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#25 - outerfiend (07/08/2013) [-]
story time, from me, once again   
i was at a stop and shop to get some stupid ass junk food and when i got to the register i saw a man who just got back from Iraq and he was with his brother, they had picked up food and stuff to have a BBQ with his family for returning safely, and when the brother tried to pay he realized he left his wallet in his car,  so instead of simply running to his car to get his wallet or have the soldier pay for it i said i would pay for it, i spent 40 bucks on a soldier because it was the least i could do. even if you don't like the country at least respect the soldiers who try and protect you.
story time, from me, once again
i was at a stop and shop to get some stupid ass junk food and when i got to the register i saw a man who just got back from Iraq and he was with his brother, they had picked up food and stuff to have a BBQ with his family for returning safely, and when the brother tried to pay he realized he left his wallet in his car, so instead of simply running to his car to get his wallet or have the soldier pay for it i said i would pay for it, i spent 40 bucks on a soldier because it was the least i could do. even if you don't like the country at least respect the soldiers who try and protect you.
User avatar #134 to #25 - outerfiend (07/08/2013) [-]
yes we can argue about the protection thing i have my own opinion on the matter.
and yes i knew he was a soldier because after that i saw him around the town and sometime later he got re-deployed.
User avatar #51 to #25 - silentsmother (07/08/2013) [-]
That gif is hypnotizing
#43 to #25 - iFail (07/08/2013) [-]
Protection? How is invading another country thousands of miles across the globe protecting me?
Let me just phone my Iranian refugee friend who is now living across the street from me in Scotland and let him know that despite the fact his village was caught in the crossfire of a brutal war causing him to flee, that it was for my protection.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate what the soldiers are doing despite the fact I don't support the cause of this war- I just don't think that America/Britain are the ones fighting for protection, as we're invading their countries, not the other way round.
#71 to #43 - myturntoevil (07/08/2013) [-]
we are not invading Afghanistan.We are conducting counter insurgency operations over there because the ANA (afghan national army) is so corrupt and ill trained that it is incapable of dealing with the Taliban.A majority of the afgahn populus want us to deal with them so they welcome us...just sayin
User avatar #52 to #43 - ishalltroll (07/08/2013) [-]
I always say: At least respect them for doing service in the armed forces so you don't have to. And that IN CASE your country was attacked, he would ensure your safety.
User avatar #46 to #43 - daentraya (07/08/2013) [-]
I agree. I am completely confused as to how this counts as defense. How do they expect anyone to be a threat to the greatest (or among the greatest) military powers on earth? I haven't really heard of any attacks on USA but the twin towers, and there their own government did more terror than the actual terrorists. Defense is when you're ready at home, to fight off any intruder, or out there ready to take down any missile pointed at them.
I dont understand anything anymore. People are killing people and I dont even know why, since none of the explanations makes any sense to me
User avatar #53 to #46 - hybredmoon (07/08/2013) [-]
It's aggressive defense
No, but really if something like 9/11 happens and we dont retaliate, it makes it look like anyone can do anything they want and we wont do anything about it. I dont know what to compare it to, say your friend pokes a dog, you're thinking about poking the dog too but then suddenly the dog snaps and ***** your friend all kinds of up. You'd be far less likely to poke that dog, wouldn't you?
User avatar #55 to #53 - daentraya (07/08/2013) [-]
So America is acting like a wild mad dog because someone poked it?
You know what would've showed their strength without going full out war? Rebuilding the towers asap, and show that america is stronger and more civil than to be broken and paranoid and mad dog crazy because of that one instance. It was a terrible poke, yes, but their own governments infliction of fear on their own people was worse than the incident itself.
Aggressive defense is bullocks. Do they have any evidence that their enemy is actually capable of being a threat, or are they just send to war in order to inflict **** on both their soldiers and the people they fight?
User avatar #56 to #55 - hybredmoon (07/08/2013) [-]
I never said it was the BEST choice they could have made, I was just trying to explain what I think was the mentality behind it, trying to help you understand the reasoning. I probably could have found a better analogy, I am not a very good teacher, sorry.
User avatar #61 to #56 - daentraya (07/08/2013) [-]
Its not you who should apologize. All my bothers we directed at the people who made the choice, and you simply told me what their mentality was. Gotta love me some aggressive overpowered military who aint gon take no **** from anybody
#36 to #25 - akvtweentyone (07/08/2013) [-]
in all respect ? How do they protect you in Afghanistan making sure that the oil is save....Hail King Europe...
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