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Amen! Thanks for sharing this with me. :-)
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To all who serve and have served, our most heartfelt thank you. Always.
 
Thanks to all those serving our country...

to John Daniels Riveros^ they signed up for it.
 
+Enrico Arbizzani Guess you've never seen what they do to our dead and wounded. Don't forget they attacked innocent civilians on American soil.
 
Find it hard to believe that this far on in human history that we cannot appreciate how lucky that we are to have this amazing planet to live on, and live in peace. I salute all those in the armed forces serving around the world protecting us from these mindless idiots that are hell bent on destroying what we are so lucky to have.
 
War is ugly, but essential in this crazy world of our. I'm a army veteran, And I rather fight in some other country that inside ours.
 
I was going to complain my government makes silly decisions, but then I realized... we aren't fighting any wars abroad anymore.
Thanks to Peace.
 
I also agree with you Juan. But even better not at all, totally unrealistic of course but hey-ho.
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Why don't we also thank the guys who collect garbage or clean the sewers. Why don't we thank the firefighters and paramedics. In the end it's a job.
 
@ J. SMITH.... not a fan of USA I see.....
 
my dads in the army and he would agree one hundred percent
WHAT DOSENT KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER
 
just bring them home goddamn
 
My brother is in the ARMY... He totally agrees and said Welcome...
 
tks for blindly killing innocent people
 
+Ziaul Huq Sohel do you think only now?
Older (business) men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. -William Westmoreland
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Generally, garbage collectors and sewer workers do not have to worry--no land minds or snipers.
 
My respects to all the soldiers serving overseas and all who have fallen. 
 
Some have said the following: "War is ugly but essential, has been there from the beginning of human life, it's a business, blindly kills innocent people" all of which is true.

Throughout history there has been war and will continue until the very end, sad to say some have found a way to profit from it. In the process people die be it loved ones fighting and dying for their country as an act of valor or others that are considered as collateral damage.

In conclusion we have to realize FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. I SALUTE all those who have fought so VALIANTLY and PAID with their LIVES so that we can enjoy FREEDOM.
 
We lose our soldiers for no reason, in countries that don't care about us. I pity them.
 
+Nick Dhondt & +Hrvoje Peranovic The soldiers do not pick and choose the missions that are assigned. You need to separate the politics from the profession.
+LOGOS non grata est Again, they do not pick their deployment area. They go where they are told, whether they agree with the reasons or not.
+Hamilton Kulchetscki True warriors despise the barbaric killers that do what you've described. Don't lump us all into that category, since it's only a very, very small percentage that do this. Most soldiers & Marines are honorable and act with integrity. We punish those that break the rules of conduct and fail to adhere to our standards.
 
isnt that out of call of duty no disrespect
 
+Blaine whitham The Call of Duty series uses a lot of historical & military quotes, so it makes sense that it seems familiar to you.
However, I strongly urge you to become familiar with the original source material, instead of getting it second hand. The more that you know about history, the better prepared you will be for the future.
 
this is so inspiring its also true and its something we all as humans tend to not care about much or even think about
 
RIP to all those who have died fighting for our country and the welfare of others.

- United Kingdom
 
+Carlos A Loya Except Nick's missing the point of this. It's not about supporting the poltiical or diplomatic reasons for armed conflict; it's about supporting the men and women that are in harm's way.
When I enlisted, I didn't have the option of a checklist to say where and when I would serve. I'm not allowed to pick and choose my missions or assignments.
Focus your concerns on the politicians. You claim that they use the troops as political capital? When you make comments that insult the military, you're actually even worse.
Support the military, but demand accountability from the politicians.
 
i will not complain about the heat n humidity tomorrow. (its night here now)
 
+Hrvoje Peranovic Then you truly don't understand how the military works. We don't have the option of refusing to be deployed. Whether the mission is one that is truly in defense of American citizens, or one that is an covert expansionist plot, we are not allowed to refuse the mission, unless it is blatantly illegal.
Fix the political system that issues the commands instead of insulting the integrity of those that serve.
If you had any understanding whatsoever of how the military operates, you would understand the point. Since you do not, I'm not very hopeful that you'll ever have an informed and rational opinion on the subject.
 
wonderfull way of looking at the odds our soldiers are facing over seas.
 
ha! the US army! the biggest hate corporation ^_^
 
thnx to everyone who has served in the US army!!!!!!!
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND THEIR HERO TROOPS!!!!
 
+Ludvig Silva I'm pretty sure I can think of a few organizations that promote hatred on a much larger scale, especially since the U.S. military takes allegations of discrimination extremely seriously. But, hey, if it makes you feel more comfortable taking potshots without supporting your argument, by all means, continue to do so.
 
