-Penned by Jim Kouri
Twana , Should you have a beef with someone then mention names . If you can't handle dialog with the other side then perhaps you shouldn't be posting . Not everyone thinks as you do .
Personally it doesn't really mean a rip to me however being mean spirited is just that . Say you don't agree and list your grievance and why .
I'm definitely anti-war because I've been in one , commanded troops and seen both sides die and get maimed for life , not to mention PTSD , an insidious gotcha .
I understand your points but you don't understand who it is that starts wars and the money involved to keep them going for someones gain . If you believe it is the White House then you're way off base . They are just the mechanism .
I'm guessing but I'd venture to say you've never been to war and the sheer terror terror it brings . The first time you have rounds going by your head it brings a different perspective and something you never forget . And that's a very small part of it ! Read Henry Kissinger then tell me it's worthwhile .
Our youngsters are being used and killed and it makes no sense . The war on terrorism is a joke and should be dealt with accordingly but do you really think we are going to change Afganistan or Iraq or even Iran , any of them ? If their hearts are not for it all the money that is now Chinas doesn't matter one bit . Let them deal with it not us . I'm tired of fighting someone else's wars .
Twana , I agree with some of what you quoted but when you find out why WAR and who it is that is pulling those strings then WAR becomes something else .
When we can stop these people who hate us on our shores then the rest of it becomes moot . Is it noble to protect those that cannot protect themselves ? Absolutely it is however it is more often than not just us that take action and those that are with us is minute in comparison . There is no action by the U.N. who should be taking the lead but hollow in response . We fund it , fight it and our treasures lost in both physical and financial terms .
The U.N. is corrupt from start to finish but we take our marching orders from them . We fight political Wars because of them . In my War I could not fire unless fired upon even though we knew they were enemy and lost young men because of it , many . We have rules of engagement in the Mideast just like we did . This is not the way to win a WAR , it's a way to get our youngsters killed and for what ? It has nothing to do with our way of life and safety just like the Patriot Act .
I adhered to these rules for the first 4 or 5 months but after that it was no holds barred which is how you defeat the enemy . You cannot find WAR justified with this nonsense , it's political and a money maker , nothing else . People buy into (still) that we must fight them over there so they don't come over here . Sorry but that is just B.S. but we buy into it lock stock and barrel because that's what the Govt says . Absurd !
I have a bunch of Vets I call friend and they mirror my thoughts , some old timers like me and a few that have fought the WARS we are now engaged in and Iraq . I belong to 3 Vet groups and none I know agree with what we're doing and abhor the rules we have to use .
We fear everything tied to terrorism but most Vets don't . We don't discount it by any means but we've been there and your thoughts are a bit different than most . Our "Freedoms" are not won over there !
Twana, I guess we just don't see eye to eye on Afganistan . We went there to kill Obama er' I mean Osama . He's dead , maybe long before his "official" death . It was a war to kill his boys and we did , so why are we there ? Money ! Follow the money trail and you will find the Rothchilds financing both sides as always as far back as you want to go . There are a couple of other families "related to them" like the Rockefellers .The Rothchilds are worth over 600 trillion dollars and are the ones who start these wars .
I'm confused on why you say it is "just" to be there . As soon as we leave they will go back to where they were when we started so what's gained ? Nothing for this country ! You cannot win a war in Afganistan period .
We're gonna get waterboarded, our lawyer is gonna get waterboarded, everyone we know is gonna, yadda,yadda,yadda.
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