Skip to comments.Macabre Photos Disgrace German Military
Posted on 10/25/2006 11:39:15 AM PDT by cartan
Five photos threaten to stain the German military's reputation just as the country debates its role in international security operations. The images, showing German soldiers posing with a skull near Kabul, have sparked outrage from the government and may increase public reluctance to keep troops abroad.
The photos are unmistakably crass, ranging from a shot of a skull mounted over the headlight of a jeep to a close-up of a soldier holding his penis in his left hand and the skull next to it in his right. These are just two of five photos published Wednesday by the German daily Bild, showing members of German security forces in Afghanistan desecrating human remains evidently found while on patrol near Kabul. Two other photos show the skull affixed to a metal pole—a “cable cutter”—that extends vertically like a flag mast from the jeep's front bumper. Another shows a German soldier holding the skull and grinning.
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It was definately a different time back then.
If they were French soldiers, they would have surrendered to the skull.
Folks, this is what liberals do. Some soldiers took some wacky photos, so the liberals say the nation's entire foreign policy should be called into question. Huh??? What the hell does one even remotely have to do with the other? If you need to punish some soldiers for a photo, go ahead. You don't abandon your foreign policy commitments.
Being from balkans, and knowing what SS troops did to my people and rest of Europe, im not surprissed what I saw on that photo from Afghanistan.
Never liked Germans never will.
Some folks are racist ... It's just that simple.
Some racists hate XXXXXXXX (insulting word fo people with dark skin)
Some racists hate XXXXXXXX (insulting word for descendants of Abraham)
Some racists hate XXXXXXXX (insulting word for people of Teutonic ancestry)
Is this the same media that show snipers killing "LIVE" US soldiers?
I say we need a few more troops who want to show off a skull, and a few less mindless leftists who will get millions of innocent people killed. Our troops did nothing wrong in WWII on this, either.
I'm cool with it, just as long as they didn't put panties on the skull.
I am proud of my German ancestry.
I hear soldiers swear and drink, too, and they have been known to go with prostitutes. It's a war they are killing and being killed.
Or handle a Koran without gloves. Now that would be an outrage. Lets recap:
Skulls and penis's, no problemo.
Gloveless infidel hands on a Koran, reason to behead, riot, and be outraged.
1943 Life magazine photo of woman contemplating skull of Japanese soldier sent by her fiance in the Pacific
Soldier humor. This has been around since armies were invented.
Far be it from us to impose our own Judeo-Christian morality on others. That would be soooo judgmental. (sarc)
I ment German state politics, history and SS. Germans are decent people.
Naah, it's probably just that the soldiers collecting Japanese skulls and ears in WW II were German-Americans---I think that explains everything... :P
< Snort! > Of course they were! Silly me ... I should have thought of that.
Drop the 'well' and you've got it, the start of it anyway. The next word is 'Horatio'...
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