About Whose blood price is more, Afghan or American? Page 4
|July 17th, 2012||#31|
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At this point I could care less about what's going on in Iran. At this point I'm exasperated at the fact that we are slowly losing our constitutional rights while the gap between the top 2% and the rest of society grows further apart. The fact that being the most educated and qualified for a position does not mean one can even make a living wage. I'm pissed that the American dream has been crushed and replaced with a McDonalds and Wal-Mart sticker. I'm sick and tired of this cycle of violence, drug adddiction, single parent families, and lack of education re-occurring over and over within my countries inner cities. I'm scared to death that the child my wife will be bringing into the world in a few short months will live in a society declining from my generations failures. Words cannot describe the dissapointment I feel knowing that no matter how honorable and noble I try to live my life that the effort it takes is almost futile.
What I want is to live in a world where a person can again make their way in life off of their merit rather than their lineage. Where two people can have a coherant, affable discussion with actual dialogue and meaning. I want a world where egos can be checked and humility can teach us bite the bullet and look in the mirror when we need to. I want my family to be happy and successful and afforded the oppurtunity to succeed OR fail based off their own deeds. To learn from the mistakes they make and grow into productive members of society. These are things that I want. None of them have anything to do with you, Iran, or America's foriegn policy.
I DON'T MAKE THESE DECISIONS, I enforce them. I ensure that the democratic process works and if I don't like my representative in office, I wait for the next election and then vote someone who more closely represents my values and where I want this coutry to go. That's the way it works. A large majority of the droning Americans of my age and younger could hardly point to Iran on a map. The ones that can probably draw either all their information from Fox news or CNN...Neither of which is a particularly objective or credible news source. The rest draw it from the Daily show because that's what it has come down to. Our news and media outlets in this country are so poor that more reliable information is derived from a fictional news outlet on a comedy channel. And that's if they're not too busy worrying whether they will even have a job in 6 months or whether they will ever be able to get out of the debt they've accrued in order to get the useless college education that is almost absolutely necessary now to even get an unskilled job. This country is not perfect, and we have never claimed to BE perfect...but I'M trying to do my part, I really really am trying.
NOW...how about you?
Last edited by brinktk; July 17th, 2012 at 18:35..
|July 18th, 2012||#32|
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You still don't get it, don't you?
If you had to ask, then I WOULD presume you don't, so....
The reason for that is simple... you do this so don't have your battle line at your front yard, you do this so you don't have to fight the enemy in your your own territory....
And I thought Iranians are wily tacticians... sheeesh!
|July 18th, 2012||#33|
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Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|July 18th, 2012||#34|
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I can say that what the US want from the world are for those countries to get their sh!t together so that they don't have to station their men all over the world...
Last edited by viper2007; July 18th, 2012 at 12:34..
|July 18th, 2012||#35|
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The US makes water muddy and then tries to catch fish from this muddied water. They make crisis to have enough excuse to transfer their soldiers everywhere they want to get their benefits. Most of the crises in ME are caused by US and in the past by UK. If we didn’t have oil, we wouldn’t have crisis in ME.
Last edited by hamidreza; July 18th, 2012 at 17:50..
|July 18th, 2012||#36|
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|July 18th, 2012||#37|
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|July 18th, 2012||#38|
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What the other countries do is up to them (if you so wish, then pray to GOD, but let me tell you this, it is already been said that GOD help those who help themselves). But when you do not get your act together, somebody will... and when that happens, do not go around mad about it, because the fault lies with those countries to begin with...
And Hamid, you still have not responded to my last question on another post- when Indonesia was hit by the tsunami some years back, the USN actually was one of the first group to render help- this was to a Muslim country, like Iran. Where was Iranian group rendering help? I was there, I did not hear a single news about Iranian assistance... This is a Muslim country in need of help, and non-Muslim countries are rendering assistance. Where was Iran?
So you ask this question- Whose blood price is more, Afghan or American? This is like me asking you, whose blood price is more, Iranian or Iraqi? Your call, baby...
|July 19th, 2012||#39|
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There are 2 parts to a threat. Intent and capability....
The oath to serve my country as a soldier did not include a contract for the normal luxuries and comfort enjoyed within our society. On the contrary it implied hardship, loyalty and devotion to duty regardless of rank.
|July 19th, 2012||#40|
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Last edited by hamidreza; July 19th, 2012 at 09:54..
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