Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sanitizing Needless Deaths

Family wants media presence at marine's funeral, pentagon refuses

"The family of 38-year-old Hall, who leaves behind two young daughters and two stepsons, gave their permission for the media to cover his Arlington burial -- a decision many grieving families make so that the nation will learn about their loved ones' sacrifice. But the military had other ideas, and they arranged the Marine's burial yesterday so that no sound, and few images, would make it into the public domain. (...)
Journalists were held 50 yards from the service, separated from the mourning party by six or seven rows of graves, and staring into the sun and penned in by a yellow rope. Photographers and reporters pleaded with Arlington officials."

This happens because not only does this government not care about it's wounded and killed service members, they don't want you to know about or care when they get wounded and killed.
Remember the filthy Walter Reed scandal?
Recall how they sneak the corpses home in the middle of the night?
Soldiers are used as props by the fascists who couldn't give a shit about them when they suffer and die, except to make sure we don't dwell on why the fuck they had to suffer and die in the first place.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're an idiot.

24/4/08 9:21 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

The universe awaits for you to expound on your brilliant observation.

24/4/08 9:52 PM  
Blogger John said...

Yes,anon, don't leave us in wild anticipation.

25/4/08 9:16 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

This just proves the administration is lying when they claim they bar the media from covering the return of coffins in order to protect the privacy of the families.

What a shameful injustice the administration heaped on the family of that marine. But fortunately for the administration, they have no shame.

25/4/08 3:15 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

It's disgusting. They had this man killed and can't even abide the wishes of his grieving family because of public relations. Just stick him in his hole and forget about him while Dimwit or his minions pose with new crops of fresh meat for the grinder.

25/4/08 6:02 PM  

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