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Just got back from Theater , WTF?

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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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Ayo bruh, what up with all these soldiers coming back from Iraq saying they were in "theater" ?

Is that what they now call a worthless war " theater" ?


Well I partook in numerous plays throughout High School and I don't remember anyone trying to kill me while on stage, I would've exited stage door left like a mofo bruh.

These soldiers are brain washed if they think that Iraq was filled with nothing more than props & thespians




posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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its called a theater of war. it is a common set of worlds used to describe an area or region of battle.

example: in ww2, there was the European Theater and the Pacific Theater.

when they are saying they were in a theater, they are saying they were in a theater of war. its common sense.

use your head...



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Are you being an idiot on purpose? Its short for theater of war



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Well isnt Iraq a pantomime? Where else do you have theatrical farces if not in a theatre?



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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" in theatre " has been in the miltary lexicon since WWII - if not befor , if you have only just encountered its use - thats your problem , ps - many words traditionally have more than one definition , dependant on context - try reading a dictionary



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Throughout history combat operations take place in a "theater" of operations.


In warfare, a theater, is defined as an area or place within which important military events occur or are progressing.[1][2] The entirety of the air, land, and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.[3] In a technical sense, a theater as described here, is defined as being a type of locus.



The term "theater of operations" was defined in the [American] field manuals as the land and sea areas to be invaded or defended, including areas necessary for administrative activities incident to the military operations (chart 12). In accordance with the experience of World War I, it was usually conceived of as a large land mass over which continuous operations would take place and was divided into two chief areas-the combat zone, or the area of active fighting, and the communications zone, or area required for administration of the theater. As the armies advanced, both these zones and the areas into which they were divided would shift forward to new geographic areas of control.[8]


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For example, the Allies invasion of Europe to liberate them from the Germans in ww2 took place in the "European theater"



Ayo bruh, what up with all these soldiers coming back from Iraq saying they were in "theater" ?


i'm not your bruh, and I don't know "what up" with that, but this guy might:



edit on 21-12-2011 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Seriously? Do yourself a favor, and read some history books. Referring to a war-zone/region as a theater (aka theater of operations or theater or war) is nothing new.

...bruh

edit on 12/21/2011 by Stryde because: I hate "bruh."



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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Theater, in war terms, generally describes the area in which a war took place. ex the Pacific Theater or Europe theater of WWII. So I guess it could be the middle east theater...



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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The world is a stage.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Blair/Bush: "The weapons of mass destruction are behind you"
Audience: "Oh no they aren't"
Blair/Bush: "Oh yes they are"
Chilcot Inquiry "Oh no they aren't"

Sorry but I'm with the op here. The traditional meaning of the word is far more apt in this respect.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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In warfare, a theater, is defined as an area or place within which important military events occur or are progressing. The entirety of the air, land, and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.


en.wikipedia.org...(warfare)



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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okay that is NOT common sense lmao



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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I will admit to knowing the term but still find it an ironic word and can understand how people who are not familiar with the term would find it strange. What do we usually encounter in a theatre?


A stage, players and a (pre-rehearsed) script or plot. Oops, forgot props as someone else mentioned. To my mind it is a way of making probably the most awful thing occurring on this planet politically correct and also a diversion away from its true horrors. I personally find it weird and actually quite distasteful. 2 cents from a broken man...
edit on 21/12/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: Correction



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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We only see what they want us to. Just like the camera.
It really is a theatre complete with violence, death, love, and an antagonist.

Everything to keep us glued to what is going on.
Until it goes into 3D mode and it's in the American theatre (American soil).



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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I had an operation once in an operating theatre, the surgeon was only practicing medicine, thank goodness it was all just pretend.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Sounds better than being an "occupier", or banker gangster thug..

"Theater" is an old school term, likely an attempt to add credibility by relating to old wars considered justified by revisionist history. Realization one took part in the ultimate crime against humanity: aggressive war & unwanted occupation, can be a bummer.. re-named "Theater", ah.. sounds like a legit endeavor for heroes.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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Seeing as war is a theatre, I guess Shakespeare was a five star general since he was able to hold the attention of the elite clear down to the groundlings. Just as today's wars do.



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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A theatre is where operations take place !
Medical
Military
Drama



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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Maybe they use the word theater because wars are all set up for the elites purposes and pleasures. Why not simply use words like field, or zone, or area?

Maybe the use of the word is to remove the seriousness of the situation in people's mind.




late 14c., "open air place in ancient times for viewing spectacles," from O.Fr. theatre (12c.), from L. theatrum, from Gk. theatron "theater," lit. "place for viewing," from theasthai "to behold" (cf. thea "a view," theates "spectator") + -tron, suffix denoting place. Meaning "building where plays are shown" (1570s) was transferred to that of "plays, writing, production, the stage" (1660s). Spelling with -re prevailed in Britain after c.1700, but Amer.Eng. retained or revived the older spelling in -er. Generic sense of "place of action" is from 1580s; especially "region where war is being fought" (1914).

Online Etymology Dictionnary



posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Better Mouse Trap
Ayo bruh, what up with all these soldiers coming back from Iraq saying they were in "theater" ?

Is that what they now call a worthless war " theater" ?


Well I partook in numerous plays throughout High School and I don't remember anyone trying to kill me while on stage, I would've exited stage door left like a mofo bruh.

These soldiers are brain washed if they think that Iraq was filled with nothing more than props & thespians



No they did not always use this term to describe war. They did not always say theater of war as a general usage although it was common in a few obscure books and perhaps within the military itself.

You are right. Mainstream media just picked up on the military general usage of words like theater. The word embedded too is new. Embedded in Iraq. No one was ever "embedded" and that is a little like a gemstone in a fancy jewelry setting. This means you are in the middle of our fighting jewels.
And peacekeeper has always been one of the biggest misnomer unless you get into a long argument about MAD.

These are all words and euphemisms the military has picked up to make itself appear and sound, hip, edgy and most of all popular to young malleable minds.

It is all to make those tired, overused and quite frankly ugly terms and conditions of war, previously used to death sound kind of modern and sexy. Theater has replaced words like "front lines", "war zones" and "battle field." Theater was used very occasionally by a President or a General in a speech but not with the regularity we see today.

Being embedded even makes hunkering down in foxholes sound a little more glamorous. All those older terms conjured up negative images in the public mindset. They do not send a good message. How are you going to get people to sign up for the front lines, the sweltering dessert or the battlefield?
But sign up and join the theater?!!! It is almost like joining a reality TV show. The REAL WAR.

Other people here in your thread should take a moment and notice when they are being duped, having their legs pulled.... or their minds subtly and insidiously manipulated.

IMO Other people should use THEIR heads. Yours is fine.


edit on 21-12-2011 by newcovenant because: You got your war pushers here and anything critical of it is stupid to them.



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