reply to post by Conspiracy Theorist
These horrible things that the US must have done is WWII, are not that horrible.
You and others seem to think that combat, or war, is an action against others.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
War, or battle, is a cumulative term for individual actions.
Single, one-on-one moral combat. It's always one enemy, one struggle, one kill at a time. Taken together, this may appear to be a group effort, and
in a sense is, but it's more personal, more visceral.
As a soldier, you want to survive this single, one-on-one mortal struggle and kill that SOB. All you want to do is live through THIS ONE. And then,
the next one. And so on.
Here's my point:
There is no preferred, prescribed, sanitized, or approved method of a man killing his enemy. You'll use rifle, pistol, or machine gun to shoot holes
in them, flame throwers to incinerate them, aircraft, artillery, grenades, and bombs to molecularly disassemble them with high explosives, bayonets,
helmets to beat them to death, knives to perforate them, and if nothing else is available, you'll rip their throats out with your teeth, smother them
face down in the dust, or jump on their backs, grab their arms, put your foot in the middle of their back, and sharply pull upward until you hear
something like a carrot snapping.
So exactly what horrible things do you suppose that the US did?
Nothing. Because when it comes to the killing, it's very personal, very one on one, and no one can be faulted for using whatever technique he has at
And by the way.
When you are a country with wealth and power, you have responsibilities.
You have a responsibility to not take advantage of that power to hurt others.
You have a responsibility to help others less fortunate in productive manners.
And you have a responsibility to NOT fear to use that power against those who would prey on the weak.
Have we made mistakes?
Were we TRYING?
Maybe we should whiz on the fire, call in the dogs, and call this hunt over.
Just pull back, and quit trying.