Well, it seems that I have some evidence to support my claim. From Reuters:
U.S. Army sergeant accused of murdering three unarmed Afghan civilians casually shot one victim "with a smile on his face," then pulled a tooth from the dead man's mouth, a fellow soldier testified on Wednesday.I thought this particularly prescient, given the fact that he used the particular term "savages," when describing his victims. What's funny about this is that this is even more horrifying than what the Libyans did to Gadhafi. Why, you ask? Because these soldiers didn't even have a reason for murdering these people in cold blood. They were innocent, and Gibbs' accuser, who has been convicted for being a part of the murders, had been caught on tape going off on a racial rant about the Afghans.
The chilling account followed testimony from several other ex-peers of Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs who recalled that he referred to Afghan villagers as "savages" and once told another soldier, "the Army needs more people who can kill people."
These assclowns mudered these people in cold blood. They took photographs with their corpses. They removed some of their teeth, likely as souvinirs. They had no provocation or cause for killing them, let alone to desecrate their corpses. They murdered these people out of pure sociopathic hatred.
These are supposed to be our so called "civilized" people. Where was the rule of law when they deemed that those people deserved to die? "Well, this is an isolated incident Jack." Bullshit it is. Shit like that went on in Vietnam. God only knows how many more cases of this have occurred in the last 10 years since we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. How the hell can we call ourselves civilized when we as a society still collectively agree that war is a viable option to solve problems?
And just to clarify, this is in *no way* meant to be a justification for what the Libyans did to Gadhafi. I simply think that it's fairly ridiculous that we in our ivory towers pass value judgments on other peoples, calling them savages, when we need to look no further than to our own people to witness the same inhumane savagery.