Indeed, the entire idea of nation building period is very absurd not to mention extremely immoral since it needlessly puts the lives of our military people at risk, not for the protection of the American people and the defense of the country, but for the good of others instead and that is altruism. Altruism should always remain outside the realm of government. If private people and organizations want to perform altruistic missions that’s fine, but keep altruism outside the purview of government.
We need to get back to the real purpose and intention of warfare, which is to obliterate threats and then go home as soon as those threats have been eliminated. The death, destruction, pain, and sufferning we leave behind should remain to fester as a reminder to all and to serve as deterrence. Counterproductive nation building missions run exactly counter to this purpose and inevitably lead to more and greater warfare.
Think about it…if we quickly and overwhelmingly always obliterate our enemies without exception, there inevitably will be far less wars in the future, because no one would dare face our inevitable wrath, which is their imminent death and destruction. Since no one would want to get on our wrong side because of what would be their inevitable fate, they would thus find ways to become our friends and loyal allies.
Oh my gosh can you please link to where I advocated targeting and killing civilians please, like the Muslims primarily always do? Not to mention if anyone is immoral, it’s obviously you since you fully support altruistic nation building missions that needlessly put at risk the lives of our military people for the good of others, and in this case for the good of others that are mandated to hate our guts no matter what we do.Your amoral views of civilian lives would've only promoted our enemies and encouraged fence-sitters and potential allies to turn to the other side.
That’s about as silly as it gets. The purpose of war is to obliterate your enemy before they obliterate you, and once they are eliminated to leave behind the death, destruction, suffering, and pain to serve as deterrence and a constant reminder to them lest they want it to happen again.You'll be creating more enemies than your defeating and costing the Free World the upper hand.
Winning wars should never be about winning the hearts and minds of your enemy, that’s absolutely ludicrous, not to mention exceedingly counterproductive. It should only be about killing them before they kill you and deterring them and others from ever making that stupid mistake again.
Don’t give me that insane crap! The only morality in warfare should be to kill your enemy before they kill you and to create deterrence. As for as the silly fantasy based nation building missions to attempt to win the hearts and minds of Muslim no less in Iraq and Afghanistan goes, they were both about as mentally incompetent as it gets. Not to mention that Muslims will always hate our guts no matter what we do in any event! Thus, both missions were perdestined to fail even before they were implemented.Moral superiority is one of our greatest advantages, losing that in Iraq in 2004 was one of our greatest defeats and you seem to be taking that overly-agressive outlook 10 steps further.
Yes! Exactly! We obliterate and exterminate them with overwhelming brute force as fast as possible and then leave to create deterrence and let the pain, suffering, death, and destruction left behind to fester and send a very clear and very loud message to the Dar al Islam to either suspend their religious mandate to subjugate the world or face more death and destruction. It prevents wars! While, on the other hand, counterproductive attempts to win hearts and minds do just the opposite, emboldens the Dar al Islam and generates more wars.How do we defeat Islamist forces? Do we just stoop in and kill a few then leave?
In the case of our present war, OBL and AQ should be obliterated of course to send the world a very loud and very clear message that the USA will not tolerate attacks on our homeland.
Additionally, instead of trying to pursue silly counterproductive fantasy-based nation building missions that are premised on myths and predestined to fail, and also letting our enemies dictate the battlefield by stupidly fighting hydra-headed jihadis and engaging them in their preferred asymmetric warfare tactics which make a mockery of the Geneva Conventions, we should be targeting and eliminating the leaders and heads of the global jihad with overwhelming brute force. Primarily the House of Saud, the ruling Mullahs of Iran, and the Syrian regime should all be eliminated in order to send a very loud and very clear message to the remainder of the Dar al Islam, that the USA and the West will not tolerate in the slightest the continued pursuit of the global jihad. To do otherwise, will only mean more and greater war.