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VIDEO: Father of US marine killed by Afghan officer speaks out

As a fervent Ron Paul supporter the first twenty seconds really gets me, as the dad explains the reason and incident that triggered this unfortunate outcome.

http://youtu.be/D5XBFChpIJ0

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That sure

got a tear in my eyes!

Whats the beef

Isn't this to be expected when you invade foreign countries and murder their citizens?

May God protect the Afghan people from these aggressors.

“ANARCHY is the radical notion that other people are not your property.” ~Lysander Spooner

You got it!Notice something

You got it!

Notice something he said in the last minute: I love my government.

As soon as I heard that, my sadness for him, even though waning during the video because of his repetition for calling upon the government to do for him and his son, turned to anger irrevcocably. He blended government and country, thinking they are the same.

If the government was doing well for and by its people, then I say OK, I accept feeling proud of your government. But today, 2012, talking about government and country as if the same, no way, Jose. I deny that mixture. You, I and every person not receiving government money rather than people who are receiving its money -- thereby wittingly or unwittingly are proping up and perpetuating government and its present nature -- shouldn't be talked about and treated as though we are the government. Always a constant for anyone and especially the military person: When you're interviewed, you damn well make the distinction between government and the country, the people.

Military people: Disprove Henry Kissinger right when he said military people are dumb animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy. Prove him wrong. Because almost no one more than the military person -- the agents of offense abroad therefore the initiating factors of offense at home the police state is built on -- has a heavier burden to squelch the US government.

You military people and your offspring, the police men and the rest of the police state agents, bear the heaviest burden to reject AND thwart the US government because it has oppressed people in America since 1776 and worldwide shortly after then. The US government's reach and dominance far surpass those of any other entity in the history of mankind. You military people way more than me and anyone else bes' be learning freedom and spreading it.

Advice #1 for the government agent/employee to learn and spread freedom: Talk about freedom among other employees/agents of the government. Teach them they are but pawns of foreign policy and domestic policy.

How would you feel if foreign soldiers made themselves at home in your country and, intimately, in your neighborhood? How would you feel about that? Might you want to do what you can to oust the invader? You damned well bet you would. Leave. All. Foreign. Countries. And be a civilian in your country. Live your life instead of attempting to live the lives of people, which is impossible and results in destroying and murdering those people. Those people are reacting to oust you from their lands. That's all they're doing. They are trying to live their lives, what they were doing before you arrived. There is no opportunity for any US government employee to cast blame and bad words at natives who become their own general George Washingtons and his revolutionaries. So, leave them be. Stop being the England Empire.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

“Military men are just dumb

“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger

Yes and that's exactly what is going on. Yet some defend this aggression on the Afghan people.

“ANARCHY is the radical notion that other people are not your property.” ~Lysander Spooner

Jefferson's picture

Someone

sent me an email last night. It was one of those typical circle jerk neo-con emails celebrating the slaughter of the "rag heads" complete with gruesome helicopter footage of alleged "taliban" fighters being literally vaporized by 30mm cannons and hellfire missiles.
(I would not watch this unless you have a strong stomach. It is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC)
http://www.apacheclips.com/media/40283/2_Apaches_Kill_a_Plat...

What is equally disgusting are the comments on this video, and the mindset of a very sick segment of our population that is reflected. I don't know my reasoning for posting this here other than to show how I have become somewhat numb to this father's loss. I can't help but wonder if this guy's father would be one of the ones celebrating the slaughter in this video.

It's all one big video game until you lose one of your own. Every one of these blips on the FLIR screen had family that grieved just as much as this Marine's father did.

I would be one of those blips on the FLIR screen if some foreign army invaded this country. It's amazing how cheap life has become, and the callousness in which it is taken. I grieve for what we have become as a society more than I do this father's loss.

God Bless to the fallen and

God Bless to the fallen and to the family. One of my friends died there and I feel your pain Mr. Buckley. We are here for you brother.

Isn't this to be expected

Isn't this to be expected when you invade foreign countries and murder their citizens?

May God protect the Afghan people from these aggressors.

“ANARCHY is the radical notion that other people are not your property.” ~Lysander Spooner

i know i'll be down voted but...

his son did die in battle.
there are no rules when foreign troops are on your soil.
ask the british.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

;-(

BRING THEM HOME!!!Now.
NWO/ BANKSTERS/Your Great Senator? ,They use our Patriotism against us!!!
All these MF'er sold America out!
Young Folks are dying.WHY!! Their EMPIRE building? This will end badly for us.
It always does!
These psychopaths got to be stopped.

Write your Great Statesmen/women. Tell them how you feel.
Me I would like to kick the shit out of all them, lying sold out POS's.
This ain't the USA you think it is!!! God I wish it was.

End This War!

Being a fellow New Yorker, this hits a lil closer to home than normal. I call on all veterans who agree to voice their opinions against this seemingly never ending tragedy. I spent 13 months in Kandahar with the 82nd Airborne Division and I have not seen one good reason for being there other than getting tax free and bigger paychecks. For personal reasons, I didn't mind being there, plus I was one of those brainwashed kids at that time. Just come home :( we can make this happen

God bless you...

for posting this....I am in tears..

