"Two soldiers posed holding a dead man's hand with the middle finger raised. A soldier leaned over the bearded corpse while clutching the man's hand. Someone placed an unofficial platoon patch reading "Zombie Hunter" next to other remains and took a picture."http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 2601.story
Now in the Mail:'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suicide bombers in Afghanistan
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1sQcWWpGD
No wonder the war campaign has hit the buffers. These over-sensitive people in management have no stomach for real war. Do you think the Taliban would show such "respect" to our brave troops? They sever heads live on TV. The people up top running operations must have forgotten what its like being in the relentless, pressure cauldron that we call war
- Michael AA, London, UK, 18/4/2012 18:52
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Oh for Pete's sake - these soldier are fighting in a war - aren't they? So should they have pulled out their handkerchiefs and sobbed? Is that what the PC-ites want? To my knowlege, never has a war been fought where our soldiers have such constraining "rules of engagement" that often their lives at far greater risk. Now we are supposed to be outraged soldiers are happy an enemy, who was trying to blow up said soldiers, is dead? Do you think soldiers, in WWII, were unhappy with a successful mission. Might we find pictures of them smiling? Horrors!
- Maureen, MA, USA, 18/4/2012 13:06
Wow, even dead suicide-bombing terrorists are being rights now and their corpses need to be respected. IS THIS A WAR OR MORRIS DANCING! The moron blew himself up and killed other people. Who gives a damn about his feelings. Hopefully this picture will deter other would-be suicide bombers from going down this route and bringing shame to their families.
- Michael AA, London, UK, 18/4/2012 18:44
Those of you who have never fought in the military will not understand. When such terrorists bomb women and children and seem impossible to get into the 21st Century from the evil medieval times, When you have seen your comrades in arms slaughtered (as i havewhile serving in the RAF in South Yemem in the early 1960s by the illiterate people who really should be left to live their own lives in isolation from modern society until they ALL want, without exception, to better themselves. Soldiers are soldiers not policemen. .They are trained to kill and overcome and here we have them trying to make life much better for the Afghanis and they are rewarded with cowardly attacks. Spray all the Poppy/Opium fields with Agent orange and leave them behind high border fences to live the lives they seem to want.
- B J Deller, ratbag, 18/4/2012 14:40