+Dawn Brumbaugh We don't go around asking for accolades. We do our job, complete our missions, hope that we all come back in one piece, and then look forward to going home to our families. That's it.
Tell me the last time you saw a military service member say, "Hey, I served in the military, so come over here and pat me on the back!"
Sure, there's a handful of egotistical jerks, but that's true for any profession.
All we ask for is respect. Do you feel that is an unreasonable request?
And again, we don't get to pick the wars we fight. I enlisted in order to protect my country. Will there ever be an armed conflict on U.S. soil? I hope not. But if no one stood ready in that unlikely event, what would the consequences be?

EDIT: Okay, there are numerous organizations that offer the support that you're describing. The fact that you're unaware of them makes me wonder if you want to actively take part and assist, or just complain from the comfort of your couch. If you do some research, you'll find out just how many veterans donate time and money to such organizations.
And we are not 'allowed and encouraged' to do horrible things. That's insulting, and ignorant. If a soldier or Marine violates the rules of engagement, the code of conduct, or the regulations of the UCMJ, they are subject to discipline and punishment that is as strict, if not more so, than the civilian counterpart laws.
 
My father WW1, my oldest brother served in WW11 next to eldest in Korean War, the next in Korean war, the next two in peace time. several of me ancestors in the civil war. I am so proud of them, I myself did not serve because of physical. but it has always been one of my biggest disappointments. God bless our military....
 
thats true i think im not going to complain anymore today!
 
Yes, this is a great example of seeing others difficulties and not complaining too much! Thanks for sharing this patriotic photo.
 
ummmm not so sure of that though
 
Don't get trapped in binary thinking - I bet you most of the problems you see in the world are ultimately the result of binary 'us vs. them' thinking. Don't let yourself be that way too. You can support people who choose to serve their country honorably without supporting those who degrade that service, and even while supporting the victims of war.

Ultimately, if you feel there is an insufficient number of ways to support the victims of war, complaining about it is only slightly less ineffective than doing nothing at all. If you see a moral vacuum, you should occupy it.
 
Great one! To my son and those that serve--thanks always
 
I will say this as nicely as I can, since I am from a military family, and more then 3/4's of my friends have served, some were even LOST defending us, and our freedoms. Yes it is sad that there are women and children lost, ask some of these men and women who have come home having seen some of the losses and devastation cause bye the war, but also remember before you cast that stone saying that soldiers are ALLOWED to hurt these people that these same people tape bombs to their children and send them into the street to their death just so they may be immortalized and see the almighty Allah. Not to mention some of those women come out shooting when the soldiers the stone was cast at are sometimes there to protect them and bring them supplies. NEVER Assume you have a clue what these men and women face, how much of their own lives they loose and their sense of right and wrong being challenged before they come back home if they are lucky enough to make it and asked to be "normal" and be like they were before they left. ALL wars are horrible, and NEVER point the finger at a soldier in such a manor as to say they are allowed, they have no choice sometimes. They are the reason people can say such stupid things and not worry about being shot! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SERVES!!
 
+Michael Edwards I'm getting your single point that a very small proportion of soldiers are doing bad things in the countries they're deployed in. So that can't be generalized to whole army.

Can you please explain out of 1.5 billion Muslims of the world what proportion is engaged in terrorism? I hope very little proportion. So can you please teach or make your people and media aware that this also CAN'T and SHOULDN'T be generalized to every Muslim living on this very planet?
 
ahhhhhh serve you........ throwing blood of innocent people what do u think hnh?you will safe to destory one s home you can make ur home safe no lod man no they people get u to your home and no body could save you n your home from them
 
Hoorah! Got the DD214 in '97 (USAR Civil Affairs 38B). I used to believe in our military missions (when I thought we deployed against oppression). Today I'm ashamed to be an American when we send our kids places to kill them for the benefit of our own oligarchs, contracted supply trains, and unknown, secret agendas to use, control or conquer other nations resources. I love US... but I'm saddened by our leaders.
 
So some of the ignorant people know, here in Rhode Island we just berried a father of three who lost his life saving a little girl who was almost run over by one of our tanks, who will be there for his wife and children, as he did what ANY good father would have done to protect a child regardless of their origin, and THAT my friends is what 95% of out soldiers are about, and yes some have totally lost their minds after being through hell! I am an auxiliary member, sit with some of these men and women when they first get home, it takes years to even beging to get back to life here and sometimes they never get back to even a glimpse of normalcy.
 
there is never enough time to say thankyou to those who serve only realize when someone you care about is out there
 
America, exporting fascism one low income, small town, high school graduate at a time.. 
 
