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This is a fine blog on the 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.
Last night I requested that “Dave Motari” add me as a friend to his Myspace page. It was quite late, but nonetheless, I was added within 30 minutes or so. When I went to the page, and read the blog entries, it was so obvious to me that it was a fake. The public admissions of guilt, the lukewarm commentary on his being in trouble with his Sergeant Major.
There are several photo of various soldiers and such, some appearing to be engaged in the typical frat-boy activities of the age group that applies. There is one photo of three Iraqi (I assume) children, one cowering, two others holding toy guns to his head and smiling. There is a comment below by the page’s owner saying that they (the soldiers) asked the boys to pose for the photo. He say that the kids were funny….Come on, this is fake. This is propaganda. No one would put those photos up, and allow the comments that were being posted to be there; comments calling for Motari’s death and so forth. Also, the USMC is allegedly investigating the incident, and I can assure you, that if criminal charges are being contemplated, Motari has a military lawyer who would have advised him to remove such things from the Internet.
Also, one of the photos shows Jessica Simpson kissing a soldier on the cheek. The owner’s comments say that the photo is of him (David Motari), with Jessica Simpson. However if you look closely at the pics, the name-tag on the soldier’s uniform does not appear to be Motari.
I posted a comment, and it should be noted that almost all of the comments were hateful and most quite ridiculous. If this were Motari’s page he would not have allowed the comments in view of the trouble he could be in. The page itself was very sparse, indicating that it had just been created. The page’s creator says that his old account got hacked so he had to make a new one. Sure….
After my comment, telling everyone that the page was fake, I was removed from the page’s friends list.
Here are the ridiculous photos. If you cannot see the overt propaganda here, I feel sorry…
I’ve looked at the video a few more times here: http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/big-man-marine-murders-helpless-puppy/, and I think this may be a piece of Islamic fundamentalist propaganda. I believe it is a fake, though well done. Some of the people who have commented on blogs have blogs of their own written in Sanskrit, and one is actually called tehran24. Supposedly that site is about “pictures of downtown Tehran.” Sure enough, the site has tons of them, as well as write-ups on the area. Suspicious to me…
In the video, the soldiers mouths do not move accordingly with the words they are pronouncing, and the puppy looks odd, a bit stiff or something, with very short legs. The video at the top of the link shows an Islamic flag waving and then the text, “Barbaric Christian Soldier Kills a Puppy!”, appears. Also, there is a jade colored crown in the top left corner of the video.
This is psychological warfare. This is how powerful it is, when properly employed. The art of Psy-ops, is to accurately assess a culture’s feelings, and to twist them as much as possible to your side’s own advantage. Americans don’t understand that other armies do this sort of thing, but they do because it is very powerful and relatively easy, especially in a fee and open society such as our own. What is truly sad though, is how many weak-minded folk are out there, grabbing onto this thing. At least they’re back here taking their weak shots at America, and not overseas fighting dangerous people with guns and bombs.
I hesitate to show anyone this blog: http://mir1.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/us-soldier-kills-puppy-meet-david-motari/, but go ahead and look so you can know what we’re up against. There is a link to a video there, supposedly showing a US Marine throwing a puppy over a cliff. I found another copy of the video from an old YouTube posting, though the video has been removed form the actual YouTube site. I don’t know who faked the video, if it was the Marines trying to be funny, or the usual suspects back here in the states. Either way, it’s dumb. The Marines should act above reproach at all times, and this type of thing, even as a joke, plays into the moonbat’s hands.
The video proves that people will believe anything that they want to believe. And what’s the most disturbing, is that people want to believe our soldiers are doing this type of thing. I’m glad I don’t walk around thinking this way about our country.
The video is clearly fake. But, the moonbats will never accept victory, they will never accept the idea of an honorable military, whose standards outstrip its critics standards.