I'm saying there is a growing number of people who seem ready to start throwing SH** at the troops again. (while saying they are 'for the
Can you blame the "growing number of people" with everything that is happening, and especially something as transparent as "we were asking the
protesters for directions" It truly astonishes me on how gullible and sheepish the American populace is, everything that happens is covered up with
an often ludicrous explanation, and not only do they buy it everytime, they cannot see the sum of all events - I won’t even go into weather balloons
It also does not surprise me, most supporting the the "tanks were lost" idea, are ex-marines - support for the home boys, yeah? The more people get
tied into a support or bias for a group, the lesser their own individual judgement becomes for the actions of the group. Much like, the recent
Abu-Gharib prison abuse and the subsequent support and defence for their actions. I know very well what kind of conditioning the army and police
cadets receive, and how they are systematically desensitised, dehumanised and dumbed down. I've read about it and I've seen it. No offence to the
ex-army men here, but you guys don't really have a good reputation. Taking your word for the “homeboys” would be like taking the word of ex-nazis to
support the actions of the Nazi's.
There are many who would rather condemn the government, than condemn those who are carrying out their orders. It takes two to tango, and I hold them
as accountable, as I do the government.
As I said, what kind of country are you living in, where marines and tanks roam around cities - that sounds like a police state to me. I am not saying
this because of this one odd incident(which is alarming by itself) it is an actual fact that high concentrations of armed forces are present in
civilian areas. It is a fact that they conduct exercises in the middle of roads, sometimes with helicopters. It is also a fact they burn down
buildings with men, women and children in them -WACO. It is also a fact that they mobilize in their thousands and attack protestors and
Who are you kidding, that America is not a police state? Police, marines and a further thousand UN “peacekeeping” forces on their way are running amok
in the cities. It’s not even this bad in some dictatorships.
Anyway, let's leave the theories of "lost and found" and "psychological intimidation" aside for now and look at it for what happened, objectively
There were protesters, and two tank and a swarm of police officers appeared, and the protest was disrupted. Full stop.
Now, if and when a bigger protest occurs, and this is any indication, we can expect the worse.
Btw, to the ex-marines, what are your views on the “civil war” “Bush” “War on Iraq” “terrorism” “patriot act” "NWO" and “concentration camps” I
think this could be interesting...
[edit on 16-11-2004 by Indigo_Child]