Amen Rosa. Always be thankful for what these people do for us. God Bless America and all who defend her.
 
Wow and how old are you Kristian Bell? Seriously, you need a lesson in reality, just remember who will be between you and a bullet of we are ever invaded. I am sure you will be hiding under a bed somewhere praying that your government and local hero will be there to protect your right to spew stupidity!
 
+Jahangir Khan I'm a strong and vocal advocate of not generalizing all Muslims as terrorists or jihadists. I commonly use the example of the Christian religion and the KKK. To call all Muslims terrorists is the same as calling all Christians members of the KKK. For some people, that makes them understand the point.
But I can only take responsibility for my own actions and own beliefs, or those that I instill in my children.

+Dawn Brumbaugh I haven't been trolling. I've been responding to those that have made unfounded accusations or are demonstrating ignorance and bias. I've been defending our military from these people. That's not trolling.
I'm sorry that you know a disproportionate number of veterans who act that way. What exactly, is the form of special treatment that they are demanding? Please provide details to facilitate discussion.
 
Thanks God for this guys and girls who put in risk their lives for us! Thanks to they too!!
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They don't always know what they are committing to when they join, but they committ when they know what they are protecting... 
 
+Sandra Chambers Mr. Bell fails to realize that it's a volunteer service, and that people like those volunteers are some of the people that worked so hard and sacrificed so much in order to build a society, so that a citizen such as Mr. Bell can pursue the exalted career of juggler.

I mean, I don't want to go all Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men here, but it's kind of insulting when someon that is benefiting from the sacrifices of other people makes rude comments about those people.

Is it any wonder that so many veterans view ungrateful citzens like spoiled children? Thankfully, such ingrates are few and far between.
 
+Dawn Brumbaugh It isn't that, it is the ones on here thinking people just go off and kill like it is a video Game, the inexperience of some shows in the posts here. Honestly, I am tired of seeing people disrespecting soldiers, they loose everything sometimes, including their own families to make sure we are not attacked again. People think the Media tells the whole story, not to mention the mortal danger our soldiers are in because they are showing TOO much on TV. War isn't won on TV, it isn't something that should be shown to the world, not out of hiding but because it works more against people's safety then to help! What you see on TV and read in the news papers is FAR FAR from what reality is in actually being there. I am sure your family memeber's have said as much to you as well.
 
+Michael Edwards If you're vocal advocate of the point I mentioned and you're doing it then I should say with some more people like you things should change. People and media should change in time to come. Every Muslim should be seen as human in time to come. Not only this soldiers doing bad should be brought justice. I hope!
 
I love this, I feel like everyone needs to see it :)
 
They had A/C too http://d.pr/i/NbDO

I think all of those that serve in uniform deserve thanks and respect (and even A/C) regardless of your feelings on the War
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thank you Dennis
 
Soldiers dont start wars,they just fight for a cause or a political argument,regardless it takes courage and deserves respect!
 
I have allot of Muslim friends who moved her to preserve the truth in their religion, no stay where it has been exploited and used as a reason to tear up human lives, kill, and invade other countries . Their religion is actually one of peace that ended up with people pulling small things out of context and exploiting them in order to gain control. Same as with any other religion, it is shameful for everyone who uses religious content to commit Hannis acts! The media, and short sided views form people continue to carry it onward making the soldiers jobs that much harder, and also make it so the world needs to be protected by them. Remember the Romans once did the same thing
 
this is beautiful! thank you for sharing this!
 
No offense, but this glorification of 'all who serve' is something that's very hard to understand from a European view. Being a soldier does deserve respect, but so do a lot of jobs. These kind of messages make it easy to forget that it is this guy's job to kill his fellow men, and isn't this something we should be trying to avoid at all cost? Sorry, but this bums me out. Isn't there a -1 button here somewhere?
 
you are like what we were before the revolution in the Arab world>>we were not able to say that our governments damaged our life and stole our free dome >>>and now this is what you're ppl...who made bin ladin? we ? arabs,muslims?NO..who made al Qa'aeda? sure not the arabs or muslims!.. go and read the history to see that is your government made him and take the to control over those ppl to justify their business!!and they sent your sons to the war... not for free dome because you're occupying afganistan and Iraq not or for anything except the oil!!! FUCK TO OIL...look at your cars it does not consume any oil it is a blood !! your sons blood and Iraqi blood.... and also the afganistan's childs blood >>>>OMG and now you're slapping for the war? go and judge your governments for killing arabian ppl afganistan ppl and your sons !
and lol 12 years of the war to kill a man who i don't believe that he is exist and if he exist then your governments know where he was from the beginning of the war ???????
 
