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Originally posted by Manincloak
reply to post by ufoorbhunter
Don't make me laugh, the only thing the US military is designed to do, is waste taxpayers' money.
[edit on 19-4-2008 by Manincloak]
Originally posted by troppo_ozstyle
Originally posted by xxpigxx
Pretty simple, really
Not unlike many of the 'patriotic' posters in this thread. It's almost like watching US history unfold...starts off pretty good, a lot of thought went into the foundation and things are clearly explained. From there it deteriorates at an alarming rate with input by people who clearly have little or no understanding of the concept proposed in the beginning.
Has anyone noticed that not one single poster outside the US even remotely agrees with the views of the more rabid US posters here. Not friend nor foe, not ally nor enemy....why do you suppose that is?
Originally posted by Solarskye
Iran the most powerful (nation) , says Ahmadinejad. What else is the man supposed to say? Iran is the weakess or I hate Iran. Ahmadinejad can't say anything bad about his country or he would be killed. No freedom of speech in Iran.
Originally posted by swami don
reply to post by US Monitor
It's not about "military capabilities, it's about military (and political) realities.
Over 4,000 GI's KIA and 30,000+ wounded (and likely maimed) seems like more than the "scratch" you mention; and don't forget the flood of Vets into the VA system with PTSD, etc., and the 3 trillion that you'll need to pay off in your lifetime.
I'd ask you to go back to my original post and comment on the issues, but meanwhile, I'm sure Navy and the Air Force duty must have been very tough on you, sitting on the sidelines instead of the front lines.
My Service (that you disparage) was considerably different and it gave me some insight into the value of human life, my own and my comrades, many of whom paid the ultimate price learning the real costs of war.
You might say that my own relative, but momentary, inhumanities helped me to finally become human in the end. You should give it a try sometime.
[edit on 20-4-2008 by swami don]
Originally posted by ufoorbhunter
Scared of Iran and Mr Dinnerjacket? Woopsydoo it's madness. The US military designed to fight the USSR, the Warsaw Pact and China simultaneously.... and you think Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan is going to defeat us. Bigs you're funny there. A bit over dramatic if I may say. If the US decides to take out Iran then it will happen. If the US decides to take the gloves off then it's gonna be real this time and no more PR. You remind me of all the posters who say 'the Iranians are a real proud people they aint gonna run away like the Arabs.' Lol that's a frequently heard thing here and it's hilarious. If China and Russia are given their share then Iran will be mushy peas before November and it's time to do with them what we did with the Nazis kids.........long term re education
Originally posted by swami don
reply to post by yellowcard
I'd guess the spot the US is in in Iraq looks pretty good to you. Having forgotten that we bombed Iraq for 10 years and practically into the Stone Age before the invasion. Not much for the mighty American forces to be proud of there. But the Iraqi's have sure put up a good fight since.
Also, you apparently discount the numerous atrocities which have been broadcast around the world and have resulted in the complete loss of US prestige and honour.
Aren't things bad enough at home and abroad that you'd think before jumping off the deep end for another invasion and the thrill of watching America flushed down another toilet trying to make 3 wrongs a Right.
Iran is not the most powerful country in the world but I'd bet they're tough enough, and intact enough, to make the US (and guys like you) regret your arrogance and your ignorance.
The Recruiting Stations are eagerly awaiting your arrival. Go for it. Put your money where your mouth is.
[edit on 19-4-2008 by swami don]