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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Not trying to be ofensive in anyway here. I'm just asking questions. What did you get from you country actually ?
Originally posted by seagull
Most of you don't know GallopingHordes, in fact I daresay none of you do...
I, however, most assuredly do. She's my big sister. She enlisted in the US Navy while I was in junior high school... I remember getting letters from cool spots like Crete, Scotland, Hawaii, and a few other places not quite so cool as those. Her posting in Crete was just before, during, and just after the dust up with Qaddafi over the "line of death", and the various European terrorist attacks sponsored by the good Colonel. She, and her fellow sailors, and Marines, and all the others were there to stand between us, and the things that go bump in the night.
She's told me of nights spent patrolling the perimeter because word came down from on high that there was a better than even chance that an attack might take place. The stories always stop there... No amusing anecdotes to end the story harmlessly. They just stop. I've never found out exactly what happened, it seems to have been hushed up...
So tell me again about benefits? She wears scars that even I, her brother, and maybe the second closest person to her on this damned planet after her daughter, can't get her to talk about. For some of you to imply that she, and others like her, are somehow willing participants in some corporate warfare scenario... To say you've pissed me off, would be an understatement... I would suggest strongly that you climb out of your, oh so comfortable, living room/den/mom's basement, and take a looksee at the real world.
I am so very tired of people I respect more than I'm able to say being put down, and put upon, simply because some of you haven't a clue about the why's and wherefore's of why they've chosen to serve in whatever branch of the military.
You've issues with the govt. of the nation they gave their oaths to serve and defend? Fine. So do I. Don't you dare take it out on the soldiers, and sailors.
A job? Adventure? Service? All those reasons and more besides. Doesn't change the respect that the vast majority have earned.
She's my sister, and my best freind. I know her like none of you ever will. She joined, and served, to protect me. She served with honor and distinction during her time in the service of our country. Judge her when you can say the same.
Sounds like she is alive.
Who was a pawn in a corporate charade, and there is simply no other way to look at that logically.
Spare me your crying about 'judgmental' truths that 'hurt your feelings'. I stopped caring about peoples' nationalistic fabricated 'feelings' several years ago. Be offended; see where it gets you.
Originally posted by seagull
I will be offended when someone attacks someone very near and dear to me. Not that I needed it, mind you, but thanks any way.