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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 04:47 AM
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Originally posted by usmc0311
Well I guess forget everything I said. Doesn't look like ATS will be of any help with this one.


Really?
Where did you first learn about the DHS citing military veterans as the greatest domestic terrorist threat?

Don't you have Private messages?

Carry on soldier. I salute you and all your brothers and sisters who have served our country so selflessly for over 2 centuries. You gave us our freedom and have kept it for us and for many others in the world. For that you have my sincere and humble thanks.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 04:55 AM
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Originally posted by Slodds
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How can you possibly tell them what is right an wrong? There could be circumstances where they save thousands of American lives by doing something illegal. Is that wrong?


To answer your question... yes it is.

Notice the one keyword you used in your question, "Illegal". If it is "illegal" to begin with, how can it be right?

Why do you think Soldiers have a right to refuse unlawful orders? Of course "unlawful" is the same as "illegal". See how that works?

And I will say the same thing I said earlier... there is a difference between being against the troops and being against the Government. I have a great deal of respect for our troops.. I have zero respect for my Government. The troops are not the Government. The troops do not make silly laws that benefit the Elite. The troops do not participate in insider trading. The troops did not bail out the big banks. The troops did not create this debt that can never be paid off. The troops did not create the high tech spy grid we now live with. The troops did not write or pass the NDAA. The troops did not write or pass the Patriot Act. The troops did not make a decision to not secure our boarder. My Government did those things. The only thing our troops are guilty of, is living under the same conditions that I do.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 04:59 AM
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Originally posted by Slodds

Originally posted by MrWendal

Originally posted by IamAbeliever
Only this time it won't be the Russians, but the very god damn government we took an oath to defend. It's sickening.


You did not take an Oath to defend a Government, you took an Oath to defend the Constitution. There is a difference friend.

Are you trolling or sticking with your story about not being against service members? Nice post edits.
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How funny that you point out my one post edit in which I added to my post and not actually changed anything, yet your post that points out my one single edit is edited also
Pot meet Kettle?

And yes I am sticking with that story that I am not against our troops. I have no idea why you quoted the post you choose to quote... how is that evidence that I am against the troops? By pointing out their oath is to the Constitution and not to a Government?

And no, I am not trolling at all but coming from you I will take your insinuation as a compliment



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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To you sir first let me say thank you for your service & all you did for our great country , Yes still great to me & will be even more so once we run these moron's off that have set up camp in the Washington .

A Star & flag for the you OP , When I first saw this story surface surface yesterday I also was disgusted & . I have to say I am no veteran , no service man but have many family that served & came back both wounded & changed for life . They as well as all you guys have always been my , my family's Heroes ! Needless to say when & if the chips ever fall I would rather be beside / stuck in a room , or with our veterans than any of the alphabet guys out there .

Their campaign to tarnish our veterans while I'm not sure who or what age group it's aimed at if specific I can't help but wonder if it helps make them look more like the a$$ they have turned into ?

I like most in my area have always taught my children the highest respect for our elder & our veterans & most defiantly will counter this attack on them at home now as well .

Just beware if they ( gover ment ) don't pull some sort of mass attack of some sort maybe even sleeper & put it off on a veteran or veterans group in the near future .

John



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:44 AM
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Originally posted by usmc0311

Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
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No one put a gun to your head and made you go overseas to kill innocent people on reasons based on lies. All this thread proves is that you still don't understand you were an illegal invader serving the corporate elite.

If you don't like the criticism, tough toe nails! You should have never signed up. My brother was wounded over seas and I tell him the same thing. Stop playing the victim, you deserve every bit of criticism you receive as you are part of the problem just like all the others like yourself.

You don't deserve any respect and you better get used to this sentiment as the world is waking up to the illusion that military servicemen being pawns in a game of murder for money.

Sorry of this sounds harsh but it's the complete truth. Maybe you should go back to wherever you served and apologize to all the families of who you murdered their loved ones.

Stop looking for sympathy because you won't find any from me.

