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Why soldiers get a kick out of killing

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 03:44 AM
reply to post by Awolscout

I would like to thank you as well for putting down that rifle and choosing life over death. I can assure you, but I guess you already found out through your own experiences, there are a whole lot more people whom respect what you did and why you did it, than there are people respecting soldiers(guns for hire). Kudos for handling the troll(s) well.

As for article, I think I read of a same discovery a few years back...

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 12:46 PM
reply to post by Zamini

You probably have a treasured Dishonorable Discharge on your wall too.
Did you somehow go around and take a poll of every single soldier and
veteran to come up with your "factual" statement about more people being
in favor of those who haven't killed, and have ran with their tails tucked
between their legs? Soldiers of any military division do not kill because
they just have to see blood and guts fly, and then sit around and brag
about it or discuss how cool it was. Sure, there are some who do this,
I have witnessed it. Have you? Doubtful. But the vast majority I would
venture, has a little trouble sleeping at night and that sort of thing will haunt
them the rest of their lives. They won't be having sweet dreams of killing
other human beings. It is something that they take an oath, put on a uniform
and follow orders for. If you understood anything at all about combat,
you might come to the realization that you either pull the trigger or someone
on the other side will pull his trigger and not think a thing about it. He will
probably go and have a beer and joke about it. Not Americans though.

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:37 PM
is this just more America bashing

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 03:54 AM
reply to post by scoopkill

No, it's science...

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 04:46 AM
If a soldier didn't want to kill, then why are they a soldier?

Riddle me that batman!!

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:52 AM
reply to post by Awolscout

The title to this thread is more than slandering. but I've had my personal experiences with servicemen whose mindsets were more than 'adaptive' to combat experiences. Yes, there are people who serve that you could call "certified insane", the job description on the recruiters screen can attract those kinds of characters. But the majority who serve (usually) do it on the basis of believing in virtues and moral alignment to a 'cause' perceived higher than their own. some soldiers (service members of all branches) plainly don't care, lack insight, or in their own form of "rationale" blindly follow orders (both lawful or unlawful). I remember a few years back at my first duty station during off-duty hours at an on base bar, I will never forget what an afsoc operator said to me in a casual conversation. he told me "There is no other kind of clarity in the world than shooting a m**f*er in the face"

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 07:10 AM
reply to post by Obsurion

(cont.) my post abilities are limited since i'm using a ps3 IE, but as i said earlier.

in context that operator did what he had to do to come back home, and thats when he found "clarity". What he does in that specialized profession requires a mindset that is Real different from the military norm. It's simply not for everyone, or most servicemembers in non combat mos's for that matter. And yes, a rare extreme do get kicks for it which is why they're there in the first place. crazy or not, i respect our armed forces.

considering Awolscouts situation, he had an epiphany and was barred from alternatives by the 'good ole boys'. keep your head up. If your wondering, my 214 says Honorable btw.

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