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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
I'm a soldier and I can tell you this with a 100% certainty;
The moment my fellow soldiers put their weapons at the US population, I will turn my weapon on them.
Originally posted by nunya13
reply to post by semperkill
So are you saying we have good reason to overthrow the government?
Ummm....Boeing makes aircraft and a lot of other stuff for the military. They supply the military with equipment. Their entire business model depends on a constant state of war.
Originally posted by semperkill
reply to post by Section31
What i am saying is that it is YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO DO SO. I say if your not happy go for it. If you dont have the balls to do it then what can i tell you. You can find reason to do anything. It is your right.
Originally posted by semperkill
reply to post by alpinestar
Like i said flex your freedom of speech .....I have the same right to do so....and you wanna know something...I can definatly say I know its value more than you do. I love this country and I love I will lay my life down for you in a heartbeat No questions qualms regrets or anything. I will do this blindly without thought to the family that i would have left behind. Can you do the same. Would you give YOUR life for my feedoms. Because I would die die just so you have the right to talk junk about me. That is the difference between you and me.
Originally posted by alpinestar
Soldiers are the brainwashed nuts and bolts of a huge killing machine being driven by old rich white guys.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...you can say the same of people who work for monsanto, boeing, ford, pharmacuetical companies, the sugar cartels, haliburton, the fast food industry - its a REALLY BIG list...
Originally posted by minesweeper
i can see what you mean about pharma and haliburton, but since when is ford, fast food and boeing a killing machine. or are you comparing car accident and heart attacks to war crimes, there apples and oranges.
President Franklin Roosevelt referred to Detroit as the "Arsenal of Democracy." The Ford Motor Company played a pivotal role in the allied victory during World War I and World War II. As a pacifist, Henry Ford had said war was a waste of time, and did not want to profit from it. He was concerned the Nazis during the 1930s might nationalize Ford factories in Germany. Those were tense times for American companies doing business in Europe. Ford established a close collaboration with Germany's Nazi government before the war—so close, in fact, that Henry Ford received, in July 1938, the Grand Cross of the German Eagle medal from the Nazi government. In the spring of 1939, the Nazi government assumed day to day control of Ford factories in Germany. However, Ford's Dearborn headquarters continued to maintain 52% ownership over the factories, since Germany did not seize ownership through nationalization. Ford factories contributed significantly to the buildup of Germany's armed forces. Ford negotiated a resource-sharing agreement that allowed the German military to access scarce supplies, particularly rubber. During this same period, Ford was hesitant to participate in the Allied military effort. In June 1940, after France had fallen to the Wehrmacht, Henry Ford personally vetoed a plan to build airplane engines for the Allies.
The situation changed after Pearl Harbor. With Europe under siege, Henry Ford's genius would be turned to mass production for the war effort. These efforts benefited the Allies as well as the Axis.