- Nov 17, 2011
Signed it away back in 89probably pointless talk, if you`ve never have served or even remotely understand what i am talking about.
the first thing you do NOT do around hostiles - you do not get separated from your group. no matter what. that is what i keep repeating - as a simple fact - the video footage shows him ALONE, and surrounded, and chased down the street - chased down carrying a superior firepower by some juveniles with skateboards.
this kid was not supposed to play rambo - he was supposed to be a part of a militia - a militia that was, presumably, in there to patrol the area to maintain order, at least they are still trying to pursue that in their line of defence. at least one of those bubbas was supposed to have some reminiscent memory of his military past and be capable to control that herd with loaded guns around him.
that is all.
a stupid situation that was never supposed to happen if their leader had any brains of ever tried using them that night. as if a 17 yr old soldier puts himself into a harms way - and ends up with casualties - it is not his fault, it is a fault of that certain somebody who was supposed to train him and give him orders.
no one abandons him now, it is not the point - but, there is not going to be any good outcome there. i just really pity the kid, as, again, it all was a 100% avoidable scenario hat should never had happened and now several lives are lost and ruined, including his own.
Yes, I understood your pointless references - why pointless? Kyle was not there for a military, or militia, action.
However, I do now understand your premise and that you weren't attacking Kyle. His group should have had better command and not have been separated but that fact is not really relevant to his dilemma. He was in a location lawfully, taking lawful actions and was unlawfully attacked then defended himself with measured response.
Anyone trying to attribute blame for the attacks on Kyle to Kyle's lawful actions is no better than someone blaming a woman for being raped because she got a taxi after dark.