap, it's not only understandable, but probably wise.
Posted by Dron66046 2020-02-29 08:53||   2020-02-29 08:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Take the pictures. Don't be in the pictures.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-29 09:29||   2020-02-29 09:29|| Front Page Top

#7 I'm in favor of muzz lions being photographed in unflattering states always.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-29 09:31||   2020-02-29 09:31|| Front Page Top

#8 He didn't invent it and I think the comment, especially at this point, is more about his sense of self importance than any reflection. The photographic aspect is simply imbecilic.
Posted by Cesare 2020-02-29 09:32||   2020-02-29 09:32|| Front Page Top

#9 If you make humiliating skells a crime, killing skells will become the default outcome.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-29 09:33||   2020-02-29 09:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Wise how?

To take photos that increase the enemy's will to fight? And that pour gasoline on the fire of domestic enemies?

I take issue that the primary recruitment strategy is rap videos. I assert it is the war without end being made on Islamic lands that is the primary recruitment tool for Islamic extremists. Who started it is immaterial by now (it started with the US occupation of Saudi Arabia in the 90s, but this is beside the point) but putting an end to the violence is the correct answer.

Withdrawal followed by a border wall and enthusiastic vetting to prevent tragedies like the Saudi flight student in Florida will do more to protect America than another trillion dollars spent on war.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-29 11:36||   2020-02-29 11:36|| Front Page Top

#11 it started with the US occupation of Saudi Arabia in the 90s, but this is beside the point

1983 - 241 American Peacekeepers (Marines, Navy) killed in an Islamic Hezbie Bomb attack. Fuck off, revisionist hack
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-29 12:03||   2020-02-29 12:03|| Front Page Top

#12 it started with the US occupation of Saudi Arabia in the 90s, but this is beside the point

Someone should tell him about the Crusades.
I'm not gonna tell him about the Crusades. *You* tell him about the Crusades.
Hey, what about the Barbary pirates?
Enough! Let's just get a beer.
The Tripoli?
No, let's go to Montezuma. They have the best margaritas.
Posted by SteveS 2020-02-29 12:32||   2020-02-29 12:32|| Front Page Top

#13 Someone should ask what Vlad the Impaler saw during the years he and his younger brother were hostages at the court of the Ottoman sultan that led him to fight so desperately against the Turkish army when he inherited the throne.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-02-29 13:11||   2020-02-29 13:11|| Front Page Top

#14 Snapping a pic with this murdering animal is no different than a hunting picture with a trophy. A muzz fighter being killed is doing the same as they make vids & do to us.
Posted by ranture 2020-02-29 13:27||   2020-02-29 13:27|| Front Page Top

#15 If we're peaceful, unobtrusive, even kind 'n' gentle: they attack us. cf Carter-'79, Reagan-'83, Clinton-93,'95, W-'01

If we're bellicose and aggressive: they attack us.

If we exist, they will attack us.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-29 16:23||   2020-02-29 16:23|| Front Page Top

#16 Shorter Herb: "better to withdraw, roll onto our backs and enjoy it. It'll happen anyway. Don't want to antagonize them more..
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-29 19:26||   2020-02-29 19:26|| Front Page Top

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