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2. Re: etc. May 26, 2013, 21:18 jdreyer
Yeah, the MW series is to real war what the show 24 is to real counterespionage. Still, a lot of those violations he mentioned, like the nuke being set off and the destruction of the Eiffel Tower were committed by terrorist organizations who intentionally ignore the Geneva conventions to achieve their goals. They weren't committed by soldiers of signatory nation states.

Still a pretty good vid, all in all. Entertaining and educational.
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1. Re: etc. May 26, 2013, 11:26 Eirikrautha
LOL @ Game Theory! Of course the Call of Duty franchise shows war crimes! What do you expect? It's war porn. That's like expecting "Dirty Harry" to remove the illegal or unethical acts of the protagonist. ("Go ahead, make your one phone call. And would you like a soda? Are you uncomfortable? How about a nice, comfy pillow?") The point of the movie is to highlight the disconnect between the "rules" and the instinctual understanding of justice held by the average viewer.

Now, I'm not going to go so far as to say that Call of Duty has anywhere near the same level of understanding of it's subject matter. Any more than porn producers consider the ramifications of torture porn or bondage porn, etc. But expecting accurate portrayals of the rules of engagement (which might actually be a really compelling game... imagine a game where the guy who's just shot your best friend in the forehead then gets to run inside a mosque or occupied dwelling and you must stop pursuit, or where you must not return fire because the guys shooting at you are doing so from the same... incidents which have actually happened regularly and are documented)? What is this guy smoking?

I think the best part is how he tries to get all "moral" with his "victor's justice"... as opposed to what he calls an "impartial trial by the ICC." As if anyone believes that the ICC doesn't have its own biases and agendas, based on the countries that appoint and birth the members of the tribunals. If so, how about you start your own tax-exempt Tea Party org through the IRS, huh? Then tell me about impartial bureaucracies...
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