Discussion in 'On Topic' started by smokie700, Dec 11, 2005.
If you have seen this please check it out.
I hate people who assume to understand war.
Like it or not, it's a necessary evil.
That and I don't see how people can so easily overlook the fact that thousands of Iraqi citizens died before we were ever there under the hand of their own "leader".
Shit wasn't pretty before we got here. It just didn't get any exposure to the media. The road to peace is a long one. This shit isn't going to happen over night.
I wouldn't bother trying to reason with a troll, and I am not referring to the threadstarter.
phew, man i thought that post in there was about me for a moment.
I think what the original poster in the thread was trying to argue was more schemantics than anything. As a soldier, I wouldn't feel as if I was defending Canada if I was in Afghanistan, merely contributing to the peace we try to uphold, in our country and others. It doesn't mean that I am any less patriotic, nor do I look down at my fallen comrades. The fact of the matter is, unless you're country is threatened, you aren't really defending your country. Although the difference between that and "protecting" or any other word is so small, it's not worth arguing.
If someone is shooting at American soldiers in another country and you are fighting with them, trying to protect them, are you not protecting American soldiers and thus defending America?
Don't bother attempting to justify anything. No one, with the exception of myself, that has posted in that thread even has a son in the war.
True but there was a vietnam vet, as well as someone who's husband served a year in Iraq that also posted in that thread as well.
FYI... it should have been noted in the first post of this thread that the thread in question is not posted in Off-topic but rather On-topic. The rules there are alot stricter so people may want to keep that in mind before they post. Whoring is not allowed at all.
When I saw the title of the thread, I didn't even bother wasting my time reading any further. These pacifict liberal shitbags simply cannot be reasoned with nor are they capable of comprehending the simplest of logic.
we fight over there, so they dont come over here.
The first post wasn't bad but the trolls soon came in and took the thread in another direction. One troll in particular is on my ignore list however my ignore list becomes pointless when people started to quote his garbage posts.
I just have issues with the US basher. I can tolerate a lot but the non stop, looking for any issue to just critize the US for the fun of it gets really old quick.
Then just put him on your ignore list or just ignore him. If you don't respond to him then you don't give him a platform to spew any more anti america/military garbage.
I know but sometimes its fun to show him just how distorted his views are.
You aren't showing him anything. You are merely giving him more reason to spread anti-military sentiment. The best thing to do when dealing with a person like that online is to just ignore him.