This frikkin idiot reinforces my opinion that our American allies need a complete rethink on their approach to hearts and minds ops.
Arrogance beyond belief...feel free to point out that I exhibit the same by posting such a generalised sweeping statement-but I've seen their hearts and minds in the Balkans and the Middle East first hand.
No regard nor respect for local culture, complete conviction that the US IS the best country in the world and anywhere else is a complete toilet bowl, and anyone who isn't American really really wishes they were.
I'd like to slap that muppet's frikkin head in too.
Fellas, you just know that our troops would do the same, and why not. Its just letting of steam and trying to amuse each other, there not beating them or anything. I seem to remember there was something in the news about a reporter in Africa who came across some young lads who's only words of English were "chuffed to NAAFI breaks but I wouldnt f**k her". Wonder who taught them that!
As an American I think squigeypie got it right. Bunch of D1ckheads. Apparently to be a marine, you don't have to be necessarily smart or have common sense.
However, if you listen to what he says in the beginning, he said his heart went out to the kids but then after a while the paparazzi type following around got to them.
I recall tossing food to kids in korea and some guys chucking frozen moon pies at them. Those fools were promptly monkey stomped by some of the more sensible and sensitive members of the force. You guys got to remember that the soldiers shown in the vid are just kids themselves, and as such, do some pretty dumb stuff.
Don't let a few morons be the deciding factor for American foreign policy or the overall face of the military.