U.S. Military Soldiers Are Waking Up!

Mar 24, 2009
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Sad that he was ever in the military. He should have never joined. I don't know what he thought soldiers do. He seems better suited to be a "scoutmaster" than a soldier. But that is just my opinion.
 
Jul 26, 2009
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Sad that he was ever in the military. He should have never joined. I don't know what he thought soldiers do. He seems better suited to be a "scoutmaster" than a soldier. But that is just my opinion.
So an apologetic solder shouldn't be in the military? By his own admission, he arrested, evicted, killed and otherwise followed his orders, not what I'd call a bad solder.

Now some Hippy that frags their CO, that's someone who shouldn't be in the military.
 
Mar 24, 2009
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So an apologetic solder shouldn't be in the military? By his own admission, he arrested, evicted, killed and otherwise followed his orders, not what I'd call a bad solder.

Now some Hippy that frags their CO, that's someone who shouldn't be in the military.
I just think it was bad for him and his little speech was not helpful to the military. And those still in combat sure did not need to hear his down in the mouth rant. So in my opinion he would have been a "better soldier" to have not made the speech while they are still fighting. But he got his 15 minutes in the "spotlight" which is what he wanted.
 
Jan 21, 2009
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He did his job while in the military and followed orders, he didn' have to like it. Now that he is out he has every right to talk against the war, more so than anyone who has never been there.
 
Jul 26, 2009
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I just think it was bad for him and his little speech was not helpful to the military. And those still in combat sure did not need to hear his down in the mouth rant. So in my opinion he would have been a "better soldier" to have not made the speech while they are still fighting. But he got his 15 minutes in the "spotlight" which is what he wanted.
Agreed. What some (including this solder) seem to not realize is once you join the military, you become property of the state, subject to it's every whim.

Slavery? Maybe but it's slavery that everyone volunteered for.
 
Dec 1, 2009
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A good solder is anyone who follows a legal order.

War, it's a dirty job but someone needs to do it.
Someone needed to invade iraq?

Besides the fact that you shrugged off mass murder of innocent people as "a dirty job" I think ur in agreement, a good soldier is either indifferent or enjoys killing people, that or hate it but feel no power over themselves to, at least, stop their own actions ...

Murdering people should take some serious thought, if they are against it they should stop what they are doing, if they are indifferent or enjoy murdering people then they would be a good soldier.
 
Dec 1, 2009
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Agreed. What some (including this solder) seem to not realize is once you join the military, you become property of the state, subject to it's every whim.

Slavery? Maybe but it's slavery that everyone volunteered for.
So if someone voluntarily makes a mistake they deserve punishment?

So a poor, half wit, decides to join the military because he needs money for school, is trained to kill, then sent into iraq (as an example) then is ordered to shoot innocent men, woman and children and if they decide they hate the reality of war, your response is "too bad, you signed up" *L*

I think your approach to the subject is too superficial.
 

Dirk

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The army isn't voluntary. A volunteer has the choice to withdraw from the organisation they volunteered for. The army is indefinite servitude, whether or not you change your mind.
 
Mar 24, 2009
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The army isn't voluntary. A volunteer has the choice to withdraw from the organisation they volunteered for. The army is indefinite servitude, whether or not you change your mind.
Yes, but they know that when they "volunteer". "Back in my day":p I remember getting my "draft" cards. I had mixed feelings when I went from 3A to 1A. Some joined when they got the 1A hoping to get a "better deal". I flunked the physical, but I was ready to go. I would go today if they would let me. But I was in much better shape then than now.:D
 
Jul 26, 2009
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So if someone voluntarily makes a mistake they deserve punishment?

So a poor, half wit, decides to join the military because he needs money for school, is trained to kill, then sent into iraq (as an example) then is ordered to shoot innocent men, woman and children and if they decide they hate the reality of war, your response is "too bad, you signed up" *L*

I think your approach to the subject is too superficial.
An order to shoot innocent civilians is illegal. A solder is obligated by law to refuse the order and report it. A solder is also supposed to shoot at anyone pointing a gun at them, regardless of wether or not they appear to be civilian.
 
Dec 1, 2009
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An order to shoot innocent civilians is illegal. A solder is obligated by law to refuse the order and report it. A solder is also supposed to shoot at anyone pointing a gun at them, regardless of wether or not they appear to be civilian.
Again, your thinking of this superficially ...

If you think the tens of thousands of INNOCENT iraqis that have been killed NEEDED to be killed, then I think your really deluding yourself.

Iraqis have been shot for much less then pointing a gun and you know that.
 
Jul 26, 2009
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Again, your thinking of this superficially ...

If you think the tens of thousands of INNOCENT iraqis that have been killed NEEDED to be killed, then I think your really deluding yourself.

Iraqis have been shot for much less then pointing a gun and you know that.
And I'm not calling such people good solders. But this guy was just playing the part of the occupier (while occupying a country), the fact that he did this despite not liking it, while cause for questioning his integrity, doesn't make him a bad solder.

Do I like our military doing what it does? No. Does it ned to be done? Yes. Solders do what must be done, even if it's ugly.
 
Dec 1, 2009
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And I'm not calling such people good solders. But this guy was just playing the part of the occupier (while occupying a country), the fact that he did this despite not liking it, while cause for questioning his integrity, doesn't make him a bad solder.

Do I like our military doing what it does? No. Does it ned to be done? Yes. Solders do what must be done, even if it's ugly.
Yes you are calling such people good soldiers *L* if you cant understand that then you need to take a close look.

The military does not need to kill tens of thousands of innocent iraqis *L* btw if the military was doing what needed to be done then you should like it, if u dont like it and think its the right thing to do that makes no bloody sense.

I dont think you have thought about any of this very much at all, call me the bad guy for saying it but your posts show no insight at all and just puke back silly rhetoric and even more glaring flaws in logic (you dont like what the military does but think its doing the right thing, that makes ZERO sense).
 
Jul 26, 2009
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Yes you are calling such people good soldiers *L* if you cant understand that then you need to take a close look.

The military does not need to kill tens of thousands of innocent iraqis *L* btw if the military was doing what needed to be done then you should like it, if u dont like it and think its the right thing to do that makes no bloody sense.

I dont think you have thought about any of this very much at all, call me the bad guy for saying it but your posts show no insight at all and just puke back silly rhetoric and even more glaring flaws in logic (you dont agree with the military but think its doing the right thing, that makes ZERO sense).
I do agree with the military. Im as pro-military as they come. Doesn't mean I'm oblivious to the fact that war is a dirty job.

You seem to be making the false connection that since I recognize war to be a bloody mess, that I think it's a bad thing. If a solder is ordered to evict some civilian whose house is in the way of a new military base and the solder dose it, it sucks but it's needed. If a solder is ordered to shoot a civilian to make an example, that's something even the military brass says is wrong and should be refused.

The solder in the OP is a good, if demoralized, solder.
 
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If I could pass the physical, I personally would be a member of the armed forces because no matter how ridiculous I think some of the policies are that the US follows, I still stand behind my country as a patriotic American.
 

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