Wow...I am a bit sick to my stomach hearing some of the responses from alleged military personel.
While I agree with doing what is necessary to protect yourself and come home safe, I do not condone the use of torture, nor the Kill Them All
War is Hell...At least for those people you have no problems using these kinds of weapons on. There used to be a day when man fought man with hand to
hand combat. One on one, up close and personal. That was Honor! To die for your Country, Freedoms and what you believed in, having a mutual respect
for those who had fallen before your sword.
Today's war is far from those times. Today we spend trillions of dollars building and designing new ways to annihilate another person or entity. We
kill using barbaric and torturous methods as outlined in the documentary. White Phosphorus, Napalm, Ricin you name it. We build UAV'S and operate
them from a safe location hundreds, perhaps thousands of miles away like a video game, all in the name of freedom and democracy.
The use of todays weaponry and methods, although limiting our losses and casualties, have lost the major element of personal bravery. Where man stood
on a hillisde 4,000 strong and on the opposite side the same, if not more. When a solider fought, he was up in his enemies face. That took balls.
That was Bravery. The last thing most of them seen was eachother. There is a respect in that...one of savage poetic honor.
It must be hard as hell being a solider in todays world. Knowing that you kill many innocent people, for causes that have nothing to do with why man
was originally sent there to begin with. Once there, in the midst of the chaos and the death, one must survive or be killed. Yet many come home and
still defend why it was justly necessary to make other human beings suffer in such monsterous ways. Maybe it's your way of dealing with ungodly acts
you bestowed on another. I can understand that to a degree. What I can't understand is how you can still support this.
Some say Freedom isn't free, Yet what are we defending at this point? Not much from what I can tell. The United States is out running amok in other
countries, when we need to be here taking care of matters at home. And no... it's not home grown terror threats... It's changing the way we live
here. Not occupying another country for mineral rights, or flexing our muscle all over the world, While lying to our own people about what we are
actually doing. No wonder many other countries hate the American way of life. Because from their eyes, all they see is this massive power coming
over and destroying their cities and killing their children and way of life. This War On Terror
has been going on know for over 10 years.
Thousands upon thousands of human souls have died....For what? Our soldiers come back home, Dead, disfigured, wounded, mentally damaged, or some even
realize they have grown a thirst for killing. It just may be a new stimulant...or God complex.
I am tired of sending our kids across seas to get slaughted or to slaughter another. I am tired of feeling like I must support corporate and
political wars, in order to be supporting America and the political media hype under the guise of our freedom becoming threatened.
Our Freedom is threatened, But it is not currently from other countries, It is within our own government. That is where the real threats to our
freedom are manifested.
This is truly a sad world we live in. I fear for my sons life and exsistence, not knowing what his world will be like after I have left this
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