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Originally posted by UmbraSumus
reply to post by dooper
Dooper , i get the sense that you have witnessed and participated in many things that would haunt your average Joe Public ..
Is it possible for someone who has fashioned himself into an implement of war, to view the world anew .
Not as Military ,ex military etc.......... just as a humble human being .
Has de-sensitisation been the price you have paid for a military career ?
I ask because i often find your posts ....cold , quite informative from a military perspective but ultimately cold and lacking any semblance of compassion.
I don`t share your perspective but i can at least attempt to understand it.
[edit on 24-4-2009 by UmbraSumus]
Originally posted by kyred
I have many Israeli friends. And not a one of them agrees with their government pushing into Palestinian lands more and more. They all want a 2 state solution. They want peace. I wonder where the Israeli government gets its ideas of Palestinian persecution? Not from these many people I know. Some soldiers get a "crazy" discharge. In return they are denied acceptance to state universities. Some can overcome this if they choose to participate in non-paid two year non-military service to the state. Not all can afford to work for nothing for two years. By the way, self-inflicted injuries that result in disqualification for military service and "crazy" discharges rates are rising. My best friend's son is just now finishing up two years of unpaid service, teaching music to elementary school children so he can go on and further his music education at a university in Tel Aviv. There could be some hope for Israel if the numbers of these rational Israelis continues to grow. I hope so.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by Seany
Oh, I can read. And spel woords tu.
Wrote a book. You google it, and it's web page after web page, with prices in Yen, Euros, and money I've never heard of, in countries that I never thought possible.
And I'm not in training, but thank you for wishing me the best.