Originally posted by LoverBoy
reply to post by marinesniper0351
And talking about a brad pitt movie is on topic here? Lol...nice try. Im just stating a fact, we killed farmers from a country WE invaded. That in the great USofA is what we call terrorism correct? Or does terrorism only apply to muslims who kill americans? Ill ask you again since you didn't tell me the first time, what was your div...btn..rank?
Originally posted by backinblack
It's refreshing to be able to debate and still stay friends..
"I'm a Coward and am prod of it!"
Originally posted by LastStand
I am in the Army and have served 2 tours in Iraq. That is all I will say about who I am because I am still in. Do I agree with the wars? NO! Do I believe we need to have our men and women there right now? NO! That said we (all service members) raised our right hands and volunteered to serve. We were aware of what we might be called on to do regardless of if we agreed with the politics of it all.
It is unnatural to take a human life that is why from basic training and throughout our careers we are trained with "reflexive" fire. Absolutely after we take a life many of us have a hard time coming to terms with it. I have been there just like you. I had problems just like you. This is what pulled me through it. I was not pulling the trigger for The Poewrs That Be, or the NWO, or for the US military. Neither were you. You were sighting in on and dropping those who would have killed you and your brothers and sisters in arms. You were keeping me safe in the combat zone. You were protecting your fellow Marines as they manuvered and continued the mission.
I have issues with the wars. I am done with the military. After this contract is finished so am I. I will put it all behind me and know I served honorably helping to bring home others who served by my side. God bless you all my brothers and sisters in arms. Do not let the right or wrong s of our government tarnish the honor we have earned with each other.
edit on 2/11/2011 by LastStand because: spelling
Originally posted by LoverBoy
reply to post by nenothtu
1st.....your my bud no matter what opinion you hold. I would gladly pick up a rifle for you.
2nd I don't know if you were being sarcastic or what not.
We didn't necessarily take their land and build establishments at all. We did destroy their land, farms, and shot their animals for pleasure. It isn't like these people can go to the McDonalds and grab a quarter pounder with extra onion, their farms is their supper. We basically put them in another crap situation like they were already in.
Now I will say I fully supported going in and fighting to liberate them from hussein...even though are govt allowed him to be in power. He's been dead now for awhile, its time to get out. Yes many Iraq's supported us because he murder thousands, but many want us out because A. They were comfortable in their situation because they were not affected, or B. We removed the tyrant, but now have shown our true colors in why we are there STILL, ruining their farms.
Yes I shot when being shot at and of course before I would be shot at. Again it was war like you said. At the same time, if I wouldn't have stepped on their property for whatever reason, I wouldn't have been shot at. If they came on our soil wed shoot them also. What makes them a terrorist and us not?
Seems the government is nearly as inept in committing crimes as it is in running the country.