Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington
It's your perception...I can't answer that. I was only offering an opinion to an exchange between Wolf and Icarus.
Ain't perception a bitch?
That's what I would call them. They were helping wounded. What they were doing is what an ambulance would do. Civilians, not professionals.
Civilians, not professionals, then they weren't doing what an ambulance would do. Because IMHO opinion. They looked like civilians just picking up a body. No triage, no attempt at stopping the bleeding, just start getting rid of the survivors and then the weapons, so the US looks even worse.
This is kind of the direction I'm going with the question about medics. It's related to human behavior, and how the Military likes things to be neat and orderly. Only the world isn't neat and orderly, so only giving quarter to a premise that doesn't exist is flawed.
Since when have you see me or Mark claim the military was perfect? lol.
I mean the Israelis use behavior all the time when assessing risk in airports. I think in this case it's easy to see that the people helping the injured posed no threat.
I'm not going to attack that comparison very hard, because I think you made it mildly. Because there is a world of difference between an airport where the security begins when your front tires hit the property line, and a war zone in Iraq.
There was more than one Apache. They could have watched the van without firing, until it was obvious that they were a risk to some asset or otherwise.
True, and again, as I have said since the beginning, I'm not saying it was right, and although I will justify it, but more importantly, there is no mens rea.
So, how does SOP change when your enemy isn't a conventional professional military?
You shout anything that appears to tamper with the scene.