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I'm not really into reporting on this story so I'm gonna make some quick comments and let the others do the talking. Visit all the other sites below covering this.

My main comment is, so what. This is a war, this plain clothes terrorist was attacking our soldiers from inside a "protected" mosque in direct violation of the rules of war. As Chad at In The Bullpen puts it

While our soldiers have to follow the Geneva Convention and get international and domestic criticism even when they are kind and generous as any soldier can be expected to be, the terrorists they are fighting use every dirty trick in the book. First off, the Geneva Convention does not apply to non-uniformed civilians in combat. The terrrorists are non-uniformed civilians.
All you smart guys out there who have never served a day in combat can kiss my ass. Apparently a day or so before, in a similar incident involving the same unit, a dying terrorist blew himself and a soldier up.

You only have a split second to react. At the most this soldier should be reprimanded.

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Posted by Digger on November 16, 2004 04:47 AM (Permalink)

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I agree with the first writer(I am new at this, I suppose it is "Digger").
1. We are at war.
2. The rebels are not uniformed.
3. Prior bodies have been boobie-trapped.

Additionally, the tape does not show if the wounded did or did not show a suspicious move.
We have to take into account the prejudicual view of the cameraman. He only showed what he wanted to show.

Now I have a question. How did Al Jazeal (Muslim Propaganda TV) get that tape and show the names of the soldiers, etc??? Obviously NBC gave it too them unedited!!

Posted by: Les Redmon on November 16, 2004 08:14 AM

Yes, it was I who wrote the above.

The cameraman, a left leaning individual, apparently sold the raw video to Al-Jazeera and it has been broadcast, unedited throughout the arab world.

You can find more at some of those links I posted above (they open in a new window).

Posted by: Digger on November 16, 2004 08:20 AM

Thanks for using my quote Digger. It just completely infuriates me why our media is so anti-American soldier.

Posted by: Chad Evans on November 16, 2004 10:17 AM

Reprimanded, your article says?? Give him a medal. He put the terrorist out of his misery, gave him a place in heaven and rid the world of one more nutcase.

Ther's not even one pinko liberal on earth who would criticize him, let alone convict him under the Juniper Contraption.

Posted by: keith on November 16, 2004 11:48 PM

Preaching to the Chore.
I agree with most of that, which has been written, except I do not beleave the Marine should even be repramanded. From what I saw he was completly justified. At least we are behind this man. Its a shame his Commandant is not. Not to mention the Commander and Cheif.

Posted by: Jeff on November 20, 2004 09:56 PM

This Marine should of been returned to the US and given a hero's welcome. All he did is something I would of done also, waste a RAGHEAD.But then, I would of probably shot the Raghead 5 more times because I hate those bastards. If the UCMJ doesn't like it, then it needs to get the hell out of Iraq. In war you either shit or get off the pot.Look at the Vietnam quagmire,the Johnson administration lacked balls and was afraid of bombing inside Hanoi.....End result, LOST war....58,000 Americans died for nothing and in VAIN! I served 12 YRS in the Army

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