posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 11:03 PM
reply to post by alphabetaone
Don't include me in your armchair general category either. Yes, I've seen the varmint numerous times, wounded numerous times, and decorated for
One of the most fundamental tenets of war is the ability to surprise your enemies. And we've been doing the surprising lately with some very good
results. Oddly, each time we take out one of these turds, the immediate reports indicate the US just killed some "civilians."
One might note that each time you contact a government who isn't already your biggest fan, your target suddenly disappears. This isn't rocket
science. You find 'em, you kill 'em, and then later if you're really in the mood, you can apologize. Or not. Sometimes the point is - to make a
I knew a guy who spent 20-plus years in the Corps too, and as a supply sergeant, the closest he got to combat was handing out equipment. But to hear
him tell it, he was so weary of war, so impacted by his suffering, and so fed up with the whole thing. Right.
The American military is not a humanitarian force driven by humanitarian concerns in any sense of the word. Or it shouldn't be. True, some of our
pantywaist generals have confused their mission. A military is to be a war machine and nothing else. Not nation-builder, founders of democracy,
police, counselors of faith, or ambassadors of goodwill.
You want cops - hire cops. You want nation-builders, send in the State Department. You want to found democracy - good luck. You want counselors of
faith - send a chaplain. You want ambassadors of goodwill - send that clown - President Carter.
But if you want to eliminate your enemies - you kill them where you find them.