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We shouldn't have to "support our troops". They decided to go to war, knowing full well what was entailed. Modern wars are NOT for freedom, but for money. If you want my support, go be a real hero, and protect me from society, not a unified government, amirite?

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Having had several friends in the military, a lot of them really don't know what they're getting into when they join up. Sure, we can sit around and say it's their fault because they made that choice, but they sacrifice a lot to protect us. Sure, modern wars are fought for money rather than freedom, argue that however you want--But it's the politicians and people in charge fighting that war, NOT the people on the ground. The men and women out there taking the bullets for our government's greed deserve our utmost respect. They put their lives on the line doing a job that someone HAS to do. We'd be in a sad shape if no one stepped up to the plate and offered their lives in defense of this country. The government abuses the power our troops has given it...but to say we shouldn't support our troops is ridiculous. If you're not going to stand by them, please, stand in front of them.

Anonymous +10Reply
@Having had several friends in the military, a lot of them really don't know what they're getting into when they...

This is to 340433: You've said "modern wars are fought for money rather than freedom" and "They put their lives on the line doing a job that someone HAS to do." Seems like a bit of a contradiction. I firmly believe the the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have done nothing or very little to protect America from further attack. What they have done is turned two nations into warzones.

And to 342156: Yes war is hell and many soldiers probably regret joining up, but I don't believe they didn't know what they were signing up for. It's war. What were they fucking expecting. Blaming the media is just lazy, there are just as many portrayals of returned veterans with serious mental problems or depictions of war that don't make it look inviting to say the least. I sympathise with the soldiers as they are experiencing something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. But thats all they're getting.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +2Reply
@LewisL This is to 340433: You've said "modern wars are fought for money rather than freedom" and "They put their lives on...

People make difficult decisions. Sometimes they choose paths that will be difficult for whatever reason. That doesn't mean that they don't deserve respect and support from others. Fireman choose dangerous lives and yet, no one would argue that they shouldn't receive support from the community. But wait- they knew what they were getting themselves into so all they deserve to get is sympathy and nothing else, right?

Anonymous +1Reply
@People make difficult decisions. Sometimes they choose paths that will be difficult for whatever reason. That...

There is a huge difference between running into a fire with a hose and running into a war with a rifle.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are 0Reply
@Having had several friends in the military, a lot of them really don't know what they're getting into when they...

If they don't know what they're getting into than they're even more at fault.

Do some fucking research before you get into something. Especially when that something involves putting your life on the line.

Anonymous -6Reply
@If they don't know what they're getting into than they're even more at fault. Do some fucking research before you...

I think our society is more at fault for this. We glorify violence in the media and film industry. The past four times I've been to theaters, they've shown these commercials for joining the National Guard. They make it seem like a video game, or like some dramatic movie. You can go in knowing what goes on, but when you experience it, it's not at all what you want, but you have no way out because you've signed up for the next five years of your life. You think you can handle something, you love shooting, love fighting--until the first time you have to kill someone. Until you're there and your friend throws himself on a bomb to save you. You can visualize it and witness that degree of violence, but once you're out there with a gun and a mission, everything changes. And once you're there, you have no choice. There's no going back, no saying this isn't right for me, no quitting.

Anonymous +6Reply

well maybe you dont quite understand the situation. Our soldiers are our country, if you dont support them, its basically treason. Second the wars we fight are to free people from terrorist governments. Men and women join the military because they want to defend our country and to protect civilians from terrorists. if you seriously dont support our troops, why dont you go to Iraq and go tell them yourselves instead of trolling about it on the internet

@2_bettrthan1 well maybe you dont quite understand the situation. Our soldiers are our country, if you dont support them, its...

heheheh. You know you're a right-wing asshole if you use "treason" "terrorists" "iraq" and "Defend our country" in the same paragraph. :)

Anonymous +3Reply
@2_bettrthan1 well maybe you dont quite understand the situation. Our soldiers are our country, if you dont support them, its...

On the contrary, it is YOU who doesn't quite understand the situation.

What would me telling them do?
I'm pretty sure they'd be mature and say "hey, you have an opinion, we respect it"

Actually.... they'd probably not be smart enough to understand my opinion, considering they volunteered to fight for something they know nothing about.

Anonymous -4Reply
@On the contrary, it is YOU who doesn't quite understand the situation. What would me telling them do? I'm pretty...

you don't know any veterans do you? They'll kick your ass for talking shit about soldiers. If anything you're the pussy for staying in good old USA and then ranting about how war is bad and that we're not fighting for a worthy cause, because believe me, if you were a soldier, you'd believe it was a good cause

@2_bettrthan1 you don't know any veterans do you? They'll kick your ass for talking shit about soldiers. If anything you're the...

The fact that veterans have trouble with violent outbursts seems a tad irrelevant... and of course soldiers (in general) believe it's a good cause, if they didn't then they probably wouldn't have become soldiers in the first place.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +1Reply

I kinda support them as people, knowing that they have kind of a shit life out there wherever they're stationed, eating mediocre Meals Ready-to-Eat, and being away from loved ones.

