posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 01:36 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Great post bfft! I agree wholeheartedly except for this:
"Our grandfathers were willing to march into a wall of bullets to preserve freedom and liberty."
The generation who were, as you say, "willing to march into a wall of bullets" did so because they were so brainwashed to follow any and all orders
that they didn't know any better and had no choice in the matter. The commanders who ordered their men to stand up, make themselves easy targets,
and run head long toward the muzzles of machine guns were criminal. Do you really believe it is a badge of honor to stupidly throw your life away by
following an order given by a man or a chanin of command who want see whether the enemy has more bullets than they have warm bodies to absorb them?
Was it an honorable thing to invade France on D-Day in the manner the allies did? It was a nice spectacle for the commanders, the news media, and
later filmmakers, but hell for the men. Why did they force foot soldiers to march head-on into machine gun nests that day at one of the most heavily
fortified areas of the French coastline? Sure, the allies won that battle and the war. But who paid the heavy price? The men at the lowest rung on
the chain of command. Why didn't they carpet bomb the Normandy coast like they did Dresden? How many allied soldier's lives would have been saved?
Or was saving those bombs for carpet bombing civilians in cultural centers more important than the lives of those men?
I hate the arrogance, self-importance, stupidity and moral depravity of the military "elite" who in the past and today treat their soldiers and the
"enemy" civilians d this way.
Back to the thread. That young Israeli woman shows deep moral substance. God bless her.
[edit on 7/6/2010 by dubiousone]