Thursday, March 15, 2012

Military soldier kills 16

A military individual kills 16 people in Afghanistan and people are surprised. I am just surprised this does not happen more often.

We recruit hundreds of thousands of these young men and women out of their homes. We train them to be killing machines with minimal thinking or questioning involved. We tell these kids when to eat, drink, sleep and shit. Then send them 7000 miles away to live in close quarters away from their families and friends, in a country where they are mostly not welcomed.

Pretend you are not involved, but our tax dollars built this soldier/machine, so it is your fault.

This is not different from someone flying an unmanned Predator drone thousands of miles away, then hitting a button and killing innocent people at a wedding party. Or on the other hand, the President saying drop the bombs to start “Shock and Awe”, killing untold numbers.

This soldier was older, but it does not change the fact that this US machine broke down,  and since we paid for it, it is our fault and not a surprise.


Wannabe_NP said...

Pretend you are not involved, but our tax dollars built this soldier/machine, so it is your fault."

Not my fault... or your fault.. it is OUR fault. The fault of civilization creating and using weapons to exert power over another...

And then, as you said, training these people that it is okay to kill, which goes against everything that was taught to them (hopefully!) throughout their childhood.

It turns the world into a military video game. Where they get caught up in action and tasks without looking at consequence.

Very sad :(

NP Odyssey said...

I love the people who say they volunteered to serve. NO, they did not volunteer for this. A volunteer army is to defend our country and not be shipped overseas and to fight bullshit wars

Student Nurse said...

my boyfriend is in the army and I got pretty bloody defensive when he told me he really wants to go to Afghan...

I disagree with the military...

Its a rough relationship lol, but he is planning on leaving the army in the near future !! :)