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I Don't Believe All Soldiers Are Heroes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    Many Have Been Killed

    so you have the right to voice how you feel about soldiers wonder how many of you have been in war and how you would react to what is going on around you viet nam put me in the hospoital for almost 2 years and my wife is one of those that was kill in support of you right to...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    Ethics

    It's unfortunate that the military teaches "Not TRY to harm" (collateral damage is OK, danger to soldiers is minimal) vs TRY NOT to harm (Reduce collateral damage, danger to soldiers goes up) Yes, the danger would go up, but if done properly, no one would be hurt and our foreign...
    Bumblebetch Bumblebetch 22-25 Apr 9, 2011

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    They Say A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    American soldiers (along with US governmental agencies) tortured, raped and killed prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This led to many humanrights violations. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuseAmerican soldiers urinating at the...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Not All.

    The key word here is all. Anyone can be a hero to others, including a soldier, but I don't believe they automatically deserve hero status just because they enlisted. Make no mistake, I have friends and family in the armed forces that I am proud of. They're good people. But, the...
    feministkilljoy feministkilljoy 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Yes,cause to Me Someone Put...

    Yes,cause to me someone putting their life on the line for a cause they strongly believe or just for the pride they feel of their country.. soldiers are the heroes cause they are willing to give their life so people in their countries will get a better life!
    quieroserprincesita quieroserprincesita 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    I Will Get A Lot Of Hate For Posting This

    Frankly, I believe a large amount of people who serve in the army are bigots. I am not saying ALL of them are like that, heck, I am not even saying MOST of them are like that. But think about it, people only enlist in the army for these reasons: 1) They can't find any other job...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Dog Tags Can Hang Round Anyone's Neck

    That hideous lie that all soldiers are heroes has only one thing wrong with it and that's the word all. A while back a man in Afghanistan a man defied orders to break cover and remove a child from the crossfire. Risking his own life and severe punishment to save a child is...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    The Retaliation Factor

    As of yet, I've not managed to find anyone who shares the opinion I'm writing about here. Maybe somebody on this site will agree with me (fingers crossed). I am a pacifist, and thus do not think war is the solution. In any discussion on this topic I've had with other people, the...
    redbusyellowbus redbusyellowbus 16-17, F 15 Responses Mar 7, 2008

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    Heroism Under Fear

    I am a pacifist, but do respect that some good men and women hear "the call to arms". Having said that, I'd much prefer them to join to help Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) or another philanthropic organisation, than go to war. Bring the Armed...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 12 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Quite Right

     Soldiers are sinners and saints.  Soldiers are bullies and protectors, Soldiers are lonely or in love, straight, gay, fat skinny, attractive and unattractive.  Soldiers are people with a dangerous job.  We would be living under a fascist dictatorship with out...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    There are people here looking to get money...!
    Philtoyou Philtoyou 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ElephantSH0ES ElephantSH0ES 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The "friend zone" is just a stupid *** excuse for guys who can't get a girl they like. If you're nice to a girl, don't expect her to just like you. Being nice to people, is what...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Humans with Tails? CREATION.org
    PMWhite PMWhite 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I don't believe ANYONE has the "right" to judge anyone else! And I don't. I may not feel another person's kinks or life style acts are things I'D ever do, but it is their right...
    craverandscarlett craverandscarlett 66-70, M 7 Responses Feb 1

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    But if he is very good, and smart, he will. :)
    LuvinKitty LuvinKitty 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 31

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    I have a different definition of a Soul Mate. For me, I think a Soul Mate is your complete opposite. They are the person keeping you from reaching your potential or holding you...
    AKent0107 AKent0107 36-40, M Jan 31

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    This year I turn 41. I have only ever had one real relationship and that lasted 5 years. Throughout the relationship he told me I love you but I am not in love with you. That...
    hine2go hine2go 36-40, F Jan 31

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    the name here says it all.... I watch it cause my dad do. but I don't understand all them nice looking guys fighting over one ball. Good grief go to Walmart and buy one. but my dad...
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F Jan 29

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    It just drives me up a wall when a crisis happens and the first thing people say is "The good lord saved me." Mmkay. Well I'm guessing your God condones favoritism too. What a...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 28

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    I don't understand why anyone believes in it, It's Just random nonsense.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Please youngsters, don't be offended by what i have to say. I have nothing against you, i just am at a different time in my life. I've become a little more impatient. I don't...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I won't claim to know, but I also choose not to believe due to a lack of evidence or any reason to do so. When I put critical thought into the subject, it just becomes another...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    When my children were toddlers, I did a year with a Baptist church that was masquerading as a "Non-Denominational" church. Some of my friends attended this church, so I gave it a...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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