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Iraq shooting

I am sighing and shaking my head in disbelief, but I should have seen it coming.

Al Jazeera has been showing the soldier shooting the insurgent over and over again bleeding it into the middle east that this is horrible, but it is too much to show the death of the woman that was a member of CARE because that is too graphic. Hmmm... can we say ONE SIDED? anyway...

My post today is my feeling on trying to get into the mind of that soldier.

One. I've been shot only a few days before. I'm on edge, extra edge now.

Two. I don't want to die. If I interpret something as a threat I will react. (within Geneva Convention rules of course)

I can understand why he shot someone who by another perspective is very defensless and not a threat. Lets put a gun in your hands and RPGs and AK-47s in your neighbors' hands and instill hatred for you into their heads. The way you react to situations over time will change.

I also understand why people are let down by this as well. It should NOT have happened. and I'm at work... having trouble keeping my train of thought... sorry.

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