Thread: Why become a soldier?
10/16/2009 9:14pm, #11
GS, you're still over there? You have to get with my program. I went to Afghanistan but I only stayed about 45 minutes. Be careful brother.
10/16/2009 9:20pm, #12
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- Jun 2009
The answer to this question is staring several Sailors and Airmen in the face on a daily basis. Tactical Nuclear Weapons.
I have been for this from the start. If you want to beat a terrorist, you need to think like one. IMO, it is time to bring our soldiers home and make a big ass hole in the ground that is currently calling itself, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. Yes, there will be a bit of collateral damage. But it seems to me like terrorists don't care about it, so why should I?
I know my opinion is not very popular with about everyone, but at this point I don't care. I am just tired of us not having the sack to do what is needed. Flame away hippies.
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10/16/2009 11:15pm, #14
i also don't see terrorists as a great threat to our societies. at least not on the scale of something like obesity, cigarettes or road fatalities.
i don't have a problem with you fighting over there though. my cousin has had a few trips to iraq and afghanistan with the australian army.
any grievances i have are directed at governments.
10/17/2009 12:17am, #15A few years ago there was a terrorist group who for whatever reason couldn't bomb a US warship in which they planned to.
So instead they attacked a french oil tanker (if memory serves me right).
Our government screws its own citizens the majority of the time, I don't know why people can't imagine that maybe, just maybe, our government could quite possibly not be dealing honestly with people abroad who don't even vote for them and stirring up hatred for us.
The whole, "Fight 'em over there so we don't have to fight 'em over here!" is a crock of **** too. If that's what people need to feel like they're actually making a difference and not just risking their lives so the buddies of our politicians and their lobbyists can rake in huge profits, whatever. All we're doing to sowing the seeds for future acts of terrorism on U.S. soil. Terrorism is a tactic, not a solid entity you can go to war with. It makes about as much sense as the "War on Drugs".
Anyways, there's a lot of military posters on this site whose posts I enjoy reading, present and former instructors who are in Iraq/Afghanistan, etc. and I hope you guys stay safe, but no, I don't think you're accomplishing anything positive and all I can really say is, "Well, you didn't make the policy..."
Originally Posted by searcher66071
Well, what would you like me to say? Your point of view is short-sighted and ignorant? You're coming across like a parody of your own POV, so exactly what type of response do you expect?
It's funny how there was never any terrorism in Iraq and it was never a threat to the U.S., but now that we've completely fucked up that country beyond repair and destabilized the region worse than it ever was, we're justified to nuke it because it's the easiest solution? Bombing Iran when we haven't even attempted diplomatic relations with them since 1979 would be a major case of "But we've tried nuthin' and we're all outta ideas!" Good call!
Your ignorant arrogance disgusts me and I'm ashamed our school system could churn out people like you. There are thousands of years of rich culture in those regions that you can't even begin to appreciate because you've grown up on McCulture that didn't start until 1940. I know, that probably makes me a liberal for even valuing something that you can't put rims on. It's okay, just label me a liberal and ignore me.
10/17/2009 12:20am, #16
And we withdraw completely from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iraq-Your government there is much weaker, if no less brutal (lol Badr Brigades). The probable outcome? Well, think back to your last big Asian land war quagmire. Yeah, the taking of Saigon.
We pull back our observers from Africa and the Balklands.
If North Korea and Iran start testing nukes and we say 'hey nice job on the rocket! carry on!'.
What do you see happening?
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10/17/2009 12:50am, #17
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- May 2004
- Topeka, KS
Hey GS, if you read this, don't worry about what everyone else is saying. I joined the AF in 1994, and it has been one of the best things that I have done. I served six months in Bagdad, which isn't much, when the Army guys are doing 12 or more months. However, I liked it over there, and can't wait to go back.
We all have our reason for going, and yours isn't any better or worse than the next guy's reason for wanting to serve.
And if anyone wants to tell you your a war monger, or sicko because you want to go "over there", tell them that you don't get mad because the cop wants to enforce the law, or the burger flipper wants flip burgers, or if the soldier wants to fight, because that's what hes been trained to.
Go for it, and keep your faith strong.
10/17/2009 1:03am, #18
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- Jan 2008
- South Florida
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10/17/2009 2:55am, #19
10/17/2009 6:30am, #20
I don't like the way any of this started, and in old threads I'm one of the people saying 'invading iraq is a bad idea' fairly consistently.
My concern now is
a) What seems to be happening in Pakistan. I've never been there, I'm just looking at news reports of Taliban insurgency there, some of it very close to the capital. Pakistan has nuclear weapons already. The idea of Pakistan having some kind of Taliban coup bothers me. I think we need to try and control what happens here, with force when necessary. This is too serious.
b) There doesn't seem to be a really clear plan for why we're in Afghanistan and what we're supposed to try and achieve. If we're looking for a reason and a focus I refer back to concern a). And I think we're going to have to accept that it's going to cost more than we're currently spending on it. And I think we should try and get more countries to help.
There are lots of crazy people in the region. The Taliban seem amongst the craziest and very, very dedicated. When I read reports of them beating the **** out of women for trying to learn how to read in Afghanistan I think 'fucking barbarians' but when I read about them assaulting police stations in numbers in Pakistan, I take a little gulp and hope that our intelligence agencies really are totally on top of this.!!RENT SPACE HERE FOR 10 VBUCKS PER LINE PER MONTH!!
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