Update V–Yet another puppy-video update

A couple more things we have to ask ourselves about the puppy-video:

 1) Why is there a cute little puppy wandering around in the middle of the Iraqi desert? Things die in one (1) day in the desert. The temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees and get below freezing at night. The humidity is zero, for months on end. Puppies don’t wander around in the desert! They just don’t. I’ve lived in Arizona, much of which is desert, and most of which is more heavily populated that the areas those Marines appeared to be patrolling. Never once did I see a puppy wandering around, with miles of nothing but dry rock and sand surrounding it, like the one in the video. The dog in the video does not look wild, or starved, it actually looks a little overweight.

2) Muslims consider dogs unclean. They cannot abide them. Dogs don’t run around in Muslim villages, as they do in the villages of South Africa and such.

3) Many of the people that have argued with me as to the veracity of the video, have finally admitted that the MySpace page was a fake. Why couldn’t this be fake too? It shows that there are people who want our military discredited. Maybe it’s real, but maybe it isn’t, and I just don’t see enough people asking for patience and reason to prevail. Instead, they’re acting just like Al-Qaeda, demanding the death of David Motari. I’m waiting to see video of thousands yelling and running in the streets, firing AK-47s into the air and burning Motari in effigy. There’s a portion of this country that seems little different than the people who flew the planes into the Twin Towers; they use the same rhetoric, and I sense the same burning hatred. Only, at least Al-Qaeda fools itself into believing they’re killing people to avenge Islam for the killing of its people. The crazies here want death as vengeance for a puppy they don’t know is real, and, if it was, they don’t know died. In truth, just as with Al-Qaeda, they want the perceived slight to be real, they need an external target for their internal rage, dissatisfaction and jealousy.

I’ve been called every name in the book over this. All along though, I’ve made the simple and rational statement that the Marine should be punished if the video is real, and he should be punished if he had anything to do with making a fake video too. What if it’s not real? What will the people who jumped to conclusions and death-threats say? How will they make up for the ignorant threats they’ve made to Motari’s family? Just look at the damage that’s been done to our country, both by Al-Qaeda’s propagandists, and by the chronic malcontents within our own borders. I have not called for the death of anyone. I have called for investigation, rule of law–and truth…

7 Responses to “Update V–Yet another puppy-video update”

  1. March 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    >>>1) Why is there a cute little puppy wandering around in the middle of the Iraqi desert?

    It’s not. That isn’t the “middle of the Iraqi desert,” as you think.

    Watch the video again. There are structures on the far side of the abyss. There is some foliage near the Marine. There is A DOG BARKING in the distance.

  2. 2 magus71
    March 10, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Ok-there’s a dog barking n a Muslim village. Again that begs the question I posed above…

  3. 3 Chris
    March 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I appreciate the fact that you’re trying to give this marine the benefit of the doubt; however, here are my problems with the issue. First, I think you’re misinformed about the dog issue in Iraq. Haven’t you heard that numerous military men and women have been adopting dogs that have wandered over to them? You’re correct. Many Muslims consider dogs unclean; therefore, they have no use for them, and many DO wander the streets! Maybe not to the EXTENT that they do in Africa, but they still do. They are not welcome in homes.

    If the video is true, this Marine deserves punishment not only in a military capacity, but also in a civil capacity for cruelty to animals.

    If the video is NOT true! . . . THIS MARINE DESERVES PUNISHMENT! Regardless of whether or not it was a hoax, his behavior is UNBECOMING an officer and the act appears as COMPLETE disregard for LIFE in general! Our military is SUPPOSED to be there to help! Not to create more havoc! I know there are many who would argue with me there. I’m not here to debate the validity of the war. I’m here to point out that REGARDLESS of the validity of the video, this man deserves to be punished because the act, whether true or not, was committed while he was in uniform. He is a representative of the United States Military at that moment, and he is showing cruelty and inhumanity in the worst possible way to an innocent creature.

    Which begs the age old question. . . if he can do that to a dog, what would he do to a human being. That’s my take on the entire issue.

    Again, I appreciate that you’re giving the man the benefit of the doubt, but there’s no excuse for his actions in any manner. (And, as a dog owner {and I adore my dog} I just pray that it wasn’t true.)



  4. March 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Which frikkin one? I’m addressing one.

  5. 5 Chris
    March 10, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Mike, to whom are you posing the question? Did you author this blog? I’M addressing the person who posted the blog. Are you asking “which frikkin one?” of me? If it is to me, what are you talking about?



  6. 6 magus71
    March 11, 2008 at 3:14 am


    They are not in the streets. Puppies don’t wander in the middle of the desert. The puppy has no tail. A puppy would live a few hours in the desert.

  7. March 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    >>>Ok-there’s a dog barking n a Muslim village. Again that begs the question I posed above…

    Clarifying who I was addressing. WHICH question?!

    And I just noticed (hey, white type on black is not good for the eyes!) that you published the alleged name. I didn’t do that and won’t do that until the (endless?) investigation is concluded or the forces release a name.

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