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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm willing to die for Israel.
    I'm not. Hell, I'm not even willing to die for Germany, England, Scotland, Norway, Ireland, or Sweden (where my ancestors come from); nevermind anywhere else.

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    One of the biggest mistakes the army has made, dropping the 45 for the M9. A much inferior weapon by far
    I can understand switching to a NATO round (9x19), but there are far better pistols out there. Glock, Sig Sauer, Springfield Armory, H&K, hell, I'd even take a CZ over the damned Beretta.
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm willing to die for Israel.
    Are you Jewish?

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Are you Jewish?
    Nope.



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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    I recently discovered that the USA maintains a roll of potential conscripts. This got me thinking.

    For the purpose of this thought experiment let us assume the USA and it's allies has gotten involved in a long, messy and very bloody battle with China over Tawian's independence. This has involved fighting on mainly Chinese soil and China are clearly on the defensive.

    If there was a clear mechanism to opt out of service, not necessarily conscientious objector but other excuses as well.

    My Question is thus, would you serve if you are conscripted?

    Explain your answer.

    Note: I'm not nessecarily focusing on fighting china, more of an external threat. Also, for the purposes of this thought exercises, females are on the SSR as well.
    No. Why the hell would I want to go out and kill someone on the other side of the world (IE not in this country) that I don't even know? Now if China or some other country invaded then yes I would fight. But fighting in some other country? No way.
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Nope.



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    I can see your point of view. Isreal is like our secret 51st state.

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I can see your point of view. Isreal is like our secret 51st state.
    Well, we don't give just anyone sweet military deals or nuks now do we...

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Well, we don't give just anyone sweet military deals or nuks now do we...
    maybe to gb our 52nd state.

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    In the spirit of honesty, I must admit I doubt there'd be any combat duty I'd be fit for, either, IRL -- but once upon a time I was young and strong, and I believed then as I do now it is horribly unfair not to ask all young people to serve, if any of them are to be asked.

    I'm fairly sure Israel does exactly this, or at least once did. Seems to have worked well for them.
    We could learn from Israel. if we could change our attitude....but..
    We are fortunate to be surrounded by friends and "non-enemies", Israel is not...
    Even at age 72, I'd volunteer if invaded directly(as Israel has been in the past), but NOT for another foreign adventure - even China trying to take over Twiwan.....which could happen....

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    I recently discovered that the USA maintains a roll of potential conscripts. This got me thinking.

    For the purpose of this thought experiment let us assume the USA and it's allies has gotten involved in a long, messy and very bloody battle with China over Tawian's independence. This has involved fighting on mainly Chinese soil and China are clearly on the defensive.

    If there was a clear mechanism to opt out of service, not necessarily conscientious objector but other excuses as well.

    My Question is thus, would you serve if you are conscripted?

    Explain your answer.

    Note: I'm not nessecarily focusing on fighting china, more of an external threat. Also, for the purposes of this thought exercises, females are on the SSR as well.
    It's highly unlikely that they would want to conscript a 69 year old Vietnam era war protester, but, since we're talking hypotheticals:

    If it were a situation like WWII, in which the nation had been attacked by other nations bent on world domination, the US had declared war, the entire nation was on a war footing, then yes, I'd go.

    If it were a situation like Vietnam or Iraq, hell no, won't go!

    and conscription isn't quite as unlikely as you might think. We had a draft just a few years back, after all, and didn't have to send professional military back for tour after tour until they were burned out.
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