Posts Tagged ‘Puppy

04
Apr
08

Excellent article in LA Times on infamous Marine/Puppy video

http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-ca-webscout16mar16,1,767026.story

12
Mar
08

It’s a puppy’s life. In Iraq.

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Does this puppy know his fate? Real soldier. Real puppy. In a truck. Alive. Happy. Puppy….

11
Mar
08

Yes–It’s true. It’s all true…

It’s confirmed. Our military is pure evil. Unrestrained, unrefined, evil… 

Unfortunately, Sgt. Rock and G.I. Joe were photographed, smirking no-less, while standing atop a giant, and previously-though-extinct, squirrel. A dead squirrel, though it’s unclear how it came to that state.

Army C.I.D. is investigating the incident, and representatives for the Army called the act, “Beyond the pale” and “Without precedent in our proud history–and senselessly cruel.”

Rage filled the pages of blogs and cries for justice too. One person with the screen name, “bushlied”, vented their rage at the terrible act: “I’d like to see Sgt. Rock shot up with BB guns and then have my dog, Tootles, chew on him for a while, chew him until he screams for mercy! The mercy that the squirrel never got!”

Another, screen name, “ronpaul08”, said: “Yeah, biiiiig tough soldier, G.I. Joe. Let’s see what happens when I pour gas on you and light your ass on fire! But I hope you don’t die, ’cause I’ve got more for you. I’d like to take you out into my shed, and stick firecrackers down your polyester camos, watch your plastic groin-parts fly in every direction!”

A MySpace page has been found by several surfers, the blogs there containing an apparent confession by G.I. Joe: “Look. I’m sorry. War got to me. It’s tough, and ya’ll mall-shoppers don’t get it. I’m a trained killer, plain and simple. The Army equiped me with this here Kung-Fu-Grip, and once the squirrel was in my clutches, I wouldn’t–no–I couldn’t let go.

Sgt. Rock was more reticent as he was led into custody by investigators. Authorites found him practicing throwing pineapple grenades at cardboard cutouts of a squirrel, a trademark cigarette hanging from his lips, his Army-issue shirt torn assunder. He scowled at cameramen as they tried to snap photos of him as he was led away.

Here is the photo, published anonymously last week on Photoshack: WARNING–GRAPHIC.

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10
Mar
08

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…

08
Mar
08

You think you know evil?

Most people in America don’t know evil. They’re squeamish in the extreme, despite having seen untold numbers of murders and eviscerations on TV and in theaters. But the real thing, real death, real blood, real human bodies twisted in such manners that your brain cannot properly identify them; that kind of violence is alien to the American, and that speaks well of our nation.

It also weakens out defences against enemies whose violence we can barely comprehend. Extreme Islam is one such enemy. Al-Qaeda operatives are vicious, evil, and think nothing of committing atrocities that make every American cringe. Because of the widespread ignorance that I read on the pages of some blogs, and because there are many on WordPress who seem to think that Abu Graib is the worst place in the world to be, I ask those people, (without justifying the acts of the prison guards of Abu Graib), which would you rather have happen to you; have underwear placed on your head while being photographed and be placed, naked, into human pyramids, or this: WARNING–GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW:

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These are the decapitated remains of two US Marines. You think you have it tough here? Do you think that Al-Qaeda plays Patty-Cake, or talks about there feelings while passing a bowl of M+Ms? Call evil: evil.

Notice the same, black, Islamic flag, flying in the still frames as in the Marine/Puppy throwing video? Again, suspicious…

08
Mar
08

Finally, another voice of reason….

This is a fine blog on the puppy video…

 http://aphilosopher.wordpress.com/2008/03/07/puppy-video/#comment-854

07
Mar
08

Update IV Marine/ Puppy video

Yes, I am obsessed with this. Yes, I do want to get to the bottom of it. It means a lot, for several reasons. We should all be bothered by how happy many people are after viewing this video. They are upset of course, that they see a puppy being thrown, but I can’t get over how gleeful they seem at the same time; gleeful that America’s military has somehow been “exposed.”

But, this is not our military. This is a video of one person, supposedly doing something awful. We ARE the most moral nation in the world. I believe that. I believe that our military is held to the highest of standards. In most cases, enemy combatants can’t wait to surrender to our fighting forces because they know that they’ll be treated better than in their own countries. If we want to apple pick the bad things that have happened, we could go on forever, and we will continue to miss all of the good. Many don’t want good; they want drama.

I’ve watched the video carefully many times now. Here are some observations:

1) The puppy’s legs are not zip-tied. When the Marine sticks his head in from the left-side of the screen, a wire going to a mic or camera moves in front of the puppies feet. I think some thought it was a zip-tie.

2) I see no evidence of the puppy moving or glancing. I just don’t. I’m trying to be as honest as I can, not letting emotions sway me. I don’t see movement other than momentum from the Marine’s arm.

3) When the Marine moves in from the left, the wire from his helmet seems to bend a bit, as if it contacts something hanging out of the thrower’s hand. This may be evidence that it isn’t merely CGI.

4) When the thrower’s (Motari’s?) arm reaches it’s farthest point back of the toss, a shadow is cast on the rock ledge behind him; it does appear to hold a similar shape to the puppy.

5) Still no comments by major news agencies on the appearance of the Islamic flag at the beginning of the video, nor the Christian Soldier reference or jade-colored crown. Some are even cutting the front of the video off so that people do not see the flag, but the crown stays in the video.

6) There’s just something a little off about the shape of the puppy. Its hind-legs look weird. Could it be from post-mortem bloating? Maybe it’s just a type of dog I haven’t seen before. Or maybe it’s fake…

7) Most damning is the yelps from the dog. The noise never diminishes with distance. And the yelp seems all too convenient, like: “See how TERRIBLE this is !” I don’t even know if a dog would yelp after being thrown, at least while it was still in the air. And did you see how far the puppy flew?

8: Why didn’t the Marines go and look over the cliff to see what became of the dog? That seems weird to me. If they were throwing a puppy for sadistic reasons, it seems that people that depraved would want to see the results of their misdeeds. That’s what usually happens with arsonists and such; they return to their crime scenes.

9) The fact that there are people out there making fake MySpace pages posing as Motari and “confessing” in blogs, shows me that certain persons have the heinous capability and desire to discredit our military at all costs. The fake postings should make everyone doubt the veracity of the video, at least until the Marine Corps has fully investigated.




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