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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    What I don't get is that we are "expected" to send people, supplies and $$$$$ to every country in the world that is "attacked" by random acts of nature (flood, earthquakes, etc). But we are somehow "bullies" or it is none of our business if we send the same support to a country that has been intentionally attacked by another.

    What's the difference?
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    What I don't get is that we are "expected" to send people, supplies and $$$$$ to every country in the world that is "attacked" by random acts of nature (flood, earthquakes, etc). But we are somehow "bullies" or it is none of our business if we send the same support to a country that has been intentionally attacked by another.

    What's the difference?
    The problem is, we often send troops to nations that haven't been attacked by another.
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The problem is, we often send troops to nations that haven't been attacked by another.
    Iraq? Saddam was killing more iraqis than any earthquake or flood ever did. Afghanistan? That's where OBL was at the time and we have stayed with the agreement of the govt (we need to GTFO)

    In principle, I agree. I just don't see any real difference in helping victims whether they be of natural disaster or a govt/dictator who is killing them. If "you" don't want us doing one, then STFU when we don't do the other.
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    I would serve in a supply role if I was called. Calling up guys my age would mean that there was a war to end all wars. I'm to old to sleep in a foxhole.

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Are you kidding? If I was not almost 50 and married, I would have re-upped to go to Afghanistan etc.

    I don't care what anyone says I love the US Military all branches and all who serve!

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Iraq? Saddam was killing more iraqis than any earthquake or flood ever did. Afghanistan? That's where OBL was at the time and we have stayed with the agreement of the govt (we need to GTFO)

    In principle, I agree. I just don't see any real difference in helping victims whether they be of natural disaster or a govt/dictator who is killing them. If "you" don't want us doing one, then STFU when we don't do the other.
    No one attacked Iraq.
    We can't go around the world deposing every dictator.
    It would have made far more sense to have gone into Afganistan, and, if necessary Pakistan, with a multi national force and captured or killed Bin Laden and his cockroaches, then gone home.

    But, no, we had to use the attack on the twin towers as an excuse to start not one, but two wars, one of which had absolutely nothing at all to do with said attack.
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Are you kidding? If I was not almost 50 and married, I would have re-upped to go to Afghanistan etc.

    I don't care what anyone says I love the US Military all branches and all who serve!

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    BOOM1 Back at you. battery b, 7th battalion, 16th artillery, sir!

    Sir! I work for a living troop! Battery c, 202 ADA, Homewood, IL. Unattached, lol.
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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Sir! I work for a living troop! Battery c, 202 ADA, Homewood, IL. Unattached, lol.
    Sir, thank you for your service to our country, sir!

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    Re: Conscription- Would you serve?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Sir, thank you for your service to our country, sir!
    Don't call me sir! I work for a living you maggot! lol
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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