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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
"But it should be a T&C violation to falsely claim to be something you are not."
It is. It's against T&C to knowingly post false or misleading information unless you're posting in the creative writing section of the website.
Originally posted by IDK88
Because I post a lot on topics concerning the War on Terror and the various conflicts being fought here and there througout the world, I almost always encounter a person claiming to be military and suggesting that because I am not on the specific battlefield that I don't know what I am talking about. Just today a newly registered poster claimed to have been a passenger on the very helicopter that dropped all of those ballots from Afghanistan's recent election. He even went as far to criticize the article and claimed the media exaggerated and ony 4 boxes were lost.
I was recently thinking about the Star Wars Saga...a very popular movie franchise in America and a set of movies I've seen more times than I will count. In this movie there are Four layers of activity:
The primary layer of course is the story and adventures of the Jedi and Sith Knights (Luke, Obi Wan, Maul), the second layer is of Intelligence and Special Operations (Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca, Boba Fett), the third layer concerns Military Leadership (General Tonkin, Lando, Grievous) and the final layer is filler action representing rank and file military operations (nameless, faceless rable who do most of the dying in the movie).
I find it doubtful that the people posting on ATS claiming to be military and telling me what I don't know represent any of those top three layers and are certainly the equivalent of the guys being choked to death by Vader, a Storm Trooper, one of the many guys that didn't return from the assaults on the Death Star or who's star ship was smashed into an asteroid.
So please, quit misrepresenting yourselves...I can't claim to be a Knight of Solomon's Temple and I can't say that the person who motivated me start this thread wasn't on that Helicopter. But it should be a T&C violation to falsely claim to be something you are not.
Rank and File soldiers are important, but as Star Wars taught me...they can be easily replaced and their sacrifice is nothing compared to if someone like Luke dies. I enjoy having a positive view of soldiers, please don't ruin it by acting like cops.