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greg
19.11.2004

"As sensitive as this is, we want to make sure the world has an accurate picture of the events," the photographer, Kevin Sites, an American freelance cameraman working for NBC News, said to a reporter at the military base near Fallujah where he is staying." ///// you should have thought of that before you turned in the tape. you are the best guy these criminals have.




greg
19.11.2004

"As sensitive as this is, we want to make sure the world has an accurate picture of the events," the photographer, Kevin Sites, an American freelance cameraman working for NBC News, said to a reporter at the military base near Fallujah where he is staying.





You should have thought that way before you turned in the tape. You are the best guy these criminals have.


greg
19.11.2004

Sites you are a scumbag. these men probably saved your sorry butt more than once (I'll bet they don't make THAT mistake again). I have a suggestion for you sweetheart. Use your pulitzer money to buy a house in germany. You don't deserve to live in America anymore.


Ricardo Birmele
19.11.2004

I notice that each of these prisoners still has his head. An interesting distinction when comparing the behavior of our brave soldiers with the cowardly islamists who kidnap and murder innocent -- and unarmed -- people.


Attila
19.11.2004

I reject the premise that terrorist is a ‘soldier’....



How about fighting against the occupation ?



Under the Geneva convention it is a fundamental right of an occupied country... And at the moment Iraq has not a legitim government, so this period is to 'fight it out'...

If let's say Mexico invade the US one day, as a citizen, do yo think that you need a kamouflage jacket to fight the invaders?


Senor Akbar
19.11.2004

Idiotic statement from some leftie on this site reads: Im exhausting of stand that kind of shit. (You mean to say stand in this shit of a foreign country) Why dont better adopt the multiralism over the unilateralism. (Multiralism?? If you mean multilateralism, you should say that. Also the word "don't" is a contraction. Stick with Spanish, amigo. I dont like the holy roman empire. You like the loser country you are in south of the border?


AllahJ.AkbarJr.
19.11.2004

Loser site. You guys probably take this place seriously. Kevin, leave the brave men alone and go home to mommy.


seajay
19.11.2004

Ben Franklin



Factually challenged, knowledge impaired and experientially deprived as you are, you stand for one our proudest traditions: the right to speak what mind you have regardless of educational background or intelligence quotient.



1. Let's wait for the time when a U.S. soldier holds up a white flag then shoots his captors, or booby-traps a dead body, or asks for a doctor then blows up the soldiers approaching him before we speculate on whether he has been killed in "cold blood".



2. As has been pointed out, try reading the Constitution before you pontificate on its requirements.



3. Do you also believe that our involvement in WW's I and II was wrong? Neither was fought on our shores, (except Hawaii), and the father of the socialism in the U.S., FDR, did in fact commit impeachable offenses in supporting the allies before we formally entered the second conflict.



4. Somehow I doubt very much that you got anywhere near Yale, leave alone S&B, so tell us where you got your information on the oaths?


Attila
19.11.2004

I reject the premise that terrorist is a ‘soldier’....



How about fighting against the occupation ?



Under the Geneva convention it is a fundamental right of an occupied country... And at the moment Iraq has not a legitim government, so this period is to 'fight it out'...

If let's say Mexico invade the US one day, as a citizen, do yo think that you need a kamouflage jacket to fight the invaders?


seajay
19.11.2004

Ben Franklin



Factually challenged, knowledge impaired and experientially deprived as you are, you stand for one our proudest traditions: the right to speak what mind you have regardless of educational background or intelligence quotient.



1. Let's wait for the time when a U.S. soldier holds up a white flag then shoots his captors, or booby-traps a dead body, or asks for a doctor then blows up the soldiers approaching him before we speculate on whether he has been killed in "cold blood".



2. As has been pointed out, try reading the Constitution before you pontificate on its requirements.



3. Do you also believe that our involvement in WW's I and II was wrong? Neither was fought on our shores, (except Hawaii), and the father of the socialism in the U.S., FDR, did in fact commit impeachable offenses in supporting the allies before we formally entered the second conflict.



4. Somehow I doubt very much that you got anywhere near Yale, leave alone S&B, so tell us where you got your information on the oaths?


seajay
19.11.2004

Ben Franklin



Factually challenged, knowledge impaired and experientially deprived as you are, you stand for one our proudest traditions: the right to speak what mind you have regardless of educational background or intelligence quotient.



