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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!!


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!!


Pointman '65
18.11.2004

I'm sorry that wounded dissident criminal (he wasn't a "soldier") didn't pop a frag grenade and take you out with him. But I'm glad he didn't because it might have injured or killed those Marines. That would have been a loss. No one would have shed a tear for you. If we had to wait for dithering girly men like you to protect us, instead of those young heroes, we'd all be dead already. It's one thing to be a professional "voyeur", peeking at the world through your viewfinder, it's quite another to be a young combat trooper, on the raw edge after being wounded and seeing buddies killed by criminal dissident scum bags feigning death.



If that Marine is sanctioned in any way for doing what he was trained to do, assure his own survival and that of his fellow Marines, because of your film, we'll make sure the world NEVER forgets your name, and it'll be spoken by the "Band of Brothers" of all generations with the same disgust and derision as we utter the names "Fonda" and "Kerry."



When you walk with soldiers in the future, never consider yourself an equal to them. Understand you're nothing more than a pariah.



Semper Fi, Marines, from an Army buddy from the Big Red 1, '64-65. God keep you safe, from the enemy and from the enemies of freedom walking behind you with cameras in their hands.



"No Mission Too Critical"

"No Sacrifice Too Great"

"Duty First."

"Death Before Dishonor."


Jack Morgan
18.11.2004

What a disgrace you are.


Ben Franklin (the real one)
18.11.2004

The next time an injured American soldier is murdered in cold blood, remember who did it first, and YOU defended the act.



There are rules of war for a reason. If this were a legal war (and of course it isn't because Congress didn't declare one as required by the Constitution) there would be public trials in the world court, and Bush would be convicted publicly for condoning these kinds of atrocities. As it is, he is only convicted privately. Nonetheless, the world now views the American people as fascist imperialistic conquerors, and that is a shame. The thinking people realize that IN NO INSTANCE is the murder of an unarmed injured soldier within the rules of war.



I agree that we should support our troops...as long as they are protecting America. These troops aren't. They are protecting the interests of Amoco and Halliburton. When our troops are removed from the 170 countries where they don't belong, and are brought home to stop the ACTUAL INVASION of America (via the pourous Mexican border) THEN I'll support the troops. Until then, I blame each and every one for carrying unconstitutional orders, which is a violation of their respective sacred oaths.



Of course, GW has taken an oath (under penalty of death, no less) to a much scarier master than the American people, his is to the Skull & Bones. They would not impeach him for violating their wishes, they would kill him.



These words shall not be forgotten:

"It will be no defense to say 'I was just following orders." - G (DuhByuh) Bush



May he, and the New World Order fascists that control him obtain retribution for their crimes against God's creation, man.



Ben Franklin


Michael Griffin
18.11.2004

If Kevin Sites was in wwII we would ALL be speaking Japenese, unless we were ordered not to speak then neither the press nor us would be speaking. When Al Killa's catch Kevin Sites he can have them video tape them cutting his head off.


Elliott Arwood
18.11.2004

kevin Sites and all of you are a bunch of anti war loonies.


Base Ball 3
18.11.2004

Oppen your boca el chin music,Ben Franklin is right. My backyard Spanish is not as good as it was when I was raised in So Cal, but I hope you do not speak for Mexican Americans. I had to get out of that Southern Cal pit. I live in a state that has 15 times less population than LA County. They think we are hicks, we think they crap in their own nest. Adios Bend-A-ho Breath


Curt Henderson
18.11.2004

Way to report the facts. All of these ignorant, 'shoot the messenger' types, will never have the ability to admit they have made, and supported, a failure. It takes a human to fail but it takes a man to admit it.


chingen a su madre los marines
18.11.2004

que nos importa que hayas sido marine hijo de perra, chinga tu madre


No les importa
18.11.2004

How many people talking about marines keep americans alive, that's not true its a lie, they are not fighting to protect lives, they are fighting to protect the interest of uncle Sam.

Im exhausting of stand that kind of shit. Why dont better adopt the multiralism over the unilateralism. I dont like the holy roman empire.


