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Top photo: Cpl. Jeremy Morlock posing with an Afghan child. The photos collected by soldiers included many shots of local children, often filed alongside images of bloody casualties. At one point, soldiers in 3rd Platoon talked about throwing candy out of a Stryker vehicle as they drove through a village and shooting the children who came running to pick up the sweets. According to one soldier, members of 3rd Platoon also talked about a scenario in which they “would throw candy out in front and in the rear of the Stryker; the Stryker would then run the children over.”
Near Kandahar, they had executed an unarmed Afghan boy named Gul Mudin in the village of La Mohammad Kalay. Reports by soldiers at the scene indicate that Mudin was about 15 years old. According to sworn statements, two soldiers – Cpl. Jeremy Morlock and Pfc. Andrew Holmes – staged the killing to make it look like they had been under attack. Ordering the boy to stand still, they crouched behind a mud wall, tossed a grenade at him and opened fire from close range. In a break with protocol, the soldiers also took photographs of themselves celebrating their kill. In the photos, Morlock grins and gives a thumbs-up sign as he poses with Mudin’s body. Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs reportedly used a pair of razor-sharp medic’s shears to cut off the boy’s finger, which he presented to Holmes as a trophy for ‘killing his first Afghan’.
A pistol found at the scene of the helicopter strike. Gibbs routinely collected such weapons and planted them on the bodies of unarmed civilians they killed, in order to frame their victim as enemy combatants.
During the first five months of last year, a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan went on a shooting spree, killing at least four unarmed civilians and mutilating several of the corpses. The “kill team” – members of the 5th Stryker Brigade stationed near Kandahar – took scores of photos chronicling their kills and their time in Afghanistan. Even before the war crimes became public, the Pentagon went to extraordinary measures to suppress the photos, launching a massive effort to find every file and pull the pictures out of circulation before they could touch off a scandal on the scale of Abu Ghraib.
The images – more than 150 of which have been obtained by Rolling Stone – portray a front-line culture among U.S. troops in which killing innocent civilians is seen as a cause for celebration. “Most people within the unit disliked the Afghan people,” one of the soldiers told Army investigators. “Everyone would say they’re savages.”
Many of the photos depict explicit images of violent deaths that have yet to be identified by the Pentagon. Among the soldiers, the collection was treated like a war memento. It was passed from man to man on thumb drives and hard drives, the gruesome images of corpses and war atrocities filed alongside clips of TV shows, UFC fights and films such as Iron Man 2. One soldier kept a complete set, which he made available to anyone who asked.
These photos and the story was published by The Rolling Stone in 2011. Some of the photos include extremely graphic and disturbing images of violent deaths, which I won’t be posting out of respect for the families of the dead.
America: World Policewhy doesn’t this have more notes??
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Holy shit this is the most accurate post I have ever seen in my life
wait…this is a completely different gif set on my blog…
Reblog this and then check it on your Tumblr. Go on, do it.
What? How? O_OIT KNOWS WHAT FANDOMS YOUR IN
holy shit I’m trying this
Amy Pond has no characteristics > She doesn’t have a deep, deep fear of abandonment, a fear which leads her to push people away
(Sarcasm mode off, and possible trigger warning for child abuse/neglect)
Amy expects people to leave her, because that’s all they’ve ever done. (Her parents, remember?) So she says to Rory in disbelief, “We’re still together in ten years?”, she tells the Doctor “I understand, you’re got to leave me.” She hates being ‘clingy’- because everything she’s clung to she’s lost. She even makes fun of Rory for being ‘clingy’ when she was terrified too, and probably would have been even more so if their positions were reversed. When their roles are reversed in the worst way possible, and Rory is dead (er yes, this happened twice) she completely goes to pieces. She either folds in on herself and seems dead to the world, or she becomes utterly hysterical. (Remember?) Plus, her relief at not being abandoned to die in Flesh And Stone leads her to try and sleep with the Doctor, even though he protests, which is obviously not healthy behaviour at all.
But of course you can see where all this comes from. At this point in her story she’s never had a childhood with her parents, and Aunt Sharon doesn’t seem to have been the most attentive of carers. (She left 7-year-old Amy alone in the middle of the night! That can lead to prosecution, in Britain, and it’s just one of those things you just don’t do to a kid, no matter how mature they seem. What the hell, Aunt Sharon?) But once Amy gets her parents back and her childhood is restored, this behaviour lessened considerably. No more mocking people for being clingy, and she generally seems happier all round.
However, we still see Amy working through this fear- firstly in The Girl Who Waited, where she is accidentally abandoned and it turns her cold, hateful and hard. Then in The God Complex, Amy’s greatest fear is represented by herself sitting waiting- but it’s not waiting she fears, it’s waiting and no-one coming for her. True, a lot of that scene is about the Doctor, but it’s about Amy too. Lots of people’s worst fears spring from their childhood experiences- "I stole your childhood" -and Amy’s no different.
And of course, when Amy fears that Rory will abandon her for not being able to have children, she abandons him first. Luckily, she and her husband are able to talk it out, albeit in the most painful and stressful way imaginable. Anyway, there you have it. I think we know, beyond all shadow of a doubt, what Amy’s worst fear is.
#one of the myriad reasons why i identify with amy#and there’s also the reverse face of that which is not wanting to be a burden on someone#because the scene from cold blood always struck me as a callback to the scene in the time of angels#where amy believes she can’t move and urges the doctor to go on without her#because SHE’S not clingy #and that’s amy trying to be brave and mask her fears#and to make the decision for herself before she fears the doctor will choose to abandon her#ugh i don’t know why people don’t think that amy is complex (via hawthornhedge)
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The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.
Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”
One British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.
“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
So, to fight back against the sexualization of the modeling industry, these women assaulted a model and forcibly exposed her?
Protip: You’re not fighting a patriarchal system by assaulting women and exposing them against their will.
I have literally never heard of a positive thing done by Femen. Seriously. They need to stop. First the blatant Islamophobia, and now this? Really?
If your idea of feminism includes racist bullshit and attacking women who don’t conform to your exact image of a feminist, guess what? You’re a complete asshole and you’re misrepresenting feminism as a whole.
Feminism, you’re doing it wrong!