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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

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    Because we're super ****ing awesome, that's why! Who else could bring democracy and freedom to the world!

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    That's a big improvement on the Dmockrisy n' Freem exports we got used to....
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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

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    Why would you have higher standards than the Aussies?

    Because I'm not an Aussie, I'm an American.

    I define the standards.

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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Another point: I don't like it that the source referred to this butthead as a soldier. He was a mercenary. There is a big difference, and his using the term "soldier" is an insult to soldiers.
    If this man were fighting for Afghanistan, then he would be a mercenary. Since he was not, he is merely a security contractor.

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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Because I'm not an Aussie, I'm an American.

    I define the standards.
    Yes, America totally has the world convinced on it's higher standards for everything and innate superiority. /sarcasm
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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well I think the real point is that we shouldn't use mercenaries. We use them because we want to get around rules and restrictions...
    No we damn don't. We use them because our politicians, who have never served, find it in themselevs to dictate what our military should look like and when they need greater numbers to slaughter on their behalf they have to resort to the civilian sector for hire.

    Blackwater is a result of Republican/Democratic draw down following the Berlin Wall destruction. "Our wars are over" ring a bell?

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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    Yes, America totally has the world convinced on it's higher standards for everything and innate superiority. /sarcasm
    I don't think "convincing the world" is a factor for anything. Islamic terrorists and Middle Eastern UN dictators have forever created a historical rift between America and everything else on either side of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    At some point sovereignty has to be worth something. It has been the gravitating constant of international relations since primordial times. Completely fair trials are virtually impossible in war time anyway, since there is too much group solidarity one way or another for the outcome to be impartially deliberated.
    Yeah, that is true. I didn't think of it in those terms but yeah ... that is true.

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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    No we damn don't. We use them because our politicians, who have never served, find it in themselevs to dictate what our military should look like and when they need greater numbers to slaughter on their behalf they have to resort to the civilian sector for hire.

    Blackwater is a result of Republican/Democratic draw down following the Berlin Wall destruction. "Our wars are over" ring a bell?
    Master,

    What's your take on those civilian mercenary groups in the middle east?

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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Master,

    What's your take on those civilian mercenary groups in the middle east?
    Call me Top or MSgt.

    Personally, I don't like them. They reflect poorly upon us and we take the blame and grief for their sins. In Iraq, some were even sporting Marine uniforms so as to emit a certain precence, which meant that their sins were immediately taken as Marine sins, especially by journalists.

    They don't belong. The irony is that in our idiot politicians quest to save money by drawing down our military, they have paid far more in compensating our lack of numbers with over paid mercenaries. Their "plan" to save tax payer dollars have cost the tax payer more. ...and it's all at the troop's expense.
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    Re: Australian soldier sentenced to hang in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Call me Top or MSgt.

    Personally, I don't like them. They reflect poorly upon us and we take the blame and grief for their sins. In Iraq, some were even sporting Marine uniforms so as to emit a certain precence, which meant that their sins were immediately taken as Marine sins, especially by journalists.

    They don't belong. The irony is that in our idiot politicians quest to save money by drawing down our military, they have paid far more in compensating our lack of numbers with over paid mercenaries. Their "plan" to save tax payer dollars have cost the tax payer more.
    Top,

    That is kind of what I expected. I don't care for them either. I have long been tired of seeing them make the U.S. look bad.

    The politicians do the lyin'.. the rest of us do the dyin'!

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