For what ?? make war , in the name of the peace ??
Soldiers GO HOME !!!
 
Way to go Marnix and Mohammad, everywhere that US brought Democracy, people are starving, living in fear, killing each other, get killed by Us troopers by ˝mistake˝. And their explanation is < We fight for Democracy against terrorism > You guy are the biggest terrorist of the world today. Shame on you, you uneducated sheep's. And all of you that think that your soldiers are great, they are all people that don't have other future in your country, people from ghettos, people that must earn money at any cause just to keep their family from starving, no one is there because he wants to protect your country, they are there just to keep their stomachs full. Ask your selves why more and more citizens from all over the world is starting to hate US so much.
 
I like history too. Here is some for you +Mohammad.M .Dabbour.

It is against Islam to rape Muslim women, but Muhammad actually encouraged the rape of others captured in battle. This hadith provides the context for the Qur’anic verse (4:24):

The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives.
Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Sura 4:24) "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess." (Abu Dawud 2150, also Muslim 3433)

Actually, as the hadith indicates, it wasn't Muhammad, but "Allah the Exalted" who told the men to rape the women in front of their husbands - which is all the more reason not to think of Islam as being the same as other religion.

Note also that the husbands of these unfortunate victims were obviously alive after battle. This is important because it flatly contradicts those apologists who like to argue that the women Muhammad enslaved were widowed and thus unable to fend for themselves. (Even if the apologists were right, what sort of a moral code is it that forces a widow to choose between being raped and starving?)

There are several other episodes in which Muhammad is offered the clear opportunity to disavow raping women - yet he instead offers advice on how to proceed. In one case, his men were reluctant to devalue their new slaves for later resale by getting them pregnant. Muhammad was asked about coitus interruptus in particular:

"O Allah's Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interruptus?" The Prophet said, "Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.” (Bukhari 34:432)
As indicated, the prophet of Islam did not mind his men raping the women, provided they ejaculated within the bodies of their victims.

As one might imagine, Muhammad's obvious approval of raping women captured in battle and his own personal participation as recorded in many places is of intense inconvenience to the Muslim apologists of our time. For this reason, some of them attempt to explain away these many episodes and Qur'anic references to sex with captives by pretending that these are cases in which women have fled bad marriages and sought refuge with the Muslims. Some apologists even refer to them as "wives," even though the Qur'an makes a clear distinction between "those whom thy right hand possesses" and true wives (see Sura 33:50).
History is so fun!
 
dont say that i think its not nice to say thing like that
 
"I was going to complain about the heat, then i thought about the troops and realized i should be complaining about my imperialist government instead."
 
my uncle serves:) and my older brother is a police officer and my brother-in-law is a fire-fighter:)) and my greatgrandpa who died 4 years ago fought in worldwar II and he died at 115 years old
 
My sweet christians brothers please know the truth Allah (God) is one and great and jesus ,moses and our hazrat Mohammad Saww is last prophet please make believe in it that all prophet are sent by Allah and end prophecy on Our Your Mine Hazrat Mohammad
Hazrat Essa ra is also prophet of Allah

After Mohammad saaw came jesus prophecy end like moses end when jesus came now every one have to follow it.
My beautiful brother and sisters i love you, and Allah love you too
Following hazrat mohammad does not mean to forget jesus , Allah send nearly 1 lac 24 prophets in world and hazrat Adam is the first

Please question me what ever you want to know

I respect you , and ready to dir if you even want to kill me , but i dnt want my brothers and sisters to burn in fire of hell , please we have to change our lifestyle satan is human enemy from day 1 .

Please forgive me if any 1 felt any disgrace

Waiting for your reply showing my brothers and sisters nature and manners
 
i know im a christian i go to church i LOVE GOD thanks though
 
thanks to all and one day i might go to
 
Can't believe people fall for this retarded propaganda. Bunch of brainwashed hypocrites. Not to mention those self proclaimed Christians that use phrases like "God bless our armed forces". Did you ever stop to think what does that mean? Have you even read the bible? Are you that stupid that you don't see a contradiction in that sentence? Turn off your god damn TV and start using your own brain! Our society is profoundly sick! Amazing!
 
+Srdjan Rakic As much as I vehemently disagree with the wars and overseas action of the US military, I don't feel the need to be abusive to those who think otherwise.

Most people (and most members of the armed forces) sincerely believe the military serves to protect the US from foreign threats. Though it may not do so now, it has in the past. I do respect the military, if only for their willingness to die (in many cases) for something they believe in - however misguided.

American society is, indeed, confused over the wars and how they should respond, but this merely makes it ignorant, not stupid. They are not wrong to wish soldiers well; I do so too, and hope they are all brought home soon.
 
