Originally Posted by cloak
there's an element of truth to this, but even so, the entire situation doesn't seem to add up to "insurgency" just by looking at it. why would there be one guy with an rpg among a dozen others with no weapons walking around in the middle of the street?
why wouldnt there be?
why would a woman walk up to a road check point with a bomb under her clothes and blow herself up - and kill a dozen army personnel. nothing makes sense.. its life or death.
if there is any inkling that one of those guys has a weapon, you take him out... you take his 'posse' out. i guarantee you if you ask the soldiers if they would act the same and do the same thing again, each one of them would say yes.
its easy to judge a soldier's actions while we're sitting in our comfy chair at home with a cup of coffee in our hands... but when you are in the war and have a second to make a life or death decision, you go with your gut and take out any possible threat.
a man with an 'rpg' is a threat, regardless if he's walking in the street with others who arent carrying weapons.