posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 12:52 PM
Originally posted by repeatoffender
Originally posted by MrWendal
I am curious....
For all those who are bashing this Soldier, may I ask how many of you have been involved in Combat?
I do not mean paintball, I mean real combat. Vietnam? Gulf War? Anything?
If you have not been in combat, I think your opinion on how he handled the situation holds very little weight.
Oh come on man, I cant stand how you guys do this.
may I ask how many of you have been involved in Combat?
Really,Really, thats like getting into a debate with a baker and him cutting you off saying " dude have you ever worked as a real baker, or french
patissiere, worked from midnight till dawn? NO DIDNT THINK SO, so eat the cream bun and shut up, your not entitled to an opinion on my product"
Oh, I get what you are saying to a point. I think everyone is entitled to their thoughts and opinions of the video. That being said, in a situation
like combat, which is so visceral and overwhelming, it's hard for those that have been there to take the opinoin of someone who has not that
I have not been in combat, but grew up in a family of combat vets, and heard enough to make my hair stand on end.
Further then that, I was never active duty military, just in ROTC and Civil Air Patrol in college. I got dumped from ROTC for some eye problems during
a physical after I volunteered for airborne school. That being said........ even I get irritated when people who have NO military knowledge except
what they see on the news or in movies start making military comments.
It's ENTIRELY different. Just the physical exertion and exauhstion, aches and pains, and other discomfort one gets from sleeping in the rain, doing
a 12 mile march with 75 plus pounds of rucksack, weapon and helmet, with wet clothes chafing you, not enough to eat in the previous 12, 24, 36, 48, 72
hours, while crawling through mud, or getting yelled at is enough to make most of the population of most western countries mentally come apart. I
knew a couple of kids that dropped ROTC after the first weekend field exercise with the local national guard unit. And none of that includes getting
shot at, getting seriously injured, watching friends get killed.
In fact, here is a home made video about the Civil Air Patrol's new career orientation course put on by the USAFs combat controller school. While
good fun, most of the population would baulk at this stuff. Mind you these kids are 15 to 18. they probably could give a more informed opinion of the
video then some of those here