Thanks Deeps for that info. It makes it no less horrific. No matter which side they are on they are human beings and those last images were especially harrowing for me as I realised how they died and that it will have not have been a speedy death! At least the guy who was shot died relativly quickly - though that does not in any way excuse the barbarity of what was done to him.Deeps said:Yep ive just kicked up a fuss as to why it has been binned on ARRSE . It
has really pissed me off that it has been binned . If you dont like the
video then dont click on the link , register with YOU TUBE , then find
the correct video , then watch all 16 mins of it . Get my drift . The video itself is not entirely true , as the old bodies at the end are Iraqis from
the Time of Saddam .Also the bit where the yanks are on a Balcony are
actually watching an F-16 drop a 500LB bomb on a house full of insurgents
in Fallujah and the yanks were a little too close ,(they all survived with just
a few cuts) .
The video shows what complete loons and coward s we are dealing with over there .
It's a pity those who commit these crimes have not fully read the Koran. Had they done so they would know that they could not justify their actions by reference to their supposed beliefs. Having said that it comes as no surprise to me - some Christians are no different - religious texts are a means to power over other people. Choose the bits that serve your agendum and completely ignore those which are inconvenient to your cause, most notably the numerous references to the ultimate sin and evil: of hypocrisy. Religion is like any other ideology: Marxism, Fascism, Monetarism, etc, except that it claims special divine status. All ideologies are to do with imposing ones own values upon others by whatever means and seeking to justify one's actions by reference to some higher good or purpose.
Interestingly I have been reading an excellent book which oddly enough appears to enumerate this but in much better prose. It is a classic work by Thomas SZASZ, The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement ,this edition was published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971. Don't let the title deceive you. It's as relevant today as when it was written and encompasses more than its title suggests. Think laterally when reading it!