posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 06:23 PM
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
I just want you people to know This isnt the 1st idiot who stated this kinda thing..
I watched a documentary some soldier did on the war on terror and from what i saw was this exact same thought process.. He was talking about how
killing these people over there to him is just a statistic...
I used to support our troops until I seen that movie then I started thinking, if most troops think like this then wtf am I supporting if I it is going
away from how I think and feel.. These people really do not care if they kill these people.. It is really said actually...
The video is called This is War.. A real crap movie to show how most of the people in the military think I would assume considering the military
doesnt like people who think and know right from wrong...
And yes they have opium over there.... Its not a secret, that is the only reason why we are there.. How else do you think we would get our Ritalin and
heroin for the war on drugs... eh?
That type of callous attitude is disturbing, but I know that it's not one shared by the majority of our troops. The realities of a ground war, and
the mindset that is indoctrinated into all combat troops can lead to severe PTSD. Inappropriate callous behavior and ethical detachment are common in
a lot of war vets, not exclusive to this war, or US war efforts in general. It all comes down to how an individual's mind builds its
defense-mechanisms in response to the traumatic environment. If you've never served in a combat-capacity, it's difficult to fully appreciate the
human horrors and atrocities that are witnessed, or taken part in. From a civilian's POV, I find the deaths of innocent people in the form of
collateral damage to be horrendous, and I don't support the comment made by that ex-soldier. But I will never ask a vet to censor his/her thoughts,
or in anyway try to debate one on the merits of such a comment. They earned the right to to say what they feel, regardless of what that is. When you
hear people say "Support the Troops", one of the ways you can do that is by allowing them to express their thoughts and feelings, and not being
judgmental about it.
If you look at who the armed-forces are backing for President, it's Ron Paul and his ideology of a strong national defense without interventionism
that has won him more support from active-duty military personnel than ALL of the other candidates combined. Paul's message has been clear since day
1: we shouldn't be over there anyway, and we should bring our troops home immediately. The fact that he did
get such overwhelming military
support tells me that there are quite a few soldiers who are ready to come home, and are disenfranchised with this over-reaching aggression in the
Finally, you should be aware that Ritalin is a stimulant, not an opiate, and its production is in no way related to the poppy farming or the drug
trade in Afghanistan.