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war porn – from the other middle east conflict

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From The Guardian online:
Don’t look now
Images I have seen recently include a close up of a suicide bomber exploding in two, an insurgent being shot through the head by an American sniper, full scale firefights between US patrols and insurgents plus endless images of body parts scattered about in the aftermath of the latest bomb explosion.
This footage is often supported by a running commentary of “awesome” and suchlike from the cameraman who has literally strapped a digital camera onto his helmet or gun barrel and shot the video while he was shooting insurgents.
One filmmaker compared his material with a video game… Another said it was the only way he could feel proud of his work, “like a big game hunter feels proud of his kills”.
As someone else has said… you can’t simulate this kind of stuff. This is as authentic as it gets.

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