posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 02:35 AM
reply to post by Bakatono
He put it in an extreme way.
I am sure the US is over there unofficially, and I am pretty sure there are a couple families over there that are grateful for that.
The US does have to protect it's own interests though, and we already look like the Empire from Star Wars to many parts of the world. It is best for
our relationships with other countries to not get involved and let someone else handle this one.
Same with Africa, almost guarantee the CIA and SOCOM units are over there you just don't know it.
We can not police the world. We can only maximize the good we do and minimize the harm we do in the world.
Take Afghanistan and Iraq - brutal and ugly but there is another side to it. Electricity, water, and books!
I commend our soldiers for the job they have done in humanitarian efforts. They have helped many families in 3rd world countries. I question the Army
on it's policies and how it treats it's soldiers though. You can look to that for most of the craziness going on in the Army right now.
There is this guy I know who left the army because they wouldn't let him come home for a funeral or his kids birth (10 days any1? right...). He was
stateside in OSUT. He also told me some really weird stuff I will not go into detail about here.