Great pic and yes Bless Our Troops.
By the way, I see it's douchebag day today on G+. Awesome
 
pleaase pray for all the troops because they have so much courage!
 
Thank you soo much troops♥ iloveyou
 
Thank you for your care and well-wishes, Dennis Bullard.
 
I am not un-proud of those who serve but let us not talk falsely now. No one should be proud that our soldiers are in a war they shouldn't be, this is their sentiment as well. Which is why over whelming numbers of veterans vote for Ron Paul, who advocates non-aggression and non-interference because real soldiers see the real affects of war. We should be ashamed of our troop deployments, not our troops, they should be at home, providing support for the nation, like internal nation building. You put the military budget into homeland food, water, clothing and shelter provision. NO person would live in poverty and in turn the realization there is no need for war.
 
I myself am a military child and I really do mean it when I say thanks! I have to go through a lot of things but in the end I am just glad that I do not have to do what they would have to. I would never be that brave, I totally admit it.
 
My oldest son is a Marine.....thanks for the share.
 
That's right, this is why we need to support the soldiers, respect each one, honor and remember, and think always what they do for us. Thanks for posting this image.
 
Thank you to all the members of the US armed forces.
 
Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So often a person will make some foolish statement about our troops fighting over there. I would like to ask you, Where do you want to fight them? You see we have no choice as to fighting them, the only choice we have is as to where. They have made it clear, this is not a war over oil, or money, or national pride, it is over existence, yours or theirs. Their stated goal from the start was a world devoted to Muhammad. For centuries they have lived by one creed, follow Muhammad or die. I know that his is not what the President and the puppet media are saying. But this is what the last 1000 years of history should have taught you. So, are you ready. Al-Qaeda has stated many times that they will not rest until the United States and all western culture had been destroyed. That means YOU. That means your FAMILY. You either accept their way of life, or DIE. So, what is it going to be?
 
+Marnix Volckaert
Differences between military service and regular jobs: First, most military members cannot quit just because they feel like it. Name another job that does not allow you to quit at your liesure.
Second, most jobs do not involve a significant risk to life and limb. I have respect for the mechanic that works on my car, but his odds of being injured, disabled or killed are far lower than a combat soldier.
Third, (at least here in the U.S.) a military member must swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, something that is not required of a standard citizen.
It is that difference in level of commitment, along with the level of importance of the job, that justifies the difference in perception.
+Aleksandar Popovic
The majority of 'hate' of the U.S. I've seen comes from countries that have benefited from U.S. aid. For the most part, Americans would rather stay out of other countries, and also not provide financial support for them either. But many other coutnries want the financial aid, and still want to bad mouth the U.S. I find that.... interesting.
+Srdjan Rakic
The original post makes no mention of 'God'. You're bringing an outside issue into the discussion that doesn't even apply to the original post.
+Dawn Brumbaugh
So, you're unwilling to provide examples of the special treatment requests. That means there's no point in discussing that any further with you. When you make a claim, but then fail to provide even anecdotal evidence, the claim is worthless.
My conclusion is that there are no significant number of 'special treatment' requests, at least any number that is above the average for non-military citizens.
+Franklin Stone
We're not proud of the war. We're thankful for the soldiers. There's an imporetant difference.
+Jim A
You make an excellent point. We engage in combat in order to end hostilities, with the goal of peaceful resolutions. Some of our enemies do not want a peaceful resolution; they seek the total and utter annihilation of their opponents. A Muslim Jihadist wants all his opponents to suffer and die. A U.S. soldier just wants to see a peaceful end to the conflict.
 
AMEN!!!!!!!!!! May God watch over each and every one of them!!!
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Don't appreciate having this kind of tat added to my stream. If somebody doesn't like invading hot countries and lumbering about in protective gear - then maybe soldiering isn't a good career choice.
 
+Lutz Ifer 'Millions' of civilians? Let's not exaggerate. The highest numbers I've seen recently, even from biased sources, put the death toll at around 250,000, and that's for civilian, insurgent and military combined. If we're going to discuss the topic, then fabricated information isn't helpful.
 
It appears the people of Iraq and Afghanistan are not so thankful about it, the ingrates!
Ana Kim
 
thats so sweet
 
+Michael Edwards, yes, really. Mladić's crimes ended in 1995, and last war by us whatsoever was fought in 1999, which was 13 years ago. You can consider us as Germany in 1958. Which, sadly, I couldn't say about US. That is all.
 
If it weren't for our government going to war these men and women wouldn't be in this terrible place. Support our troops, bring them home.
 
what is the matter with you? are you anti-patroitic? its not their fault that they have to face death every day...how wud u feel-if you were in their combat boots?
 
