My best friend from high school has been on 12 tours in the last 12 years to the sandbox and bosnia before that, and I support him fully along with the rest of our fighting people. Im just wondering what kind of education this guy and others are recieving about our "enemies" and the world at large in them there militaries...Obviously the ignorance required to associate with any white power group is enough to excuse the military...I'm just saying what an embarrassment ...for all of us.. military....American...human....
Guy must be Marines with that number set, those guys do 6 month deployments, most of the time. I agree with you 100% that this shit is just mans failing at it's finest, and yes it is completely a huge embarrassment. The military doesn't really "educate" soldiers, at least in this country for the grunts, on differentiating targets based on religion, nationality, or any other classification. They train you to fire in any situation where imminent danger to life, limb or eyesight is present without any hesitation(under current ROE that means currently receiving direct or indirect fire, you are NOT allowed to fire under any other circumstance). If you spend enough time in a combat zone things start to get blurry, and some people lose the ability to properly select their target, and when that happens it's only a matter of time until friendly and hostile lose their meaning. That coupled with mainstream stupidity and having 100 news channels that report nonsense that is barely half true all the time, due to people's ignorance of another's way of life, words can make people snap too, things like this happen. Particularly when you get the horrendous class of national leaders we currently have where everyone with the nuts to get elected is way extreme in one way or another, the level of intolerance tends to build.
I'll tell you, the part that pisses me off is that everyone keeps saying "he thought he was shooting Muslims, what a moron". I get it, this guy is obviously very stupid but I don't really care who he shot, people that posed no threat are dead. The "why" for me doesn't usually hold any weight, same opinion on the war, people are dying on a large scale and it needs to stop as fast as possible regardless of the solution being tactical or political. I would say it's different for soldiers, however, soldiers follow orders and if you have shitty leaders you will have shitty soldiers. The reason ROE is so tight is because this has been turned from a global anti-terrorism operation in pile of geopolitical goat fuck, and the previous president of this country began attempting to make changes to Afghanistan that the citizens didn't want and the current president has continued these attempts. Was never in Iraq, can't really speak on that other than to say it was a pile of shit, it's over now don't commit that fuck up again.
Maybe the military should teach you more than the people usually don't wave with their left hand, I don't know if that would have made a difference, someone that crazy is a time bomb and when it goes off it's just going to hammer whatever is closest. His fuse I guess just burned out at what he thought was a good time.
Just my general opinion on all that, sorry for the wall of text and potentially horrible English composition.