Marines in trouble

I know this post is going to cause some problems- but I want to post this as a human being occupying the world, not an American, not an Arab, not a Chinese, not anything but a human being.

Right now the media is slicing the Marines who “relieved” themselves on the bodies of deceased enemies, into tidbits as horrible persons, horrific acts, bad, bad Marines. Excuse me. As a human being, if someone hurt my family or loved ones, and I was able to find and punish them, I might “relieve” myself by doing the same thing – if I were a man. As a woman, I probably would not do the same thing.

These MARINES are trained to hunt down and kill the enemy, as all soldiers of the world are. Have you not heard of someone beheading a dead enemy? Have you not heard of horrific things done with the bodies of enemies by all “troops” in the world? These men are YOUNG men, TRAINED to hunt down and kill…..PERHAPS in that mentality, you would piss on the bodies of the enemies.

Is it politically correct? Maybe not, but review the people who have raped and killed and are now treated for being “criminally insane”…
they are given treatment and forgiveness for their actions. Think about the child molesters who are given minimal sentences and are let out to roam the streets.

Can we not step into the shoes of the Marines and NOT follow the media by condemning these men? If an Iranian (simply as an example) killed the enemy, would the men perhaps do the same? Or worse? Who knows….

But if we condemn the young men we train to KILL to protect us – what are we doing? Think about it. It’s not a perfect world, and these are humans WE’VE trained!

Have mercy and understanding. These are men in their 20’s and 30’s and we’ve expected them to kill to keep the peace. Come on…..If it were your son and he was forced to kill….would you condemn him?

4 Responses to “Marines in trouble”

  1. vhhp Says:

    Dear Marsha,
    I can understand your pain. Are we really following the path of Jesus, who sacrificed his life painfully, for setting an example of himself for the future generations. Just by saying Oh Jesus! -when we feel uncomfortable- seeing the world. In fact – what is the religion we are following? “Live and Let Die?” (Let me live and let others die for it !!!!) The Hindu definition of living is- “Loka Samasta Sukhinobhavantu” means – Let all the creatures of the universe be comfortable, happy always. At least – let the future generations be happy. I like you Marsha, for your kind, loving, bold and brave heart.

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you so very much for your input and thoughts on this post. You accolades of me are lovely and I appreciate them! I do pray and wish all creatures of the universe could be happy always – and peaceful. I like you too!

  3. Mangocharlie Says:

    Happy New Year Miss Marsha J. O’Brien

    Kindest Regards

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you so much, and Happy New Year to you, as well. Warmly,

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