Thursday, October 4, 2012

WAR: US soldier POV in Afghanistan (video)

I. Rony, Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly via Gawker/Imaging Resource
WARNING: Vulgar and coarse language and real life videogame first-person-shooter action!

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This mercenary soldier is tacitly working for the MIC (military-industrial complex) ensuring not "freedom" but free trade. He shows what it's really like to travel the world, see formerly great civilizations, and try to kill the people met there.

The Taliban, a CIA-created organization brought into being with the help of Pakistan, is a "terrorist army" out to take over the world from its cave offices, we are told. Some believe, or used to believe anyway.

What's really been going on? Why do corporations want to build a giant pipeline through strategic Afghanistan watched over by terrifying drones for the price of a few hundred thousand uncounted innocent lives? The US military does not publish a formal tally of "collateral damage," which means civilian casualties are not counted.

Here is some real life footage of what we as a country (a vulgar empire rivaling ancient Rome as it bulldozed the biblical world) have been doing.
It was captured using a helmet-mounted camera by an imperial US trooper in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. The video offers a point-of-view (POV) look at what it’s like to face machine gun fire from citizens defending their homes and females and children from foreign invaders known to rape vulnerable victims and urinate on corpses for fun.  When armies bent on imprisoning and torturing able-bodied males come in to kill, Why wouldn't they shoot back in self-defense?

The soldier writes:
I got a hit a total of 4 times. My helmet cam died and I made it down the mountain on my own. I was also hit in the side of my helmet and my eye pro was shot off of my face.
We were doing overwatch on the village to recon and gather intel. I was point heading down the face of the hill with the LT. when we got hit. The rest of the squad was pinned down by machine gun fire. I didn’t start the video until a few mins into the firefight for obvious reasons. I came out into the open to draw fire so my squad could get to safety.
A round struck the tube by my hand of the 203 grenade launcher which knocked it out of my hands. When I picked the rifle back up it was still functional but the grenade launcher tube had a nice sized 7.62 cal bullet hole in it and was rendered useless.
Homoerotic US war prep (Stryker Brigade)
It is easy to ignore the human beings this soldier just murdered and attempted to murder as he illegally invaded their country to steal oil and resources, to take strategic control of their land and perpetuate empire through terror. They aren't wearing cameras that our media will show us footage from. Yet for us as Americans we, without thinking, find it chilling to see smoke and dust bursts hit the ground around the soldier’s feet as he scrambles down the slope to save his life after crying "I'm hit" repeatedly -- surprised that bullets hurt, maim, and murder -- when he was in fact not seriously injured.
USA is #1 and on top of the world!
Standard issue body armor protected him from the bullets that hit him, allowing him to escape without serious injury, while inflicting massive injuries to those person he is violating, invading, and attempting to rob, imprison, enslave, torture, and possibly rape. Isn't great to be on the winning side against much weaker adversaries (in our asymmetrical invasions)? USA, USA, USA!

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