Originally posted by werk71
i admit the war sucks, wish it would end, but its only going to get worse, it probally will never end at this point.
Wars wont end as long as those who invade others expect profit/control and those who are being invaded fight desperately to maintain whatever freedoms
they have attained so far.
more countries are gonna get dragged into it,
North Korea, South Korea, Iran, China, russia, taiwan, syria, india, japan, israel, egypt, saudi arabia... many more
Why? North Korea, South Korea, Iran, China taiwan, Syria, India, Japan and everyone else named , beside perhaps Russia, stand to lose practically
everything in a war the US gets involved in. Only those who are invaded will fight back and then , unless with direct alliances with Russia, wont find
significant allies to help them financially or otherwise.
we are waiting right now for north korea to test a missle that 3 countries are gonna try and shoot down using modern aegis systems.
If they fire weapons into international airspace others have the right to shoot it down; world war three wont start over anything North Korea does as
Russia isn't going to get directly involved and the Chinese don't have serious investments beside in preventing North Korea from becoming occupied
this could trigger China, Russia, and Iran out of sheer fear of us and our allies launching missles from navy platforms so close to their
Non of those countries can or will risk making decisions based on 'fears' and past missile launches and misunderstandings should prove that world
war three wont be any more of a 'accident' than the last two. You really need not be worried that world war's , or many others, happen
what if russia and china were in the gulf of mexico with their military trying to shoot missles down
Russia and China, in their 'facist/communist' guises have been subjected to Western capitalist/imperiast for almost a century now and they have long
discovered how to survive under pressure without giving the west any more excuses than it needs to start yet more wars. Obviously the US wont accept
such displays in it's coastal waters but there may come a time in the next few decades when it just doesn't have the capacity to complain very
loudly about it.
This country is built from war, constant war after war. how is anybody gonna change that.
Even the second world war proved that it was not and for those who were not listening Korea and Vietnam forcefully drove the point home. The pentagan
did not decide to do away with the draft/conscription for kicks as they well realise that the American public is mostly interested in self defense,
not picking fights with those who are not threatening or attacking the US. Why else do you think Bush and the gang played on the 9-11 fears and
claimed that Iraq had WOMD and links to the 9-11 'terrorist'?
The American people may be more misinformed than Europeans but i find the claims that they are 'built for war' just as wrong as when they were made
about Germany earlier this century. What makes good soldiers is discipline, not violent tendencies.
As to being built for war even these two small wars have driven the American economy into near bankruptacy so i would not stake too much on that
yea it sucks Kids and civilians are getting killed but your alive. you should respect their sacrifice.
Why should i respect someone who losses his life in a illegal war that does not in fact protect me from anything? Sure it can pity him for being
misguided and dead , to say nothing of poorely paid, but having a good 'intent' and wrongly presuming that you are in fact doing your country a
service ( presuming that they were not just doing it to get paid like mercenaries do) is as good a excuse to me as it probably will be for you at
whatever gates you need to get past to enter heaven. Good luck.
we have a voluntary military. those people chose to fight even if the circumstance was wrong regardless.
Actually they sign up to defend their country presuming that their country wont need to be defended until they can find something that pays better.
You can look at the stats if you like.
If you don't want to goto war, don't join the military.
Why can't i join the military in the sincere belief that i will only be required to risk my life and kill others in the actual defense of my country?
Why should i be worried that my government will declare war based on complete fabrications and misrepresentations? Why can't i just be the 'trusting
fool group' that 99% of the world population happens to belong too? Why should our faith be so consistently abused?
we're lucky modern technology prevents us from having deathtolls like past wars, Unlucky for foreign foe and civilian. it could be much
Well you must not have seen world war two death tolls for combat units. Go take a second look and see what happens when major powers clash with modern
for the President, thats just another Puppet on the string, merely a spokes person for the underlying powers that be, any person taking that
job is in for the exact same rollercoaster ride,
And let it not be said that i wouldn't rather agree, as i do with your last statement, with as many people as i can.
In conclusion you should not believe that the leaders of other countries are any more fanatical than your own and considering how US leaders aren't
risking much anything you shouldn't expect the leaders of others to knowingly involve their countries in suicidal wars.