posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 10:23 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo
Well they get ``trained to kill``. And please, soldiers don't murder civilians? In every single MODERN war in history, soldiers killed way more
civilians than actual enemy soldiers. Back in the day, it was better because it was on a battlefield, soldier against soldier, no civilians. It should
be like that again. But yeah very few army, if at all, today do this kind of sick thing.
Well, in fairness I read the whole thread and so I saw your clarification on this being a fairly generic reference to other armies..or all armies by
nature. I enjoy reading your posts and generally find them well sourced and valid. So, I'm not offended in your saying that as some are.
Having said that...I would like to say one thing. The United States has been set up, from the ground up, for fighting soldier on soldier, military to
military almost 100% right up to the last few years. So, it would be a very fair statement to say that to the extent that civilians have gotten killed
by U.S. forces (outside of the occasional rogue units or criminal individuals) it's been almost entirely by our enemies choices of hiding among
civilians, fighting from the protection of civilians, or setting up infrastructure within civilian residential and/or heavily population areas.
The U.S. would happily avoid killing ANY civilians if possible, as it goes counter to the entire strategy the U.S. military is built around. At least
until recently...where push button warfare by remote control started becoming a thing to replace real soldiers with. Thats a scary trend lately....but
outside of where that might
lead, I think the U.S. showed in Kuwait and Southern Iraq in Gulf War One and the first weeks of Iraq this time
around that open warfare is preferred.
It's only when the U.S. gets suckered into fighting among civilians that we get our tail handed to us, because we're too ethical and moral to fight
the way it would need to be done to outright defeat the enemy that way. Some may dispute that, but compare the Russian occupation and tactics in
Afghanistan to the American occupation of Afghanistan for an example. There is a night and day difference, indeed.