For the Global Thinker

Monday, April 5, 2010

Video of US Troops Killing Civilians

An astounding video of US troops in Iraq killing two journalists and wounding two children. Although this video portrays the negligent thinking behind a ruthless engagement, war is never pretty. Last month, I met a US soldier serving in Afghanistan and he assured me that protecting civilians was his number one priority and I do believe him. I also met another soldier who just got back from Iraq last week and he completely disagreed with the war as well. However, both soldiers that I met also said that there are a lot of Yahoos in their ranks as well. And this video is more evidence of those types. Anyway, check it out (and to my two friends in Afghanistan and Iraq...no disrespect and stay safe out there. Good luck)


1 comment:

Brian said...

Great post.
I haven't seen this video yet, although I do believe you.
From what I understand, war crimes are in no way a new feature of war.