BaruchI am thankful for the assistance of the ...Sun Mar 11, 2012 20:56184.108.40.206Canadian military. But it seems mostly our interaction has been friendly fire that killed Canadians, early in the Afghan war ;-( Saw a Youtube this past week, with ground troops (British?) having a close encounter with friendly fire from an A-10 Warthog. Depleted uranium gatling gun. It makes a pass, misses them, and they are all congratulatory that it missed everyone. Then they realize as the "zipping" sound occurs again, the A-10 has come around again to make a more accurate pass ... #^$&%$
Well in the world of justice, with every human connected to every other human, one could claim that all are guilty of all crimes, all the times. The truth I am told, in Mahayana Buddhism, is that nothing is true and nothing is false ... that notion is a false dichotomy. So I guess we can't ever know, chicken or egg.
It is also correct, if an illegal or immoral (in a universal sense) order is given, in the US Military, the serviceman is obligated to disobey. But I don't think this happens very much, probably again because it is devilishly hard, particularly in war zones, to tell what is legal or moral.
- It may not be, but it's stupid Frashavan, Sun Mar 11 18:55Was today's massacre of sleeping women and children an order or just someone running amuk? I would like soldiers to disobey such orders, or at least, creatively implement them. It won't happen,... more
- Re: It may not be, but it's stupid Mirage, Sun Mar 11 22:01US soldiers are required and expected to refuse and report improper orders. Doing so takes a great deal of courage, but some have done it, and paid whatever price resulted. I think this is someone... more
- He had already toured in Iraq ... Baruch, Sun Mar 11 22:08and this was his first time in Afghanistan. If we were doing the Vietnam war style rotation, he would never had had to go to Afghanistan. Our professional forces are overtasked, to the destruction of ... more
- I am thankful for the assistance of the ... Baruch, Sun Mar 11 20:56