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Epona BS: Video of British Soldiers in Iraq (164* d) RE: BS: Video of British Soldiers in Iraq 14 Feb 06

Happy Valentine's Day!

Now...I recognize the fact that it's difficult to know soldiers of your country have done terrible acts while serving. But, it's important to take those acts, take those soldiers and find out what the hell is going on in your Armed Forces! Is this something that is typical of a British soldier but just not usually caught on film? I can't answer that question because I'm not a British soldier. But, as an American soldier I know that it sickens me to know that people that have gone through the same training that I have, that have served with the same people I have served with, are guilty of torture and abuse.

That's what this is all about, isn't it? Finding out what the hell is going on and stopping it? I don't want my soldiers to become like those I've seen too often in pictures and on film doing to prisoners and normal civilians what we are trained NOT to do. It makes all of us look like we are sadistic men and women, when we're not. I'm an extremely nice person (by my own standards, admittedly :)) and the men and women I serve with are extraordinary people. And if this is true of the British troops you know and serve(d)with, then it is so important to realize that even though this film is 2 years old, this is a current and REAL problem in the military. And it needs to be addressed immediately. Not just through the arrest of one man, but through thorough evaluation of the Armed Forces as a whole.

By the way, so happy to see you back, Tir!


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