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SEE GI JANE TAPED TO A POLE; TROOP VIDEO RAISES EYEBROWS
Drudgereport.com ^ | November 12,2006 | Drudgereport

Posted on 11/12/2006 5:54:23 PM PST by Halls

A provocative video hits the internet this week showing male soldiers in Iraq aggressively duct-taping a female soldier to a pole!

Titled, "When your the only girl in the maintenance section," the 4 minute long video shows a laughing female getting wrapped up with heavy tape.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: disgusting; ducktape; ducttape; imstuckiniraq; iraq; msm; really
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I just watched the video and it looks like they were playing around. I think the dems are going to go nuts over this video! I see it as harmless. Are guys and gals over there get breaks and goof off, it is natural. Honestly I this is no big deal but I can see other's won think the same way!
1 posted on 11/12/2006 5:54:26 PM PST by Halls
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To: Halls
This is the beginning of the MSM attempt to hurt the high regard most folks have for the military. They don't like the fact the troops hate the Dems. Therefore they need to knock the troops down in the eyes of the independent voter.
2 posted on 11/12/2006 5:57:25 PM PST by handy (Congress sends troops to battle but they won't take a stand against the NYT undermining our security)
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To: Halls

I say inappropriate; I wouldn't mind reprimands for all involved, people have been demoted for less.


3 posted on 11/12/2006 5:57:48 PM PST by ozoneliar ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants" -T.J.)
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To: handy

yep, i agree!


4 posted on 11/12/2006 5:58:19 PM PST by Halls (God, please grant me the serenity to accept what I can not change....)
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To: Halls
Oh brother...People playing around....The Dems (being the sad, gloomy, everything is going to die robots they are) Will tear their hair out and gnash their teeth over this...LOL!
5 posted on 11/12/2006 5:59:35 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: ozoneliar

for real, innapropriate? Maybe but I think they were just being silly. Honestly, are guys and gals are over there fighting and being put in harms way left and right. I feel if they need a minute or two to have some fun, be silly, forget about real life than why not let em!


6 posted on 11/12/2006 5:59:59 PM PST by Halls (God, please grant me the serenity to accept what I can not change....)
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To: Halls
Typical shenanigans. This is definitely a rite of passage. I never got taped myself, but sure did participate in some frivolity!

The guy who keeps ticking her is probably gonna get his wrist slapped.

7 posted on 11/12/2006 6:01:29 PM PST by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: Halls
OH F"N awesome, I can hear it now, HAZING HAZING HAZING! BS, I've had worse done to me in good fun. I've about had my limit of the "news" lately.
8 posted on 11/12/2006 6:02:15 PM PST by chaos_5
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To: Halls

Another Tailhook?


9 posted on 11/12/2006 6:02:24 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Halls

This is just so utterly pathetic. WHO CARES?!!!!!


10 posted on 11/12/2006 6:03:37 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Halls; handy

I just saw this. Why anyone would get upset is just effing plain stupid. It is people in a combat area blowing off steam for God's sake!

If this offends some people, then those same people should be honest about it and say women should not be in the military, but they aren't likely to do that. Oh my...she is being duct taped to a pole. Goodness.

I agree with the poster "handy".


11 posted on 11/12/2006 6:03:51 PM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: Halls

HOW OH HOW DO THESE VIDEOS MAKE IT TO THE MSM?????????????? Blast it man, why do people do these things!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 11/12/2006 6:04:37 PM PST by pctech
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To: kerryusama04

this is just harmless fun. if she were my daughter, I would be laughing along with her. what's the problem?


13 posted on 11/12/2006 6:04:49 PM PST by tazannie
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To: Halls

Good grief! A little fun in the sun!


14 posted on 11/12/2006 6:04:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: Halls

Where are the pics??


15 posted on 11/12/2006 6:06:00 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Halls

16 posted on 11/12/2006 6:06:13 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: tazannie

stuff happend to me like this when I worked for a guy who was a Christian speaker to teens. We would travel every weekend and all the staff waslike family and we would play around and do silly stuff like this all the time.


17 posted on 11/12/2006 6:06:33 PM PST by Halls (God, please grant me the serenity to accept what I can not change....)
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To: pctech
HOW OH HOW DO THESE VIDEOS MAKE IT TO THE MSM?????????????? Blast it man, why do people do these things!!!!!!!!

That's what I was just thinking - I don't think what is going on in this video is any big deal, but why do they have to record everything?? Have your fun, kick back, sing stupid songs, etc...just stop recording everything. :)

18 posted on 11/12/2006 6:07:40 PM PST by livianne
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To: rlmorel

Why anyone would get upset is just effing plain stupid."

The ones who will be the most upset, won't be upset.
Just calculating.


19 posted on 11/12/2006 6:07:45 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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20 posted on 11/12/2006 6:08:25 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: ozoneliar
I say inappropriate; I wouldn't mind reprimands for all involved, people have been demoted for less.


Oh, PUH-leeeeeeeze!

Horse play is part of unit "bonding" and breaking of tension -- it's healthy -- and if a female is "one of the guys", guess what? They take part too!

If this was some kind of mean spirited hazing, then maybe there would a negative aspect, but there is NO sign that anything other than some good spirited goofing around is going on.

Get over yourself.
21 posted on 11/12/2006 6:09:23 PM PST by Jackson Brown (ANYONE who knew the democrats, yet stayed home and helped them take congress is an enemy of the US!)
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To: handy
This is the beginning of the MSM attempt to hurt the high regard most folks have for the military.

The Drudge Report is MSM?

22 posted on 11/12/2006 6:09:32 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Halls

She seemed like she was having a good time. I don't see the big deal, although after Abu Ghraib I'd have expected folks would learn better than to tape anything. There's a 100% certainty the media will take it out of context, and blow it out of proportion.


23 posted on 11/12/2006 6:09:45 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Halls
A recent trend in school fundraising is to buy a piece of duct tape to tape your principal to the wall. Everybody lines up and tapes him fast, then takes pics and has a laugh.

I'm sure this horseplay is no big deal.

24 posted on 11/12/2006 6:10:11 PM PST by Sisku Hanne (Pennsylvania's nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live here.)
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To: AmericaUnited

It's silly.


25 posted on 11/12/2006 6:10:19 PM PST by macmody
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To: tazannie
this is just harmless fun. if she were my daughter, I would be laughing along with her. what's the problem?

No problem here, FRiend. This is good clean fun that 20 something military people do. Been there, done that myself.

But when this stuff hits the airwaves, somebody has to get into trouble. It's just the way it is. It is going to be pretty hard to convince the Cap'n at Captain's Mast that a guy tickling a girl getting tied up and held down by other guys in uniform isn't sexual harassment in today's pc world.

26 posted on 11/12/2006 6:10:25 PM PST by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: Halls
Looks totally staged. I hope it was done to make the MSM look like asses when they start yelling "Abu Grabe" "Abu Grabe"!!!!

I guess boys and girls just can't roughhouse and have some fun to break the tensions of wartime, eh?

27 posted on 11/12/2006 6:11:06 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Kozak

Okay, which one in the photo is you! :-)


28 posted on 11/12/2006 6:11:24 PM PST by bygolly
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To: Halls

Nothing more or less then blowing off steam during wartime ... but then again, according to Kerry, this is what happens when you don't go to college!

It's Bush's fault ...


29 posted on 11/12/2006 6:11:50 PM PST by rxgalfl
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To: handy

Tonight on the Simpsons they had Army recruiters saying "Even the stupidest kids in the stupidest towns see past us" or saying something to the effect.


30 posted on 11/12/2006 6:13:09 PM PST by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: ozoneliar
I say inappropriate; I wouldn't mind reprimands for all involved, people have been demoted for less.

Senator Clinton, is that you?

31 posted on 11/12/2006 6:13:58 PM PST by WesternPacific
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To: bygolly
This one...



Naw, just kidding.
32 posted on 11/12/2006 6:15:59 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Halls

That's what happens when you leave the latrine seat down.


33 posted on 11/12/2006 6:16:02 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Halls
ACTUALLY, THIS IS A BETTER USE FOR DUCT TAPE
34 posted on 11/12/2006 6:16:03 PM PST by rxgalfl
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To: Halls
Expect a full blown military investigation into this horrible hazing. Justice must be served. These soldiers had better be dragged around in chains in a brig and denied light, food, and water as the JAG spends a few months wondering how best to set up the cases for their court martials and long prison sentences.
The young female soldier had better prepare herself for endless nights of intense interogation to obtain every naunce of how they had improperly treated her, so that the JAG officers can with triumph make sure each soldier gets a maximum sentences handed down upon being court martialed. After all. PC most be observed in todays army.
35 posted on 11/12/2006 6:17:18 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Halls

The person that posted this silliness is turning off the comments...I don't think he expected the "who cares" responses...


