posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:55 AM
Great thread guys; glad to see it has mostly been "civil" which is a shock for me to see such things on AboveTopSecret.com. I myself have never
served, I turn 19 this summer and can just
remember the last images of the first Gulf War although the stories I know from good friens of mine
paint a picture which to me displays why they do not wish War to ever happen. One of my best
friends is currently in the SAS and was hunting
in Afganistan just after September the 11th. The stories from there are even more shocking; on a few occassions people used children
as shields or would hide under their bodies since the troops tended to not want to distrub such things hunting them and those are the nice bits the
worse stuff still had yet to be reported by mainsteam press and it sickens me to the stomach that such things happen in this day and age still.
You would think thousands of years on we would have worked out how to live side by side
and sort things out without having to resort to
bloodshed. But I guess we've yet to get to that level in our evolution? Which I do hope will one day come. In honesty, I don't think anyone can say
they want war to exist in this world because no matter which side
you're on you don't want it to happen nor want to kill someone.
I very good friend of mine who got back from Iraq just last month actually has changed, he is now a different man. He basically came back and had 6
confirmed kills and the stories again show me that war is an awful thing.
I guess I myself having being raised in a military family with both of my grand-parents serving in World War Two and one of them serving in Korea have
had an odd sense of logic. My grandfather was actually involved in interrogation during Korea and admits that he had to torture people and gets rather
angry when the Television and Media say this never happened although he can't go out and Publish a book or get Interviewed as doing this as he signed
the right away.
But now I am still trying to work out if I should join, a large part of me wants to join the RAF Gunners (see
). I want to do my bit
if that makes sense? But I am so
against the way in which we are conducting these present wars that it worries me. But certain things people have said here helps me to re-enforce the
- You should only go to war if you think the cause is just or;
- If you're defending your Nations Security.