So, screw the hiatus, I'm writing again today because this story has me hot and bothered:
The original video that got them in trouble can be viewed by clicking the below link. Even though I personally hate dogs due to their hatred of me and repeated attacks against me during the pizza delivery years (including multiple bites), what the guy does is sickening. I make no excuses that his behavior is justified. Be warned, the video makes you sad.
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However, this man is in Iraq, who knows what he's seen, how powerless he might feel etc. I am not justifying his actions; he's a cruel bastard, a stupid kid. But, he has been forced out of the Marine Corps over the life of a dog. A stupid, meaningless, mutt of a dog, from a place where dogs are reviled for being considered unclean creatures. What sickens me as much as his behavior are the comments from blogs about what dog-lovers hope happens to him. They range from "I hope he dies a slow painful death," to "I hope the USMC throws him over a cliff," to "This monster should go to prison. To bad [sic] he did not die in Iraq, instead of decent military personnel."
Dogs are treated far worse in America every day, as are many many people on our streets, in our jails, children of abusive parents. Yet, let the canine-loving masses see a dog being killed and OH SHIT!, we'd better string that sonofabitch up.
Animals are not people, people; they are property. Killing an animal in cold blood is wrong, but that it's criminal, is criminal. This shit has got to stop.
For the record, if I had been there, I would've tried to stop him as soon as his arm went back, even though I hate, repeat hate, most dogs. The guy needs counseling, maybe an ass-whooping, but he does not deserve to lose his job.