I love how soldiers and the military are always portrayed as good people doing their job, a great place to get trainin for your future, a great career, when the single reason any mi,itary exists is to KILL THE ENEMY and also to BE KILLED BY THE ENEMY instead of the general population.
train people to kill, to kill well and with precision, a few of them are buond to be mentally unstable as it is, and war and the horrors of battle can only re-enforce that cold unfeeling killer.
sure you can learn computers in the army, so you vcan use them to help others KILL. sure you can learn to fly a plane, so you can use it to KILL, or to transport other killing machines to where they need to be to kill and be killed.
The last war the USA participated in that had any actual direct bearing upon the liberty and safety of the united states proper was the war of 1812.
after that came
The spanish american war, started on the pretext that the USS Maine was sunk in Cuba by the Spanish, although no evidence for spanish involvement was found, yet the newspapers of the day exhorted our country to get in a war with spain, which ended up with the USA expanding their empire with Cuba, the Phillipines, Puerto Rico, etc.
WWI - fought away from the US mainland. after 1 year of fighting and germany invading everything the Lusitania is sunk with 129 americans onboard. Immdiate calls for entering the war occur. MILLIONS died.
WWII - fought away from the US mainland, in europe, asia, africa. Us involvement, after declarations of neutrality, spurred on by the attack on Pearl harbor by the japanese air force, almost 2 years after the germans began invading foreign countries.
Korean War - fought to a stalemate that still exists.
Vietnam War - longest war the US ever fought, and the only one it has lost outright so far. It tok a few years for the US to build up from a security force to an outright WAR which saw as many as 600 thousand troops in Vietnam at one time. Dragged on for years and years just like the french ahd experienced the decade before. fought halfway aruond the world and beamed in through TV to america.
Desert Storm - Iraq invades Kuwait, one of the richest totalitarian regimes in the middle east, and the US with all it's need for petroleum, attacks Iraq's army and frees Kuwait and fights Hussein's army back into Iraq. The "war" was over in days.
Enduring Freedom - war in afghanistan. Military retaliation against the Taliban and it's cronies Al Queda. with full support from all allies, the USA goes in to get payback for the september 11th attacks, and also to try and "liberate" afghanistan. It has been 7 years and the war in afghanistan still continues.
Iraqui Freedom - under false pretsnese of the highest caliber, under blatant lies and mis-information and under extremely coerced reasoning, the USA invades Iraq to overthtow the oil rich nation's government headed by Saddam Hussein. It has been 5 years and we are still there. 5 years and years after we achieved the overthrow the country is still in ruins. Iraqui citizens were murdered in the streets by the thousands. the people of iraq have fewer hospitals, less utility service, minimal police force, minimal public safety, basically, they are far worse off as a whole now than they were the year before the USA overthrew their despot. hard to believe but it is true.
kill for america! kill for america! kill for my freedom!