Either you are trolling, or you are a moron. You know damn well that death in war is not the same as death by thug, or at least you SHOULD know it.
#20 | POSTED BY USAF242 AT 2014-08-03 12:56 PM | FLAG: PPPFFFTTTT!!
Excuse me? Death of a human at the hands of another human is homicide. In your instance you wrap yourself up in the red white and blue and discuss it as some sort of noble purpose. It is still one human against another. The only thing separating military from the street thug is one is probably emotionally engaged in the activity the other compartmentalizing it. Either way it is murder.
I know you like it when the lock steppers and quasi lock steppers march along side you, afraid of offending you trip over themselves making sure they do not make you feel bad, for being hired assassins. Never the less that is the purpose for the military. The right or wrong of the pay to slay mindset of it has more to do with the imaginary borders we live in that in moral imperative or altruism. Some of us go for the okie doke others do not.
Do not mistake me for a pacifist because I am far from that. I know myself well enough to know I am capable of taking the life of another under certain circumstances. I know too, that you could not pay me enough to do that... or be willing to do that for a pay check... or for the temporary gratification an act like that may offer.
I recall when Bush held the made for TV war and Dr. Bob Arnot served as an embedded reporter and he witnessed an Iraqi soldier having his head blown off by a Marine sharp shooter. The event made him a little giddy. He commented on the event calling it "fantastic". Americans cheer and church attendance goes up as Americans go pray to god for victory in war.
Fast forward a few months and Matt Drudge is airing videos of Nick Berg's head swinging by a hank of hair clutched in the fist of someone singing Allah Akbar. Americans are outraged at those murderous thugs and their weird belief in god.
Two different stories about beheadings, one where the beheader is praised one where the beheader is called an animal.
The nation of Iraq was not guilty of the reason we attacked them. They were out armed militarily and frankly what our nation did was a form of bullying. Add to it the the delusion that people whom we had murdered their family members would start happily dancing in the streets because Saddam was no longer in charge is insane... and psychopathic.
Iraq is just one example of homicidal behavior under the divine edicts of war.