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Originally posted by pexx421
Come now, Its obviously past a case of "a few bad soldiers makein us look bad". Many of the articles ive read, such things as the systemic torture and rape of prisoners, the regular use of "drop" weapons and bait, the designation in fallujah of every male over 15 as combatants, these are obviously command decisions, and not about one or two soldiers making bad choices, but about accepted systemic policy decisions. They come from the top down and are obviously not hair trigger mistakes, but premeditated decisions.
Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
The problem is that you are thinking logically, but there are twisted individuals and groups of people in this world who do not consider logic to be a part of their rationale. As is, we MUST reach out and strike enemies before they can hurt us. This is a reality of this world, whether you wish it to be or not. It is the exact same reason behind why we made the greatest blunder of all in pulling out of Afghanistan in 1992, under President Clinton and the Democrat controlled Lower and Upper Houses. You had Politicians and even Citizens back then believing that if we let everyone be, things would be alright. They also believed that some "barbarians" Half-a-World away would never arrive Stateside and cause us any damage. Well, Nine Years and 3,000 American Lives later, you tell me, did that Philosophy work?
Originally posted by Spoodily
Obama wants to find the REAL terrorists, not invade and exploit countries that had nothing to do with it.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Another winter soldier comes forward...
From his claims, racism and profiling seem to be a fueling factor and quite prevelant in the occupation, and also an excuse to create atrocities.
Based on his personal experiences and remorse, it's not too difficult to figure out why so many of these young men seem to be taking their own lives.
Very, very sad...
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 11-10-2008 by DimensionalDetective]
Mod edit: Replaced link with a direct link to the article.
[edit on 10/11/2008 by Hal9000]
Originally posted by deathpoet69
a soldier can only fight with hate, you can not perform a brutal insane act without been delusional with what the truth is.
living with hate and anger is like living in a dream, you do not feel you do not see, you only act.
thats coming from someone who has had alot of hate and done alot of things.