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Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by diamount
Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are anything but illegal. They are legal , or else we wouldn't be there. The only war that could POSSIBLY be considered illegal was Libya.edit on 16-3-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by EvanB
You are not....
Why the hell should any of us put our lives on the line for any of you??..
You pay our wages??
Do you think that we become soldiers to "Get Paid"???
You can stick your taxes where the sun does not shine!
Soldiering is a calling... If you are forced into it by conscription then that does not count..
In the west we are volunteers...
That may sound strange but an integral part of humanity has always had its soldiers..
Because it is a profession as much as becoming a carpenter, lawyer or doctor...
We are not brainless morons... Imagine having to get 28 guys from a to b without being seen or heard, using the ground to its best advantage, with one foot on the ground that covers the moves.. Then the reaction to effective enemy fire, locating the enemy, the assault; which is done out of sight of the enemy with the ground being used to best advantage..
Learning the weapons systems, navigation (not sat nav) using a map and compass.. Advanced first aid.. Advanced tactics.. language skills.. Survival in any conditions... Local customs and laws.. The list is endless.
My government always goes on about "the military covenant"
Which supposed to look after housing et al after service.. We get none of that.. And am just left for dead by our own country.. Same for the wounded.. Infact foreigners take priority..
Nobody fights for us... Why should we fight for you??
That is the consensus amongst the troops..
We will look after you when you look after us...
It has been a long time coming...
And I for one agree..
edit on Thu Mar 15 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: Mod Note: Do Not Evade the Automatic Censors – Please Review This Link.
Even if terrorists were able to pull off one attack per year on the scale of the 9/11 atrocity, that would mean your one-year risk would be one in 100,000 and your lifetime risk would be about one in 1300. (300,000,000 ÷ 3,000 = 100,000 ÷ 78 years = 1282) In other words, your risk of dying in a plausible terrorist attack is much lower than your risk of dying in a car accident, by walking across the street, by drowning, in a fire, by falling, or by being murdered.
Originally posted by windsorblue
reply to post by usafvldst2
I always liked the quote ' Lions led by donkeys', which I belive explains why the OP feels so angry, it's not against the civvys, it's against how the goverment has treated us, i've witnessed young men and woman coming back from overseas (junior ranks and officers) getting their medal and a hardy hand shake, six months later they were shown the door.
I am angry with the way the way the were treated? yes. But I am proud to be serving, my friends and family are proud of me, and I have had nothing but respect and support from the people of our country.
And for those who think we shoud not be fighting over there should talk to those who have come back. It is goverment policy (I dont know why ) not to reveal to the press half the things the Taliban do...the beheadings....shooting kids......using handicaped children as bombers...even the fact that Afghan Taliban are not the main problem, it's the Pakistanian and Arabian Taliban that are the biggest bunch of evil b'stards over there.
edit on 16-3-2012 by windsorblue because: (no reason given)