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11-22-2006 01:37 AM  11 years agoPost 41
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To answer my own question. I don't find this video funny in the least. I can definitely understand the need for a good laugh especially in that kind of environment where your life is on the line day after day... But I've yet to find any joke at the expense of a child, funny. And that's exactly what this is. It's a damn shame really and that kid and most likely the others will remember that for the rest of their lives.

Are we doing good over there? Yes. Sure we're setting up this, or installing that... But innocent civilians weren't dying at the rates they are now prior to our occupation there. You have to look at the entire picture, not just the good we've done... Which I believe we have done. But unfortunately I think the massive chaos taking place over there is outweighing the good at the moment and this video just adds to that.

On top of that, is appears Iraqi adults did see this as well. What do you think their thoughts of the joke were? I wouldn't think they'd be much in favor of it.

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11-22-2006 01:42 AM  11 years agoPost 42
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Thats sick that the troops over there would do something like that... That kid ran like 2 miles for the water. they could have atleast stopped and gave it to him.. Turns out he did all that running for nothing.. Sick... Those guys should be ashamed of themselves....

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11-22-2006 01:46 AM  11 years agoPost 43
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and that kid was more dehydrated than he was before he started running after the water. at the very least, this is bad PR..

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11-22-2006 02:15 AM  11 years agoPost 44
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To answer my own question. I don't find this video funny in the least. I can definitely understand the need for a good laugh especially in that kind of environment where your life is on the line day after day... But I've yet to find any joke at the expense of a child, funny. And that's exactly what this is. It's a damn shame really and that kid and most likely the others will remember that for the rest of their lives.
It doesn't shock me that the usual suspects don't really care if the context is correct or not.
You have to look at the entire picture, not just the good we've done... Which I believe we have done. But unfortunately I think the massive chaos taking place over there is outweighing the good at the moment and this video just adds to that.
I was just about to complain about the excessive posts you and your buddies make about the good we are doing there.
On top of that, is appears Iraqi adults did see this as well. What do you think their thoughts of the joke were? I wouldn't think they'd be much in favor of it.
How just by looking at the film that you can assume it was a joke on the kids. If you were to pretend to be objective when viewing it, it doesn't look any different than the soccer game except the kid got robbed of his prize by the other kids.

I know we have a bunch of Gen X parents in the US who believe in pampering and catering to their kids every whim. That want to remove all the playground equipment and ban competitive sports because it makes the losers feel bad. I guess the proper thing to do would have been to stop the truck and measure out the exact volume of water for each kid there so none feel slighted in the least little bit. Then maybe the Iraqi children will grow up to be emo pussies like our kids.

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11-22-2006 02:17 AM  11 years agoPost 45
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dude... kids or not... they're in a war torn country. that's just not something you do to anyone who's had to go through that, or is STILL GOING THROUGH IT.

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11-22-2006 02:20 AM  11 years agoPost 46
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I think if you put your assumptions in check you might not be demonizing. That's my point.

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11-22-2006 02:26 AM  11 years agoPost 47
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I guess the proper thing to do would have been to stop the truck and measure out the exact volume of water for each kid there so none feel slighted in the least little bit
no the proper thing to do would have been for them to sit there a$$ down, drink their water, and act like professional soldiers instead of some 13yr old punks

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11-22-2006 02:41 AM  11 years agoPost 48
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Maybe is better to have them expend their energy chasing bottles.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/09/19/D8K83VT80.html

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11-22-2006 02:45 AM  11 years agoPost 49
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its best not to bother with them in the first place ...

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11-22-2006 03:13 AM  11 years agoPost 50
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That want to remove all the playground equipment and ban competitive sports because it makes the losers feel bad.
Then maybe the Iraqi children will grow up to be emo pussies like our kids.
LMAO, the video is F'ed up, but your comments about Gen X parents pampering their kids makes me crack up. Funny cuz its so true, no more tag on the playground, some one may get shoved to the ground or have their feelings hurt, we wouldnt want that, after all thats what "growing up" is, right?

