Sonntag, 15. Juli 2007

Effektive Kriegsführung

Lopezromo said a procedure called „dead-checking“ was routine. If Marines entered a house where a man was wounded, instead of checking to see whether he needed medical aid, they shot him to make sure he was dead, he testified.

„If somebody is worth shooting once, they’re worth shooting twice,“ he said.

Quelle: Marine says officers ordered to ‚crank up‘ violence in Iraq

Doch ganz so kaltblütig bleibt man als Soldat im Irak doch nicht – besonders dann, wenn man das zweite Mal eingezogen und erneut in das dem Bürgerkrieg nahe Land verfrachtet wird. Da ein Ende des Krieges nicht in Sicht ist, macht sich mittlerweile selbst bei George W. Bush’s eifrigsten Anhänger Skepsis breit:

“There was no pride left in his voice, just this robotic sense of despair,” she said, describing a telephone conversation with her son, Skyler, 24, an infantryman on his second tour of duty in Iraq. “Mom, we killed women on the street today. We killed kids on bikes. We had no choice,” she recounted his saying.

The same week, she said, her son told her he thought he had seen the worst when he had to pick up the body parts of his dead buddy, but then he saw an Iraqi boy picking up what was left of his dead father.

Quelle: Even as Loved Ones Fight On, War Doubts Arise

Ich muss ehrlich gestehen, dass ich Mühe mit Menschen haben, die Bush gleich zwei Male gewählt haben und nun von seiner Aussenpolitik familiär auf’s Schwerste getroffen werden.

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