posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 06:04 PM
Originally posted by jplaysguitar
it’s like where do thay draw the line" if its a small. or big lie? and what if people who have served omit that ya know? most lies are for
personal gain in one form or an other .
i guess i should actuly go read the link-something stinks here
I used to give a speach to new Soldiers - you can lie to your mother (tell her you are f-ing James Bond or the ever popular no Mom I can’t make it
home for Xmas we have to train and I can’t say why - for all I care), lie to your girlfriend (no I can't come home tonight we are working when we
are getting drunk in the team room more likely), lie to get drinks ( I am broke, I am from NY too...), or to get laid (no I have no girlfriend), I
could care less. Lie to another rival team in a bar (Billy made a 1.5 mile headshot), embellish a story (there I was alone no # nothing but a grenade
and a K-bar), no one cares... It a game of sorts.
However, in the profession of arms when people's lives are on the line if I find you have ever lied to me or to another man on our team about
anything operational or mission related and I will personally see to it you find yourself on staff and never serve on any team again.
Never lie even if it means you failed - I can work with a mistake, I can help you if you are honest; but we have to know what that mistake is... We
Say I am lost if you are, say I have no clue what to do next, say if that’s the case, say I can't handle being first in the stack again...
Whatever, we can work it out.
As weird as it may seem - lying is part of being an operator and these type lies - the ones I mentioned in the first paragraph are ways to hone the
skills... It’s a unique profession full of unique characters and very charismatic people. However, they all know the line.
Bottom line - never lie to your team mates.