posted on Sep, 29 2014 @ 07:02 PM
a reply to: AntiDude
While I agree that the sacred honor, YES sacred honor, of protecting our liberties was last truly defended during WW2 when a threat of invasion and
subsequent conquest was real...
I will say this.
I am of the not so popular belief that without a direct conflict in the ME to keep another threat occupied and off base that we would be facing that
same threat of invasion and conquest in the future. History has shown us that extremist groups gain power and then invade beyond the limited climate
and wealth their lands can offer.
Without the crusades we would not have Europe as we know it. Spain and southern France are testament to showing patience and appeasement to a
centralized Radical Muslim empire. Conquest from that part of the world has been tried many times. It is still an idea that is floating around.
I would not tell you to thank these men for their service or their sacrifice. That is a personal choice. I would thank them for doing what you can
not. What you WILL NOT.
I would thank them because it is something yours and my children will not have to do to a greater degree and with greater scarring effects on our
people for the things that will be required for survival in a future that we are too blind to see or too emotional to admit to.
ISIS wont invade us. A centralized ME under a theocracy WILL in years to come if nothing is done now.
There is not enough room no matter the size of known territory when two empires reach each others borders. You can accept this or not. I know better.
That is why I say thank you to these people, that and : Gods speed. May your enemies swords chip and break and may your blade never go dull. Your
shield is the shield of your people. I am grateful for my peoples secured future. The cost is always worth that IMO.
edit on 9 29 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)