posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 08:14 PM
reply to post by resistancia
The fact you have not answered tells me something. If your son served in Afghanistan...I thak both your son and you. It is a very brave and nobel
thing to do.
I want you to understand that I do not trust certain groups when they ask to use my team for an action. I am the Old Man and because I was drawn into
this due to family as well as ability and my sense of Patriotism...I have been willing to huff it over rought terrain with 20 somethings which at my
age is not easy even if I am in great shape.
I am wealthy and I have ZERO political aspirations. Add to this I am very good at what I do. I am needed and I should have retired 7 years ago but I
kept at it because my ever revolving Team asked me to. They did so because they knew and know that I will not allow them to be used in a JOB that I
find to be a possible Cluster F@#%.
The fact that I am "CIVILIAN" and salute no one also gives these young Men comfort. Still I know that there are many things that MUST be done and
if they are not...very real problems will be the result.
You have to understand that although there are people who misuse our troops there are others that are there to protect them as well as get done what
must be done to protect all people. If you were to witness any of this and come to understand who and what it is that is being combatted...you would
be just as convinced it needs to be done.
This topic was a result of my being home and knowing that many people I know were not. I was thanking them as well as all who put it on the line for
us. You may not like various Governments policies...but to say that my Thank You is somehow WARPED...well that is unfair to those who protect
you...and believe me...they are doing the things that keep us safe.