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That is the crux of my argument...NO, no kind of benefits should be realized by any vet who helped to facilitate any war crime...which is every single vet. Every vet who shot one bullet in Iraq should be court marshaled and left to rot.
reply to post by imasheep
This intelligent and insightful rant is far too important to be lost on ATS. You need to take this to every American Legion and VFW in the nation. Start with the ones in your area. Thanks.
I was waiting for that exact reply. What nonsense to claim that people who sign up don't expect to goto war...especially since there has been constant war for the past 50 years somewhere.
Hell, if I sign up to fight for America, I would know damned well what I'm in for...a sh*t storm. Why the military should somehow get a pass for ignorance is beyond me. They aren't signing up to grow trees.
Again, "just following orders" isn't a valid excuse. May I direct you to the Nuremberg Trials for confirmation of this?
I have the guts to take the inevitable heat for this topic.
so its ok to be irresponsible and do anything you are told, so long as you are really needing a military paycheck.
so tptb's plan worked perfectly. war crimes are ignored if you are the last ones in the nation with food on your plate.
citation; every 3rd world dictatorship ever.
reply to post by Bisman
Think about being given and order, and no matter how ridiculous it may seem, you HAVE to do it or end up in a military prison.