Peeing on Corpses, What's So Wrong with That?
Four Marines peeing on the dead bodies of their enemies. What's so wrong with that?
Oh yes. Everything.
Sure, war is hell and niceties play by different rules, but there are things to consider. Sure, these were enemies of our country, people who believe in killing as many of us as possible. They may deserve no respect at all, but--
Wouldn’t you be disgusted if the opposite happened? Aren’t we wracked with revulsion and horror seeing what has happened to deceased U.S. soldiers? I won’t go into detail, because they are quite gruesome.
Let’s not give ‘em any more reason to hurt us. We need to be more culturally sensitive and to work towards peaceful resolution.
Supposedly the War on Terror is over. Well, not exactly, especially since the violence seemed to escalate after that announcement. After hearing about the disgusting lack of respect these Marines showed these dead men, I could only figure this would incite more violence.
This quote from this article sums it up for me: “Although there were no reports of disturbances or protests tied to the video on Friday, the Islamic day of rest, the widespread anger over it illustrated how little success the United States has had in improving its standing in the eyes of many Afghans, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on many programs, from building schools to financing pro-Western news media outlets.”
There’s an inherent problem in the culture when those who’s job it is to protect us and promote freedom are pulling such stunts. It’s my belief that one person can make a difference, create a change in the world. Here’s four people making a difference that will surely have negative results.
These four guys probably had this mentality in high school: “Let’s nuke ‘em! Who cares?” I’ve had classmates in high school who made that exact statement. It’s that closed-minded, lazy, masculine show of force that creates more problems than it solves.
I say we need to be the better person here. If we can show ever our enemies that we can do that, perhaps they won’t see us as so evil anymore.
Please note that I'm not harboring resentment towards the military or marines in general. What I wish to point out is that the poor choices of a few individuals make everyone look bad, perhaps even the entirety of the American people in the eyes of a foreign nation. There are other men and women in the line of duty who do their jobs and do them right, working towards promoting our freedom and put a stop to terrorism. I just wish that these four Marines in question could have thought a little about the repercussions of their actions before they did what they did.