1. Let's wait for the time when a U.S. soldier holds up a white flag then shoots his captors, or booby-traps a dead body, or asks for a doctor then blows up the soldiers approaching him before we speculate on whether he has been killed in "cold blood".



2. As has been pointed out, try reading the Constitution before you pontificate on its requirements.



3. Do you also believe that our involvement in WW's I and II was wrong? Neither was fought on our shores, (except Hawaii), and the father of the socialism in the U.S., FDR, did in fact commit impeachable offenses in supporting the allies before we formally entered the second conflict.



4. Somehow I doubt very much that you got anywhere near Yale, leave alone S&B, so tell us where you got your information on the oaths?


seajay
19.11.2004

Ben Franklin



Factually challenged, knowledge impaired and experientially deprived as you are, you stand for one our proudest traditions: the right to speak what mind you have regardless of educational background or intelligence quotient.



1. Let's wait for the time when a U.S. soldier holds up a white flag then shoots his captors, or booby-traps a dead body, or asks for a doctor then blows up the soldiers approaching him before we speculate on whether he has been killed in "cold blood".



2. As has been pointed out, try reading the Constitution before you pontificate on its requirements.



3. Do you also believe that our involvement in WW's I and II was wrong? Neither was fought on our shores, (except Hawaii), and the father of the socialism in the U.S., FDR, did in fact commit impeachable offenses in supporting the allies before we formally entered the second conflict.



4. Somehow I doubt very much that you got anywhere near Yale, leave alone S&B, so tell us where you got your information on the oaths?


Attila
19.11.2004

I reject the premise that terrorist is a ‘soldier’....



How about fighting against the occupation ?



Under the Geneva convention it is a fundamental right of an occupied country... And at the moment Iraq has not a legitim government, so this period is to 'fight it out'...

If let's say Mexico invade the US one day, as a citizen, do yo think that you need a kamouflage jacket to fight the invaders?


seajay
19.11.2004

Ben Franklin



Factually challenged, knowledge impaired and experientially deprived as you are, you stand for one our proudest traditions: the right to speak what mind you have regardless of educational background or intelligence quotient.



1. Let's wait for the time when a U.S. soldier holds up a white flag then shoots his captors, or booby-traps a dead body, or asks for a doctor then blows up the soldiers approaching him before we speculate on whether he has been killed in "cold blood".



2.


seajay
19.11.2004

Ben Franklin



Factually challenged, knowledge impaired and experientially deprived as you are, you stand for one our proudest traditions: the right to speak what mind you have regardless of educational background or intelligence quotient.



1.


Jim Fine
18.11.2004

The marine in Fallujah deserves a pat on the back - not a trial.You didn't see what the marine saw and I'm not sure you would recognize the danger if you did. If the "dead feigning" insurgent so much as twitched he deserved what he got. Apparently there was no danger (hindsight) but everyone in that room including yourself could have been in extreme danger. THINK!



I enclose an episode from the Korean war some 54 years ago. It is from Hugh Browns memoir of Korea, "Remembered" in "Love, Labor and Laughter". Hugh died this last March losing a bout with cancer and was buried in Arlington. Please read it and educate yourself:



"We understood these guys had long hair, which meant they were of high rank. This house faced away from the ridge we were on and I went down to go around to the door, and there was a young medic by the name of Roger Preston with me. I told him, “Now, you stay over there until I go in that house and throw out all the weapons, and then when I call for you, I want you to come in and give these guys first aid ‘cause we’d like to keep them as prisoners.”



I walked over and — the doors on these Korean houses were maybe three and a half feet high and maybe 18 to 24 inches wide. I ducked down as I reached over opening the door, I saw a man laying there and he looked at me and then rolled off a hand grenade. As I attempted to turn from the door, this hand grenade went off and unbeknown to me Preston had come up and stood right beside me. He was blasted in his legs and when I turned my head to get away from the door, it hit me in the left side of the head. It blew my helmet off and blew me back five or six yards into the yard. I was stunned and lost my carbine, and I didn’t really know my condition. "



This segment of "Remembered" recounts the taking of the Commissar of Haeju's staff.



I am a twice wounded 73 year old veteran of that war.





Love to ya ... jim

jimfine@cox.net

or

jimfine@lovecompany.org

http://www.lovecompany.org


Robert Kuta
18.11.2004

These "Images of War" suck........what the hell are these photos about anyway........so let me get this straight....somebody takes a black and white photo of a McDomalds sign and calls it art...."Images of War" no wonder Im not in the field of so called "arts" I prefer to do something a little more challenging in life.


