This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Note: replaced video Mar. 3, 2017, unfortunately only the trailer is available for free viewing
Soldiers of Conscience – trailer
JourneymanVOD on Apr 10, 2012
To kill or not to kill? Soldiers of Conscience is a powerful and balanced look at the choice a soldier makes when he finally must pull the trigger. In fact its clear all soldiers wrestle with the morality of killing in war. Its a split-second decision in the heat of combat that can never be forgotten or undone. A rare documentary; full of action and clever at the same time! Recently broadcast to acclaim on PBS.
After World War II, a US Army study revealed that three quarters of combat soldiers given the chance to fire on the enemy failed to do so. Despite training, the average individual has such an inner resistance toward killing a fellow man that he will not take a life if it is possible not to.
What You Didn’t Know About The War
TheParadigmShift on Oct 22, 2009
This video is mandatory viewing to all supporters of the war(s).
Narration used in the video is DAHLIA WASFI. Her website is http://www.liberatethis.com/
from the archives:
Anybody’s Son Will Do (1983; must-see)
Before You Enlist! (2006) (must-see)
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A great and powerful video, it should be shown in every high school in our country. Yes,, we are considered crazy, and crazy, and crazy, until we are considered right.
Thanks, Shea. Yes, I agree it should be shown to everyone, especially high schoolers and their families.
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“On this day in 1987, the United Nations Human Rights Commission recognized conscientious objection to military service as a basic human right”.
Thanks for all the links, Natureboy.
All soldiers in western countries are mercenaries, they choose to be murderers and most admit to killing children, women, old men and youngsters for fun.
Very good point, maha. The soldiers certainly aren’t defending the country while stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and all the other countries where the US has military bases. They are defending the business interests of capitalists.