But hell yeah, they chose that life. I'm not going to put a yellow ribbon on any of my stuff.

dangercats avatar dangercat Yeah You Are +5Reply
@this is the perfect reply.

Well at least thiers people in this word that want to make a difference. Other than some people who just put those people down. Like a police officer. Your probally like "oh well they chose to put their lives in danger" well life would suck with them and all the other people that risk their lives for people they don't even know. Remeber that next time you turn on the news and you hear about police officers, soliders, even firemen who died to save us.

luvvyas avatar luvvya No Way +1Reply
@dangercat I kinda support them as people, knowing that they have kind of a shit life out there wherever they're stationed...

eating mediocre meals?
They could go to fucking any restaurant they want in whichever country they're in..

Anonymous -2Reply
@eating mediocre meals? They could go to fucking any restaurant they want in whichever country they're in..

u guys just don't understand and never will. If they weren't fighting the war today we would be

There's a huge number of service members that have signed up recently in order to get an education and get some sort of stable income in this shitty economy. That's the only reason I joined. I don't like war. I don't approve of our country meddling in countries halfway across the planet for nearly no reason. We don't really fight to defend our country anymore. There aren't many countries strong enough for us to defend ourselves from. The "free world" governments are merely attempting to take control of countries that run themselves differently than we do. I think it's highly unnecessary.

Very few servicemembers join for the fight. And I think the ones who do are psychotic. No one wants to put their lives on the line, but some people are willing to take that risk if it means being able to provide a stable life for their family now and in the future. It's a last resort for many, including myself. But we're strong. We don't necessarily need the support, but it's nice to be appreciat...

Anonymous +5Reply

There is a HUGE difference in supporting the troops and supporting the war.

Screw you op im sure every fuckin soldier does it for some righteous reason like you think they do and not for a paycheck they wouldn't be able to get otherwise

I have a few family members who have been involved in the military for many years, including my uncle who just got back from iraq, and they told me that theyre basically fighting for oil and money. not our freedom.

fuck you whoever wrote this

Anonymous +2Reply

The only thing that's worse is when a little kid plays Call Of Duty so he makes up his mind that he's joining the navy.

Anonymous +2Reply

What are we being protected against???

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are +2Reply
@inperson What are we being protected against???

Not just terrorists. When a man or woman signs up for any branch of the military, they have to take an oath. In this oath, they swear to protect against enemies both foreign and domestic. Anyone who is involved in the government also has to take that same oath.

@TheCombatWombat Not just terrorists. When a man or woman signs up for any branch of the military, they have to take an oath. In...

What im saying is that we are not just protecting. If we were protecting we would stay on our soil, were are people are!!! If we go out of our soil we go above this protection.
And to tell the truth i believe that people wiling to go to iraq shouldn't go, the person who wants to use the gun is not the person you want to send in iraq

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are 0Reply
@TheCombatWombat So the person defending the people they love shouldn't be doing so? Yeah, that makes sense...

We are protecting them the wrong way!!!
Like i said before the terrorist's were not born terrorist; there are event's that made them terrorist. Losing their parents and their houses to the war is one of them. At long term all we will have done is catch a few terrorists destroyed a lot of homes and created a lot of future terrorists. We should not give them reasons to hate!!!
Then about the soldier's who shouldnt be going to war. When someone joins the army this person wants to go there and is in general overzealous

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are 0Reply
@inperson We are protecting them the wrong way!!! Like i said before the terrorist's were not born terrorist; there are...

A terrorist is still a terrorist. Yeah, they weren't born terrorists. But choices THEY made turned them into terrorists. We aren't born republican or democratic; conservative or liberal. It's all a matter of choice.

Let me tell you something. No soldier in his right mind WANTS to go to war. I know an ex-Marine, four ex-soldiers, and an ex-submariner. None of these men and women wanted to go into the wars that the did. They joined knowing full well what might happen to them. But they did was they felt was right in their hearts.

@TheCombatWombat A terrorist is still a terrorist. Yeah, they weren't born terrorists. But choices THEY made turned them into...

A soldier is still a soldier. Yeah they weren't born soldiers. But choices THEY made turned them into soldiers. We arent born republican or democratic; conservative or liberal. its all a mater of choice.

Let me tell you something. No terrorist in his right mind WANTS to blow up in a plane.

Does this seem familiar to you? Yup, its your text with only a few changes(I retyped it because i couldnt copy paste it).
About choices, a choice is a decision we make that depends upon a situation. We created a situation in iraq that can only favour terrorism

Then on one post you say that you know only ex soldiers on an other you say you have a brother in the army.
You admit people are being completely fucked up in the head during the war, i believe that to, thats why i do NOT want to be part of this war.I equaly do not want people (like you) to join the army because they believe they are helping the world, because to tell the truth i dont believe the army helps.