Dr. Richard Morgan, Cancer Specialist
18.11.2004

SEMPER FI...



I am a U.S. Marine that was "raised" in the KILLING FIELDS of Vietnam...The "unwritten" Rule of War in a KILLING FIELD is: If it is in the KILLING FIELS, and it: walks, talks, or crawls, then: KILL IT.



BOTTOM LIKE: He should have KILLED that guy with the camera also...



HEADS UP MARINES: Semper Fi...If it is in the KILLING FIELD...and it: moves, walks, talks, or crawls, and it is not yours, then KILL it....



MOTTO: KILL, KILL, KILL, or be KILLED....



SEMPER FI.


Jessica
18.11.2004

Judy, Ben Franklin (the "real"?!? one) has too much hate for America, the president and our military to ever understand the constitution or just about anything. Funny how they can never defend our fighting in WWII, but would complain if we were living in a Nazi Germany. Or maybe they wouldn't. It is difficult figuring out how they "think". God Bless America, and the military.


Jessica
18.11.2004

John American is completely correct about the Geneva Convention. Ben Franklin ("the real??? one"???) is living in a little dream world if he thinks we're there for Amoco and Halliburton. That is getting quite old, give it up. And the hate-Bush crowd is in the minority, give that up, too. I suggest you go live in one of those blue states -- oh, I mean, counties, because you can live in your own little world of hatred toward the military, the president, and America. Well, maybe you aren't American. To think that (if you are American) many soldiers died for your freedom to express your ill thoughts.


Judy
18.11.2004

To "Ben Franklin (the Real One)": I read your post, and I suggest you re-read the Constitution, if you ever read it. The Constitution does NOT require Congress to declare war. The president has the power to declare war. Congress , however, has to vote to PAY for it. P.S: for your enlightenment: We never declared war on Germany. We declared war on Japan on Dec 8th, 1941, but not on Germany. By the way, Germany never attacked us prior to our getting into the war.


Judy
18.11.2004

To "Ben Franklin (the Real One)": I read your post, and I suggest you re-read the Constitution, if you ever read it. The Constitution does NOT require Congress to declare war. The president has the power to declare war. Congress , however, has to vote to PAY for it. P.S: for your enlightenment: We never declared war on Germany. We declared war on Japan on Dec 8th, 1941, but not on Germany. By the way, Germany never attacked us prior to our getting into the war.


Truthseeker
18.11.2004

where's the beef?


Kirk Khan
18.11.2004

I am also a Muslim and I too am ashamed...I must admit that the entire World is owned and controlled by the White Man....He is the smartest on the planet and he deserves to own it...I just hope Bush forgives us all and allows us to live...under his rule!!


John American
18.11.2004

I reject the premise that terrorist is a ‘soldier’. Soldiers wear a uniform of some established government which these terrorist do not. As such, the terrorist are not covered by the Geneva Convention rules, other than the part about being armed combatants without uniforms, and as such, are considered spies or saboteurs and can be shot on sight. The marine did exactly what is called for in that situation. When an enemy, soldier or terrorist, does not surrender (for those of you are not in France and country which is very familiar with surrendering; that means putting your hands above your head to show you have no weapons) and hides his hands from view while pretending to be ‘dead’ then the soldier /terrorist is still considered to be a combatant and should be shot. Other wise, the honorable U.S. Marine would be putting himself and his unit (along with the reporter) at risk for a grenade or improvised explosive attack. By the way, this marine unit lost a soldier the day before in this exact situation tending to a wounded terrorist that set of an explosion upon examination. Further, note the fact that the other injured terrorists were not shot because they did show their hands; thus, no longer an active combatant. Mind you, I wouldn’t have shed a tear if the Marines had removed those scum bags from the gene pool at the same time, but I can respect the fact the Marines took the risk the remaining injured would no longer poise a threat. The fact the terrorist (by the way, don’t call them insurgents which is merely a romantic term used to generate sympathy for the enemy, call them what they are – foreign Syrian or non-Iraqi Arabs terrorists) did not actually posses a weapon of Improvised Explosive Devise doesn’t change the fact that he could have and as such, ought to be shot. Just FYI for terrorist, in the future to avoid death remember to properly an without question surrender; i.e. put hands in the air,or better yet, simply return to their native country and find a job.



