The War Photo No One Would Publish

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  1. Diogenes1

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    The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated his body, turning him to dusty ash and blackened bone. In a photograph taken soon afterward, the soldier’s hand reaches out of the shattered windshield, which frames his face and chest. The colors and textures of his hand and shoulders look like those of the scorched and rusted metal around him. Fire has destroyed most of his features, leaving behind a skeletal face, fixed in a final rictus. He stares without eyes.

    On February 28, 1991, Kenneth Jarecke stood in front of the charred man, parked amid the carbonized bodies of his fellow soldiers, and photographed him. At one point, before he died this dramatic mid-retreat death, the soldier had had a name. He’d fought in Saddam Hussein’s army and had a rank and an assignment and a unit. He might have been devoted to the dictator who sent him to occupy Kuwait and fight the Americans. Or he might have been an unlucky young man with no prospects, recruited off the streets of Baghdad.

    rest of the story here at The Atlantic
     
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    How soon will it be used as someone's avatar?
     
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    We all look the same when we are dead and burned. Who could tell he was an Iraqi?
     
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    Jergens says fuck you
     
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    He had it comin o_O
     
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    Fuck him. I wouldn't trade his toasted ass for one American soldier.
     
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    it looks like Terminator coming out of the flames
     
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    I was actually going to do it but now you ruined it all! :pissed:
     
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    It's OK because it was an enemy soldier. They'd never do it with a US soldier.
     
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    That gave me nightmares as a kid when they ran it in the local fish rap :scared:
     
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    He had beautiful teeth.
     
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    remember the shark with no teeth gumming the underwater zombie?
     
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    No (I think i remember them walking underwater) but the scene with that specific zombie in the pic should have been an easy kill but those people just fell on the ground too much.

    Seriously gory flick.

    Ick.

    The shitty island hospital in that movie must be what its like at those African ebola hospitals o_O
     
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