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originally posted by: pheonix358
Two hours a week, one weekend a month and two weeks a year does not a soldier make, not one that understands service at a conceptual level.
I think we all need to look at the fundamental differences between Regular / Reserve Troops and consider them as separate elements.
I can never imagine, Marines, Seals, The Big Red 1 or the 82nd Airborne acting against their own citizens. Never going to happen. Looking to some of the negative stuff from Iraqi and other places such as the disgusting photos of troops dehumanizing captives, that was all done by Reserve troops. The U-Tube vids of shooting civilians, of whooping and cheering when enemy get blown away, are reserve troops.