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I have one simple question.....
If US troops were not in Afghanistan, would that IED have still gone off?
With all due respect, nothing the OP listed for why they are the "bad guys" gives the US military any reason to be at War.
If it did, why have we not invaded India where women are treated like pieces of meat and raped left and right? What about the Congo? No shortage of dead children there.
No one questions if the military is doing some good things there, but that still does not justify being there.
The Taliban did not attack us.
They did not fly planes into a building on 9/11. The whole reason we went into Afghanistan to begin with was to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden and that mission is accomplished.
I won't even get into the fact that the Taliban offered to give up Bin Laden but the US declined and opted to remain in combat instead.
Want to know who I blame for that injured 6 year old? The US Government. Why? Simple. If troops were not there, that IED would not have been set up or ignited.
Even the OP him/herself suspected that it was done to suck troops into the area. If those troops are gone, there is no explosion and no injured 6 year old girl with her leg blown off.
Originally posted by projectvxn
The "Freedom fighters" are anything but. I don't expect anyone to agree with the war. Hell there's hardly any support for the war to continue among troops themselves. No one wants to be in this crap hole country.
But at the end of the day the people we are fighting are NOT the good guys. They are NOT freedom fighters. They are murderers and terrorists and f'ing child killing monsters. They are tyrants who brutally subjugate women-denying them jobs, education, and any sense of self worth.
The post quoted above admonishes the notion of a soldier killing this enemy. The Taliban.
I admonish the sentiment of the post entirely. I do not hold reservation for them. I have no respect for them as a fighting force. They are without honor. Killing them would not disturb my sleep in the slightest.
There you have it. My perspective as I understand it.
The "coalition fighters" are anything but. They are monsters -- fighting out of ignorance, to get job training, escape a sh*thole domestic situation or psychopaths.
People with two functioning braincells will not agree with the war. Any thinking individual would immediately understand that they are committing atrocities and massive war crimes by being part of this action.
No coalition troops wants to be in those third world countries and the locals g*d-damn sure don't want you there.
But at the end of the day we are NOT the good guys. We are NOT freedom fighters. We are murderers and terrorists and f'ing child killing monsters.
We are tyrants who brutally subjugate entire countries, steal their resources and install Vichy "governments". We destroy entire generations.
The post quoted above admonishes the notion of a soldier killing this enemy. But this is not really an enemy. This is merely the latest bogeyman brought to us by uncle sam, wall street and the military-industrial complex.
Most of the thinking world does not hold positive view of us or have respect for us. In fact, our government is without honor, therefore our troops are without honor. Seeing you fall in combat would not disturb my sleep in the slightest.
The only troops worth saving are those with the intellect to see thru the lies, those that realize they have been had and make a public stand to get the facts out.
Because you are a soldier on a deployment. You are not a journalist, and you shouldn't be sharing your personal feelings and war stories on a public forum as long as you are over there.