posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:33 PM
Originally posted by doped00
I agree with EyesWideShut. Killing civilians isn't part of the job.
Yeah but... when your friends get blown up by one, you lose this ideology.
You're not Iraq Police Officer. You're a middle class white guy with a 30mm canon whose friends got blown up by the people you see all day every
day. You don't read much books, you don't have much friends outside military, and it's just you, your buddies, your buddy-killers and your 30mm
I'm just trying to make a clearer picture of how things are. You people thinking how military can be so easily regulated are forgetting the fact that
these grunts are not peaceful and loving Buddhist monks one with god.
But still, you know, EVERYTHING is possible, even making a perfect army and perfect marines backed by perfect air force, something Hitler dreamed
every night. You would still however have to chose between training soldiers to love and tolerate, or just give them night vision goggles.
I'm not supporting war whatsoever, but it is perfectly natural that Iraq war evolves in what you're seeing now after so many years. Also, civilians
are not "liberated" in Iraq, they're an annoyance, and a easily removable obstacle should they get in a way.
There's absolutely no such thing as a clean war, because it's only natural it gets more and more filthy.
Edit: I can imagine the next-gen year 2101. air force - "Our one hundred megaton thermonuclear smart-bomb knows it should not kill civilians, only
military targets of tactical importance."
[edit on 8/4/2010 by SassyCat]