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Originally posted by MischeviousElf
I would therefore like here today on this day of remembrance in the UK to on this thread to bring to your attention a US Marine who in the second world war showed true bravery, and should not be forgotten.
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
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 Shocka
My friend was promised that he wouldn't be sent anywhere outside of the US and after he signed up and went through boot camp they told him he was going to Afghanistan to drive gasoline trucks over the border to Iraq.
[edit on 4-11-2008 by Shocka]
[edit on 4-11-2008 by Shocka]
Originally posted by Jenna
reply to post by k3456789
Not having a military would do nothing but leave us open to attack from anyone who decided that they wanted to.
Originally posted by Tayesin
If you are going to send soldiers into what amounts to an Illegal Action against another country, then you should take great care to insure you are not creating more generations of U.S hating enemies! You are not, so you need to think about that.
[edit on 12-11-2008 by Tayesin]
Originally posted by speed_demon
reply to post by applebiter
You would know nothing about his position on what he is doing. He is following orders, he may not like them, or he may not care. He was trained to follow orders with obedience and not to question them, because I know first hand that questioning any order, even the most miniscule can get people killed. I am currently deployed to Iraq, I have seen this happen on more than 1 occassion, you cant question orders, you just do them and accomplish the mission. Mission accomplishment by any means neccessary is what we do in the military because that is the number one objective of all military personel, TO ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by SkurkNilsen
Well, you see, that's one great thing about being an American soldier.
You get to criticize your commander-in-chief.
I don't feel by your tone that you've ever been in the military, but one of the very favorite past times for soldiers is to criticize, bitch, moan, and complain about the commander in chief, the XO, the weather, their last meal, the enemy, cloud cover, temperature, distances covered, sleep lost, the differences between Pointillism and Impresssionism in American art, the lack of a supercharger on the latest Corvette, the color of their uniforms, the smell of their feet, and that's just the first quarter-hour.
A soldier doesn't pick his enemies.
His duty is to fight those enemies chosen, and do so with honor.
A soldier does many things he may prefer to opt out of.
And that, friend, is courage.