posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 06:15 PM
reply to post by TXRabbit
Op, I understand your perspective. I can also understand how others can feel this guy is a hero.
I'm someone who can't understand why anyone would want to be a sniper, let alone being a soldier and killing another human being. Speaking for
myself, I can't wrap my head around killing anyone. Having said that, I probably would shoot someone if my life was directly threatened. Than
again, I don't know if I would make a kill shot or just shoot them in the leg to give me time to get away.
We look at the other side as our enemy, but our enemy has the same perspective towards us. We're both fighting to defend the values we both believe
in. I always questioned if two enemies would spend a week together and got to know each other well, if they met each other face to face on the
battlefield would they still shoot each other? I don't think either would be able to pull the trigger.
Every soldier in the world goes to war only because they've been directed by our leaders. Our governments create conflicts between countries based
upon interventions, occupations, ideology, territory expansion, resources, our own perceived moral values, religion affiliations and just plain
We can all say we don't go to war because we hate the people of a particular country. We don't have any relationship between the people of our
world, yet we can round up our military at a seconds notice and bomb, shoot, kill and maim an entire population of people. What does that have to say
about human morality and personal values for human life?
War is really a primitive way of settling our differences, yet here we are in the 21st century, still fighting and killing like primitive people in an
uncivilized world. When will the people of the world say enough is enough.