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are +1Reply
@inperson A soldier is still a soldier. Yeah they weren't born soldiers. But choices THEY made turned them into soldiers. We...

Because mocking someone doesn't make you seem like a jerk...

And yes, terrorists do actually WANT to blow up planes. Haven't you done your research on Islam and all that? Terrorists go on suicide missions for their precious Allah.

Yes, I do only know ex-soldiers. (Most of them are re-enlisting.)
I never said my brother is still a soldier, I just said he was fucked up in the head. So fucked up in the head that he tried to kill himself, thus getting himself kicked out of the Army. Oh, and he won't even talk to his own mother anymore. Or any the people that love him except our sister.

People are fucked up in just about EVERY war. In

Okay. It's totally cool that you don't want to be part of this war. No one is forcing you. I honestly don't care that you don't want me or anyone else in the military, because it really isn't going to stop me from joining. We both have different outlooks on this, and we have the right to believe in what we do.

@inperson A soldier is still a soldier. Yeah they weren't born soldiers. But choices THEY made turned them into soldiers. We...

Two questions ([I ran] out of space): A-Why are you taking the time to retype part of my comment? B-Why are you paying attention to my other comments?

[Iran. Get it? xD]

@TheCombatWombat Two questions ([I ran] out of space): A-Why are you taking the time to retype part of my comment? B-Why are you...

A) Because it seemed like a good argument to show you that what you were saying didnt only work for terrorists but also soldiers
B)For the same reason you do(or i think you do) and the 122 other comments to defend a view point and try to understand the beliefs of the others.
If i gave the impression i was mocking you it wasnt my objective. Im sorry, i was only trying to defend my view point.

When i said terrorists dont want to blow up planes, i meant that they would rather sit in a chair and press a button instead of dying.
Then im sorry for your family and i dont understand why you want to join the army if it did all that to your family

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are +1Reply
@inperson A) Because it seemed like a good argument to show you that what you were saying didnt only work for terrorists but...

A- I don't think it works for both because a terrorist and an American soldier aren't equals. Their belief says different. B- I don't keep track one person's comments. I randomly scroll down to see what people say.

I want to join because I feel like it's the path I'm supposed to go on. Another reason is because it's the ONLY job free of lay-offs. And yes, getting money for college does have a lot to do with it. And thanks for your condolences.

@TheCombatWombat A terrorist is still a terrorist. Yeah, they weren't born terrorists. But choices THEY made turned them into...

See at least you are calm about this shit.

Also, this site is for posting opinions and seeing who agrees.
So anyone who flips shit should shut the fuck up.

Also, the whole thing is, wars aren't even about useful shit anymore, they're merely about money.
I don't know why you can think it's right, in your heart, to go fight a war that's not even about terrorism.

Anonymous -1Reply
@See at least you are calm about this shit. Also, this site is for posting opinions and seeing who agrees. So...

Who are you to say what the war is about? You're not the person over there getting completely fucked up in the head like my brother.

Anonymous -2Reply
@the terrorists in Iraq. duh.

For every one terrorist you capture you create ten others.
How do you think people feel after you play the bully with them.
If they hate you so much maybe you should try and make them love you ?

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are -1Reply

For all of you people who don't wanna support the troops, stop paying taxes!

People commenting this clearly don't know what they're talking about. Their "opinions" are padded out with figures and technical terms -the actual point being made is shallow, narrow minded, often contradictory. If you don't know about this subject then don't even comment on it.

I say maximum respect for the British Armed Forces whether your for the war or not.

Anonymous +2Reply

When you're with your brothers and sisters fighting people who are trying to kill you, you don't think about politics or why it is you're fighting, you're only concern in the world is saving the lives of those who would easily give their's to save you. War sucks, and yes, nearly every war since The Last Just War (WWII) has been for profit and greed, but that's not why these men and women fight, they fight because it's about the guy next to you and about getting home to see you're family. It may be cliche, but without them, we wouldn't have the right to completely under-appreciate them like we do, or, in your case, flat out spit in the faces of those who would literally die to save you.

Anonymous +1Reply
@When you're with your brothers and sisters fighting people who are trying to kill you, you don't think about...

(USAF Pararescue): On the contrary, If either of my brothers decided to go to war, I would be thoroughly unimpressed.

I would still care about the political aspect of war, I would still think about why they're going to war.

Anonymous 0Reply

What kind of a fucker actually believes this shit?

Anonymous +1Reply

sigh
Ignorant piece of shit

Yeah, this post was harsh. I know soldiers. Not everyone who joins the military is a moron.

People who don't do the killing, and don't contribute to war, but instead, get an education and do other work--who cares what they do? Brilliant. Have at it.
And the families aren't in good shape. We should watch what we say, especially online.

HOWEVER
This war is ridiculous. Saddam Hussein didn't need to die. Iraq was never in this. We don't need to meddle with other contries' gov'ts. It was ALL Al Qaeda. If the government (under Bush, might I remind you) had focused on THAT, and not lied about WMDs, then this war might actually be manageable and almost worthwhile.

