Excuse me sir, are you just playing dead, or do you intend
to kill me? Here is a link to the video - Click here.
Marines entered a Fallujah Mosque used by snipers and gunmen. There were several injured. Weapons were present, including RPGs. One marine points at an insurgent and warns, "He's not dead. He's playing fd dead!" Another marine levels a rifle at the insurgent's head and fires. "He's dead now." An embedded NBC reporter captures the Kodak moment on tape. Now, it's supposed to be another Abu Gharib! Marines are executing unarmed innocents!
My opinion is it's bullshit. Why should the marine assume the "insurgent" was unarmed? Those people have a history of booby trapping bodies, and they are sworn to kill Americans, believing Allah will bless them with virgins in paradise. Must marines turn insurgents over, or should they ask them, "Excuse me sir, I noticed you're playing dead. Have you any weapons? You're not trying to kill any of us, are you?"
Those young men volunteered to risk life and limb for us, and it speaks poorly of NBC that they would slant the incident to further hurt America's image, and that of our servicemen.