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Originally posted by KISONGO:
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Originally posted by jazzdog:
You don't like the policies that lead to the war then vote the bastards out, but to hold the troops responsible for foreign policy is a cheap shot.

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Yeah, I suppose we could all hold hands and sing "we are the world" but the truth is even if we didn't think we needed a military there are countries and people out there that make having one necessary. If people don't realize that then they surely have their head stuck somewhere.

You should know that the army, the police, and the judiciary alike reflect the government. They are structures designed to protect the ruling elite of the government not the masses of people like you think, it's especially not the case in capitalist/imperialist countries. That's why I support any army, especially anything that is imperialist in nature. Everyday the US forces are looting and murdering Iraqis civilians. Your army is occupying Iraq for illegal reason. Yet like you too many in the U.S are pro-troops which to me is to be pro-war. In fact, I want to see the world without ethnic militias, (Iraqi) jihadists, or America terror armed forces. And if that makes me a naïve person then I am only endorsing the plights of the majority of civilians of poor countries who have been suffering the most because of unlawful, vicious, and barbaric wars - the US and its allies have played major roles in creating those wars, so I don't support American troops period.


Having come from a country like Angola I can see where you perception of the army, police and judiciary cloud your opinion, but just because thats how you lived does not mean thats how life in this country is. For instance I'm positive that every person served by the police and the judiciary are not ruling members of the elite but ordinary everyday people who needed help. And yes while the military is an extension of the government and its decisions, the government is an instrument of the people and are still voted in by the people, don't like the government or its policies vote them out, so there is really a big difference in how you lived and how we live and our opinions of the institutions.

Additionally you display that flawed thinking in that this corruption of power is only displayed in capitalistic/imperialist countries whereas history as clearly shown the corruption of power happens in all political/economic systems whether it be capitalistic or socialist it doens't matter, all you are doing is just re-spewing that same old tired capitalism is evil statement.

You like many people totally condemn the suffering inflicted by the american military but for some reason fail to mention or condemn the suffering that militant Iraqis are inflicting on their own, does not those innocents also suffer or is it simply ok since they are killing their own. If war and the killing of innocents is wrong its wrong for everybody however for some reason the notion of it being wrong only seems to applied when the person is an American soldier.
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