+Matija Pa My point is that your peace is a recent event. I hope it remains that way forever, but to imply that it's gone forever is overly idealistic and naive on your part.
That is all.
 
An awesome statement Dennis! Hope people can understand this every day.
 
Thanks to all that serve. I may not agree with the mission that politicians give you, but I appreciate those who are willing to sacrifice for their country.
 
To all who serve and have served thank you
 
Thanks for posting this. A lot of us just bitch!!! And never stop to thank our military personnel for maintaining our right to bitch! I made a point to thank every military personnel I see. Just a simple shake of the hand and a thank you for defending our country.
 
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
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nobody is defending anyone, it's not freedom they are fighting for, open your eyes, USA and then u'll understand the "bitching"
PEACE!
 
Who the he'll told him or them to go in the first place in a land that don't belong to them to serve F@&§ing who????
 
Irrespective of the stance, the loss of human life is the highest cost of war, war is as far reaching as death impacting equally the soldiers from the US, allied soldiers and the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, human life is immeasurable, it is life altering on so many levels
 
I love how everyone just ignores the fact that they're still committing murder. Hey, since they're doing it as employees of the government, they even get pats on the back! Save all that "my freedom" bullshit too. The only people threatening our freedom are the same people that employ the murderer in that picture. +MurderYourFellowManForProfit
 
that's right....... but with Obama that's not going to hap on soon
 
some people make sense some people will blindly follow whatever their country does. If you ever had a relative in the military, I guess you support any war that your country might get into. It's all perspective--the side you're on is always right.
 
You don't have to support war to support our troops. Thank you to those who serve.
 
I am thankful for all the people who serve in war to make the USA a FREE country.
 
hes not trying to support war hes just showing us what veterans go through every day and anyways i agree with this pic "thanks to all who serve."
 
lost my brother to a bomb im following in his shoes just i dnt plan to die
 
Hey, +Dawn Brumbaugh, if you don't feel like supporting your assertion with any facts, that's okay. That just means it remains an opinion, and that's fine.
You've made a claim that you can't substantiate. Now that we've established that, we can move on. It's not 'picking a fight'. It's engaging in rational discussion.

And, +Prana Cale... you're still welcome. Freedom of Speech is important, even when it's used to insult those that help protect that right. The very fact that you have that right means something to me.
 
well, at least they are getting paid to do it.
unlike the 'terrorists'
 
thanks to all those who 'serve' what? // think about it
 
I'd rather be sponsoring 'tree huggers'
 
I think all you pro-support our troops people are stupid.
 
what is your reason for not supporting troops + Dustin Muise ? I support them, because they are people in my family and people i grew up with, and not supporting them would be the stupid thing.
 
I would like for Dustin to step on a land mine. That is all. 
 
I fully support the troops but jave no faith in those who have placed them in harms way.

Here in Canada we have a saying... "If you don't stand behind our troops, fell free to stand in front of them!"
 
everyone has a right to their opinion, but there is only one truth and only one is truth.
 
Kilomar Elijah, The reason We fight is to protect the great masses of the people. i don't know if you remember that the U.S. was un-provokingly attacked on September 9th 2001. when over 2000 Americans were killed because some people wanted to kill. Well in order for those people to not kill other people for no reason. We have taken a proactive approach to stopping them. And unfortunate fact is some must die in order to preserve peace. The fact is that you could be in a 6ft hole in the ground if it wasn't for them defending you and millions of others. And you have probably no idea at all of what some of those people out there would do to you just because of where your from. and you would hide in your little corner begging for mercy.
 
I just hate it that poor guy was drafted.
 
i pray that the troops go home to their famliy
Sean G
 
We need to bring our Troops home... Sick of the US being the worlds police. Let China take a crack at it!
There was a time when i would of been proud to Serve. Our shitty politics... let congress go fight these Wars.
Are we not past Wars yet? It would be better to spend the time money and resources on Fixing problems...NOT WAR!
 
I also don't kill innocent civilians or kill innocent animals for fun. We should fix our own problems before fixing everyone else's.
 
I was gonna complain about the heat today - the heat was awful and i hate it (What??? I don't get paid to be in the heat they do!!!!)
 
+Johnny Smith, if it's just a job and not worthy of a thanks, I welcome you to step up to the firing line anytime, use caution though, these targets shoot back cupcake.
 
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt.
 
that and if they weren't there you would have to pay a FAIR amount for petrol (gas or whatever you Americans call it) and that is unacceptable!!!!!!!
 
GOD BLESS THESE MEN!!!!
 