It's wonderful that some people are so brave, as to die for something they believe in. It's just disgusting that they were lied to, and now believe in something that's pointless and stupid.
They're not protecting anyone anymore. They're simply making it worse. (I don't blame THEM; we shouldn't have gone over in the first place.)

Anonymous +1Reply

I shouldn't have to give them my money, it was their choice to join.

This song 'Support Our Troops' has pretty mind blowing lyrics:

http://www.songmeanings.net/son...2107858502489/

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are 0Reply

This of course would be very different if there was a draft, but this post does have a legitimate point, but just says it in a jerkish manner.

Our troops do sign up themselves, nobody's making them do this. They get an education that many of them would not be able to afford, so they do come out with something.

And for those saying it's the government's fault for getting us into these wars, if nobody signed up for the military, how could we fight in a war?

No, I don't hate the troops, I just think it's kind of stupid when someone in the military dies and people are like "How could this happen?" It's a very brave thing to do, but you knew what could happen.

@CapedCrusader This of course would be very different if there was a draft, but this post does have a legitimate point, but just...

It's true that nobody makes them sign up, but being the cousin of a soldier, I know that some of them don't want to join as much as they feel obligated to. This is their country, they need to protect it. If there were no soldiers out there fighting, we would have bombing and war here, destroying America. So to say that they're not true heroes is just being ignorant.

Anonymous -1Reply
@It's true that nobody makes them sign up, but being the cousin of a soldier, I know that some of them don't want to...

I'm not bashing the soldiers, don't get me wrong, but there are other ways to help the country. If you become successful in anything you do, you're helping the country.

How can you say if there were no soldiers we'd have bombing and war here? I think that's highly ignorant.

@CapedCrusader I'm not bashing the soldiers, don't get me wrong, but there are other ways to help the country. If you become...

Elena is right. Without soldiers, enemy countries would be attacking us because we wouldn't be able to get them back.

@TheCombatWombat Elena is right. Without soldiers, enemy countries would be attacking us because we wouldn't be able to get them back.

This kind of "get them before they get us" attitude is why millions of people have died in wars in the past century. For peace to truly to prevail we need our governments to decide that war is not the answer, and in a democracy they will only do this if we make them.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +2Reply
@TheCombatWombat Good thing this is a republic and not a democracy.

Why is it that Americans only refer to their government as a democracy or democratic when it is convenient? We both live in representative democracies as we elect our leaders. The terms republic and democracy are not mutually exclusive.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +3Reply
@TheCombatWombat I've never called it a democracy. It's actually a democratic republic.

Democratic republic, representative democracy, I'm sure both of these and many more terms are accurate. But this is a bit of a tangent and I don't want to get too bogged down arguing semantics.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +1Reply
@TheCombatWombat Elena is right. Without soldiers, enemy countries would be attacking us because we wouldn't be able to get them back.

Yeah, because other countries would be way better off if the US was in shambles. We have no allies in the world. The world's economy doesn't depend on ours at all.

Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds?

@CapedCrusader Yeah, because other countries would be way better off if the US was in shambles. We have no allies in the world...

I don't recall saying that we have no allies or that the world economy doesn't depend on us. Don't put words in my mouth.

@TheCombatWombat I don't recall saying that we have no allies or that the world economy doesn't depend on us. Don't put words in my...

But if we have allies and other countries depend on us for their economies to thrive, why would we be screwed if we didn't have an army?

Many of the above posters are a bit... slow. The reason THE UN(not just America) invaded Iraq is because THE UN believed that they had weapons of mass destruction and thought that Sadam would use them against THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD. The reason THE UN is in afganistan and Pakistan is because terrorists hiding in each of those countries have made succesful attacks against THE UN.

If you think anyone is in this for money or oil you have no idea what a war costs and how much oil we already have.

Really your stupid, they are leavin their loved ones to risk their lives for you. Protect your own fucking self from society. You honestly need to get the shit kicked out of you. All soilders, retired, or active, fire fighters, emts, and police r my heroes who are yours... O wait let me guess while you cut your wrists you fucking emo fag... Your hero is some stupid musian talkn bout love fuck you burn in hell your stupid and you need therapy so go ahead and cut yourself more faggot

Anonymous 0Reply
@Really your stupid, they are leavin their loved ones to risk their lives for you. Protect your own fucking self...

(susanSupportourtr...): Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, christ. You need to get the shit kicked out of you for being such a dick, let people have their own opinions you fuck.

Anonymous 0Reply

I See They Chose To Go To War, But Someone Has To Do It. And We Should Support Those Who Do. I Don't See You Going To Fight And Risking Your Life!

