Originally posted by Badgered1
People say, "Oh, those poor guys. They'll never get a job now...."
Unless they are hired by a private security contractor, Halliburton, TSA etc.!
They'll be fine. They will work for scum like them. They seem to find each other.
I AM a private security contractor. Us scum just naturally rise to the top.
Who started it?
Did we attack a proven enemy, or did we attack countries likely to be harboring terrorists?
All you gray haired "Retired [insert military section here]" on the back window of your F150, did you do this sort of thing?
No, but that doesn't mean this sort of thing wasn't done. It's not a new invention, nor is it limited to US troops.
No. You didn't. Because you had integrity.
I don't know about integrity - remember, us scum rise to the top. I didn't do this sort of thing because someone has to pick these bodies up, and
that's a nasty enough job already. Didn't give a rat's ass about the dead, but I felt for the living.
If OBL did order 9/11 he killed 3000 US citizens by making a decision;
how many civilians have died in other countries since Shrub 43 made a 'decision'?
Which one is the terrorist?
Whose decision killed the most civilians?
Or doesn't it matter because they were harboring terrorists?
The more relevant question is which one was TARGETING
civilians. Which one intended to kill civilians, preferring to kill civilians over
We talk of how bad it was that the SS killed so many villagers because of 'partisan' activity.
There is a difference between civilians getting killed ancillary to combat operations, and civilians getting killed by lining them up in the central
street of the village and mowing them down.
We talk about how the tide of WWII turned because the Germans started bombing civilians.
The allies bombed civilians in WWII as well. Ever heard of Dresden? That would be one example.
"How many videos have we seen of Americans being [decapitated, treated badly etc.]?"
Not that many, really. None would be better, but there aren't that many.
I've seen 23. That's too damned many, but it's expected, given the nature of the enemy.
How many videos are there of Abu Grahib and Gitmo? None.
Just because it's not on video doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
No clean hands around here.
Nope, no clean hands. That ratio tells me the relative prevalence of these sorts of things, though.
The US invaded Afghanistan because all the Al Quacky leaders were caught in Pakistan! Really?
No. The US invaded Afghanistan because AQ had training camps there, and the Taliban refused to turn their buddy bin Laden over. Pakistan had nothing
to do with it. Bin Laden didn't move to his new digs in Pakistan until after Tora Bora got scrambled. You are correct, though - I'm not at all sure
why we are still on speaking terms with the Paks, much less still throwing money at them, given the fact that they did harbor bin Laden for so
How many Al Quacky 'insurgents' were walking the streets of Iraq prior to the US invasion? None.
Source for that figure, please. I want to know who screwed up the head count. BTW, AQ are "terrorists", not insurgents. There is a difference.
edit on 2012/1/14 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)