Soldier posing with body parts: is there no end to this?
Don´t follow the link if you have a weak stomach: disturbing images

By now I am convinced that this happens in all conflicts. Soldiers lose all sense of ethics in a war. What still amazes me is that these paratroopers, like the prison guards in Abu Ghraib are able to photograph these scenes. We have seen similar pictures from Israelian soldiers posing over dead Palestinians, but again you wonder why they are allowed to photograph in the first place.

I understand that these paratroopers had to identify the corpses so they probably needed to make pictures, but why can´t the Army demand all photographic equipment including mobiles to be returned after a mission?

Instead we read this as a response on these newly surfaced pictures:
"It is a violation of Army standards to pose with corpses for photographs outside of officially sanctioned purposes," said George Wright, an Army spokesman. "Such actions fall short of what we expect of our uniformed service members in deployed areas."

I can´t even imagine what the part in bold means, but surely it must be easy to control photos like ammunition is accounted for? Having a consumer mobile with you poses a security risk anyway, so why not forbid it altogether?
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