Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by ImaNutter
First, I believe we should go after the terrorist and prevent them from even killing one life.
Second, I support the TROOPS in Afghanistan but don't believe it was necessary to go in there in the first place. We are fighting and seeking a group
of individuals not a country. It is difficult to weed them out when they have plenty of areas to hide.
I feel we should have let the CIA conduct its covert operations in order to nail these terrorist one by one if need be. I am confident this could have
been accomplished with a lot less blood shed than we have seen during these wars.
Third, individuals like OBL and groups like Al-Qaeda, whether we created the boogie man or not, have to be dealt with. We can't just keep swatting at
them hoping that they will fade away.
Semper Fi, Bro.
Thank you for that response Jam. It is very well thought out and I commend you on that.
It's not like I don't care about American lives that are lost. I care very much. When you see how many have been lost in Iraq, how many have been
lost in Afghanistan, how many we're going to continue to lose because of the "War on Terror." That is a greater loss of American lives than 9/11,
if you submit to the idea 9/11 was not an inside job. Look at the money, the resources, the man power we have misused on a "War on Terror."
You and I both know that America's intelligence community (CIA and the likes..) and the SPECIAL OPS forces is tops in the world. Yes, I honestly
believe they are the most advanced in the world and MUCH MUCH more advanced than dudes in a cave.
There is NO excuse that we couldn't use these tools at our disposal to quietly and covertly SQUASH terrorist cells. But we didn't do it that way.
We made it a "war," we over-committed, we wasted American lives, we scared the CRAP out of Americans...and for what? A 'threat' that harms less
people than hamburgers and cars. That's sad.
Like you, I support our TROOPS and wish every one of them only the best in life and I hope they all come back home safe, but I DO NOT support the ones
telling them what to do. I believe the motives behind those in charge are not pure and what they are doing is not in the best interest of the
soldiers or the American people. After our invasion of the middle east, terrorist attacks have only gone up. (Even with the rise they're still less
harmful than hamburgers but carrying on...) This is proof that the "War on Terror" is wrong, it's a sham, it's a facade for something else. I
doubt we'll ever know what that something else is as all we can do in our positions is speculate.
Some people like to say "oh what would you have done in a time like that" or "I'd like to see you make a decision like that" when it comes to
terrorism... I would have looked into the eyes and soul of every American and told them not to be scared, not to live in fear, not to submit to fear.
Sleep tight knowing the best and the brightest of the American Services would protect you. And then I would have used all those narsty CIA operatives
and the like that we like to use to overthrow governments to covertly and quietly eradicate all known terrorist cells and any that come after it. I
would NOT have sent tens of thousands of our own troops to a strange country we do not know or understand when we are looking for like you said, a few
people, NOT a country.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
So why scare the crap out of the American people? Putting the "fear of God" in them and the idea that a terrorist is going to come over and
"behead you with a butter knife" as some sheeple like to say. They're not going to, we've never let them, and we have no intentions of ever
letting it happen in the future. (I mean on American soil. I discount events that take place in the middle of their territory when we have
Journalists and all kinds of media over there just to cover the "War on Terror." This goes back to the idea that we should have never made it a
"War" to begin with, creating the very thing that put these people in harms way). Don't live in fear. Live your life every day to its fullest...
it is too short to worry about a threat less harmless than your drive to work every day....
Like I said, your post was well thought out and I think we agree on a lot of the major points. Thank you for putting thought into it and instead of
blindly supporting it... I wish more people did the same.
[edit on 26-1-2009 by ImaNutter]