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COD in Real Life? Soldiers Kill Innocents in Afghanistan

JI writes: "It is well known that armed forces do play video games while overseas doing tours and active duty. Not all times call for such lax measures, however it is a good stress relief, recreation, and in some cases forms of communication with friends and family back home to hop on a PC or gaming console as well as play some video games such as Call of Duty.

However, some of the US soldiers in Afghanistan have taken it upon themselves to commit acts comparable to the "No Russian" mission in Modern Warfare 2 while on duty. Murdering friendlies and civilians (in an attempt to be covert and take an otherwise unseizable location) in what is being called a "Kill Team" operation, this crew brought their sport-like first person shooting out of the video game and into real life."

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iamnsuperman1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Agree but this is what you get with an army willing to accept people to replace the soldiers leaving to keep up numbers. Something is not right with these guys. I remember a story done by channel 4 found many soldiers in one platoon were allowed to serve while taken medication (types of medication to do with PTSD and of sorts) due to sort numbers. Just inexcusable

soundslike1834d ago

Theres three types of people who join the armed forces:

1. Those who want to defend something or feel like they are contributing to society

2. Those who see it as paid job training for a career back home.

3. ...and then those who go to shoot guns to compensate for small dick/childhood/what-have-you

captain-obvious1833d ago (Edited 1833d ago )

goes to show you how much of a scum US solders are (not all of them but the majority)

M4I0N31834d ago

its so shocking to hear things like that from whats been going in the middle east.

People from places like Palestine also suffer things such as this all the time.

Its also shocking that the mainstream media don't tend to cover news such as this, to show to the public the real situations going on.

http://www.intifada-palesti...

iamnsuperman1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

That is because America supports Israel in a one way or another. I might get disagrees with this but hey. Its due to a large portion of American Jews in America and them feeling the Palestinians are their illegally because Israel is given to them by god (really given to them by the west to set up a Jewish state i think after WW2). Its politics for you.

You should watch the louis Theroux documentary on ultra Zionists from early Jan. Shows a lot about the ethos on Israel

goaliegonzalez281834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

wtf why exactly did they do this

sickbird1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Because their scumbags? you see this shit going on in our military all the damn time and its sickening. No disrespect to the american armed forces because i know there are good soldiers in our military but this shit makes me sick.

We're becoming what the Russians were in WW2.

Dart891834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

This is sad.

Edit:These guys deserve whatever is coming to them.

Damn no wonder the world is a mess right now.

BetaChris1834d ago

Careful, you're treading on some dangerous ground here.

Comparisons to COD's *largely fictionalized* version of war, and tragedies such as this open the doors for all manner of discussion regarding gaming's supposed desensitization effects...

That said, do I think these soldiers were deliberately reenacting a Call of Duty stage? Not in the least.

Hitman07691834d ago

I agree.

However, I feel like the politicians are constantly pointing at video games as a cause of violence when in reality they are having us turn a blind eye to the violence our tax dollars and their decisions are causing.

I know a lot of great people who are in the military, however acts like this are going completely unpunished and being swept under the rug meanwhile we are being told that a simulated fictional war has no place in entertainment.

"Before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean." - Bob Marley RIP 1981

N4GAddict1834d ago

No wonder the rest of the world hates us

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