This week a video came out showing some US Marines ‘peeing’ on dead Taliban fighters and it has created a firestorm of controversy. Rep. Allen West who is a retired Army Lt Colonel with combat experience commented on the video saying…
“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.
“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”
Col West hit the nail right on the head! He is a ture American Hero and if we had a country full of people like him we would be much better off.
All these people like Hillary Clinton (who does not like the military anyway) condemning the Marines are ridiculous to say the least. So it is OK to kill them but ‘peeing’ on them after they are dead is a sin of the highest order.
It is the same ‘pious baloney’ as the Obama administration shows when they try close Quantonimo Bay and give terrorist the rights of US Citizens by bringing them to the United States for civilian trials and at the same time say it is OK to shoot Bin Laden in the head and drone strike a US Citizen. So which is it? Are we at war or not? There is no in-between.
Of course, killing Bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki was the RIGHT thing to do. We are just using it as an example to show the hypocritical thinking of the left. Anwar al-Awlaki gave us his right to US Citizenship when he decided the USA was his enemy.
From the Diary of George S. Patton, March 24th, 1945:
Drove to the river and went across on the pontoon bridge, stopping in the middle to take a piss in the Rhine, and then pick up some dirt on the far side, in emulation of William the Conqueror.
You cannot expect soldiers to think and act like people who have never been in combat and you should NOT want them to! Especially Marines! Marines are trained to do one thing…kill the enemy! Everyone in this country should thank God we have people like them. They do for us things that 99% of the population would never do. If you have never been in combat you have no idea what it is like and you have no idea how you would react. The ‘rules’ are different in war. They must be.
When I flew jets in the US Navy we used to say, “If you are not cheating you are not trying.” Sometimes I would mention that saying in conversation to people and often get a response like, “Well, that is not a good thing!” No? In air combat if you lose you are dead. Losing is not an option.
A Soldiers close family are the people next to them that they serve with. They have a bond so strong with each other that ‘civilians’ cannot even begin to understand it. Most likely everyone of those Marines in that video have had members of their ‘family’ killed by the Taliban. People like Hillary Clinton might have a totally different view of the situation if someone in her immediate family had been killed by the Taliban.
Again, as Col West said, “As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”