Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sad rape story
I read a very sad story from CNN about four US soldiers who raped a 14 year old girl and murdered her and her family in Iraq. There was another story, also on CNN about the soldier's punishments. Rape and murder are not normal behavior for men. The family that you know and men who are not in Iraq wouldn't think to do this horrible thing. For example, your brother wouldn't normally go with his friends and dress in black and break into somebody's house and rape a girl and then kill her family. The reason that these four US soldiers did this is because the psychological effects that war has had on them. War makes those soldiers feel that they rule the world with their guns, and that they are like the king of Rome compared to the Iraqi people. That for them, the Iraqi people were lower than them. They had no regard when they raped the girl. The United Nations has agreed on a set of Universal Laws of Human Rights which all countries should follow. One effect of war is the disregard of Human Rights for all people. This story is a great example of how war effects people. These four soldiers went into someone's home and killed the whole family. Raping the oldest daughter in the family who was only 14 years old. The poor girl was Muslim and Muslims are very conservative with boys and girls being seprate. For her, it was against her morality. She must have felt betrayed by the human race. These soldiers had no regard for her religion, her morality, or her life. This is a psychological effect of war. If those men were not in the Iraqi war, they never would have done that to a family. This is especially terrible because the Muslims are a group of people who do not let their women talk to men in private so it is a great dishonor for her, her family, and her country to have those men use her body like that.
Posted by MaRiA JoSe at 11:47 AM