WAKE THE # UP YOU WERE THE TERRORIST!
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Thanks for your input. This thread was not meant as a sympathy gathering tool for anyone. I simply feel that this is wrong and it is an important issue to me. I actually agree with alot of what you said. I was a young dumb kid who was brainwashed into fighting an unjust war. I can admit that because now I know better. There are no victims here, at least not yet. That is what we are trying to prevent. And just for your information I have never murdered anyone. I have taken lives in self defense or the defense of innocent civilians but I am not an unjust killer. Only those who have fought in these wars will understand that aspect though. So once again thank you for your input.


OP, I owe you an apology. It was wrong of me to barge into your thread with my negativity. After rereading your thread I realized you are not part of the ATS cult I mentioned. You seem honorable and I respect how you responded to my initial post.

I woke up in the middle of the night and read your response to me and I was impressed how you handled yourself. I also checked your post history and now know you are not like the majority of the people I was addressing. Your calm demeanor in the face of criticism has been noticed.

Your thread was not the proper place to voice my anti war opinions.

I wish you the best on your path of healing and understanding.

And I sincerely apologize for being so quick to judge.

Take care, and be safe.

There is plenty more I want to write but I'm on my mobile so it's difficult to type so please understand the short response.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:57 AM
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It's not you per say they are upset with they are taking their anger out against you by proxy. IE, they can't vent on the real people responsible so they take it out on you. I also make it a point to thank any vets i see. I know what it is so i don't blame you, your just doing what you do your, your are (was) a solider.

I save my rants for those that deserve it. We solve the problem by reminding the people about the ones that sent you other there in the first place. It's the gov i disagree with not you. You boys keep us safe and keep the rest of the sheep in that precious bubble. Pretty much, we solve the problem with awareness.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:58 AM
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Hello OP

Long time no see! lol.

Be careful all my brother veterans. With the NDAA, they can lock you up and basically make you disappear. They haven't denied that they are not holding people now. So be careful. Remember the past. If they come for you, it will be in the middle of the night.

God bless



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
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Well I hear you, but is the OP really one of those? I dunno. If there is any thread recently where some pretty strong opinions were voiced on the Iran issue, and still are, the link in my sig should be pretty familiar to you. He didn't even post in that thread. I checked. Because actually I would have been curious of his opinion on that. I sure do understand your sentiments though. I am just wondering if perhaps you might re-examine your post and maybe take a closer look at who you were responding to...just to be sure... But that's just a suggestion. And if you do find it might have been a bit over the top directed at him, then you know what to do at that point.


You are right, I was wrong and am very embarrassed that I was so quick to judge. Like you said he is not one of "them". After I read his response I had trouble getting back to sleep. I have family that was in the exact position as he was and I made a fool of myself for everyone to see.

I am a man and can admit my mistakes, and my initial post to the OP was in poor taste and I have apologized. I think his mention of a certain site member in his OP is what got my blood boiling. USMC is much different than the war monger he mentioned in his OP.

I was wrong on so many levels about USMC and am ashamed of my post even though it applies to large portion of ATS vets, but it should not have been directed to the OP.

I will try to keep the remainder of my posts in this thread as civil as possible depending what responses I got from the chicken hawks. Currently I'm only on page 4.

Peace.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:09 AM
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Originally posted by Bakatono
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This Corruption Exposed guy is an obvious troll.

Don't feed the troll.


Just because I don't agree with you does not make me a troll. Everything I said was based on fact and personal experience. You know nothing about me so for you to assume makes you just as guilty as I am.

The "don't feed the trolls" excuse is a lame cop out and proves your lack of intelligence.

Good luck on your path of achieving maturity.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Good point, I know if I hadn't realise somthing was wrong I would have never woken up. After my eyes were opened, most precifically by what happened in katrina( I mean really, if any natural disater of a gfeater extent happens anywhere on earth, we are there with boots on ground in a matter of hours, to days at the latest.) On American soil it takes 2 weeks to help Americans!?!? I mean really,2 f*cking weeks!!!!!!!????????

It took me another 3 hears to find ATS, then I lurked for awhile, until I just couldn't sit by and at least not rage against the machine, it might only be by posting on a forum, but we all have to start somwhere. After my first few posts, it has become like a spicket that the value handle broke off of, I just can't stop posting now.

I understand the need for the TnC about promoting groups, if you let one you mjst let them all or your objectivity will be in question, and the fact that even though we don't always agree with it, most of us see the need.