Timing is everything

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11-22-2006 03:16 AM  11 years agoPost 51
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maybe these kids throw rocks at soldiers for actions similar to those we saw in that video..

3D WASP said:
LMAO, the video is F'ed up, but your comments about Gen X parents pampering their kids makes me crack up. Funny cuz its so true, no more tag on the playground, some one may get shoved to the ground or have their feelings hurt, we wouldnt want that, after all thats what "growing up" is, right?
Yea, I'd have to agree, but it doesn't really relate to Iraqi children.. They're going thru struggles of their own right now..

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11-22-2006 04:29 PM  11 years agoPost 52
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11-22-2006 04:32 PM  11 years agoPost 53
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11-22-2006 05:11 PM  11 years agoPost 54
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Hey JitsuGuy.... let me give an objective point of view before Havoc beats me to it.

You see, we don't know all the facts with that tank crushing the car. Little would you know, but that tank driver's girlfriend just had a baby and found out that the real father was the owner of that car, who also happened to giver her the clap. ....no not really.

I'd like to see you defend either one of these Havoc... God forbid the US military ever gives you a uniform.

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11-22-2006 06:45 PM  11 years agoPost 55
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I guess I need to be the counter balance because I know you two have no interest in context or balance. But I can't see any videos on this computer. But Prison Planet is so lame that most of the crap they post is debunked the second they post it. If it is that contractor shooting cars story then you should know that these cars have "Danger. Keep Back. Authorized to Use Lethal Force" Written in both English and Arabic on the front and back and that road is route Irish. Its called the most dangerous road in the world because of the number of ambushes and suicide attacks. In other words: It's a war.

The only car crush video I've seen was done to a car that belonged to looters. I guess they were supposed to cut off their hands in old Iraqi fashion.

Yes given your posts, I'd be inclined to take the opposite view of whatever you two twits say. I would easily average out to be more right than not. But I'll check out the videos later.

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11-22-2006 07:06 PM  11 years agoPost 56
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Those "looters" were sitting on the side of the road, confused as to what to do. If you look at them, they don't have TVs in hand, pockets stuffed with money and stolen goods... They have nothing. Nothing but that car. That the American troops had no problems in crushing. And even if they were looters, what gives them the right to crush the vehicle?

As for the trophy video, you see the car slowing down and even stopping to wait up for the next car to come up behind them. And only then do they start cracking off the shots.
In other words: It's a war.
And no. We're not in a war. Not anymore. The 'war' ended a long time ago. We are now in a state of "conflict"... You cannot be at war with an organization or movement, whether it be terrorism or a women's rights organization. Wars are between nations.

War:
1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other.

That's from http://www.dictionary.com. You can try and debunk the dictionary all day long, but you're not gonna succeed..

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11-22-2006 07:18 PM  11 years agoPost 57
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So your complaint failed and you are resorting to semantics. Typical. All your san fran friends are still calling it a war. Pelosi and Murtha don't have a problem with the term. Ok, we will call it a conflict for your sake.

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11-23-2006 12:52 AM  11 years agoPost 58
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heh.. funny how you point out a difference between me and "typical San Franciscans" and yet still try to associate me with them... don't hate on me because your political party can't hold their seats in Congress/Senate any more than you can control your bladder.

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11-23-2006 01:48 AM  11 years agoPost 59
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funny how you point out a difference between me and "typical San Franciscans" and yet still try to associate me with them
No, I don't think you are any different. You were just looking for a reason to bitch yet understood what I was saying despite your best efforts. That was just all your little mind could come up with. I know this because you have had no problem calling it a war in previous posts dumbass.
If everyone thought like you, drdot, this war would truly never end.
Seemed to work for you there. So you are just stammering and wasting everyones oxygen with your BS.

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11-23-2006 01:52 AM  11 years agoPost 60
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I'll let your words do the talking...
So your complaint failed and you are resorting to semantics. Typical. All your san fran friends are still calling it a war. Pelosi and Murtha don't have a problem with the term. Ok, we will call it a conflict for your sake.

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