@moolliiee I See They Chose To Go To War, But Someone Has To Do It. And We Should Support Those Who Do. I Don't See You Going...

a) No, no one has to do it. I'm pretty sure every kid is taught that if you retaliate, it makes the bully leave you alone. Which is logical in this case, if a country attacks your country, you brush it off, and move on. War only begets more war. I could talk about this topic for days.
b) Obviously you don't see me going to fight and risk my life, because I actually have a fucking brain. I wouldn't sit here and say that I'm against everything that has to do with war, and then jump on the boat to another country to kill people.

c) Your lack of proper capitol letter usage is appalling.

Anonymous 0Reply
@a) No, no one has to do it. I'm pretty sure every kid is taught that if you retaliate, it makes the bully leave...

With My Capitalization Of Letters, I Know It Is Annoying To You..But I Have OCD With It, Everyone Tells Me, I Know!!
And I Think It Is Horrible That You Won't Support Those Who Are Risking Their Lives, They Might Of Chosen, But They Still Need Support.

@moolliiee With My Capitalization Of Letters, I Know It Is Annoying To You..But I Have OCD With It, Everyone Tells Me, I...

I'll bet you do...
Every fucking kid now days claims to have OCD, and then when someone like myself comes along and ACTUALLY has OCD, no one believes me.... it's pretty awesome.

Also, I think it's horrible that you DO support them.
They're only causing more war. I disagree, they need no support.

Anonymous -1Reply

You are a ignorant idiot, you ungrateful twat, they would die for you freedom, you should put yourself in their position.

@Hipster You are a ignorant idiot, you ungrateful twat, they would die for you freedom, you should put yourself in their...

Theoretically they're not dying for my freedom.
They're dying for money.
Money that I have no say in, money that I get no part of, money that goes towards fighting more wars in the future.

I would gladly put myself in this position if:
a) I somehow lost every ounce of intelligence.
b) I had no idea what I was fighting for.
c) I just wanted to shoot a gun.

All of those things (and more) are the reasons people join the war.

Anonymous -1Reply
@Theoretically they're not dying for my freedom. They're dying for money. Money that I have no say in, money that I...

In the reply to your last statement... The reason people join the military is to fight for the freedom of their people, their country, and everything they believe in. And yeah, they have amazing benefits. That's because they're giving their lives to something they believe in. I, personally, am going to join for those very reasons I stated above.

Wow

Anonymous 0Reply

they join to protect you.

my husband knew what he was getting himself into when he decided to join the military. He fights everyday to give you the right to say you would rather not support the troops. Do you think you would have the freedom of speech if it weren't for selfless volunteers fighting for your freedoms? My husband is going as far as to not witnessing the birth of his first child due to deployment. You have no idea what a military member sacrifices for your selfish, unworthy, unappreciative selves.

as far as those of you stating that military members lack education for volunteering, I would also like to inform you that my husband is in fact one of the most intelligent people in america ranking in the top 2%.

Anonymous 0Reply
@my husband knew what he was getting himself into when he decided to join the military. He fights everyday to give...

LOLOL
He fights to keep my freedom of speech?
Except for the fact that war has nothing to do with freedom of speech.

So yes, I do KNOW I would have my freedom of speech if soldiers weren't doing what they're doing....... which is killing countless of innocent people.

I do know what a military member sacrifices.
However, I also know that they didn't have to sacrifice anything, just to fight a war that has nothing to do with me, and my safety.

Anonymous +1Reply

I also suggest yall be informed of the military before judging it. If you don't understand what goes on in a military members life, you have no reason to judge. There are times my husband works over 90 hours a week and doesn't get paid overtime.

heres some advice, don't talk about something you know nothing about.

Anonymous 0Reply

I'm not saying I'm for the cause. But regardless of WHY they do it, the point is they DO, and they're out there in a really bad situation doing what they can because they love our country. You don't have to support the cause to support the people risking their lives for something bigger, something they believe in..

Anonymous 0Reply

Reading this post actually kind of hurt. This really, in my opinion, is just not an OK statement. People join the military to serve their country and to protect the ones they love. I don't understand why that's a bad thing? I know that the war overseas doesn't have much of a pointatleast, not one that I can seebut that doesn't mean that they asked to go off to that foreign country and fight for an unknown cause. Just because you don't agree with the war doesn't mean that they don't need support. Remember Vietnam? Those soldiers were heroes--They went and fought a fight because their country asked them to, and what kind of welcome did they get? I seriously hope that doesn't happen to these soldiers, too, because they're just following orders. You don't have to tie a yellow ribbon around your tree, but you definitely shouldn't be disrespectful. They do what they do for their country, which you're a part of. Stand behind them, or stand among them.

@SarcasticPanda Reading this post actually kind of hurt. This really, in my opinion, is just not an OK statement. People join the...

Agreed, that was a great comment. Here is my rebuttal. I don't have a problem with people serving their country and protecting their families. I do have a problem with people invading other nations and fighting in wars.

You say "that doesn't mean that they asked to go off to that foreign country and fight for an unknown cause." But people who joined up after it started sure did, and those others could have quit. I know that they are signed up for long periods of time and it's not as simple as just quitting, but in my books someone who refuses to fight in a war they don't agree with and accept the consequences on themselves for doing so is a real hero.

