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Do you truly believe that there is a chance that the general population will revolt against it's governement by force??
A small group may but not enough to cause an all out war. It just wont happen.
Originally posted by BadNinja68
Soldiers blindly follow orders. They recieve very complete training that instills a sense of loyalty, duty and honor to blindly following orders.
This is a solid fact.
No offense but ask anyone why they were in Afghanistan/Iraq and they will tell you they were fighting for "our freedom"..
Mention that they were there to secure mineral/trade rights and secure no bid contacts for american companies and they do not even wish to acknowledge you.
I believe SOME soldiers would see a problem with actually confronting a US citizen on US soil, but that will only happen long after the fact.
Blind loyalty will overcome any sense of reason.
HOWEVER, there are more US hunting lisc issued each year than solders in all the armed forces combined.
Ground warfare against US citizens will probably never happen as the citizens have many times more guns that the military, and we are already "behind the lines".
The ammount of LEGAL gun owners in the US is mindblowing.
It would take WMDs to shut win a war inside this country.
I've been to Afghanistan once and Iraq twice. You say: " No offense but ask anyone why they were in Afghanistan/Iraq and they will tell you they were fighting for "our freedom..."
To save time I won't wait for you to ask me, nor account for the fact that you may not care. I will answer your question regardless.
I went because I didn't have a choice. Freedom? Where?
I wish you could experience 0.01% of what I have been through.
Originally posted by Rabbit806
You're argument that it is about "feeding our kids" is irrelevant. That Screams of someone who might as well be a mercenary. Whoever you know in the ARMY who takes that stance in the face of this question should resign now and go do mercenary work, because they aren't soldiers, they're money hungry mercs who are doing it all to put food on the table, which is just a damn excuse to set honor aside, and that's not what we are about, period. Get your head on straight.
Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries
These, in the day when heaven was falling,
The hour when earth's foundations fled,
Followed their mercenary calling,
And took their wages, and are dead.
Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood, and earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned, these defended,
And saved the sum of things for pay.
(and for those of you out there making a big deal about the separation between Army and Marines, there ain't much difference. You Marines just have funny colored ACUs, Pretty Uniforms, and different traditions. Stop making fun of us, ok? we're all on the same team here, and talk like that only makes a wedge easier to drive.
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
reply to post by ofhumandescent
agreed... think about police vs Military; how many times have you seen a fat cop? How many times have you seen a fat soldier?
its self respect, discipline and working as brothers/sisters to reach an ultimate goal
"you can conquer anything together"
its a different mentality