Combat veteran here..... Vietnam Vets Against the War member....Veterans for Peace member...
I was appalled at the "Shock and Awe" videos of the Iraq war.
I HATE the "war porn" videos we see today. It's truly awful.
I firmly believe that war is NOT the answer.
I find myself hoping that the newer, nastier war technology - like the Javelin and the Switchblade and the Stinger - will blast the shit out of the Russians.... kill them all.
Conflicted. I guess you can take the man out of the Marines, but you can't take the Marines out of the man.
I honor your service as I do all good men n women who answered the call of duty. I hate war n even protested it when I was young. Whats going on in Ukraine is sickening n I wish horrible deaths to those who are participating. My rage is at times unrecognizable b/c I like to think Im a peaceful person. Reality has hit that theory hard.
What the Russian soldiers have done/are doing is some of the most heinous things Ive ever heard. I felt sympathy for the Russian people UNTIL THEY DID NOT DENOUNCE WHAT THEIR MILITARY HAS DONE. Now, I literally dont give a **** if they all die.
I'm perfectly fine with a defensive war that's being fought against a brutal aggressor. So I'm actually enjoying watching videos of tanks and helicopters getting blown up. The more, the better.
Maybe that makes me a sicko.
Never served in the military. I doubt I could have even survived boot camp.
I am very much antiwar but this is different.
out there. I think it boils down to a gut level conviction - that there MUST be a priced paid. The world needs to see ....
"Violence can be used for good."
If there ever was an example where that line applied in real life, it's right fucking now.
I want to see Putin and Sergey Lavrov (Lapdog) and all those murderers (they're not soldiers) of civilians, especially children, given the Mussolini treatment for what they did to Ukraine and its people.
I'm just disgusted with the way we live on this planet. A country is allowed to lay waste to a neighboring country on a whim!? So the leader can appear tough? If Putin is allowed to continue this slaughter and gets away with it, it will only encourage similar behavior from other sociopathic sufferers of delusions of grandeur. This is untenable and he and his cronies must be made an example of. ONCE AND FOR ALL!
I think if he were in better health he would be in Ukraine doing what he did in Vietnam.
I don't even care how, even if it's drowned in liberal tears or hung upside down above an alligator pit?
I don't even care if they re-enact parts of Seven with those 2?
I don't even care if they are run over by a steam roller twice for good measure?
I don't even care if they are tarred and feathered before or after the visit to the gallows?
My throat catches and the tears come every morning when I wake up and hear/see the horror from the day before.
What is happening now is inhuman and we cannot allow it to continue. At some point, the cost of engagement so overwhelms any perceived "honor" or "wisdom" of deferring under cries for "peace," that to sit back and watch is evil, IMO. And if one is still compartmentalizing, still performing intellectual exercises to justify not doing more, then I urge consideration of what is to come and soon.
There is little doubt Putin will push into the Balkans and ultimately NATO countries if not stopped. There is little doubt loss of Ukraine's agriculture means starvation for much of Africa and to a large part, India which is dependent on the "breadbasket" for much of the region. There is zero doubt, IMO that genocide is underway. When did "nevermore" become "never maybe?" I now have a closer understanding of how my grandparents and parents felt, watching from the sidelines in 1939 with all who screamed that it was "Europe's problem" and US must look to the US interest. All who denied what was happening. Yet many realized that Hitler needed to be stopped before what was obvious to many came to pass. That we didn't and the ramifications throughout the decade that followed have not taught us a damned thing about megalomaniac authoritarians is depressing as hell for me. History guides us if we will simply pull our damned heads out of the sand.