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War Fighters to Replace Soldiers

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posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:34 AM
I watched an ad for Boeing on TV yesterday. They said they made products for "war fighters". This is the first time this terminology has been used on the masses. The plan to replace American soldiers with mercenaries is already underway. Boeing plans to use this commercial for a long time, that is why they used "war fighters" instead of "military forces". Security forces will do the fighting. It seems like a bad plan to me and part of the worst plan in history. The old ideas about warfare are gone. No longer do we line up in neat rows to shoot each other. Now we use whoever wants to make money as cannon fodder. Training and adherence to the rule of law will be gone. What do you think of this plan?

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:35 AM
The world is a corporation. Business is good.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:49 AM
in the last few years i have seen more and more contract companies in Iraq and Afghanistan. but to me they just don't seem to be doing much. my unit has had to protect them in some causes because they get scared and run.

i just don't see how you could fight a war with contractors who are just there for money not loyalties. cowardice would be abundant.

i did see the commercial very interesting stuff

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 10:53 AM
reply to post by swine flue

In your opinion, if you would pleas, what is the general consensus of the people you hang out with over there. This is my job, work sucks? or We are making the environment we are in a better place? I'm not trying to be an ass, just wondering. I have friends who are serving in the Army and Navy, and they don;t seem to have invested to deeply into it, it's more of a work/career/money/time thing.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:02 AM
It would work if we started to worship our corporations like we do our flag. We would have to be willing to die for our corporation. I know it sounds absurd, but I bet there are many who would take great pride in working for XE or whoever. I would be one of the cowards. I would take out my whole crew and the surrounding town just to be safe.
Good point Depth om, there might not be much difference between the two forces, it is the same job description.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:07 AM
reply to post by earthdude

It would appear that the world is entering an age of corporate feudalism. Wars fought for rights, not to live, but to own and produce. Horrifyingly unsurprising.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:19 AM
very soon you will be able to be a certified war fighter..
Xbox pentagon will have an armed drone program.
it will be part of the Homeland Youth Brigade.
sign up now kids- or its Xtreme Teen Challenge for you.
( labor camp.).
watch 24/7 Top War Fighter action on your Drone Channel.
if you know what's good for you.

[edit on 26-7-2010 by p51mustang]

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by p51mustang

With headshot and multikill close-ups! Pay extra for live audio! In between slaving for the corpora-state, and murdering polygons in computer simulations, you can watch the real deal!

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:25 AM
i can only speak for the Marines and Navy.
its not so much that we feel like we are making a big difference in their community (when a people don't care about their own its hard to make life better for them).

But we do have pride in country (even if most of us don't fully trust our own gov) and our fellow Marine/sailor. the feeling of most of us is if we don't nobody will, and not doing could lead to another 9/11.

As for the money we don't make much, most of us are in the poor to poverty box when tax season comes around.
So over all I would say my group is country/career/duty/ honor

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:42 AM
Record sales of Xe Box 360 DARPA Products!
new i pod robotic allows the handicapped to become warfighters..
patrol your sector with friends!
become a leader in the army of one today!

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:46 AM
The packaging of at least some MRE's say that they are made for "War fighters".
I think they're saying it so adolescent boys of all ages will get turned on by the thought of signing up.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:50 AM
Pay seems to start around $100,000 a year. That will make soldiers who did the same job very angry. Unconstrained by pesky laws, the mercenaries will develop new ways of mass destruction. We have found the weapons of mass destruction and they are us.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 11:58 AM
New Mcdaniels Warfighter Mre Meal or taco now available. only 2 ameros.
the Denmy's Shock and Awe Warfighter's breakfast..

[edit on 26-7-2010 by p51mustang]

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by earthdude

Actually war fighters sounds like a great idea to me, if only they would go to a neutral island to fight this war to avoid civilian casualties.
From there everyone on the playing field understands they're mercs.
Let the true warmongering folk get out their bloodlust and no collateral damage.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 12:20 PM
This is not new. This has been the new buzz word in US defence company literature for at least 5 years (possibly more). I think it has more to do with marketing than conspiracy. Remember accountants and marketeers run corporations.

Warfighter: Any individual, regardless of rank or position, responsible for making operational decisions which result in the use of military forces. This includes everyone from the President, deciding whether or not to commit troops to battle, to the individual soldier, airman or marine deciding whether or not to fire.

Its definition is less important than how it sounds. WAR-FIGHTER (for full effect you need to growl, or use movie trailer man voice) sounds a lot more macho than soldier or military personnel. Thats always important to marketing.

Thats why deodorant gets called things like AXE, same deal.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:16 PM
Its a bad idea to put your defense in the hands of people that may not have any vested interest in your country or fellow citizens. It would be easy for these war fighters to turn on us.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by justwokeup

It sounds really stupid to me. You would think marketing experts could come up with something better. So, I have been out of the information loop for 5 years? How do I get the warmonger stuff? All these new words:

Enemy combatant- Anyone who disagrees with US policy

Detaniees- POWs excluded from the Geneva Convention

Weapons of mass destruction: Weapons posessed by anyone but the US.


I liked the old words that were not so deceptive.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by earthdude

These days it seems the only legitimate WMD is truth, a tactical strike of truth can demolish tower of lies and skeletons.

posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by earthdude

Hang out at Air shows with a commercial slant....

I tend to agree with you. Its not just this example. We are being over-run with hyperbole and double speak. It devalues our language.

Sad really, I don't think when George Orwell wrote 1984 he intended it as an instruction manual...

posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 12:31 PM
The Warfighter is anyone who fights, provides combat support, plans or directs military operations. It's a buzzword that's been used for the last 10 yrs or so, mostly since Afghanistan started up.

A warfighter isn't someone who replaces the soldier, Sailor, airman or Marine, it IS mainly the soldier, Sailor, airman or Marine.

Edited: For lousy spelling and punctuation, not enough coffee yet.

[edit on 27-7-2010 by bg_socalif]

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