Saturday, August 16, 2008

Reap the Whirlwind

Thanks to anon for sharing a link to this clip of US servicemen pissing themselves at the sight of an Iraqi woman walking towards a controlled explosion...





People who are pro the occupation probably won't see much wrong with this at all - the woman survived and you can plainly hear someone in the background trying to arrange for her to be warned off and to be given assistance. That laughter sounds more nervous than genuinely gleeful...

People who are anti the occupation will doubtlessly think this clip is disgraceful

Personally, after watching the clip a couple of times I was left thinking that there are going to be an awful of lot of desensitized, fucked-up and combat-trained kids returning home to America and the UK over the next few years

Hmmmm...

I wonder what they'll end up doing for a living

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11 comments:

The Underdoug said...

Is this a coincidence - ITV1 are showing "The world is not enough" tonight (perhaps as a Georgian war primer)?

The woman on the Clapham Omnibus said...

"The Warfare State"

I love it.

Shahid said...

One of my favourite extremists is alleged to have said:


"As ye shall sow, ye shall reap".


And as one of my favourite bands more recently said:


"And if you tolerate this, then your children will be next"

paul said...

The battle on the home front continues

Stef said...

In their cardboard version of realpolitik George Bush's "Axis of Evil" is reduced to a spinner in the middle of the board, which determines which player is designated a terrorist state.

That person then has to wear a balaclava (included in the box set) with the word "Evil" stitched on to it.

Kent police said they had confiscated the game because the balaclava "could be used to conceal someone's identity or could be used in the course of a criminal act".

Andrew fumed: "It's absurd. A beard can conceal someone's identity. Are the police going to start banning beards?"


What a daft thing to say

That would be parliament's job

Stef said...

Is this a coincidence - ITV1 are showing "The world is not enough" tonight (perhaps as a Georgian war primer)?

I think I can match that

Arbiter said...

Film clip?
Disgusting.
Simple.

Anonymous said...

there used to be a website called thatsfuckedup.com run by some sick fuck in the US.This site encouraged US military personnel in Iraq to send in pictures or video clips of atrocities in Iraq in exchange for pornography.

There is a website called Ogrish which has a thread where there are well over a thousand different videos made by Iraq "insurgents"recording various attacks ieds beheadings etc etc,,,you name it.

Its the first time in history I think where graphgic images (thanks to digital tech)of a war zone are available to all and sundry.

Iraqis are viewed no better than cats or dogs by US military in Iraq.

Stef said...

Iraqis are viewed no better than cats or dogs by US military in Iraq.

I've just tried to locate an online copy of hyper-nervous, chain-smoking Sean Langan's excellent...

Mission Accomplished: Langan in Iraq

...but could only come up with a promo of the first 10 minutes of the 52 minute programme

which is a real shame as it's the best English speaking documentary I've seen to come out of Iraq

Anonymous said...

(Less info)
For the past fifteen months I've created artwork in hopes of shedding light on the plight of innocent civilians under modern warfare. In this video I put my art to the music of Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Blue Sky."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJms3iixyFU&feature=email

Civilians in Warfare

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...

I wonder what they'll end up doing for a living

probably end up working for Blackwater or the likes(if they survive.

Bodies of Blackwater Mercenaries Killed by Islamic Army in Iraq

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=995_1218555295

Bodies of Blackwater Mercenaries Killed by Islamic Army in Iraq