when you look around you be very happy that you are alife and that peple love you because you dont know when their going to die and there are lots of peple less fortunite than you who are ding every day in the world and be lucky that you are quiet cleaver so you understand whats going on - James Luke, 2010
There are certainly many marines, both british and american who are extremely courageous, selfless and frankly brilliant individuals.
As with many situations though, there are always some knuckleheads who drag them down. Some people who join the army are very brave, and some people who join the army have shit for brains and couldn't care less if their pitiful existence is wiped out just as long as they get to smash a few heads and shoot a few people beforehand.
JC Denton: "I know your UNATCO killphrase: Laputan Machine."
Gunther Hermann: "I - am - not - a - machi --"
JC Denton: "Sticks and stones..."
When you put people in a situation were they will have to kill on command, bad things are bound to happend. There are no pretty wars, other than ficitional ones. I come from the country and I'm just to the thought of killing cute animals for a greater good (like killing of wild cats and kittens so that the tame ones won't have to catch different sorts of cat plauge).
It might seem cruel that this soldier is killing the poor animal, seemingly just for "fun", but I think that it is possible that he is doing so to release some of the preassure of feelings that are likely to overcome someone in that kind of situation.
I think it's much better to kill a, potentially wild, animal than to rape some poor child or something.
Aren't the army (at least the British one) supposed to kick out mentalists like that? They're trained to be killers, to deal with the emotions assosiated with it. Plus I doubt theres some kind of decision when it comes to killing a puppy and raping a child, I know what you were getting at but it was a bit of a daft example
Even if he started getting them mad feelings on the battlefield you go up to someone and say "oi guvna av got shellshock" and then you can run home, killing and raping as you go.