About Iraq battle stress worse than WWII (UK Army)
|November 6th, 2005||#1|
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Iraq battle stress worse than WWII (UK Army) info
|November 6th, 2005||#2|
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This is probably the most troubling article I've read since the war started. The detractors are winning and our kids are dieing because of their complicity in giving aide to the enemy. We tell them to kill, then they are put in prison. Way to go traitors such as media and various demonstrators who have no children at risk.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
|November 8th, 2005||#7|
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Not only do you have to be a solicitor to understand ROE but you also have to be a linguist to give them a warning in their own language.
"Artillerymen believe the world consist of two types of people; other Artillerymen and targets."
Very profound quote......
|November 13th, 2005||#9|
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Dammit. We can't fight a war like this. It's not our guy's faults if the enemy turns their civies into potential threats. I read the book Shooter, and in it the author talked a LOT about the issues with the Iraqi war tactics. The soldiers throw down their guns and blend into the civies, only to pick up another gun and attempt to kill our troops. That turns the Iraqi population into potential killers. At that opint, it's not our guy's fault if they are a little jumpy around the civilians. Not saying it's right, under any circumstances, but they deserve some slack for the conditions they are in.
I hate politics.
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
|November 13th, 2005||#10|
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Don't you love how the system works. A soldier only has precious moments to decide to shoot or not. History proves that those who hesitate are more likely to "buy it." So one day a soldier shoots someone who is innocent even though he/she is in an environment where soldiers ae being killed almost everyday. The incident is reported and the soldier gets canned or at least has a career limiting punishment. Why do some people think that all mistakes in war are punishable? As the old term saying goes, " happens"
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel