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Thread #58447   Message #928522
Posted By: GUEST,trying to think clearly
08-Apr-03 - 05:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Subject: RE: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Beardy certainly has succeeded in stirring up some emotions with his ugly quasi- rationale.....

In a nutshell dear boy...No one in command of their sanity joins the armed forces with the explicit intention of killing or being killed....analysis will probably show that the bulk of the armed forces of any country you wish to mention is made up of the underpriveledged.of those who come from places and areas where military service with its regular income seems preferable to unemployment or subsistence living conditions...most join in Britain or the US with the view of seeing a bit of the world whilst carrying out valuable peacekeeping tasks in countries too unstable to police themselves.....So it is nothing short of sick and arrant nonsense to suggest a soldiers job is to die in the line of duty...a soldier is a human being and his only duty is to remain alive whilst discharging his duties as a soldier with decency and integrity....