posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 08:21 AM
It's kind of funny. Reading alot of these posts, people are giving their "opinions" with no substantial proof or experience to back it up. If all
of you with strong opinions grew a pair and joined for one term, you might have a more credible foundation.
Orders that are illegal, immoral, or unethical can be disobeyed. Conversely, your commanding officer's opinion of you will be affected (aw, I hurt
his feelings) and it can open the door to reprisal (illegal, but it happens). Sucks, especially since they're the ones with a great deal of influence
over your career.
The whole debate about "slave" is ignorant. (Lol, imagine that, I consider slavery a career). I suppose if we in the military are slaves though,
we're breaking records! Best damn treatment and pay that any "slave" in history has achieved. Did slaves ever even get more than the bare
You must watch the news (which is by far the most reliable source of information, LOL). As far as raping, killing innocents, or torturing prisoners,
we're all human last time I checked. That gives us the capacity for both great good and great evil. Sometimes we have unsavory characters that give
commands that no once stands up to. Sometimes we have commands given that people stand against. Sometimes commands aren't even needed and people take
it on themselves to satisfy their own selfish desires. For clarification, I've never witnessed any raping, killing innocents, or torture. Would it be
different if a completely different group of people made up our military? No. Wrongdoings would still happen, just like in the government, churches,
schools, corporations, and even "oh gosh" circles of friends. Wow, seems like bad things happen everywhere, just at different levels of intensity
due to available resources that can be abused.
If anyone can be so adamant and outspoken about things that happen that maybe shouldn't. Do something about it. Join a corrupt group and try to
influence change for the better, at least within your sphere of influence.