Jessie gives his theory on Piers Morgan as to why we are in a endless war in Afghanistan.
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First off, if you have a weak stomach do not look at these photos. If you don’t know who the ‘Kill Team’ is, they were from the Bravo Company from the US Army and are accused of murdering and framing Afghan citizens for sport. This is a gruesome story but needs to be told to the American public who has no realities of the now 3 wars we are engaged in Africa.
Among the men of Bravo Company, the notion of killing an Afghan civilian had been the subject of countless conversations, during lunchtime chats and late-night bull sessions. For weeks, they had weighed the ethics of bagging “savages” and debated the probability of getting caught. Some of them agonized over the idea; others were gung-ho from the start. But not long after the New Year, as winter descended on the arid plains of Kandahar Province, they agreed to stop talking and actually pull the trigger.
Why is this so shocking? We live in a world that we humans are constantly engaged in war and killing each other, so what is a trained soldier to do? You do your job make a kill and just like a deer in the woods you photograph it.
This week, the German news magazine Der Spiegel published three photographs said to show two U.S. soldiers accused of being part of a rogue “kill team” last year during their tour in Afghanistan. Perhaps the most damaging image appears to show Spc. Morlock smiling as he lifts the head of a dead, bloodied Afghan man.
Do not read this article if you do not want to hear the realities of war. This is not a movie and the stark reality of massive civilian death and is filled through these documents.
via HUFF POST
WASHINGTON — Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings as well as covert operations against Taliban figures.
The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks posted the documents on its website Sunday. The New York Times, London’s Guardian newspaper and the German weekly Der Spiegel were given early access to the documents.
Our soldiers are not doing good at all, and we should outraged at these unjust wars and the fact our soldiers are so stressed that they are killing themselves.
Thirty-two soldiers took their own lives last month, the most Army suicides in a single month since the Vietnam era. Eleven of the soldiers were not on active duty. Of the 21 who were, seven were serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.
Army officials say they don’t have any answers to why more and more soldiers are resorting to suicide.
“There were no trends to any one unit, camp, post or station,” Col. Chris Philbrick, head of the Army’s suicide prevention task force, told CNN. “I have no silver bullet to answer the question why.”
Last year, a record-breaking 245 soldiers committed suicide. The Army seems on track to surpass that number this year, as 145 soldiers have taken their lives in the first half of 2010.
Could this be why there have been wars over there for thousands of years? Or is the company line we are still trying to bring democracy to th Afghan people?
Vast deposits of iron, copper, gold, and lithium have been discovered throughout Afghanistan by US geologists, a find estimated to be worth $1 trillion.