You got me on that one Fritz. <g> But when I use teh word "Communist" I
am using it in the context of the communism of the old Soviet Union, China,
and the other communist dictatorships around the world.
>Like most people that go in to other people's countries the original
>inhabitants decline, so did the palestinians,
>You can not call is murder by law.
Yes. So did the Jewish population decline each time that area was overrun
by invaders from oputside over the 4,000 years or so that we have relatively
>Peace by militairy action? Not me!
>There are other ways to get to set goals, but first the goals set have to
>be set by the people themselves and not by economics.
>US militairy would like a good war to sell there high precision weapons
>US economy needs lots of cheap oil because the whole economy is
>only founded on this commodity.
Uhhh. Maybe. Would it be better for the US and others to stay out and
allow Saddam to take over the entire region? Then not only would the cost
of gas go up in the US, but you would be paying four or five times as much
as well; amybe even more.
>As a Vet did you have good information before you went to vietnam,
>did you have a choice,
>seeing a higher ranking militairy person shouting like a marketsalesman
>and soldiers not asking questions I wonder where the word
>'intelligent' comes in
I was fairly well informed. We don't live in a vacuum. If I had wanted
to do so, I probably could have arranged a transfer myself. Others couldn't.
Ther US military personnel who did participate were educated (at least a
high school level for most). Many were drafted. A few volunteered.
You don't motivate any group to do anything by pointing out the negative.
But I am not sure what you aer referring to with the phrase "shouting like a
marketsalesman"? Recruit training? Officers in the field? Officers
testifying before Congress?
>However I do respect any soldier that has the guts to desert when they
>cannot agree with what he/she has to do.
It doesn't take guts to run and hide. It takes courage to stand and
fight. To take your concept to its ulitmate conclusion, what about the
taxpayor who refuses to pay taxes (that he knows or suspects will be used in
a manner contrary to his wishes)? What about the driver on the road who
feels the speed limit is an intrusion on his rights? After all, he should
be able to drive any way he pleases; right? I could go on, but I think you
get the idea.
--Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--
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