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Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
I don't understand how people can see going into Iraq as "an act of evil" as someone on this page said. Wars are an amoral inevitability stemming from clashing national interests- it's only in the last 100 years or so (and only in the US and Western Europe) that it's been painted as something moral or immoral- it's not.
Killing people is just a job. I've done it and I sleep fine at night, and I know many people would kill me just as quickly. It's just a job; that's what happens when nation-states want different things badly enough.
I think this sums up reasons behind the existence of anti military sentiment on this site, or in society in general.
Thought processes such as this are not conducive to anything positive.
The real mystery is how people like, the OP, and Viking can't understand that people aren't OK with this kind of logic, or personality type....
"Killing people is just a job. I've done it and I sleep fine at night"-SuperViking, voice of the US military.
Originally posted by SolarSeaman
I have never agreed with anything you have poster. I too agree that a special person is one called to shed blood in our defense and protection.
Though I am a military veteran, I have a profound respect and admiration for those who serve their whole lives for us. I wish I were the kind of person to be able to do that. I wish I were so fortunate.
I have met many a combat veteran and I ask that consideration be given to them when criticizing the individual before going after the persons who order them to war. There are a small number of people in the world who commit acts not permitted while under the authority of a military command, and there is a law in place to deal with them - remember that law enforcement personnel are people too.
I salute my fellows and my Brothers, and I hope my fellow citizens do as well.
I also wonder why such a tree hugging, insult hurling pacifist like yourself is pointing a gun to his head as in your avatar picture? You seem a little confused or maybe just part of a New Jersey gang?
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Originally posted by Jenna
reply to post by MischeviousElf
Without watching the videos I can almost guarantee that most of the people shown in them are morons. How, you may ask, can I come to that conclusion without watching them?
Because the only videos I have ever seen on youtube that are about members of the military are taped by morons and feature morons doing moronic things. (And yes, moron is today's word of the day.)
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
Do you know how moronic that may sound in itself?
You cant have an conclusion without seeing the evidence , only a point of view.
So you are saying then that the seperate companies of marines, in different years in different parts of Iraq, and Afghanistan are Morons.
Your post asserts that that the Marine Core are Morons?
Well I never said that.
Why again do those kids in the videos laugh and yipee as they kill innocent civilians?
The war was not about freedom.