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Film uses wartime footage of Marines that isn’t necessarily flattering

Posted by M. C. on March 15, 2019

The military screws a lot of people up. In this case maybe it is the 25 years of cancer laden water at Paris Island.

The military doesn’t care about anyone. Certainly not their own.


Marines pass a joint to one another in the dark void of southern Afghanistan, and in crackling night-vision green, the question arises: Did they think they would ever be stoned within range of enemy fire?

The grunts take a moment to contemplate the infinite chasm between what the military wants you to believe happens in war and what unfolds in just another night in combat.

“You think the Marine Corps is a bunch of perfect people who don’t do anything bad, don’t curse, and they’re just really squared-away killers,” one man says to another. “The Marine Corps is filled with the most f—– up individuals I’ve ever met.”

He takes a drag. “Just like me, you know?”…

In one scene, a Marine huffs hash smoke out of a Pringles-can bong in a flash of ingenuity. In another, a grunt brandishes a pistol at four children riding donkeys so he can search them, roaring that he’s looking for the Taliban. Then he smiles. “I’m just kidding, here, chocolate,” the Marine jokes…. Read the rest of this entry »

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