Skip to comments.Reuters Now Showing Photos of Dead US Troops
Posted on 06/21/2004 6:13:57 AM PDT by oblomov
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But we must remember this:
We can fight now in Iraq, or we can surrender and let them kill us right here in the US -- by the thousands.
Modernman wrote: Take a deep breath. Any American soldier who did that would be, rightfully, court-martialed and executed.
We don't need to do these ba$tards in. Follow them, quietly. When they start setting up their next photo-op for the terrorists, wipe out the terrorists. Then let someone leak that the newscrew told us what to do to stop the intended massacre.
The beauty of this is twofold:
(1) We get confirmation of the newsies' dirty hands.
(2) The terrorists will take care of the dirty work.
I would think - that is, if I didn't know better - that they were trying to scare and demoralize our troops.
Can these media dogs be penalized yet? What does it take, anyway?
Jihadis saying 4 Marines captured in same incident per:
I hope they're wrong.
well it's not going to happen and it would only get Marines killed, so get it out of your mind...
That sounds like a plan too.
Prayers are appropriate.
Gov't rules prohibited the display of US war dead until 1944.
I understand very well your distress and my heart aches for what you went through this morning.
Prayers for the families these young men belong to and may
God bless you and your family.
Ok! Thanks so much!!
CNN just lead the 5 pm news with the video of the 4 dead Americans....yet they chose not to show us Nick Berg getting hacked to death.....I am so mad right now....I can't see straight....these irresponible treasous bastards.
I saw on a FR thread that Reuters is owned by an Arab. Is Reuters run by an Islamic?
Interesting. I hadn't heard that before.
Do the Geneva Conventions spelling out in so much detail the "humane" treatment of prisoners mention that you got to have any?
Personally, I wish every available image was posted. For me, you see, it only hardens my assesment of the sandmaggots we're fighting. Not entirely a bad tghing. Know your enemy.
sigh...this sickens me. I hadn't heard the news.
Ooohhh. Poor guys. :^(
Insurgents took witnesses to the scene of the attack, a building site in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. The bloodied bodies of the four soldiers were sprawled on the ground, surrounded by scattered equipment and belongings.
It was unclear when they had died. They were not wearing the helmets or body armor routinely worn by U.S. troops on alert.
Are these combat deaths or murdered prisoners?
Ask CNN where was their footage of dead Americans on 9-11. They will say that they had too much respect for the dead and their families to show that. They loathe the military; there is no double standard.
Don't expect to hear Michael Moore calling "his side" villains.
(April 14, 2004): The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?....I oppose the U.N. or anyone else risking the lives of their citizens to extract us from our debacle...the majority of Americans supported this war once it began and, sadly, that majority must now sacrifice their children until enough blood has been let that maybe -- just maybe -- God and the Iraqi people will forgive us in the end.
The Iraqi Shiite woman in the second picture has the hands of a man.
In 1944, after the in November 1943 Tarawa bloodbath where almost 1,000 Marines died in a 76 hour battle for an atoll smaller than New York's Central Park, there was a great dispute over whether or not to show the gruesome color film shot by combat cameramen of dead Marines floating in the lagoon of Betio, their bloated, rapidly decomposing corpses turning black in the hot equatorial sun and piled in ragged heaps on the beach. It was feared that the hideous sights would damage home front morale too much. The decision was made by President Roosevelt to release the film and trust that this would impress upon the public the gravity of the maelstrom that their sons were being flung into. The decision was correct. War bond sales skyrocketed after the release of the film, and war production soared as the American people realized that their support for the war effort would help to return their men with victory in hand that much sooner. While our forces in Iraq embody the same sort of heroism and devotion to duty as their predecessors, I wonder if the present day home front is made up of the same stern stuff as its antecedent. I certainly hope so and time will tell.
THE problem is that in WW2 our president did not refer to the enemy as a religion of Peace.
You got a point about that. But almost everyone in today's society has been infected with political correctness to some degree or other. PC is the intellectual scourge of our time now that classical Marxism is dead. PC is nothing more than economic Marxism translated into cultural terms.
I've got no problem with blocking out any and all stations that show such photos. In fact, I think I'll block them out now - MSNBC, Fox, CNN Headline News, and CNN. Though CNN Headline News is where I saw the photos, I'm sure the others will follow suit.
And apparently so is Free Republic.
The link is here.
It makes me sick to see my brother Marines like this..even we retired Marines feel strong kinship with our younger Marines and we feel like we have lost a son.
The flak jackets and helmet were reported to have been taken but it looks to me as if their blouses were taken too ( jackets to non military types)..I see one helmet.. I don't see weapons..maybe I need a closer look. Someone may have a point that they were put there after the fact..
I agree the Marines are not going to take kindly to these photos. Another thing we don't take kindly to is being called soldiers. No insult to soldiers but Marines are Marines! Many of us don't call our subordinates Troops either we call em Marines...
So they totally are trying to side with the terrorist now.
Where are all the pictures and stories of all the American successes.
I don't know but I have observed that Reuters is very much anti-American and anti-Bush. No real surprise there. I rather suspect that Reuters is also p.o.'d about not being able to show our American soldiers caskets being transported per Viet Nam era style. Reuters is one the worst about biased/slanted coverage as it pertains to America and its war on terror. I usually try to avoid reading anything they print.
It's a posed photo prolly. Just more evidence of Reuters/terrorists coordination
Well, we can't exactly stick our heads in the sand and hum "God Bless America" until the whole thing's over, regardless of how objectionable images of war dead might be . . .
D@mmit, people! We don't lump all Christians in with the clinic-bombing fundamentalist fringe, so why are you associating all Muslims with a few jihadists? It's borderline racist, at best. Religion is a convenient war-cry, and has been ursurped and misused as a pretext for war by followers of Islam, Judaism, and . . . Christianity alike. Evidently, war and destruction are human nature, regardless of religious affiliation . . .
You may call it whatever you like, but don't be surprised when your freindly neighborhood truck driver/bridge bomber or the local hero soccer team/jihad camp graduates show up on the front pages of the newspapers after being caught planning to kill as many Americans as they can.
(run-on sentence...mea culpa)
My war cry is "American Semper Fi" and I'm sure not in the mood to gather in the "healing circle" and sing Kumbaya.
The apologist crybabies in this country are going to "understand" us right into extinction.
I'm neither an apologist nor a crybaby, and 'Kumbaya' makes me want to punch people in the head. My point was, and is, that it is utterly illogical to lump all members of any faith, nationality, military branch, etc., in with the actions of a few. What sucks is that the actions of a few result in suffering for many--families of dead Marines included.
And I, sir or madam, am not a borderline racist. I am sick unto death of the "understanding" that we all are now supposed to show the Muslim community. The rights of the few trampling on the rights of the majority. Not the American Way, is it?
This is the attitude that continually hamstrings our military officers. This is the mindset that allows Muslim culture to be taught in public schools. This is the arrogance that allows the mosque bullhorn call to prayer in a Detroit neighborhood 5 times a day. Enough already!
Funny, I don't see them at my Sunday Mass, trying to "understand" me.