ATS, you guys just might have saved my sanity, as before I found you, I was beginning to question wether I was the only one connecting these dots the same way.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Cooler heads have prevailed, this post has no place in this thread.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:33 AM
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Cooler heads have prevailed and this post does not belong in this thread.

Sorry for the pointless post.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:37 AM
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Thank you for your words, and as such, I am in the process of removing my acusations of calling you a troll.

I understand your anger about these useless wars, I only awoke after katrina, and searched. And searched until I found ATS.

I havve read many of your posts and usually agree with most of the things you say most oof the time. I found your comments as a personal attack on all vets and as such my irish got up on me.

ETA unfortunately it has been too long to edit my posts, so I will simply apologise again, and hope that will suffice.

My apologies fellow truth seeker, I in a moment of anger was overbearing and at least as a little to gih strung, as these issues hit home for me I took your comments as a personal attack on us all, plese forgive my hasty words, I will attempt to be lsee judgemental in the future.

Apologies

IV
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:42 AM
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Apology accepted


And I hope you will accept mine.

This is a touchy subject for a lot of people from all walks of life so it can get heated at times and as I am human and far from perfect it is easy for me to post before I think at times.

Cheers.

ETA: Due to your apology, I am going to remove my response to your post a few posts up as I feel it no longer belongs. Please forgive the editing but I came off a little defensive and your apology changed my opinion and I can deal with what you said being left up for everyone to see.
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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:47 AM
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Well I know which side of the fence you generally sit on, and I am very pleased at your realization and apology to OP. Your posts are always very good- but that one, well... It was just misdirected, that's all. Happens to all of us I suppose. Anyways, GREAT. Respect is back in all the right places, and let's continue on fighting the propaganda machine together! I hope you will excuse me for perhaps butting in where I shouldn't have, but in this case I think it was for the best.


EDIT: and btw CE, check your U2U's.

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posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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I think the government fears veterans that "wake up", because they would be the ones to lead any civil insurrection because they have the training.

As for some of the harsh comments directed to the military, I always remember the first non-Jewish convert to a christian was a soldier. They can change, they can feel remorse for there past actions. The 9/11 propaganda was very strong, it pulled a lot of people in, some of these people were good people led astray.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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Thank you for the response, I sincerely appreciate it.

You had every right to butt in as you did it with grace and respect, which is more than I can say with some of my posts in this thread.

I come from a family with a long military history and I respect soldiers for what they are put through, but the dark ages are over and finally people are realizing what they are serving and protecting, and it's not our freedoms or constitution.

And I look forward to figthing the propaganda machine with you in the future my friend



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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Just to clarify my servie record, I have never taken a life, I was always lucky enough to be in the rear with the gear as it were. The nature on job in the military makes my mos 13 - E. Cannon fire direction control specialist, we have a 13 second life expectancy in combat, because if the kill me, they cripple our long range artillery advantage as not eveyone can do the requisite math to aim the worlds largest sniper rifles. My gun was a 155mm howitzer known as a 19er8, shooting 100 pound bullets with precision measure in a couple meters, depending on the coordinates relayed to us from the 13-F forward observer.

Those in my mos are first strike targets in any and all salvos of counter battery fire, so as soon as our rounds clear the tree line enemy radar picks up our rounds and instantaneously fires a grid wide counter battery assault to make sure to end us so we stop ending them wholesale.

As such, I find it very insulting when anyone who hasn't servved presumes to try to pass judgement on us because they don't understand the gravity of our situation. Despite what some may think about the wars, soldiers don't get to decide anything, we do as we are told, or we go to jail. It is easy to say we should have gone to jail instead, but once again easy to say when your not taking personal responsibility, and thus not the one going to do 15 years in fort levenworth kansas.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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Star from me with your apology (something that is rarely seen here on ATS) to the OP.

As much as people do thank us veterans and talk about how brave we are, it takes a lot of courage to admit you were acting wrongly with your post to the OP, and even apologizing.

As a veteran myself, I'm thanking YOU for coming back to this thread and doing that. I understand that you feel quite strongly about what our government has the military doing, especially over the past 10 years, and sometimes we speak before thinking, or brand everyone with the same label.




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