25 of the Most Inflluential Images ever. Sorry if it isn't funny, but I am a big History nerd. I just thought this was interesting... Question. Why did you pick the picture of raising the flag on Mount Iwo Jima over this picture? Not saying Iwo Jima was nothing, but surely the soviets taking B


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User avatar #27 - yonyon (10/23/2012) [-]
All these beautiful pictures,
all these feels.


wait, what?
#41 to #27 - anon (10/23/2012) [-]
same here
User avatar #31 to #27 - omoshiroi (10/23/2012) [-]
Was thinking the exact same thing
User avatar #18 - Churchandtex (10/23/2012) [-]
I like how I just read a very informative look at the twentieth century, depicting some very grim and thought-provoking scenes all collected by a man named "kuntdestroyer".
User avatar #23 to #18 - fuckberries (10/23/2012) [-]
I literally thought the same thing. lol
#54 - envinite (10/23/2012) [-]
"I hope you guys liked it. Let me know if y'all want more." - Kuntdestroyer

Comedy gold right there.
User avatar #252 to #153 - averagewhitekid (10/23/2012) [-]
Wow that is exactly what I wanted to post the whole time I was looking at this, thumb for you since you were thinking the same thing as me
User avatar #259 to #252 - lyfeonpaper (10/23/2012) [-]
How gracious of you sir.
#74 - bdevils (10/23/2012) [-]
I couldn't take this post as serious after you signed your username at the bottom...
I couldn't take this post as serious after you signed your username at the bottom...
#206 - drfreeman (10/23/2012) [-]
Only thing I got out of this.. That one kid..
User avatar #266 to #206 - binomancha (10/23/2012) [-]
he is actually the creator of funnyjunk
#127 - SergeantPWN (10/23/2012) [-]
Posts some of the most sensitive and popular photographs taken since photography was invented.

Username is kuntdestroyer.

Well done.
#125 - garuda (10/23/2012) [-]
i find it interesting how someone with the name "kuntdestroyer" can post up 25 influential pictures and act cool about it........
#103 - arawan (10/23/2012) [-]
This is not a war crime despite what OP stated. This man was a vietcong officer who wore no distinctive insignia to identify him as such and proceeded to murder Saigon police officers and their families during the Tet Offensive. The general was still within Geneva Convention when he shot him and was never charged with a crime. I hate how people can so quickly judge something as wrong with out knowing the facts behind it. Even the photographer thought that the general did the right thing and was sorry he ever too the picture because of what it did to his reputation.
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User avatar #160 to #149 - arawan (10/23/2012) [-]
Obviously you don't know how Prisoner of War is defined and you should have researched that. A Prisoner of War has to wear insignia recognizable at a distance, carry arms openly and conduct himself in accordance with laws and customs of war. This man did none of those things. That made him an illegal combatant and, at the time, subject to summary execution if the military authority during a state of emergency decided to do so. That's not even considering the fact that he had murdered a couple dozen people earlier in the day.

And you really should at least know who you are talking to before you make a fool of yourself. As an Afghan War veteran, I know perfectly well who and who doesn't fall under protected POW status of the Geneva Convention even though US force are not actually bound by it.
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User avatar #179 to #165 - arawan (10/23/2012) [-]
You can't even ******* read the damn treaty properly. The civilian NON-combatants attached to regular forces are protected. In order for this man be protected, he had to have fallen under Section 2 of the Geneva Convention, but you have to meet ALL the criteria, not just one. He may have been an subordinate but he failed to met any other criterion, most grievously the one regarding the "laws and customs of war". He was an illegal combatant who murdered those officers meant to protect the city while an attack was going on. He wasn't protected by POW status and the general carried out a sentence that was most likely going to happen anyways.
#30 - crazyanger (10/23/2012) [-]
Why did you pick the picture of raising the flag on Mount Iwo Jima over this picture?
Not saying Iwo Jima was nothing, but surely the soviets taking Berlin was a much bigger event.
User avatar #58 to #30 - kampi ONLINE (10/23/2012) [-]
...the guy climbing is a thief, because he has two watches, one on each wrist...
User avatar #396 to #30 - sammyjankiis (10/23/2012) [-]
Notice how it says influential and not important. The picture of the flag over Iwo Jima is one of the most popular pictures that came out of WW2 and was recognizable by everybody. It was printed across the nation in 1945.
User avatar #36 to #30 - bigshaner (10/23/2012) [-]
I would like to add, that the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima shown in the picture is actually the second raising of the flag, since the first one was taken down and sent to a naval ship.
#45 to #36 - comradewinter (10/23/2012) [-]
The picture above is a recreation. Even though the event actually happened, the photographer wasn't there to capture the moment, and thus they recreated the event. Also, Iwo Jima hasn't got **** on this event. Small time couple-of-millions casualties that occured against Japan even compared to >40 000 000 deaths that the Eastern Front caused is an insult to both German and Soviet soldiers. If any other country than the US had raised that flag on Iwo Jima it wouldn't even make a footnote.
User avatar #68 to #45 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
It's not about who lost more troops which makes it more important; He is saying it was INCREDIBLY important at the time, more so than this, because the war wasn't nearly over and it brought morale and hope back to the american people/troops. It was incredibly effective at the time. Just goes to show the effect that journalism can have if it is used correctly.
#75 to #68 - comradewinter (10/23/2012) [-]
The war was over when the Soviet Union raised their banner on the Reichtag building. The war in the Pacific had no connections to Europe at all, it was just Japan symphatizing with Germany. They didn't exchange troops or supplies, and didn't communicate with each. It's a bit like the Winter War, it happened during WW2, but it had no connection. If the Americans had pulled out it would've calmed down, surely. Japan just wouldn't seem weak to the rest of the world, so they kept wastin resources and men, losing 5 for every American they got. Whether or not this was influential to the American troops, the banner over the Reichtag had way bigger importance. Hell, it actually had importance at all.
User avatar #77 to #75 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
I respectfully disagree with you. You are also incorrect in saying they didn't communicate with each other. Will provide sources if you ask me to.
#80 to #77 - comradewinter (10/23/2012) [-]
As any ally of Germany, they did have communication, however they never suggested countries to invade or share their plans.
#412 to #75 - robotrino (10/23/2012) [-]
Stop talking ******** .
User avatar #454 to #45 - lieutenantderp (10/24/2012) [-]
First, the US didn't loose anywhere near a couple million troops in the Pacific. Second, in the original picture above, the Soviet soldier was wearing six stolen watches on his left arm, and carrying a bunch of other ransacked items.
#321 - mastermizore (10/23/2012) [-]
Fall of Berlin 16 April – 2 May 1945
#278 - confusedasian (10/23/2012) [-]
So much feel in this post, but then....Kuntdestoyer.
#137 - wunderwaffe (10/23/2012) [-]
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User avatar #63 - pipedt (10/23/2012) [-]
The policeman that shot the guy in Vietnam actually had his life ruined because of that photograph. The Man he shot was in fact an officer of the Viet Cong and he personally killed a bunch of people, including family members of the police man that shoots him in the head. Context people, context. The good guy is the guy with the gun, just because a piece of **** asshole killer is crying, doesn´t make him the good guy.....
User avatar #73 to #63 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
Truth. It doesn't bother me at all. I think that's how we should deal with our murderers today. Don't wait 10 years for them to age in death row, but a bullet in their brain now. I believe if you kill someone in cold blood, you've relinquished your rights as a human being.
User avatar #314 to #73 - franklyimaperson ONLINE (10/23/2012) [-]
So... What about those people who are eventually found innocent of their crimes? Like say Hurricane Carter or perhaps the people talked about in those Paradise Lost films? Say we do what you suggest, and shot them dead on the spot, and years later they are proven innocent due to improvements in DNA testing or the like

