posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 03:34 AM
reply to post by Griever0311
First let me thank You for You'r service to our country.
Because there are some very serious problems up the COC, does not reflect badly on you, as long as you do you'r duty as regards illegal orders.
Males in my family have been Marines since before the days of Chesty
Puller, it's a tradition with us, as is the deep loyalty Marines have for thier brothers in arms, and this country we'd die for.
As one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, you know the way of the Marine is to charge into enemy fire if so ordered. But to use our finest warriors
for cannon fodder in a clearly destined to fail "police action"(congress has declared no war, thus none exists) is worse than treason, what is
happening now are crimes against humanity.
The Mujahadene of the Kyber pass do not wish to kill U.S. troops, they have long been our allies. Singlehandidly the Mujahadene defeated and totally
Marines practically NEVER question orders, let alone the deeper issues you raise.
You are right to ask the questions you have.
Indications are that our military is being bled down to an impotent state.
You are on the right course.
As Major General Smedley Butler said-
"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is
the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."