War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by brian » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:01 pm

It's sickening. And the short answer is that VA funding doesn't result in pork for Congress like more weapons do. So that's what gets the funding.

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by The Sybian » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:34 am

Pruitt wrote:That is a horrifying statistic. Naively I ask how can the military spend $600 billion a year and not dedicate more money to this huge problem?
Because they are "entitlements" taken by a bunch of lazy drains on society. They just sit around in their hospital beds with their amputated limbs and brain trauma, taking MY money. I support the troops, not like those pansy Libtards trying to avoid wars and take my money to give to those lazy bastards living it in VA hospitals with their free food and no rent.
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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by Pruitt » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:19 pm

One thing a Canadian immediately notices in the States is that the military plays such a major part in the country, and in its culture.

It just boggles the mind that the men and women who CHOOSE to serve the country are discarded so quickly when they can no longer play an active role. It's just vile.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:45 am

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by Johnnie » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:08 pm

US, Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,600 from 13,000 in the next 3-4 months, with the remaining U.S. forces withdrawing in 14 months.
Just move them here to PSAB since our focus seems to be Iran these days.
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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by brian » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:04 pm

I thought the United States didn't negotiate with terrorists.

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by Shirley » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:03 pm

brian wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:04 pm
I thought the United States didn't negotiate with terrorists.
Right. So therefore, they aren't terrorists!
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by Joe K » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:08 pm

Eh, Trump’s Administration is right to end this war. It’s been incredibly counterproductive and there’s no reason to keep a US military presence there. We should’ve called it a day after killing bin Laden (if not sooner since he wasn’t even in Afghanistan).

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by Baloney » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:14 pm

Australia's defence minister said today that a damning report into alleged war crimes by special forces in Afghanistan had made her 'physically ill', as footage showed an SAS soldier shooting an unarmed man as he cowered in a field.

Linda Reynolds said she was 'totally and utterly shocked and mortified' after the four-year inquiry found evidence that Australian troops had killed 39 unarmed civilians and prisoners during the US-led war in Afghanistan.

Some of the atrocities allegedly committed by Australian SAS members were so horrendous that more than 50 pages in Thursday's report had to be redacted.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... eport.html

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Re: War (uunh!) What is it Good For?

Post by The Sybian » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:22 pm

Baloney wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Australia's defence minister said today that a damning report into alleged war crimes by special forces in Afghanistan had made her 'physically ill',

That's why you don't appoint a woman Defense Minister.
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