36 posted on 11/12/2006 6:17:33 PM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: Doe Eyes
The Drudge Report is MSM?

Nope, but I bet those guys pick it up and run with it. Also you never know who tipped Drudge off to this. I'd guess it was a Rat. Harmless stuff like this can easily get blown out of proportion. We already know those guys loath the military.

37 posted on 11/12/2006 6:17:57 PM PST by handy (Congress sends troops to battle but they won't take a stand against the NYT undermining our security)
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To: livianne

Absolutely!
susie


38 posted on 11/12/2006 6:18:51 PM PST by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Halls


39 posted on 11/12/2006 6:18:58 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: rlmorel
If this offends some people, then those same people should be honest about it and say women should not be in the military ...

At least, second thoughts should be passing through sensible heads about the wisdom of putting women in combat roles with men. OF COURSE stuff like this is going to happen when you put a bunch of young men and young women together in a place far from home! Personally, I think it's kind of unfair to men, or boys turning into men in a man's world, to have women-as-equals tossed into the mix. Especially in combat situations.

40 posted on 11/12/2006 6:19:52 PM PST by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: Jackson Brown

In fact, if the females were not included in this stuff I expect some of them would complain that they were not being treated like the rest of the unit. While I don't think I would find it very fun, I also wouldn't have much interest in being in the military, as a female.
susie


41 posted on 11/12/2006 6:20:34 PM PST by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: ozoneliar

I wish I could see the whole video. Looking at those frames that Drudge picked to display does make you wonder if the girl is a willing participant, but I'll take the word of those here that have seen the video that she is laughing and not protesting the treatment.

What would make the difference to me is if she was crying and telling them to stop. If she is laughing and going along with it, then I fail to see any problem and don't find it inappropriate at all.


42 posted on 11/12/2006 6:20:48 PM PST by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Halls

You know what would be hilarious? If the video was made in someone's garage and isn't of any military personnel at all, but is a put-up job just to stroke the media, when the real perps admit to it.

From what I understand ANYONE can post ANYTHING on youtube.


43 posted on 11/12/2006 6:22:36 PM PST by GVNR ( Leftists are so nuts they're comedians.)
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To: Halls
I watched a new show in the Military Channel the other day, "Iraq Diaries". These are home movies taken by GI's in Iraq. 5 minutes long or so each.

Many are like this one with young folks just blowing off steam. I have a 20 year old in college and her hijinks are very similar.

Nothing to see - move along.....

44 posted on 11/12/2006 6:23:08 PM PST by llevrok (Re-deploy to Okinawa? Hell No! To IRAN !)
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To: Halls
The troops were just blowing off some steam, but I'm sure some Dummiecrats will scream "torture" or "sexual abuse".

This society is so friggin' PC no one is supposed to have any innocent fun anymore.

45 posted on 11/12/2006 6:23:19 PM PST by Babu
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To: Halls

Hold on-

We ducked taped a LTC to our base flag pole when Air Force played Navy, (he was a navy grad that cross commisioned).


46 posted on 11/12/2006 6:23:53 PM PST by spaatzcadet
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To: Halls

Who cares? They were bored and engaged in harmless tomfoolery with an obviously willing participant.


47 posted on 11/12/2006 6:25:19 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: ozoneliar

In the Army, whether male or female, this play around happens frequently. If it was another guy, no one would care.

Of course, the left will make a big deal out of this and our troops will once again be slandered for doing what the troops do in high stress situations.

What they were doing is no more than many big brothers do to their sisters. Why it made it to the net I don't know, but we did this and worse to each other in Viet Nam, all in fun and no intent to harm anyone else.


48 posted on 11/12/2006 6:26:22 PM PST by DakotaRed (Kerry Should Resign!)
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To: Halls
Looks like routine GI horseplay to me. We did stupid things like that to each other all the time. If you were accepted as part of the squadron, you could expect shoe polish on the phone and other evil things.

We duct taped a FNG to the toilet in Flight Ops and took his flight suit and laid it on the ramp with a "remove before flight" streamer on it. He helped us torment the next FNG. That's what makes RONs more interesting.

49 posted on 11/12/2006 6:26:33 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Halls

The nukes on my sub taped on of their guys under the railing ladder to the mess deck. The railing was right out side the OX's cabin. He was out there all night. The OX came out in the morning and had him cut down.


50 posted on 11/12/2006 6:27:53 PM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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