World's Policeman - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
January 30th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CO5060.20
In my opinion, I think that it is awful selfless dedicating out money and our lives for those that would not do the same for us. We should not return evil for evil, but evil for good. Whether they would do the same for us means nothing, nor should it. When someone is wrong, they are wrong, and I will stick with what I said in another forum, some swords are single edged. People do stupid things and it takes brave men and women to fix their ignorance. Once again, this is only my opinion, one that is probably subconciously bias due to the fact that I AM an American, but I truly believe in what we are doing, and I think that the day we stop is the day that evil and human greed prevail...

So yes or no. I couldn't get a clear and definitive ansewer out of ^^^^ that. Sounds like a UN resolution too me
January 30th, 2005  
CO5060.20
 
If that sounds like a UN resolution, then the UN finally did something right. That is a resounding YES, I would no doubt support future operations of "policery" in the future. Now I want you to realize that I am not yet in the Corps, and well, I say all of this from the confort of my nice cosy chair, few cares in the world so my opnion may very well be skewed, as it is not yet my life I condemn. However, I will stick with yes for the time being.
January 30th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Okay. You support Police Type Actions by US forces. Can you express why you yourself would be willing to go to some fourth world country and risk your life to intervene in an ancient war that will continue, as soon as you leave.
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Boots
January 30th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Good point. Like in somalia. As soon as the people left violence took over again.
January 30th, 2005  
CO5060.20
 
I can sure do my best. So the scenario you have given me is that I am a Marine being sent to some fourth world country to fight some antient war, that once we left, would indeed continue. Well the answer to your question is that those that send us to war, usually have pretty dang good reasons. They have people who go to school for years and years, GEnerals who have been in the for some time, analyze the pros and cons. They usually have a goal in mind, and even if THEIR goal is not MY goal, I would rather of said that I went and tried to stop the war, then sat back and observed, or watched it. Plus, no body can foreshadow a war continuing after foreign military inervention.

I do not want you to get the wrong idea, I am not trying to undermine you at all, as you have been their, serving and fighting, and experiencing things that most people couldn't hack. I also want you to keep in mind that I have not gone yet, and I am not saying that you are wrong, as I have no doub tthat you know more about this subject then I do. But like you say, thats my two cents.
January 30th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Good you've finally quit beating around the bush. Thats all I was after.

Keep in mind that on operations like those it's not about what Generals want. It's about what politicians want.
January 30th, 2005  
CO5060.20
 
Absolutely, I agree with you 100% on that one. It is a crooked world if you ask me, when the ones who sit in a desk, thousands of miles away from danger make the desicions for those 1 mile away from it. Then again, do not get me wrong, their jobs as politicians is just as important as that of the soldier, Marine, Airman, or Sailor.
January 30th, 2005  
Big_Z
 
 
America has almost grown too comfortable with war. I don't like this too much but we are a strong country and I think its our duty to help out weaker ones. Besides, if we dont do it who will?
January 30th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
You go where your told and do what your told in the military. However my personal opinion is that. I do not and will never agree with any operation even remotely similar to Restore Hope.
January 31st, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Funny how even the most noble of interventions, like Restore Hope were called big mistakes, the wrong wars and talked about how America should have never been involved in some tribal warfare thing that had been going on for centuries.
I understand where CO5060.20 is coming from but I think for a while, people should learn what happens when Police Action doesn't happen. You can tell the self-righteous, peace loving, tolerant EU that they can finally put their ideas to the test. Since the American way "didn't work," they can have a shot at it this time around.