posted on May, 14 2013 @ 08:26 AM
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by acrux
Their acts may be terroristic in nature, but I would argue that their intent is not. The vast majority of military members join up for pride and
honor. They believe that they are doing right and good, and they don't understand that they are being used as imperialistic terrorists. I used to be
one, and I woke up to reality. More and more are waking up every day.
Often times they are doing good. But I think it is important for our gov't to use our troops sparingly.
It seems lately over the years our troops have been put on the ground in every skirmish. Croatia, Libya, Somalia a few years back.
Why is it always OUR JOB to do clean up and humanitarian military missions when there are moderate Islamic states, many states, that have a trained
I think we need to sit out and make sure that everyone is pitching in and using their resources. When you see how their lives are affected
permanently changed by war.
And when other soldiers are doing a good job by invitation like the Russian soldiers were doing in Afghanistan back in the late 70's and 80's at the
invitation of the moderate Islamic gov't to route religious zealots out of Afghanistan we shouldn't misrepresent their mission as being an invasion on
TV news nor should we help arm the zealots to defeat them, and then we won't have a problem with people like Bin Laden. Nor will we have to send
troops to do clean up work for a job that was already being done by Russian soldiers who had not invaded, but were invited to do a job our soldiers
are now doing. We should cooperate against religious zealots not use our defeat in Vietnam as an excuse to exact revenge against Russia which is
largely like us a Christian nation. We are not even at odds with moderate Islamic states.
edit on 14-5-2013 by Miracula because: (no reason