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Cadet23 (your age?) Sorry you just shed your diapers, but may be this story of one of our members will give you a bit of education.
eternal flame Wrote:
e US military, young men are duped into joining the Army/Navy/Air Force for guts & glory. It is
always presented as a patriotic issue, with lots of opportunity for advancement & training. So many
young men join, without really knowing what they could get themselves into. Rates of being killed
or crippled are probably never explained, as well as being re-deployed over & over again, until a
soldier is either crippled, killed, or commits suicide. Suicide has reached epidemic proportions.
Noticeably, the warmongers who start the wars seldom or never are sent to dangerous war zones.
Bush "W" for instance, was only inside the USA, for pilot training, which he got out of, by flunking
the drug test. There are places where he was registered as AWOL for a whole year in Nat'l Guard.
Rush Limbo also remained out of service (for VietNam) by designation of "4-F", which may have
been simply (for Fat). Rushbo flunked out of college for drugs & cheating, so had no deferment.
But both of them, as might be expected, had very wealthy fathers who could pull strings to get
the best of outcomes for their sons. So now, nearly 40 yrs after VietNam, Bushie & Rushbo are
still healthy & alive, living in splendor, completely devoid of any memory of a bloody battlefield.
The rest of us -- Not so Much. The wounded veterans suffer every day, with pain & amputation,
and their whole lives & families torn apart. Their ability to make a living are seriously impaired,
& the other civilians are forced to PAY billions of dollars for the COST of the WAR which went on
for at least 10+ years. What did we gain? NOTHING. Only the rich who invested in the big WAR
MACHINE made billion$ of bucks - on the dead bodies of our soldiers. NEVER FORGET that.
Since people like Bush & Cheney made such huge fortunes off the various wars we have fought
lately, it should be EXPECTED from them, to contribute HUGE AMTS of FUNDS to the veterans.
If they refuse, then it only shows their total lack of character, their selfishness, & corruption.
Yes, I totally agree; I only hope people learn from it; anyway we never learned anything from Vietnam.
Neither did we learn anything from Korea!!! Certainly animated films "color" it the wrong way!!