Their ultimate mission is to protect all your rights to write and say what you all just did and will do, as long as one of us is alive and fighting.

You can't see that? Trying imagining a world where you are shot for just expressing anything. Oh sorry, I forgot...it's happening right now. Looks like a long war or neverending war since man decided that he was civilized. Good thing none of us are in that part of the world. snicker
 
Who's to say he's not. Or maybe that he's working on that through on line courses and then class room work when he returns from what ever rat hole he's in. I wish we didn't have to have soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines. But be very thankful that we do. These folks make sure we sleep well at night. Bless them all.
 
To whoever made this pic. People do a lot shittier things in society than to walk around like action figures with sunglasses in a desert somewhere shooting at poor people. Jesus told Bush to invade Iraq and kill a six-figured number of people for no reason. Jesus was able to do that because movies tell idiots to join the army. Maybe 5% of solders sign up for God and country, so to speak. Another 5% because they want to explore the world. The rest is there for the manhood they didn't find elsewhere, and uses it as a platform for their moronic personality and courting girls for the rest of their lives. So stick your homo-erotic glorification of this monkey business where the sun doesn't shine. And while you're up there, see if you can get your head out too.
 
My moms in the army & went to afghanistan & almost died
 
Yes, some people in society stand by and allow intolerance, terrorism, racism (and neo-anti Americanism), etc. If you've ever been in a sun baked desert--you do need sunglasses. Soldiers on the ground are neither trained nor sanctioned to "kill poor people". In combat, US soldiers must be shot at first before they can return fire, or they go to prison. Jesus didn't tell baby Bush--our American, European, Saudi and CIS Oligarchs told Bush. These would be the same oligarchs that enable a society where we can use an internet, buy oil, buy food, go to work, and relax in the safety of our first word countries. A "six-figured number of people" is not a fact (From http://antiwar.com/casualties/ and http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq it's between 6 and 7 figures). Who can condemn any other person's path in life?
 
The good thing is, that she's back. Thank her for me. I thank you.
 
But the real question is, are they serving or killing?
 
i will like to know what afgans or iraquis think about that... "ohh, americans are great patriots, come and rape our women and kill our children, they are terrorist"... takinge out natural resources from others, corrupting third world countries goverments... fuck the country with no name!!!
 
+Alexis Newman I was talking about Iraq. Afghanistan was the good fight, until American/western attitudes towards Afghans (and the ensuing mistreatment and massacres of civilians out of carelessness) made them shift their allegiance back to the enemy. Now the west is withdrawing from Afghanistan, and all the time, lives and money spent there will have been for nothing. Including the effort on the part of your mother. It's sad but true, and just goes to show that occupying a country never gets you anywhere in the long run. Just ask Vietnam veterans, Hitler, the Israelis, Djenghis Khan and the Romans.
 
Most of the people who hate the US, live in countries that A. Are free because American soldiers died to keep fascists, Nazis or Communists out of their countries, B. Because Americans drive cars that use the oil from their countries, or C. Supported by billions of dollars in US Aid to their countries. And lastly, all countries in the world benefit from a little thing that was started in the US, by the US government, called The Internet... not to mention the society and economy that brought computers, operating systems, email and Google to the world. I'm one of 100 million working adults who is tired pf paying taxes to the US government so that it can wage oligarch wars and then give billions of our dollars to people who hate us. If anyone should say, "F*ck anyone" it is the US, who should say "F*ck you" to the world who hates us and pull the plug on the support to the US haters. Isolationism was the last best chance for the US... and it's gone. Dear EU, you can thank our dead US grandfathers that German is not your official language. Dear Middle East, you can thank the US car drivers for your wealth. Dear third world countries, you can thank the US for your immunizations, the Peace Corps, and free food from the US. People--stop hating the US; really it flouts your ignorance, when you use a keyboard invented in the US (and made in your country so you can have jobs and eat), to type in English (the language of freedom), on a website (made in the US), on the Internet (made in the US)...etc, etc, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. Yes, the US is not perfect, but it's simply stunning how much the world hates the US while millions of people do everything they can each day to try and immigrate to the US, legally and illegally. Global hypocrisy.
 
we must be thanksful for all we have and even more thankful to those who gave it to us.
 
i dont blame the soldiers that are fighting a dirty war, I blame the corrupt american government that is initiating these wars to increase their investors shares and fucking money. They came to iraq, burned the whole country and stole the oil. I have been there in 03 and 04 and its shit and still to this day shit. you cannot go outside without this fear that someone at any minute will kidnap you. There isnot any healthcare, clean water, electricity, sanitation, or security in a country that is laying on a sea of oil and natural resources. America thought that the sanction they imposed during the 90's would break the country but the iraqis held on until they had to come down with military forces to break it down. and dont get me started on the weapons and lethality that they used. in short, it all comes down to money in which America worships. USA is the most fucked up, pathetic, greedy, luntic, corrupt, capitalist, hypocritical, terrified, and hated country. A quick advice for its governement, "Karama is a real bitch because either now or later, what goes up must come down."
 