Then you have just been successful in killing someone for something they never did, and were only guilty of being at the wrong place at the wrong time... or are you implying the case just ends as soon as the penalty is given?
User avatar #333 to #314 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
You are correct, except since DNA has been in use since the 90's, False guilt has gone down by 95%. I can fact check that for you if you wish.

Almost all of these cases you speak of are Pre-DNA cases. I do agree, however, that not one innocent person deserves to die.
User avatar #342 to #333 - franklyimaperson ONLINE (10/23/2012) [-]
Well DNA has been used for a while, its just it wasn't worth two ***** until the 90's, but that's not really the point I was trying to make

I was merely making sure you knew of the consequences of using that logic the way I believed you were using it, but thankfully you are unlike the other 85% of people I have had the... 'pleasure'... of having this sort of discussion with, you at least are willing to back up your statements with evidence and facts, and for that I thank you.

Anyway, We are talking about the death penalty... Out of curiosity, how would you want to 'do the deed'
User avatar #345 to #342 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
Difficult question to answer. If i had the choice: No. If it were my civic duty because no one else would do it and I were appointed this job from let's say . . . A country Sherif or Mayor, then yes. For the most part I am a very strong willed person and would be able to handle it well. The only time I would have trouble is if there were reasonable doubt ( in which case the death penalty is almost never given anyways )
User avatar #361 to #345 - franklyimaperson ONLINE (10/23/2012) [-]
No no, I mean how would they die? Hanging, Lethal Injection, Riding the Lightning, Firing Squad, etc etc

I for one, and even I admit it is kinda stupid, I honestly don't mind the idea behind Gladiatorial Bouts, and do what we did in the 20's back and use Prisoners for labor (but then we get into debates around forced labor, cruel and unusual punishment, and possibly slavery issues)

But on paper it works, it becomes its own industry and aids in the economy...

Either way, it is impressive to see your knowledge of yourself, I know if properly enraged I could kill someone, but I doubt I could do it of sound mind
User avatar #386 to #361 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
As I said, I believe that if you kill someone in cold blood, you relinquish all of your rights. So I have no problem forcing them to do labor. It's great for the economy and actually uses our tax money for a good cause. As for death, they can choose how they want to die, I don't care.
User avatar #346 to #345 - TwistedBamboozler (10/23/2012) [-]
#118 to #73 - anon (10/23/2012) [-]
And you don't see the hypocrisy in what you're saying? Death row is a disgrace, murder for murder is not how this world should work, America is a disgrace for allowing judges to sentence someone to death, talk about playing God.
#364 - kahanek (10/23/2012) [-]
This one was also pretty influental, taken during the Napalm showers in Vietnam, if I am not mistaken
User avatar #402 to #364 - littlenish (10/23/2012) [-]
User avatar #419 to #364 - gryx (10/23/2012) [-]
Pretty depressing considering the Americans were there in the first place to make sure that kinda stuff didn't happen..
#72 - rabaneristo (10/23/2012) [-]
User avatar #366 to #72 - jouten (10/23/2012) [-]
Send it to moot he might put it in the banners
#14 - kosicandavid ONLINE (10/23/2012) [-]
this photo is not that popular like the chinese man standing in front of tanks but personally for me is better.... It gives us a picture of what happend in my homeland when the armies of Eastern Block came into Czechoslovakia in august 1968 after the after the events of the Prague spring
#291 - vasarelli (10/23/2012) [-]
User avatar #228 - kevintk (10/23/2012) [-]
The burning monk image is crazy. Such a poor waste of life, yet such an incredible demonstration of mental strength.
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