gatekeeper Report This Comment
Date: February 19, 2011 11:30PM
The War You Don't See...........
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 20, 2011 03:39AM
If hero worship by children regarding their parents is signified as
brainwashing without really delineating the scenario to a greater degree I'd say
that's a generalization based so broadly as to itself be fallacious, and
certainly deleterious to the concept of the family unit in a very unreasonable
Regarding the video series linked above there are several glaring misdirections,
half truths, incorrect allusions and definite agendization of the subject matter
that make this info every bit as suspect as the "untold truths" they
claim to be revealing.
All in all, war is hell on earth, leads to injury and/or death, and not all of
those are going to be by combatants only, but it IS a part of it all that can
never truly be eliminated.
For another take on how such things play out you might wanna talk to a recent
group of US marines dropped into a hot spot in Afganistan behind the lines who
had to watch the Afgans nearly completely encircle them and could only watch and
wait for the inevitable since they were not allowed to fire until they were
fired upon. Of course the Afgans know this too, so they took up positions 270
degrees around them before they ever fired that 1st shot which then allowed the
US troops to return fire.
Having said all that, yes war should be a last resort option to end any
conflict, but if you undertake it any fashion except with an "at all
costs" ideology in how you wage it, even more lives will be lost.
"When it comes to war, if you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics
are obviously flawed."
In truth, in a perfect world, military action would never be necessary. But,
last time I checked the world was not a perfect place, and I don't see any
movement towards making it any more perfect either, so ....
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20/02/2011 03:43AM by Mrkim.
SpazzII Report This Comment
Date: February 20, 2011 07:00AM
To be, or not to be: that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to
suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a
sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; no more; and, by a
sleep to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is
heir to, 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; to sleep:
perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; for in that sleep of death what dreams
may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause. There's
the respect that makes calamity of so long a life; for who would bear the whips
and scorns of time, the oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, the pangs
of dispriz'd love, the law's delay, the insolence of office, and the spurns that
patient merit of the unworthy takes, when he himself might his quietus make with
a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear, to grunt and sweat under a weary life,
but that the dread of something after death, the undiscover'd country from whose
bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those
ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of? Thus consience doth make
cowards of us all; and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with
the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pith and moment with this
regard their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: February 20, 2011 07:02AM
Tsk tsk Kim, ignore anons.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: February 20, 2011 07:39AM
The problem I see cropping up is even in a righteous war when most support it,
like WWII for example, in the beginning the longer it lasts the more the
support wanes. It is starting to come to the point where anti war crowd start
blaming the soldiers like during Viet Nam. I think if wars lasted only 4 or 5
years then we wouldn't see what we saw suring Viet Nam. The way we fight these
modern wars now with one hand tied behind our backs is what makes them last so
long. If we fight wars all out with all or nothing attitude like we did WWII
then they would not last long enough for idiots with short attention spans to
start their attacks against our soldiers who are just following orders. If they
want to take out their frustrations on someone connected with the war then they
need to direct it toward DC not our troops.