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Originally posted by bvproductions
I try to imagine what it would feel like to have a foreign country invade our country; to have curfews set, to see our buildings be toppled each day for our own 'safety', to hear or witness or experience the death of our friends, family, co-workers, etc. on a daily basis, to witness heavily armed soldiers constantly around your neighborhood near your children, never knowing when there may be a "bad apple" that decides to kill you.
Originally posted by HotSauce
reply to post by Ulala
You should thank a Veteran and those currently in service that you even have a right to post such a thing. If you did this in Sadaam's Iraq they probably would have cooked you and ate you for dinner.
Originally posted by Doc Tesla
Every time there's a holiday there has to be one troll who has to start a thread against it.
obvious troll is obvious
Originally posted by Icerider
This thread is right on! The whole point of rememberence day is to glorify war and to make us feel it was justified. Its total hypocrisy.
Both my grandfathers fought in ww2 and they were true heros, protecting their homeland and their families from a genuine threat. But you know, when they got back to blighty, and got demobbed, they then had to face unemployment and they had to fight for every little bit of help they got. One of them served in North Africa, and Italy, he was taken prisoner TWICE (he escaped once), and was evacuated at Dunkirk. He had to buy his own medal commemorating that.
As long as there is greed there will be conflict .
As long as there are parents who are proud to see their children conned into going to war 'for their country' there will be armies.
Whether you are killing for the USA, or the Queen, or yahweh, or Allah, or just for the money, YOU ARE KILLING!
The west has no right to militarise the rest of the world under a banner of false flag operations. Action in Iraq and Afghanistan isnt protecting your country.
I salute those who have served against genuine threats, i.e. when Hitler was 'coming up the garden path', but a career soldier is exactly that, not a hero, just a stiff with a gun.
I've seen and heard the footage of G.I.'s killing civilians for fun, whooping and cheering, yeah, real heros.
How about Blackwater, are they heros too?
I know you SOME of you vets are in denial, but at least a few of you realise how youve been duped. If you really believe all TPTB BS what the hell you doing on here?
Damn right I'm a coward - I'm not laying down my life for Halliburton or Exxon!
If that makes me chicken, well, bok bok bok.
Remember The old lie - Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Died 8BC
And people still buy that today? Jeez.