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It doesn't justify. But it certainly explains.

Imagine yourself in the US Army in Vietnam. The Vietcong (the Gooks - right?) down 20 of your fellow GIs in a most brutal and bloody fashion. What is the expected reaction of the US Army? This is real.

Now let's go back to the German invasion of Yugoslavia in WWII. Novi Sad - 1942 : German forces execute a couple of thousand Serb civilians for the revenge of some 20 or 30 ambushed Wermacht soldiers. This is real.

Killings of Indian civilians or Boer civilians by British forces... This is also real.

I mean, you could go on and on and on with this. Armies are not angels of peace. No matter what uniform they wear, they are trained and told to kill.

by vladimir on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 04:22:41 PM EST
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