after i looked through couple of comment, i say this for the american people: " stop talking and think for a minute and look at the big picture, the country you live in is the most hated one in the whole world. you should as yourself why and answer it. if you cannot, do research. why is everything cheap in america, why is it so rich, why is the standard of living is so high? how did they get all these resources? STOP LISTENING TO THE MEDIA OR GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY ARE CONTROLLED BY COOPERATIONS. STOP LIVING IN DENIAL, AND FREE YOURSELF FROM THEIR CHAINS and you will understand where you are living
 
+Chris Sharp I assume you're not suggesting that kids signing up do it to fight against intolerance, terrorism and racism, so I'm not gonna argue the opposite, I'm merely gonna mention the obvious: Most youngsters signing up don't even know what the words mean. They'd have to look them up in a dictionary online with their X-boxes. But if they did, they'd risk being outed as smartasses by their friends, so they don't.

In combat, the ideal is to shoot when shot at. There's a chasm of difference between that and reality. Just about the same difference there is between a safety instruction manual in a plane seat and how a plane crash pans out.

I don't condemn anyone's path in life, that would be pointless, but I do dislike unrealistic, ultra-patriotic portrayals of people in uniform, like this picture. I get the same feeling looking at that picture I get from watching Fight Club or a 3rd Reich poster.

I've been in the army myself and I've met enough people returning from Afghanistan to have an idea why they went there. Freud would probably even have gone further. It's basically about human nature, which would be stupid to condemn. I personally enjoy violence very much, but I like it the way Quentin Tarantino likes it, not the way a 20 year old marine likes it. To him it's the plug in the tub containing his self-esteem, and the victims are "ragheads" and "sandn*ggers". If you wanna get educated in how to perform racism, join the US army.

As for my words about Jesus and Iraq, I was quoting Bush. The figures are uncertain, yes. They can be slightly lower, they can be twice as high. And your oligarchs didn't cause the the modern world to arrive, they've ridden on the back of a train of human progress powered by lone geniuses and free enterprise. They've done as much as they can to redirect that progress into misfortune. If the effort spent on US nuclear missiles were spent on NASA, we'd be having this conversation on a pub on a moon of Saturn.

My point is basically just this: Stop worshipping solders for having joined for reasons they absolutely have no knowledge of themselves, and stop worshiping soldiers altogether until they, as a force for change, get a track record with a success once in a while. To me, this is common sense. But then, I'm not infected with the disease of patriotism, which is merely a geographical form of racism.
 
to all my brothers in the service, watch your six guys come back soon!!!!, From A Disabled Vet.
 
une pensée pour les soldats français aussi !
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And one more thing, "neo-anti Americanism" is just a talking point on Fox News. It doesn't exist. It's just about hating Fox News and the poor suckers they brainwash. Call it "neo-anti Fox Newsism" if you like.
 
our boys are there sharing the load, may god protect them all. australian x soldier patriot.
 
Who told them to go there in the first place?
 
yeah....
say thanks
to those bastards who are killing innocent people
say thanks
to those who are pissing on dead bodies
yeah...
say thanks
to those who are posing with dead bodies.
Bravo!you people
say thanks
to all those...
 
did he forget to think about why he was there in the first place? and if it was right for him to even be there? and if what he is doing is actually for a good cause or for some greedy a**hole?
+Skeptic Freethought
 
+Dawn Brumbaugh Asking people to support their arguments isn't 'hounding' them. You claimed that veterans ask for special treatment. You refuse to give even one example of this.
If anyone has been 'trolling' here, it's you. When you drop an unsubstantiated claim that is intended only to disparage another person or group of people, and then fail to provide any evidence, that's one of the definitions of trolling.
I believe the reason you don't want to provide examples is because then, it becomes open for discussion. And if during that discussion, it's shown that your assertions or assumptions are incorrect, that means you have to face the possibility that your opinion is inaccurate. And that's uncomfortable for you. You don't want to consider whether your opinion is invalid.
Don't worry about how I spend my time, either. A few minutes of typing out of a whole day isn't that big of an investment.
 
i like this alot its nice i am in rotc thee air force fur hemet high
 
yeah thx for killin tons of ppl .. stealin the oil .. n rappin few girls there .. thx alot
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