Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by kosmicjack
Nice cherry picking out of an extensive list.
When an extensive list is put up as examples of “war for profit” then it shouldn’t be hard to back up the ones I cherry picked, should it?
Unless of course the claim is BS.
I will literally use exactly what you've said to another poster in this thread.
"There you go, speculating again."
You have a right to your opinions, not your own facts. Quit belly-aching over a thread you WILLFULLY choose to read and participate in.
I bet all those civilians murdered by each conflict in that list sure would see things differently compared to "yet another America bashing thread
(insert emoticons to show superiority here)."
Oh and I am an American and I was born here, just wanted to clarify before I'm told not to stick my nose in other countries affairs.
EDIT: One last thing to add, cut out the woe-is-me "the thousands of brave troops who sacrificed their lives."
1.) They signed up for it knowing full well the consequence (drafts are excluded, obviously. Threw that in there so you can't cherry-pick).
2.) Your perception on topics such as freedom, justification, etc, are NOT an absolute universal truth, it is YOUR OPINION.
3.) The US military force is really fighting for it's people's freedoms now, yeah? WRONG.
And oh yes, did I forget to mention that THEY SIGNED UP FOR IT?
I don't like seafood, so I don't go to Red Lobster and gorge on crab and bitch the whole time about how disgusting it is. Your patriotism is
borderline fanatical, and you're always one to call foul on "anti-American" threads, yet you bury your head in the sand when it comes to REAL (not
speculative boo-hoo'ing) atrocities the US government has committed with obedient troops being the sword, following their orders unquestioned.
My country, America, was founded on principles greater than "Blindly defend your current government and military because we told you to and because if
you don't you're anti-American. This country was founded on equality, something along the lines of "The weakest man is just as important as the
edit on 3-7-2013 by RomeByFire because: (no reason given)