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Originally posted by Tank2/8
reply to post by AmericanPatriot_ar15
Katrina was a blunder from the start. I was at hood and 1stCAV had gotten back from there first tour (early '05) It was not but a few months from their return they got called to go down and asist. I could not imagine the confusion some of them must have had to deal with.
There was alot of looting and violence among the people in the mist of the cauous. It could have been handled alot better then it was...obviously. But you cannot throw that into the same boat as the what we have been talking about.
When a catastrophy hits like that, there will always be people who try to take advantage of it to rob and steal...violently. And there HAS to be security to keep peace. Dont get me wrong. They #ed up katrina. But it is not the same
[edit on 28-7-2009 by Tank2/8]
Originally posted by shug7272
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
How about you back all that crap up with some real statistics? The people who will be replying to this post will not be of the same mindset that they would while surrounded by their "brothers" and being yelled at by their commanding officer. So right off, there is no point in this.
If you want to know the answer to your question look back through American history, then world history. Note how many vile things the military has done. Horrible, despicable things. Note the THOUSANDS of stories of gruesome, AWFUL things done by the US and other militaries. Now look for the stories of a soldier disobeying a vile order. They would be heros, right?
Even in the VERY few you will find the soldier is 99% of the time made out to look like the asshole. If soldiers were likely to stand up to BULL# orders throughout history... Well it would be a much different history wouldn't it. Most of the bad # that happened, wouldnt have. But they dont, they follow them. Everytime.
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
reply to post by The Soothsayer
I absolutely agree, of course if people started firing on our military you fire back, that happens anywhere. I guess my question is more to the point of, if the American people were rising up against the government because of tyranny in DC, and revolt against it was at hand.......do you think the Military would support the people of the united states, or continue to protect the politicians and government officials that brought it about?
You know as well as i do , that if the American people started to rise up, and defy the government out of discontent, much like what happened in Iran, would we military and former military JOIN the coupe , or do you think they would pull what the military force in Iran did, and turn on its people?
I guess thats more along the lines im referring to, I hope this makes it clear as mud! lol