I just can’t understand it: I spent 20 years in the US military, being taught concepts such as when and when not to use deadly force, and by the Geneva Convention when someone is no longer considered an active combatant, etc. About how we as American service members are held to a higher standard, and that we are expected to live up to that standard both in uniform and out. Then I watch a group of undisciplined thugs – cowards in uniforms, vehicles, and weapons (like the one I carried) that U.S. (my) tax dollars helped or completely purchased, summarily execute – murder a man who’s humanity, who’s life has been reduced to trash in their minds! I cannot understand how in 2016, this and similar barbaric acts of a society can go on, or worse yet – be rewarded through appropriations and a myriad of perks, favourtism status.
Rest assured, if I or any of my comrades committed this cowardly act, charges of murder, war crimes, amongst others would be levied and QUICKLY! Fox News, CNN, and all the news outlets domestically and WORLD-WIDE would be all over it – guaranteed! I turn on the news here – no mention whatsoever – nor a story on Bing, Yahoo, MSN, nothing. Unbelievable!!! Apparently the atrocities don’t matter, nor the conduct of Israeli citizens, nor the conduct of the settlers, nor the Israeli Government policies. The citizens and politicians that support these atrocities, ignore them, as well as the news agencies that censor them are complicit in these crimes! How is it that we servicemen are held to higher standards, our countrymen can and do criticize my government without being labeled as an “anti-Americanite”, and that our news outlets would be quick to report any domestic slight (and beat it like a dead horse), but hardly anyone – including our corrupt politicians would dare criticize Israel (right, Ted and Hillary)!!!