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I Don't Believe All Soldiers Are Heroes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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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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