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Open Letter to Devil Dogs of the 3.1

2004-11-22 05:29:44.74526+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

This is why weblogs are important: If you've been following this incident where a U.S. Marine shot a wounded person in a mosque in Falluja, you need to know that Kevin Sites was the cameraman who shot that video, and you need to read his Open Letter to Devil Dogs of the 3.1.

[ related topics: Weblogs Journalism and Media Video War ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-22 06:11:42.448637+00 by: ebradway

And this is exactly why I've stopped listening or watching the news. With the re-election of George Bush, I've realized that outwardly addressing my own politics isn't going to change anything. Instead, I'm focusing on improving myself and better establishing myself in my own beliefs.

I disagree completely with our presence in Iraq. I think it's abhorrent that we have sent our young men and women over there to fight an unjustified war. However, I do not fault the Marines for their actions. The we did make it very clear that we were coming in strong into Fallujah and gave every possible warning. If the Marines killed every living creature in Fallujah after the warnings, I would not fault them. I do, however, fault our "leadership" for putting our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, in harms way with only one option of protecting themselves.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-22 11:38:17.53538+00 by: polly

after reading kevin's article i just could not raise any remorse or feelings of any kind for the person who was shot by the marine. i see it as one less hostile in the world who could kill an american. i'm against america being in iraq. i am definitely against "forgiving" iraq's global debt, but that is a different issue from this article.

i think our government needs to come up with alternative solutions so that we are NOT dependent on these oil rich nations for our fuel needs. then maybe we wouldn't have to put our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, in these stupid 3rd world countries to be killed, mutilated, tortured....this has got to stop.

i think we've got another vietnam on our hands...this is a war that will not be won, every american soldier sent over there is being given a one-way ticket. they are being killed everyday. i don't think we/joe public are being given all the info about what is happening over there. i think there are more american soldiers dying in iraq than what our government tells us.

i thought that the situation in iraq had reached a point of shoot first, take no survivors. the survivors are on a "holy" mission...iradicate americans from their country. i say let's do them a favor and remove americans from iraq.

is it really that imperative that america has to take an active part in policing the oil fields of iraq? if that is the case, then why do the oil cartels have such a monopoly on the price of oil, thus raising our gas prices? why don't we go "after" the other oil countries and take their control away? hell, why don't we just let bush take over the world?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-11-22 18:10:53.224628+00 by: jeff [edit history]

Historically, I've leaned more right than left, and have always believed in a strong US military. However, if it hasn't been obvious from my previous posts, let me say for the record that I have been against the war in Iraq from DAY ONE (based on my own personal multidimensional research and analysis of the real situation).

Although it was a catalyzing event, the decision to go to war against Iraq was not made after 9/11, but the instant that George W. Bush was sworn into office. Despite what Bush/Cheney have said, there has NEVER been evidence to suggest a pre-existing link between Al Quada and Iraq (and it's very OLD news that 15/19 hijackers were Saudi nationals). Of course, since the invasion/occupation, many Al Quada have flocked to Iraq (as many have predicted they would, including me). The "manufactured Al Quada link" was created for the sole purpose to deceive the American people and the rest of the planet as war "raison de etre."

It has recently been stated in the press that this president (Bush) and administration has been the most friendly towards Israel in American history. In all of American History! These recent statements in the press coincide with the aims of PNAC and AIPAC (http://www.cameronphoto.net/pnac). Our foreign policy (particularly in the Middle East) is NOT directed by individuals who are thinking of America first. The best interests of Israel comes first, before any other nation, including America. Believe it. Until secularized "Americans" understand that (or "get it"), they have no option other than to retreat from rational thinking and instead provide blind support to the lies being presented to them. This is not anti-Semitic. It's the plain truth.

Oh, and this war is also about American hegemony, capitalism, and our societal structure's complete dependence on oil: