San Diego Soliloquies

Sunday, January 25, 2004

War Porn

I got this link through a back channel. Apparently, someone got hold of an Apache gun camera video featuring the wonders of IR. Something to remember, if you decide to watch it. Guns, and anything metal (which is heat conductive and therefore colder than our waterlogged flesh), show up as dark against the brighter background created by the heat of life. So, if any one of these three men (I assume they are men) were carrying guns you would be able to tell. You would see them.

Instead you see the last few seconds of three lives. The first one is splattered across a road, the second smeared against a tractor(?) he huddled against, the last tries to hide beneath a truck, then, obviously wounded, tries to escape or maybe just writhes in pain. Not to worry though. The last eleven rounds destroy him and a small truck. The scene ends as the camera blurrily captures the cooling bits of body and blood cooling in the roadway having been torn from the body of the first. I don't see guns. I don't see armaments on the vehicles. I do see what seems to be murder.

War porn. Makes bringing home the ears of the enemy seem so 60's.


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