WAr --civilians as shields-kill or be killed

  1. I found this link earlier...

    http://slate.msn.com/id/2080606/

    My dad is a veitnam vet with all the emotional baggage that entails. I know as a soldier he had to kill women and children who were carrying grenades or guns. He didn't want to and he had nightmares about it for years. But he came home alive.


    Possibly I'm wrong, but I think we need to pull the press out of the war and let the soldiers do their job.

    We have men getting killed because it's not PC to shoot back. I'm sorry if they have a gun or someone else has one and is shooting at OUR soldiers....you DIE. PERIOD.
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   DebsZoo
    As sunny said in another post:

    <sitting back and waiting>


    sigh, no glass of wine though
  4. by   rncountry
    On the NBC ticker this morning. There has been a building in Baghdad that has a message on the top. It says "Human Shields"
  5. by   Mkue
    I saw the Human Shield report and wonder if SH has a bunker under a Human Shield building or he's hiding in a tunnel under the city, if in fact he is still alive.

    parker in arkie, I agree, there is too much press in the war.
    Last edit by mkue on Mar 25, '03
  6. by   mark_LD_RN
    bomb them anyway human sheilds or not. it is Sh fault for using them not ours
  7. by   parker in arkie
    It's unfortunate for the people of Iraq.

    But at the same time, I can't understand asking OUR SONS/DAUGHTERS/MOTHERS/FATHERS/*(well youget it) to NOT return fire.
  8. by   Little One2
    I agree, there is too much media involved. This morning, on CNN, they were showing the troops going towards Bagdad. The reporter was reporting to CNN what was going on. They also showed a family being interviewed. There son was one of the pilots captured. This would be very hard for the family to deal with emotionally.

    Anyways, I just think there is too much publicity.

    Lee
  9. by   nurs4kids
    okay, but look..

    media or no media..civilian or no..
    if it's my ass or yours and i've got the capability..
    pc goes out the door and your arse hits the floor!

    I can't believe these soldiers are ALLOWING these civilians to kill them.
  10. by   parker in arkie
    EXACTLY what you said!!!!!!!! nurs4kids!!!! EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY!

    quote from my dad "A civilian is not a civilian when they are holding a gun and intend to kill you."
  11. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by nurs4kids
    okay, but look..

    if it's my ass or yours and i've got the capability..
    pc goes out the door and your arse hits the floor!

    .
    Rock on Tracy
  12. by   live4today
    I can't believe that the chain of command over those American troops didn't THINK about that possibility....the one where the Iraqui soldiers dressed as civilians pretending to surrender....well....why on earth would that chain of command go in there like that! They totally underestimate SH in my opinion. There was and still is NO EXCUSE for the loss of lives that occurred in that massacre! If our intelligence and psychological propaganda isn't smart enough to believe that SH will do ANYTHING...include sending his troops towards our troops as helpless civilians just to get near our troops, then what else will he have in store for us????????????

    And another thing....Why oh why did our Prez choose the "sandstorm season" to go to war over there???? Duh??? How smart was that...or NOT?

    I have FIVE nephews in the military as well as my husband who is in Germany. I won't mention where my nephews are for their safety, but I'm totally not wanting this war to take those boys out, nor anyone elses kids either, especially for stupid mistakes such as the "enemy troops dressing as poor helpless civilians" just to get close to our troops.

    Why can't they find that man and get the job over with...they've only been on his tail for 13 years now. I truly hate to hear about the loss of innocent lives while they are in the process of looking for a madman.
    Last edit by live4today on Mar 25, '03
  13. by   WashYaHands
    Why oh why did our Prez choose the "sandstorm season" to go to war over there???? Duh??? How smart was that...or NOT?
    Look at it this way, If SH uses chemical weapons during a windy sand storm, much of those chemicals will blow away.
  14. by   Q.
    And another thing....Why oh why did our Prez choose the "sandstorm season" to go to war over there???? Duh??? How smart was that...or NOT?
    I hold the UN responsible for that.

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