posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 07:02 AM
reply to post by Daedalus
what if it's part of an overall effort to gradually desensitize soldiers to the idea/concept/possibility of having to operate in/occupy american
While no threat exists to the US homeland that does not stop the Army from training for that contingency.
If you mean training to fight AGAINST the American people, I have not been part of such training nor have I actually encountered such a training
doctrine. That said, should such a training scenario be real, OR the actuality come upon us, I have no doubt that there would be some seriously stupid
soldiers out there without the testicular fortitude to say "no".
I am not one of them.
drill anything long enough, and it becomes "normal", "familiar", and "second nature"
-shrug- just a thought.
Yeah that's the whole point. We train for combat, period. We train to kill, blow stuff up, hurt people, and deal with chaos in ways most Americans
wouldn't understand. It is what we are asked to do on the behalf of the American people. What we are paid to do by American taxpayer dollars. But
don't get things confused. We are not separate from the American people. We are just as American as anyone else. We don't exist in a vacuum of
information either-my presence here, along with many other Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen should attest to that fact. We are not homogenous,
we do not all think alike, share the same opinions, or even follow any
order we're given. We are not brainwashed out of our humanity as many
here would like to believe. We are, however, different. Our jobs and where those jobs take us, what is asked of us is what makes us different. It is
that difference and the lack of understanding what we do, how we do it, and why is what causes the confusion here. Couple that with the
"crazy-kill-everything-soldier" type Hollywood has been feeding the American public for decades and you might be able to see where most of this fear
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