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Epona BS: Video of British Soldiers in Iraq (164* d) RE: BS: Video of British Soldiers in Iraq 13 Feb 06

Very true, Pol. Just reading in the Belfast Telegraph that video shows, "shows a grenade landing inside the compound while the black fumes of a fire just outside the perimeter blow through."

It goes on to say: "Youths hurling abuse and stones turn tail as a group of soldiers pursue them, grab four apparent youngsters and drag them into the compound. They are then seen to mete out a vicious attack. One Iraqi is heard to plead for mercy as he is punched in the head and back before being hit with a baton. Another is seen to squirm in pain as he is beaten with a baton, a third struggles as he receives similar treatment. A fourth prisoner arches in agony as a soldier, said to be a sergeant, kicks him hard between the legs."

I was talking to my boss about this whole thing, and she said something very relevant. During times when soldiers are under such stress, they do things that they would normally be ashamed to do in their lives. But, when they, or we, release our footing on higher ground, we become just like those we despise. And that is just not worth it.


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