Bruce Dwyer
18.11.2004

I was in the Marines long, long ago. I was wounded in Vietnam in 1971. I would have done the same thing that young marine did. Stay alive-kill the terrorist scum. You suck at making this an issue. Be careful you don't get in someone's way.


Bruce Dwyer
18.11.2004

I was in the Marines long, long ago. I was wounded in Vietnam in 1971. I would have done the same thing that young marine did. Stay alive-kill the terrorist scum. You suck at making this an issue. Be careful you don't get in someone's way.


El chingador de madres
18.11.2004

Que chingen a su madre los marines y los pochos. Que bueno que esten en los Estados Unidos, alla quedense y no nos manden remesas, no las necesitamos. Putos los gringos y el que lea esto.


No les importa
18.11.2004

How many people talking about marines keep americans alive, that's not true its a lie, they are not fighting to protect lives, they are fighting to protect the interest of uncle Sam.

Im exhausting of stand that kind of shit. Why dont better adopt the multiralism over the unilateralism. I dont like the holy roman empire.


Ben Franklin
18.11.2004

Ben Franklin would laugh at the pantywaists that are blaming America first. What a bunch of self loathing weirdos we have on the left. Go away..and take all the crapy "artists" with you- for NONE of you have done anything to make America what it is!



Next time you whould thank a Marine for your right to hypothesize art in the first place.


Base Ball2
18.11.2004

Roberto, you are afforded these feelings due to the horrors of war. Dedicated soldiers must do things the village people do not need to be part of. Inner city gang-sta is the basic principle, if you are not strong enough to defend it, it will be mine. It is that basic. Euro Whites came from the East. Had they not Asian Yellows would have come from the West, do you think they would have been nicer. Had Native Americans had better weapons and used them they would have found Peace. Peace is the use of better weapons since the first jaw bone was crushing a skull. Never think we are at the pinnacle of civility unless you are ready to get bent over by an aggressor. Eminen sucks and so does a shit load of art. Peace out.


Steve
18.11.2004

Ben,



Um....are you serious? So we just went in pounding our chest and beating the drums of war for no good reason? Oh yeah, I forgot, all we've done is kill thousands of innocent people, steal their oil and find no WMD. Oh wait, none of that is really true is it. Just in the last few days we found 40 vial of a particula WMD (the type now escapes me). How do I know this? I ran across a picture of us finding it on USATODAY.COM. Oddly enoughly I have heard less than nothing from the mainstream meadia about this. I wonder why that is. I guess the media only cares about sex scandals or fake Bush documents. If we find either of those in Iraq I'm sure they will jump all over it. And let's not forget, Ben, that the poor, sweet, innocent victim was a brutal, hateful, TERRORIST! They are not "insurgents", they are wild animals. Why does the media insist upon making us the bad guy? Can you guess what the "victim" would have done had he come across one of our wounded shoulders? Let me help you out with that one Ben. There would be footage of that as well. Only the cowardly "victim" would be wearing a black hood and would be standing behind out blindfolded, cuffed soldier. This would go on for several weeks until we find his headless body. Yeah, we are clearly in the wrong.


Steve
18.11.2004

Ben,



Um....are you serious? So we just went in pounding our chest and beating the drums of war for no good reason? Oh yeah, I forgot, all we've done is kill thousands of innocent people, steal their oil and find no WMD. Oh wait, none of that is really true is it. Just in the last few days we found 40 vial of a particula WMD (the type now escapes me). How do I know this? I ran across a picture of us finding it on USATODAY.COM. Oddly enoughly I have heard less than nothing from the mainstream meadia about this. I wonder why that is. I guess the media only cares about sex scandals or fake Bush documents. If we find either of those in Iraq I'm sure they will jump all over it. And let's not forget, Ben, that the poor, sweet, innocent victim was a brutal, hateful, TERRORIST! They are not "insurgents", they are wild animals. Why does the media insist upon making us the bad guy? Can you guess what the "victim" would have done had he come across one of our wounded shoulders? Let me help you out with that one Ben. There would be footage of that as well. Only the cowardly "victim" would be wearing a black hood and would be standing behind out blindfolded, cuffed soldier. This would go on for several weeks until we find his headless body. Yeah, we are clearly in the wrong.


Roberto
18.11.2004

I would like to thank Mr. Kevin Sites for his braveness in such a difficult times governed by irrationality, crimes, injustice and lies. Mr. Sites is the voice of the truth. He is showing us what really is going on in Iraq. These facts are difficult to find out because of the media control, always trying to avoid any leak of information that shows the genocide that is happening in Iraq. Please Mr. Sites, do not put attention in those messages attacking what you did. You did the right thing and half of the US, and by far the majority of the world, deeply appreciate you were brave enough to let the world know the truth that we already knew. The most common sign of those pro-war or Bush supporters is their silly patriotism and their use of aggressiveness in their words. They never ever are willing to discuss in relation with real facts. They are not rational, and they try to fill their lack of solid arguments insulting people that really care of getting informed, people that gives a serious thought on all the facts. The people pro-war are the best example of selfishness, caring only about themselves. They think they are the only ones that deserve a house, food and all sort of luxury in this world. Their favorite brainless pseudo-arguments are limited to insulting everybody that disagrees with them. They love the words “anti-patriotic”, “cowards”, etc. They always attack before listening or thinking. Their blindness provokes their recurrent justification of violence. They are not willing to talk and listen, they believe are always right. We are glad that you, Mr. Kevin Sites, are a rational person that deny to see the world only in black and white, that you are willing to put your life in risk in pro of showing the truth. For all this, in behalf of many friends, family and the people that really care about the truth, the justice, fairness, and the planet, we deeply congratulate you.


Chris Sweeney
18.11.2004

Frau Tina Schelhorn,



I wonder what you think of all these comments. While some are outright profane and not worthy many are thought provoking and make you wonder who the real enemy is? I appreciate that you have allowed an open forum on your site even though many opinions surely make you cringe. It shows that while you have strong liberal leaning you allow open dialogue. There are many on both sides who do not.



Alles Gute und viele Gruesse,



Christopher Sweeney




Pen
18.11.2004

Re: Kevin Sites. Kevin Sites is very fortunate that he didn't live in the USA when our ForeFathers were around, he would have been hung as a traitor. Now that would have been a real shame! Mr. Sites please stay in Iraq as true Americans don't want you back in this country!


Base Ball
18.11.2004

I find it ironic that artists have been elevated to courageous status since Yoko Ono got naked. Celebrating diversity while fearing a divisive nation tells me this is no plan, its passiveness waiting to be invaded. Cameras do not belong in the field of battle, and the soldiers who have the back of the expressionist stabbing them in the back will not for long. Vincent Van Gogh’s relative just got smoked in the most liberal country on earth, these Liberals began burning Muslim schools and prayer temples. Peace brother, Kill 3000 innocent civilians with jets of innocent civilians and America leaves Muslim Americans alone. Kill one Dutch artist near a hash bar in the Netherlands and Mosque’s will burn. Who and the hell are the butchers? Peace out home slice.


Clark Hagel
18.11.2004

Sites claims that the first duty of a journalist is to question their nation. What nonsense is this? The only duty of a journalist is to report the TRUTH. The duty of a LEFTIST is to question their nation. What a fool this man is.


Efra Morales
18.11.2004

I admit that I wouldn't know what a real murderer was, even if he stood in front of me and said "Allah Akbar" while cutting my head off.


13Bravo10
18.11.2004

Sure "Ben".

We soldiers will fight evil wherever we find it.

Starting with terrorists.

And nice of you to toss the communist talkign point of fascists out there.

Shows how little you really know.

Here, you go over to Iraq and you try to see how everything is clear cut once once the terrorists start shooting at YOU.


Silvio Nunez
18.11.2004

KEVIN YOU ARE A TRAITOR.YOU ARE THE LOWEST OF THE LOWEST HUMAN BEINGS THAT EXIST ON EARTH.


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