Finally, I condemn the way many treated returned Vietnam vets. Soldiers are trying to do what they think is right, and just because I vehemently disagree with them does not mean I don't respect them.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +2Reply

Me, being a soldier know that you are totally fucking wrong. If you don't support the people that protect YOU thats just fucking wrong. Go to war and see if you like it. I guarantee that you wont so just shut the hell up and keep your thoughts about this to yourself.

Anonymous 0Reply

Okay, so, a soldier DOES know the risks, but they can't be held accountable for their government involving them in such a bogus war. You should at least respect them for having the balls to be on the battlefield. Regardless of who's to blame, they could DIE. Man, really, that's not cool.

Have you ever been bombed, blown up, or shot at, on pretty much a daily basis? I'm pretty sure that is a hell no! So maybe instead of being an ass wipe with nothing better to do then complain about the brave people protecting you why don't you thank them for Helping you keep your right of speech that even lets you post shit like this

@ireishchick Have you ever been bombed, blown up, or shot at, on pretty much a daily basis? I'm pretty sure that is a hell no!...

Have i ever been bombed?
No, but i can certify that those villagers in iraq have been bombed and not only if not at all by those you call the terrorists.
To keep your ass safe you are destroying 10 asses, think about it

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are +1Reply
@inperson Have i ever been bombed? No, but i can certify that those villagers in iraq have been bombed and not only if not...

Do you even know what the hell is going on over there? Our troops are trying to help rebuild a Government that people aren't terrified of! they are trying to build schools and make it so everyone can go to school, you guys are only thinking about the killing that happeneds but there is way more to war then that.

We are in postwar yes! we are rebuilding maybe! But we are rebuilding what we destroyed!
and the post didnt talk about this part of war it talked about the other

inpersons avatar inperson Yeah You Are 0Reply

Fuck you

Anonymous 0Reply

I hate making generalizations, but a lot of the people are in the military are there because they are strong people who are not afraid to face danger or death in order to stand up for what they believe in. Whether what they believe in is right or wrong is up for debate, but they are strong people for being able to FIGHT for it. Therefore they deserve my support. I don't exactly agree with every word the government utters out of their selfish mouths, but it's a beautiful thing to be willing to sacrifice your life for something bigger than yourself. You can support the troops without supporting the war. You can respect someone's determination and courage without agreeing with where it goes. They go into the military with good intentions and whatever the outcome, they deserve respect for that.

I do disagree with the whole big "OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WOULD DIE!!" schpiel though, when you go into the military, you do have to be in complete terms with the fact you could die... Don't go--

Anonymous 0Reply

in expecting respect for your willingness to die for your country without being able to accept the consequences that you might. When someone dies as a soldier, I don't view that as a tragedy. Yes, it's sad, but that's the path they chose. And in reality, it really isn't that sad. Maybe frustrating or upsetting to the ones they were close to, but I'd rather die in an effort towards what I believe in than live my life watching others do it for me.

I see how people might see things differently than I do, but those are just my two cents.

Anonymous 0Reply

So... what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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@355130

bro, your grandfather was probably in a war that meant something.

As opposed to say, the "war on terrorism" that's about money & oil

Anonymous +1Reply
@355130

@355130 (SOFTBALL8): I agree one thousand percent

luvvyas avatar luvvya No Way -1Reply

Wellll...everyone's entitled to their own opinions and not everybody is going to agree. And saying that someone should go die or kill themself for having a different opinion/views and showing maybe a little bit of ignorance, makes you a horrible person. And stop calling people fa****s and stuff, you're a homophobic or just idiotic.

Anonymous 0Reply
@Wellll...everyone's entitled to their own opinions and not everybody is going to agree. And saying that someone...

(Angelina.123): My god.
It's good to see someone with a modicum of civility, intelligence and respect.

Anonymous 0Reply

What exactly are they doing there anyways? Its not like the news explains it. Its all propaganda. MOST of us who don't know anyone who went to Iraq would only know about our 'troops' because of the news segment telling people of how many died there.

I don't know what they are/were doing, so I can't say if I support them or not.

But think about this, there were lives lost on both sides. Being a Canadian/American soldier doesn't make you better than those who died in Iraq.

IAMSTORMs avatar IAMSTORM Yeah You Are 0Reply

There are millions of people in support of the troops, one idiotic person like you isn't going to make a difference.

While I'm not sure of your age, if you pay taxes, you support the troops, whether you like it or not. If you don't pay taxes yet, then I suggest you never pay them, if you really don't want to support the troops.

Lastly, if you won't stand BEHIND the troops, feel free to stand in FRONT of them.

@TheCombatWombat There are millions of people in support of the troops, one idiotic person like you isn't going to make a...

