If you DO feel the need to urinate on dead Taliban, please DON’T videotape it. A videotape is not a war trophy.
If, for some reason, you DO videotape it, DON’T upload it to Youtube.
DON’T think you are going to win any “hearts and minds” in Afghanistan. However…
DO refrain from terrorizing, offending, and generally pissing off (or pissing on) the locals. It really doesn’t get you anywhere.
DON’T try to shift blame by claiming that the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and AQI have done worse. Yes, the Taliban squirt acid in the faces of girls attending school. Yes, Zarqawi’s AQI beheaded American contractors, and posted the videos on the Internet. However…
"Starbuck" is the online moniker of Major Crispin Burke, a US Army aviator qualified in the UH-60 and LUH-72 helicopters. Major Burke has served in the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, and Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras.
In what is likely a sad statement on the state of humanity, Major Burke's writings, musings, and irreverent cartoons have been featured at Small Wars Journal, National Defense University, Foreign Policy Online, Wired Magazine, Egremont, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Great Satan's Girlfriend.