posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 09:05 AM
Something like kind of statement is only there for one thing , to make your neighbour keep an eye on you.
The 'terrorist' label is thrown around with little or no forethought by an administration that is scared of losing it's power over the citizen.
Being from the UK I find this comment unacceptable , veterans from ALL sides fought for what they believed in, and fought for ideals that had a huge
impact on their culture.
To have an administration turn round and say that 'as near as damned ALL vets can be turned into terrorists' is lamentable, anyone can be a
terrorist from a 12 year old child to an 90 year old woman. But the fact that the veterans have combat experience is what really worries them. A child
can be given a bombvest , told to go to an area and blow someone up is easy if you find the right individual.
A veteran has seen combat, knows the risks and thinks about the actions / consequences.
Unfortunately the Governments think that simply because the system is failing that people are going to be angry and are to be watched, and they
haven't enough watchers, so why not get the public to do the job for them.
'Your neighbour was a combat veteran, he COULD be a potential terrorist, watch him closely and monitor his actions, report any suspicsious behaviour
to the authorites and get a prize.'
Veterans have made choices that affect lives , some we wouldn't think to take, they have laid their lives on the line for ALL of us , whether in the
US or in Europe or any other country, I would NEVER , EVER belittle them with a comment like this .This person needs to be sacked, like a previous
poster said if it happened here in the UK, they would have had HUGE pressure on them to be gotten rid of.
But because it's in the US the people living there seem to think that the US government knows what its doing and what it's talking about.
If the US Government want to point the 'terrorist' finger at anyone they only need to look in the mirror and not at the citizenry.
[edit on 29/4/09 by DataWraith]