I've seen that "if you won't stand BEHIND the troops, feel free to stand in FRONT of them" slogan a few times now, but I'm not sure what it's actually suggesting. Are you saying I should go to Afghanistan and... stand in front of them? I realise that it's a metaphor for something, but I can't for the life of me figure out what for exactly. Perhaps you could enlighten me?

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Coday I think you should stand in front of them.

For how long? I get sore after standing for more than a couple hours...

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Coday I think you should stand in front of them.

I think if they're idiotic enough to fire at will, at civilians, from their HOME COUNTRY, that is a pretty severe war crime

dangercats avatar dangercat Yeah You Are +1Reply
@LewisL I've seen that "if you won't stand BEHIND the troops, feel free to stand in FRONT of them" slogan a few times now...

I personally believe "stand in front of them" means to literally "stand on the front lines" so that the terrorists (who are trying to kill the men willing to die for their country) will kill those who won't "stand behind" or support the troops.

I'm sure that it could be interpreted differently, but that's how I see it.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +1Reply
@TheCombatWombat That isn't how I see it. But I said it could be interpreted differently.

You also said that it means we (people who don't stand behind the troops) should stand on the front lines and get killed by terrorists. My previous comment was simply rewording this.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +1Reply
@TheCombatWombat There are millions of people in support of the troops, one idiotic person like you isn't going to make a...

So because I don't support people who choose to get themselves killed I should go protect them?

Anonymous +1Reply
@So because I don't support people who choose to get themselves killed I should go protect them?

They aren't choosing to get killed. They're fighting for their freedom, country and what they believe in. Wouldn't you be willing to to fight for your beliefs?

@TheCombatWombat They aren't choosing to get killed. They're fighting for their freedom, country and what they believe in. Wouldn't...

No. I wouldn't be willing to take part in the invasion and occupation of a nation for my beliefs.

LewisLs avatar LewisL Yeah You Are +2Reply
@LewisL No. I wouldn't be willing to take part in the invasion and occupation of a nation for my beliefs.

That wasn't what I asked. I asked if you would be willing to fight for what you believe in; I didn't ask if you would join the military, because it's obviously a rhetorical question.

@TheCombatWombat They aren't choosing to get killed. They're fighting for their freedom, country and what they believe in. Wouldn't...

hey, this argument might have jived with me if this was the 1770s.
but it's not, and the unpleasant truth is we're ALREADY free, cutting back military spending is not going to automatically make terrorists bomb the shit out of us.

Also, NOBODY joins the military for abstract conceptual shit like that. You can do intel or medical work or something over here, and that's fine. but cmon, you don't sign up to go to the front lines overseas unaware that fighting is involved. Maybe if you don't realize that you kinda have it coming anyway.

dangercats avatar dangercat Yeah You Are 0Reply

Alright buddy if yo fucking hate wht our country is doing so much, why don't you go some where else and see if anyone will protect your ass then.

Anonymous -1Reply
@CapedCrusader Umm, what again are the current troops protecting us from?

I seem to recall the terrorists that they are fighting having carried out attacks against America, the UK, France and Germany on multiple occasions in the last decade. It's better to fight them in their mountains and deserts than our buildings and plazas.

@John_Smith I seem to recall the terrorists that they are fighting having carried out attacks against America, the UK, France...

There are always going to be terrorists, whether or not we try to get rid of them. In fact, the more we screw with Middle Eastern politics, the more people hate the USA, which creates more terrorists.

@CapedCrusader There are always going to be terrorists, whether or not we try to get rid of them. In fact, the more we screw with...

Have you been to the middle east? They love us. Troops give kids candy, the troops play soccer with the people, soliders even spend their own money in local stores to help the local economy. The most that the average person does to resist the UN is not talk to troops or not answer the troops questions because they are afraid that Al Queda will see them helping "the enemy"

@John_Smith Have you been to the middle east? They love us. Troops give kids candy, the troops play soccer with the people...

That may be even 90% of people in the Middle East, but what if our troops killed someone's family member? You think they're gonna like the USA? No, most likely not. And all you need is a tiny percentage of the population hating a country to create a terrorist attack.

@CapedCrusader That may be even 90% of people in the Middle East, but what if our troops killed someone's family member? You think...

So would you rather have a large majority of a country hate us, because the leaders tell them to, or a small minority hate us because our troops shot their terrorist uncle?

@John_Smith So would you rather have a large majority of a country hate us, because the leaders tell them to, or a small...

I would rather have a large majority not care about us or hate us but not enough to do something about it than a small minority willing to kill thousands of Americans.

@CapedCrusader I would rather have a large majority not care about us or hate us but not enough to do something about it than a...

Yeah that would be cool. That's how it was except those not part of the large majority Were the small minority that wants to kill you and your family.

The ungrateful bastard who wrote this should kill him/herself, amirite?

Anonymous -1Reply

Look who's talking.

When can we convince you that American soldiers are killing innocent people in Afghanistan, NOT BECAUSE THERE ARE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, but because President Obama feels that oooh islamic people are ALL terrorists and I will kill them because there is SO much imaginary oil in Afghanistan?

