***MATURE CONTENT AHEAD: NOT FOR CHILDREN****
There was a scene in the book where this Somali woman kept running out into the intersection and pointing to where the Rangers were holed up, and it would immediately be followed by a horrendous barrage of gunfire. After this happened three or four times, one of the soldiers said "If that B***h does that one more time, i'm taking her out." and his CO said "Go ahead." So the next time the stupid wench came out, about a dozen rangers opened fire and turned her into goo. Just liquified her.
Now my girlfriend and I got into a discussion about this. She said that was barbaric to slaughter a woman like that. My feeling was, the woman had ceased to become "an innocent bystander" because she was attempting to cause harm to soldiers by her actions and thus "got what she deserved."
I was hoping that scene was in the film just because it would make the Rangers more real and three dimensional. Less likable, but more real. It would show what happens to morals and conscious when your life is on the line. They are easily discarded in favor of survival.