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i'm third generation navy...

my grandfather was at pearl harbor AND normandy, my dad was in vietnam...

i served on aircraft carriers

we are a very patriotic family

i have drilled into my son for YEARS about NOT going into THIS military

it is a corporate blood bath

let romney's son's and obombya's daughters go

my children WON'T if I have a say...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Patriotism does not mean

Patriotism does not mean blindly following your government. Quite the opposite. "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." ~Thomas Paine

Isn't this to be expected when you invade foreign countries and murder their citizens?

May God protect the Afghan people from these aggressors.

“ANARCHY is the radical notion that other people are not your property.” ~Lysander Spooner

Well said, tittiger.

Well said, tittiger.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.

Much respect. My family going

Much respect. My family going back generations served as well, my old man included, Vietnam Vet, and he told me if I signed up and he was informed of it, he would hog-tie me and throw me in a closet. He said to me if this was a just war, he would have no problem with me going to fight for what is right. However, this not being the case, he couldn't live to see me die over greed and lies.

Cyril's picture

I would play this video all

I would play this video all over again and again to all the warmongers in congress until they beg me to stop the player.

Also, would probably have them read, out loud, the definition of the word "DEFENSE" from the English dictionary until they run out of saliva. Start dehydrating. And beg for water.

Them, traitors to their People they took oath to represent with and for the Constitution.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Brought tears to my eyes!

How many parents must feel just like this man. So very sad how they don't consider our men as human beings. This man was 100% correct on everything except one thing...not blaming Obama too. Another broken promise as he said he would bring them home as well. But then again...he is a puppet as well, just takes orders.

One Day He Will Realize that his Son would still be alive if

Obama had kept his word and brought them home as he promised if elected, it was the first thing he would do if they were not home by the time he got into office. He probable voted for Obama and is in denial but will wake up soon, at least I hope so.

A.Hansen

A sensless travesty

Condolences to the family for the lost of an honorable son.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

Go ahead and join:

Go ahead and join: http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance276.html

Keep your kids out of the military: http://lewrockwell.com/vance/vance288.html

How sad

that YOU let your son get murdered. I wonder...will YOU let your other 2 sons standing there behind YOU get murdered as well. I call it murder even if they get killed on the battlefield.

I bet a $1000

That you wouldn't have the guts to say that to this man's face.

I would because the damn

I would because the damn Military Industrial Complex is bankrupting our country and poses a greater security threat than the cave dwellers from the middle east.

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

You're a dipSh***

There's nothing wrong with being in the marines to defend our country. This is not what our troops should be doing but don't condemn them for being in the service at all. And certainly don't callously watch this man's pain and blame him. Easy to type a comment smugly. How low you stooped. Shame

This mans son was in another

This mans son was in another country murdering people. That is the real shame. The marines death was justified. If you were an Afghan you would have done the same to the people that murdered your friends and family.

“ANARCHY is the radical notion that other people are not your property.” ~Lysander Spooner

It is called Blowback, all the more reason to get the hell out

of their country. Obama or Romney will not going to pull us out of Afghanistan.

A.Hansen

You SHOULD blame Obama Sir... You SHOULD!!! Here's Why

here's Barack Obama on the Campaign Trail in Oct 2007 stating he will bring the troops home as the FIRST thing he will do when he gets into office....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr9ywEFRQkQ&NR=1

Here's the Video Quote:

Barack Obama - "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank."

Then, you should blame yourself for BELIEVING this war HAD ANYTHING to do with OUR Liberty as a nation and falling for that stupid non-sense about serving proudly. It's OUR duty NOT to fight these ridiculous wars and spend our lives and treasure on some "Globalist's Agenda".

I for one could NEVER serve proudly in a war that was unjust, illegal and entails me killing innocent life on the other side of the globe!

The ONLY war I would serve in is if the war was ON my soil. If foreign troops were here blowing all kinds of stuff up like bridges and buildings, etc... then I WOULD FIGHT!!!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Higher standards change the perceptions

Jesus or maybe Jesus Christ want around in a rather skillful manner telling us all to stop hurting each other. Most of the people around Jesus thought he stopped a lot of hurt caused by disease, and people who follow Jesus have a lot more peace internally.

I think people have been hurting each other all over the world before and after Jesus. Some Christians hold themselves to a higher standard and thus get a delusion of causing more hurting. Aristide would have been considered an exemplary leader of Haiti but as a priest he was expected to do even more. If a priest who abused children every said “If you talk I will kill you and your parents” like happened several times when non priests were involved, the world would be condemning the entire Catholic Church for a century or more.

In Philly PA RichardKanePA

This is what happens when we promote "American Exceptionism"

Which is nothing more than the same 'ol White Man's Burden,
Manifest Destiny, Pax Romana and other euphemisms for Empire building to bribe, threatened, and use military force to "help others" for its own "National Interests".

My heart goes out for the father and the family.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

I found this

incredibly heartbreaking.