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Supporting Our Troops - Liberal Style

 
 
Woiyo9
 
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 06:35 am
PERHAPS the most insidious byproduct of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a reflexive sanctification of the military. To put this in bumper stickerese: Support the Troops.

Well, I have an ugly confession to make: I don't support the troops - at least not unconditionally. When somebody tells me they serve in the military, my first impulse isn't to say, "Thank you for your service!" like those insufferable chickenhawks on talk radio.

My first impulse is to say, "I'm sorry to hear that." Because I am. I'm sorry to know that the person I'm talking to might someday be maimed or killed on the job, or might someday kill someone else. Or refuel a plane that drops bombs on buildings.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/09/18/supporting_our_troops/
 
Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 08:03 am
A little context here....from the same article

And here it's worth making a point often overlooked. Anyone who pays taxes in this country "supports the troops." We're the ones who subsidize their training and equipment and medical care and education.

I'm happy to do so, as long as I believe those soldiers are being deployed on a mission that feels morally necessary - targeting terrorists who seek to kill civilians, for instance, or trying to prevent a genocide.

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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 01:24 pm
@Woiyo9,
The American troops are not decent.
They go in a far awy country without the local language.
They are the paid servantas of a nasty Regime and have no civil courage .
They rape, loot, butcher, torture and paste the picture os a playboy girl.
Oh what a wonderful lovely troops and their half backed potatoe families.
cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 01:35 pm
@Ramafuchs,
ramafuchoff
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:07 pm
@Ramafuchs,
How did we miss taking out an asshole like you???
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:42 pm
@Woiyo9,
I thought that you are better equiped with your mother tongue.
Now I know thro able to know forum who you are..
I repeat.The american GI's are the padi, pathetic persons without moral, civil courage.
Ask any one who had engaged in the last two wars.
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:43 pm
@cjhsa,
ramafuchoff
you speak a little bit American English.
Develop in A2k forumj.
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:46 pm
@Ramafuchs,
Quote:
I thought that you are better equiped with your mother tongue.
Now I know thro able to know forum who you are..
I repeat.The american GI's are the padi, pathetic persons without moral, civil courage.
Ask any one who had engaged in the last two wars.


Yea, ask me!!
After all, I served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Gulf War 1.
So tell me Rama, am I a "pathetic person without moral, civil courage"?
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 02:57 pm
@mysteryman,
Should i construct my sentense in better English sir?
I know you are a decent Gentleman and i know that you were In Iraq.
Would you mind to explain the barbaric war( skipping the attention of OBL )
What kind of GI#s who had allowed to make pictures of looting during the short 20 days highteck?
What kind of GIs who had made a history by allowing the bedfellow's statue( Sadam) to substantiate the barbaric uncristian war.
why the hell the barbaric american GIs had killed some journalists..

Once again sir, I respect you personally but not your unpaid advocate philosophy.
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:01 pm
@Ramafuchs,
Moreover si
if i were a citizen of Iraq i will face all the American GIs and request to leave the country and MIND YOUR COUNTRY's welfare.
If i get shot because of this misbehaviour then Mahathma gandhi Mlk had fulfilled their dreams.
kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:08 pm
@Woiyo9,
woiyo said
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Re: Ramafuchs (Post 3407422)
How did we miss taking out an asshole like you???


Because he lives in Germany, you ignorant putz.

And I bet he speaks at least three languages, while you can barely communicate in one.
mysteryman
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:10 pm
@kuvasz,
How many are you fluent in?
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:25 pm
@kuvasz,
I have two toilets which need some to clean.
let me go offensive.
What makes you as a banal pathetic citizen to insult an ignorant citizen like me with your verbal vomitations.
Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:26 pm
@Ramafuchs,
Moreover sir/ lady you have no guts are moral civil courage to know me.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:34 pm
@Woiyo9,
so there ya go... you don't agree with Woiyo... you need to die and woiyo approves of it happening.... wow... what a real live tough american, except that this aint' hollywood and you ain't john wayne....
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:44 pm
@Woiyo9,
PERHAPS the most insidious byproduct of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been a reflexive sanctification of the military. To put this in bumper stickerese: Support the Troops.

Well, I have an ugly confession to make: I don't support the troops - at least not unconditionally a non chewing gum English which any one can understand( not excluding my poorself)
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 03:52 pm
@Woiyo9,
You are an objective observer.
i am a critical observer.
I wish to die as a critical one than be an object one.
I amnot alone in this globe who wish to expose the non-sensical war without reasons.
Rationality is hard to find in Military Sprache.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 06:03 pm
@mysteryman,
Two, English and Spanish, and I can read German.

And you?
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 06:06 pm
@Ramafuchs,
rama, dude look again, i had your back.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 06:39 pm
@kuvasz,
kuvasz wrote:

And I bet [Ramafuchs] speaks at least three languages

But he makes sense in none.
 

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