The U.S. Marine should be commended for saving American lives.



Side note, didn't John Kerry get a Silver Star for shooting a single soldier running away from combat?


John American
18.11.2004

I reject the premise that terrorist is a ‘soldier’. Soldiers wear a uniform of some established government which these terrorist do not. As such, the terrorist are not covered by the Geneva Convention rules, other than the part about being armed combatants without uniforms, and as such, are considered spies or saboteurs and can be shot on sight. The marine did exactly what is called for in that situation. When an enemy, soldier or terrorist, does not surrender (for those of you are not in France and country which is very familiar with surrendering; that means putting your hands above your head to show you have no weapons) and hides his hands from view while pretending to be ‘dead’ then the soldier /terrorist is still considered to be a combatant and should be shot. Other wise, the honorable U.S. Marine would be putting himself and his unit (along with the reporter) at risk for a grenade or improvised explosive attack. By the way, this marine unit lost a soldier the day before in this exact situation tending to a wounded terrorist that set of an explosion upon examination. Further, note the fact that the other injured terrorists were not shot because they did show their hands; thus, no longer an active combatant. Mind you, I wouldn’t have shed a tear if the Marines had removed those scum bags from the gene pool at the same time, but I can respect the fact the Marines took the risk the remaining injured would no longer poise a threat. The fact the terrorist (by the way, don’t call them insurgents which is merely a romantic term used to generate sympathy for the enemy, call them what they are – foreign Syrian or non-Iraqi Arabs terrorists) did not actually posses a weapon of Improvised Explosive Devise doesn’t change the fact that he could have and as such, ought to be shot. Just FYI for terrorist, in the future to avoid death remember to properly an without question surrender; i.e. put hands in the air,or better yet, simply return to their native country and find a job.



The U.S. Marine should be commended for saving American lives.



Side note, didn't John Kerry get a Silver Star for shooting a single soldier running away from combat?


Aleem
18.11.2004

I am an Arab & a Muslim, and I must admit...I, like MOST Arabs and Muslims am ASHAMED of the way we have behaved around the World. The last comment was correct...We have acted like ANIMALS, and I just hope the Marines and George W. Bush take MERCY on us all!!!



Praise be to Allah....


John American
18.11.2004

I reject the premise that terrorist is a ‘soldier’. Soldiers wear a uniform of some established government which these terrorist do not. As such, the terrorist are not covered by the Geneva Convention rules, other than the part about being armed combatants without uniforms, and as such, are considered spies or saboteurs and can be shot on sight. The marine did exactly what is called for in that situation. When an enemy, soldier or terrorist, does not surrender (for those of you are not in France and country which is very familiar with surrendering; that means putting your hands above your head to show you have no weapons) and hides his hands from view while pretending to be ‘dead’ then the soldier /terrorist is still considered to be a combatant and should be shot. Other wise, the honorable U.S. Marine would be putting himself and his unit (along with the reporter) at risk for a grenade or improvised explosive attack. By the way, this marine unit lost a soldier the day before in this exact situation tending to a wounded terrorist that set of an explosion upon examination. Further, note the fact that the other injured terrorists were not shot because they did show their hands; thus, no longer an active combatant. Mind you, I wouldn’t have shed a tear if the Marines had removed those scum bags from the gene pool at the same time, but I can respect the fact the Marines took the risk the remaining injured would no longer poise a threat. The fact the terrorist (by the way, don’t call them insurgents which is merely a romantic term used to generate sympathy for the enemy, call them what they are – foreign Syrian or non-Iraqi Arabs terrorists) did not actually posses a weapon of Improvised Explosive Devise doesn’t change the fact that he could have and as such, ought to be shot. Just FYI for terrorist, in the future to avoid death remember to properly an without question surrender; i.e. put hands in the air,or better yet, simply return to their native country and find a job.



The U.S. Marine should be commended for saving American lives.



Side note, didn't John Kerry get a Silver Star for shooting a single soldier running away from combat?


El Jeffe'
18.11.2004

To the meyate' who in Spanish uttered the phrase "chinga tu madre" meaning "f**k your mother, Marines", I can only say ", si, tu madre, hijo de puta."


Jay
18.11.2004

We should slaughter ALL of the animals over there....Once we get off of our reliance on Oil, you'll think of Arabs as we do Africans now....WE DON'T!!


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