Also, President Obama DID promise to pull troops out of the Middle East.

The Islamic (or any other, really) terrorists are brainwashed into "dying for Allah" or some other thing. Most of them are teenagers.So you can't really blame the terrorists for this war.

Anonymous -1Reply

Tell that to a Navy SEAL or Ranger...see how long you will last...LOL

,l,, If you don't stand behind our troops, go stand in front of them.

If you don't want to stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.

If you don't defend our troops then you're an idiot. They protect the people. If they have to go to war with someone you don't agree with then blame the government. They make the policies. They're the decision makers. The military is just the tool. On top of that they don't just fight wars. They also involved in humanitarian aid and helping people in need. I didn't see anyone quitting their jobs to fly to the phillipines in 05 or haiti a few years ago. You know why? cuz the military was there doin the job for them clown.

Anonymous -1Reply
@If you don't defend our troops then you're an idiot. They protect the people. If they have to go to war with...

And just gonna say, a lot of people don't seem to realize that support and respect is a lot different than sympathy.

Anonymous 0Reply

I think it is juvenile for you to even post something that is so hateful on the internet like that. Those men and women are out there protecting all of us, including you. You should be thankful that they are brave enough to defend us, because you obviously aren't. They are at base, and spend their free time to better our country and you have the nerve to sit in front of your computer and turn their courage and passion into something you can slander for no reason at all. It is truly pathetic. If you don't appreciate them, you should consider relocating outside of America, because with out our troops, we wouldn't be here today. I hope that one day you'll grow up and realize what these soldiers are doing for us is an amazing thing.

Anonymous -1Reply
@I think it is juvenile for you to even post something that is so hateful on the internet like that. Those men and...

So hateful?
are you a dumb fucking cunt?

I have respect for them as people.
As soldiers, not at all.

I'm sorry for having a fucking opinion.
I'm sorry for going on a site designed for opinions, to see who agrees and disagrees.
I'm sorry that every butthurt American on this site decided to flip shit because they can't handle opinions about war.

also, I'm a Canadian, thus meaning I don't need to relocate out of America. Also, without your troops (or ours) we would be here. Without any troops there would be no war.
The war in iraq has been going on for 9 fucking years. All for fucking oil. It has nothing to do with the bombings anymore.
Quit being so fucking ignorant.
Suck my dick, faggot.

Anonymous +5Reply

shut the fuck up

Anonymous -1Reply

These people giving their lives deserve to protect better peopl than arrogant assholes like you. You owe them so much.

Anonymous -1Reply

Screw you man. Seriously.

Bres avatar Bre No Way -2Reply

OK! Dude you lost your mind. Men and Women grow up wanting to make a difference in are country so when they get old enough they sign up to be some kind of solider. Now it's hard out their, fighting, risking your life for people you don't even know. So supporting are troops and helping them through the hard times they go through will only make them stonger. We would be in deep s**t if we did'nt have them. So support are soliders and help them like I do theirs a wedsite you can go on that I forgot the name of, that you can write letters to solilders. Support are troops. Cause if we don't one day we won't have anymore, and thwn we'll be sorry. God Bleesluvvya

luvvyas avatar luvvya No Way -2Reply

The soldiers did not choose to go to war. They joined the service to protect our countries and those who live in it. The government is MAKING them fight in useless wars. You don't need to support the governments decision to fight these wars. You do need to support the men and women who are being forced to do the dirty work when all they truly wanted was to protect US.

@CapedCrusader Do you realize how contradictory your first 2 sentences are?

If you could comprehend anything that isn't blatantly stated but rather implied, then you'd get that I meant these pointless wars that are fought for money. Not all wars. Example 1. Both World Wars.

@skateman2012 The soldiers did not choose to go to war. They joined the service to protect our countries and those who live in...

a) You're fucking right they did. Conscription is illegal, thus meaning they made a conscious decision to join the armed forces.

b) I don't NEED to support them. I disagree with war, I disagree with soldiers choices to fight these wars, I disagree with everything that has to do with war, for various reasons.

You sound like yet another ill-informed, ignorant, gun-toting American.

Anonymous 0Reply
@a) You're fucking right they did. Conscription is illegal, thus meaning they made a conscious decision to join the...

Look at my reply to the other comment. ^
What are you? British? No wonder you pussies needed our help in the wars that really counted. Also, the poster and yourself must have A LOT of balls to be putting this shit anonymously. I mean only real men stand by their word and accept the consequences of their choices. They don't post anonymously to hide from criticism.

All I have to say to the author of this post is you ungreatful motherfucker. They don't make the war, they just risk their lives daily for your freedom so some terrorist doesn't bomb your city, destroying buildings and plenty of people'... maybe even people you love. So no, you don't have to support the kids that put their lives at risk so you can sit safely at your computer and bitch about how they are destroying lives because of the courageous work they do. so really, fuck off. or move to the middle east.

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