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Rape victims say U.S. military justice failed them

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If they don't respect the women they serve with, what chances do the women and men have whose countries, freedom and rights these animals are sent overseas to protect?

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I have to agree that there needs to be some sort of double-blind justice system in place for the military. A regular civilian justice systems isn't going to work very well in the military environment, and the current system, in which justice tends to be administered by people who lived in a military several decades out of touch with the modern world, won't work either. Back in 1992, in the movie "A Few Good Men", one of the lines goes something like:

"The days of breaking down a man and rebuilding a marine are over."

That was ten years ago, and yet, the large part of the officer line in all branches is still populated by a military that had a culture far less tolerant, far less secure, than today's recruits have lived in. There are, of course, going to be cultural differences, and there are going to be traditions, always, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, a tradition or culture that attempts to explain away as normal behaviour acts which are seen as criminal by practically all civilized societies is not a tradition or a culture; it is an excuse, and an excuse for things that you know are morally wrong, but don't have the courage to admit you want it like that anyway.

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But the chaplain “told me, among other things, that the rape was God’s will and that God was trying to get my attention so that I would go back to church,” she said.

If that is true then that really is sick, unbelievable.

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But the chaplain “told me, among other things, that the rape was God’s will and that God was trying to get my attention so that I would go back to church,” she said.

That's appauling

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But the chaplain “told me, among other things, that the rape was God’s will and that God was trying to get my attention so that I would go back to church,” she said.

That has to be one of the most disgusting things I've read recently. What kind of 'man' is that Chaplain?

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American soldiers are basically spoiled kids with guns.

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American soldiers are basically spoiled kids with guns.

care to qualify that statement?

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Most are in their late teens to early 20s, have no education, and the US military hand't won a war on its own since the Spanish-American War. So, yeah, a bunch of brats with guns.

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uh huh. Any if the US tries doing anything on it's own, the world screams Imperialism/Unilateralism/Fascism/Fill-in-The-Blank-ism if they do. And define no education. as when soldiers put through training get a fair amount of training to do their jobs. Conscript soldiers area thing of the past. Try again

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