Monday, February 13, 2006

Man arrested in UK 'abuse' video investigation

I've seen this video and let me tell you, boy, that is one old-fashioned passionate ass-kickings.

British military police said they had arrested one man in their investigation of a video that appeared to show soldiers abusing prisoners in Iraq.

For those of you that haven't seen the video. It shows a group of Iraqis and then British soldiers hauling ass after them. A cut to the British soldiers bringing three or four Iraqis into a gated area and proceeding to beat the ever-loving shit out of them with batons and fists. The Iraqis can be heard screaming for help as the cameraman mocks their pleas and eggs on the beatings.
It reminded me of summer camp.

Now, there's two sides to this story. One, soldiers shouldn't be beating Iraqis. Can't win hearts and minds when the hearts are bruised and the minds bleeding from the ears and nose. But take into consideration this, the soldiers are under attack everyday. They've seen their friends killed by an insurgency that is shrouded in secrecy. Anyone is a potential enemy. Under those conditions, yes, the stress can build up to a boiling point and explode on the enemy.

Now, that said, I think the first outways the second. Beating Iraqis will incite more insurgency. You can't let that happen, or at least, don't fucking film it you flipping morons. Jesus haven't you people learned anything from the Abu Ghraib pictures. STOP PUTTING THAT SHIT ON FILM!


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

Yep, stop filming it - but carry on beating the shit out of them by all means - I will when I get over there.

February 14, 2006 2:24 AM  

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