posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 10:57 AM
Well, I've been to war, saw a few people blown to shreds, and watched a man cook to death.
*Shrug* For all the compassion and empathy I had, I've never once had a nightmare, nor do I spend the latter portions of my life lamenting those
It seems to me that most of the soldiers who complain, and have all these war stories, mostly weren't actually the soldiers in the worst scenarios.
I have a great deal of empathy for those truly stricken by PTSD, but since I now work in that field I know that most of you are full of bull#.
You can justify, self gratify, and seek out sympathy all across the globe if you desire, but ultimately, for every person who comes on a forum and
declares their horror and misery, there are a thousand more who do their job, and drive on.
Take any stance you want on it. War has existed since mankind has existed. It is simply how it is. Russia attacked Georgia just recently. Iraq
invaded Kuwait several years back. South Korea has endured and survived more than 5000 wars.
War is in human nature. With it comes death, misery, and sacrifice, but without it, we wouldn't even have the basic freedom to post our opinion on
these forums. War is a miserable, horrible thing, but until people are all in unison, it will continue, and soldiers will continue to fight these
wars...for better or worse, until either we all destroy one another, or a middle ground is found across the globe.