I am sure by now most of you have read about the Youtube video that is showing a Marine throwing a dog puppy off a cliff. I have not watched it, because from what I can tell from the pictures on cnn.com that it looks like a puppy version of one of the dogs we have. I would probably vomit if I would watch it.
All I can say to this is that I am not sure what went on in this guys’ head when he did it (and the other guy who apparently said ‘ Oh you are so mean’ and laughed). I cannot even fathom doing anything like that. I cannot even *grasp* how somebody could think about doing anything like that. I don’t understand it one bit.
Then I think about just how much sick sh*t these kids (yeah, kids) must be seeing over there, and God knows what this guy has done / had to do while in service over there. I do not think that that guy knows empathy anymore, or knows the difference between right and wrong.
I have no idea in what environment that kid was raised either.
What happened is not the fault of the Marine Corps; this was one guy doing what he wanted to do. On the other hand, I am not exactly sure what the Marine Corps tells soldiers on how to value a dog’s life (it may not be high on the list of things to teach, not sure, tell me if otherwise). It seems to me that the reaction of the Corps may be primarily motivated by the media frenzy around it. I am not sure what the punishment will be.
I think teaching people the value of life in a warzone is a pretty insurmountable feat.
Oh, shout out to Michael Vick: f*ck you a**hole. What you and your buddies did to those dogs is deplorable as well.
You abusers disgust me.
I could smack the guy posting the article for showing the puppy images over and over again. Like, “hey if you haven’t seen the video, watch it now” – “how about now?”. Gah.
Anyway, mental professionals evaluated the video and tried to draw conclusions to explain the behaviour of the marine.