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This guy sounds like he had no idea what war is like before he signed up. Everything he said to disparage the Marines has been standard practice in the best armies for thousands of years. Perhaps some day there won’t be any naughty people and anyone can go anywhere in peace without fear. But that’s not even close to happening in the foreseeable future. Certainly not with almost 2 billion Muslims and rising. China and Russia are threatening their neighbors, acting old-school imperialistic and you can bet they don’t indoctrinate their soldiers in peace, love and understanding. Vince Emanuele is incredibly naive and so is anyone who thinks the United States doesn’t need tough, well-trained men and women ready to kill their opponents. If we renounce our world cop role — which I favor — we can drastically cut defense spending. But understand that if we do that, we can’t help other nations or peoples if they’re invaded. That would leave the world wide open for China, Russia, jihadis and rogue nations to do as they please and cow their neighbors into submission. The only way to stop them without a powerful U.S. military would be for our allies to boost defense spending greatly and develop their own nukes. All of that’s fine with me. I don’t want our guys to die for any more ungrateful foreigners.
originally posted by: khnum
As long as they are aware what US help means