Originally Posted by DiMa
I'm just saying I'm not at all surprised by what terrorists do - I expect it from terrorist. It is their nature. But from our own men and women who are supposedly so morally superior than these psychos? Now THAT I didn't expect. Did you?
Actually I am not surprised that activities have happened. Itâ€™s happened all the time in past wars and operations conducted by other government agencies besides the Department of Defense. The media blows it out of the water and says we are torturing them left and right and giving them no rights what so ever. Iâ€™ll say this, during the Cold War, if the general public knew about what happened behind the scenes on how we extracted information from people whom we â€œdetainedâ€, it would be appalling and to some extent, sickening. To me, thatâ€™s just part of the job. PsyOps train soldiers to extract information thru certain ways. To me, this is normal however, to the normal person, this seems to be torture and abuse. Granted all we have seen is pictures that the media wants the public to see and start pointing fingers at who ever to place the blame. Granted there have been about 10 or so court martials set in place for those who did cross the line. Thatâ€™s just the military covering its butt that the public demanded. If these pictures never got released or later down the road, there would have never been any court martials or punishments set down to those troops who participated in what ever activities had occurred at that prison. Hence, to a point, a witch hunt. Blame the person in the picture. However, I am not condoning any of the actions that have been blamed on the soldiers that occurred with the prisoners, but, Iâ€™m not surprised. The one thing I do find interesting is that fact that I have not heard of any reports, since we have released quite a few prisoners in the past month from that very prison, of ex-prisoners telling of how horrible it was, how badly tortured they were or what have you. What I suspect is the activity was minimal. That is MY stance on this situation.
However, regarding the excuse that first killing was because of the torture in the prisons, that was just an EXCUSE that the terrorists wanted. Thatâ€™s what terrorists want, ATTENTION to their cause. No more, No less. I studied terrorism for a time and even was trained on terrorism when I was in the military and in college. These are your typical idiots that kill just to get attention. Thatâ€™s what these last two killings have been. Even to make statements about what they do is a scare tactic to get what they want. I knew for a fact that the last prisoner wasnâ€™t going to survive past 72 hours. Thatâ€™s the terrorists MO: They want attention to their cause, and in some cases kill to get noticed, especially if the victim was a medium or high profile hostage or even an innocent bystander(s) (car bombs, suicide missions, etc). What we have seen, brutal enough though, is a bunch of idiots wanting attention. No less, no more. Makes me think of what the Drill Instructor said in â€œFull Metal Jacket,â€â€ Didnâ€™t mommy and daddy give you enough attention!?â€ Am I upset what these dolts have done? You betcha. Will there be revenge? Probably, but we wonâ€™t know about it.