posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Another "innocent" mistake by the military. This added to the gitmo incident, desecrating the dead and the nazi flag hiccup and it's looking less
innocent and more like a "mindset" unfortunately. Having spent many years in foreign countries interacting with the nationals, their biggest
complaint is that many feel americans are loud, rude and disrespectful. Incidents like these tend to inflame those sentiments even more. How many of
these stories are going to come out? How many times are we going to chalk this up to "these were the acts of "individuals". The military as a
whole has zero tolerance for..." blah, blah, blah? The military leaders should be careful the role they are "choosing" to play. When your kids
are blatantly out of control, one needs to look to the parents. These leaders are happy to play the role as "parents" to thousands of troops, but
they don't want to take the responsibility for it when their "kids" run amuck. These troops joined the military for the greater good (whatever
that greater good may be, personal or national), love of God (higher power) and Country is shoved down their throats. The greatest nation on earth
and all that yadda. These young kids begin to puff their chests out. They are part of something, a brotherhood. I know. I felt the same way.
The Airman's Creed
I am an American Airman. I am a Warrior. I have answered my Nation’s call.
I am an American Airman. My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win. I am faithful to a Proud Heritage, A Tradition of Honor, And a Legacy of Valor.
I am an American Airman. Guardian of Freedom and Justice, My Nation’s Sword and Shield, Its Sentry and Avenger. I defend my Country with my
I am an American Airman. Wingman, Leader, Warrior. I will never leave an Airman behind, I will never falter, And I will not fail.
EVERY member of the USAF must memorize and recite upon command, The Airmen's Creed. When you are standing with your brothers and sisters in arms
reciting this together, it's a powerful feeling. It makes you feel like you REALLY are fighting the good fight...until you realize that you
So I guess what I'm trying to say is that the individuals we SEE in these pictures and reports are just the FACE of the problem. The sons and
daughters of our nation. The ones who FEEL the creed. The TRUE problem is military leadership. The ones who shape and enforce the policies. The
ones who sit in their office watching the news reports about these attrocities and drafting up statements about how the right hand doesn't know what
the left hand is doing.
Sorry if this is so long but I feel like I have to speak out because when the Nazi flag thread went up, I basically posted a "it's just a bunch of
silly kids" excuse but damn, how many times can I use that excuse without it just sounding...like I'm trying to brush it off or making light of it.