reply to post by Gun Totin Gerbil
Is that what they think ? I don't think the world wants them as their saviors , they see these people as killers , murderers , and rapists . And
rightly so .
Well, that is your opinion. Can you speak for the world and everyone in it? You cannot. Keep in mind, the only opinion of "the world" is what you
see on TV and those with whom you keep company with. They are not as hated as you think, and neither are Americans. Politicians, yes....Americans,
no. They don't consider themselves "saviors", but most of the time, they do save people while going after the bad guys....that's what they
Believe it or not, the grateful citizens of Iraq far outweigh the ones who don't want us there. The children virtually stampede the Americans every
time they are around, wanting to be just like them....begging for pictures, hugs, high-fives and autographs. The Americans befriend them, give them
gifts, and even play with them and teach them things. I know you don't want to believe that our guys ARE the good guys, but compared to the role
models they have to look up, our guys are a darn nice upgrade.
I think it's irresponsible to categorize hundreds of thousands of military men and women based on the actions of a few throughout history and present
times. Have you seen a soldier or a Marine stop and shed tears because they arrived too late to save a family from the thugs they were fighting? I
have. These are overwhelmingly loving, caring, kindhearted people who talk to God every day in battle, and most days when they aren't. To call them
murderers, rapists, and killers is nothing short of propaganda. Unless you KNOW them, have served WITH them, and experienced what they experience,
you are doing nothing but spreading lies and hatred about people who don't deserve it.
No . you keep your american marines as your own american fictional saviors , don't involve the rest of us in your absurd fantasy. The americans ...
internationally despised , and after 8 years most know it , yet miraculously we have an intrepid and resolute bunch of heroes that did not realise
this , and are fighting on regardless for the world they did not know hated them , like the japanese ww2 soldier lost in the jungle still fighting the
war a decade later .
Where in the world, literally, do you get your information from? Just because the haters have the biggest mouths, doesn't mean they are the
majority. I'm not saying there aren't those who hate Americans and the American military, but it is NOT the entire world! There are countries and
regions that have begged us for DECADES to come and help liberate them, but for political reasons, we have not. To say that the world hates us is
incorrect at best.
I don't believe these people think they are the worlds hero's , who would think up a notion like that , you have been reading too many
superman comics .
Again, they don't consider themselves the world's heroes, no more than police officers or firemen consider themselves heroes. But they do have a
job fighting crime, and saving people. Our military knows that their job description involves defending those in the world who cannot defend
themselves, or need help. Have you ever rescued an animal out of the road? Or saved someone from getting injured? It's no different, but do you
walk around with a hero complex because you did, or are you glad you were in the right place at the right time to experience the act of helping?
Don't get me wrong - not every ending is happy, but they know they are needed. But there is no crime in taking pride in what they do, as
unappreciated as it may be at times. You will not deter me from the pride of my own service, nor those of whom I know who are still serving. They
are good people, and the epitome of what a patriot really is.