Originally posted by kevpa
My comment in this thread isn't to reply to the OP, but to reply to the many people saying how beloved Gaddafi was to his people by giving them free electricity and free money, etc. While that may be a fact that he did those things, the other fact was that he was a Dictator, and if you want to live in a country that is run by a single person then why not do so? I'm just shocked at all the "love" being spewed out to someone who came to power through a military coup who then abolished his own country's constitution in favor of his own ideology. He was worshiped by his people for the things he gave them. Now instead of wanting to live in a country where you are just given money and property and everything else for free, wouldn't you want to live in a country where you have to work to get what you want? I assume the answer lies in what you believe, and I believe in living in a society where I work for what I want and live and think for myself.
But yes, there is brainwashing going on in our country by our gov't and the msm, but I feel more for the people of Libya who were brainwashed by the same person for over 40 years. Now that makes me mad.
Originally posted by Stop-loss!
reply to post by Hyaena
That too was the best part of all. Seeing all that security with Obama's convoy made me realize how he knows that people are out to get him for the corrupt things hes done and his fellow criminals.
During World War II, US Army Brig. Gen. S. L. A. Marshall had a team of researchers study what soldiers did in battle. For the first time in history, they asked individual soldiers what they did in battle. They discovered that only 15 to 20 percent of the individual riflemen could bring themselves to fire at an exposed enemy soldier.
That is the reality of the battlefield. Only a small percentage of soldiers are able and willing to participate. Men are willing to die, they are willing to sacrifice themselves for their nation; but they are not willing to kill. It is a phenomenal insight into human nature; but when the military became aware of that, they systematically went about the process of trying to fix this "problem."
From the military perspective, a 15 percent firing rate among riflemen is like a 15 percent literacy rate among librarians. And fix it the military did. By the Korean War, around 55 percent of the soldiers were willing to fire to kill. And by Vietnam, the rate rose to over 90 percent.
Conversation between Nixon and Kissinger
"...advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."
As a Christian, I sincerely believe that war is not the answer, but I'm also a sinner, so I can't cast the first stone, besides, as a Christian, throwing stones at people is sorta against my religion anyhow. -AutomaticSlim
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mahatma Gandhi