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Monday, February 13, 2006
Thug culture: Iraqi Teenagers brutally bashed by 8 UK soldiers
Recently a video was released showing the horrible work-over given to 4 Iraqi teenagers who had been involved in stone-throwing riots. They were beaten senseless in a fashion beyond the terms "human rights abuse" or "war crimes"--- by 8 professional, trained and fully clad UK soldiers. (see this ARTICLE)

These violent aggrevated bashings were not crimes related to "war" but rather were crimes related to egotistic "Thug Culture"- the us versus them theory. The "look tough in front of your mates" culture. The culture where peopl humiliate others to make them selves feel bigger.

The same culture responsible for gang-rape on the streets of New York, racial bashings in Cronulla, or the abduction of innocent people from the streets of Baghdad for money *hey, if the insurgents can do it, why don't we?*.

The same kind of attitude "popular" high-school boys have when surrouning an a-grade student with glasses. This culture of egotism and masculine competitiveness runs strong in the US military and even has hold in the Australian Defence Forces (though not in the highly professional SAS).

In the UK military until recently this kind of culture was thought to be isolated while the majority forces were considered professional, polite and efficient. Recently the true extent of this culture within the British armed forces has come to light through the "Prisoner Abuse Scandal" and now through this shocking, degrading video.

I don't think I will say anymore about this. I don't want to. You should know exaclty what kind of behaviour and attitudes make this kind of thing to happen and if you don't know now, then read this and maybe you will understand:

[excerpt courtesy of News of The World online edition]

DRAGGING four weedy rioters—all apparently in their early teens—off the street and behind the high walls of a secluded army compound,

BEATING them senseless with vicious blows from batons, boots and fists,

IGNORING their pitiful pleas for mercy, until the incident climaxes with what appears to be an NCO delivering a sickening full-force kick in the genitals of a cringeing lad pinned to the ground.

All the while the callous cameraman delivers a stomach-churning commentary urging his mates on, cackling with laughter and screaming: "Oh yes! Oh yes! You're gonna get it. Yes, naughty little boys! You little f***ers, you little f***ers. DIE! Ha, ha!"

[end excerpt]

Lets pray the military men can stamp this out of their culture before it gets any worse for those who aren't involved. [olivebranch out]
5 Comments:
Blogger Baghdad said...
Thug culture is wide spread and exists everywhere.

I despise the cameraman so badly!!

Their attitude comes from their CO's and politicians. Its no only permitted to happen its encouraged. Its called terrorism and its perpetrated on the Iraqi people by the american and British troops. Wake up, stamping out children will only get you hated. It means you have lost already.

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Blogger olivebranch said...
You know what ANONYMOUS? I have a few words for you:

If you want to come and say derogatory and inciteful things in my comments and make my blog look bad you should at least have the balls to display your name.

New rule for my comments section: NO NASTY ANONYMOUS COMMENTS. If you want to say something stupid or argue with me, have the guts to do it yourself not under the guise of some never to be seen again anonymous comment-hawk!!!

Your comment has been removed. Use your name and leave contact details: then it can stay.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sorry, but you do have the option of using anonymous and I didn't want to go to the trouble of signing up. And you did invite all on BT's blog who have contrary ideas to come to your blog and have their say. I guess you don't mean what you say on either account and that makes your blog look bad-not my comments-by the way, use your real name and post your address if you don't think you are anonymous. Anonymity is relative, isn't it? So is what can viewed as derogatory as your latest entry clearly displays. Was that 'inciteful' or 'insightful'? Don't be such a girlyman. Or at least admit you are a girlyman and don't issue challenges you don't intend to answer which is what a blog with open comments is all about.

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