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Just a warning to my brothers in arms who may be headed to Iraq. Any other Devil Dogs reading this site who aren't yourself First Marine, but know someone who is, drop them a line. Islamist website 1924.org has picked up that super-edited CNN clip called "US Marines Execute an Iraqi to the Cheers of Fellow Marines."

If you haven't seen it before, I'll give you the skinny on it. It's not an execution, it's the end of a firefight. It was taken during the war, and the Iraqi forces shown under Marine Corps fire were staging an ambush. The clip is so tightly edited that you just see a wounded Iraqi gunman trying to rise, and getting shot while tracers go over his head. You don't see that the firefight is ongoing, or that other Iraqi gunmen would plink any Marine who tried to walk over and arrest the wounded Fedayeen. The clip has been making the round on anti-war websites for months. The children who inhabit those sites, knowing nothing about the rules of war, just take the headline at face value and assume that this is video evidence of Marines committing war crimes, while their buddies cheer. I don't think it's a coincidence that it's made the front page of an Islamist webpage right before Marines are deployed in the Sunni Triangle.

Your enemies are watching you. Keep your eyes open, too.

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