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I Don't Believe Soldiers Are Heroes

Being part of the military does not make you a hero, dying in the military does not make you a hero 176 People

    Not Heroes.

    I'm in Canada and every time a US solider dies it's splashed all over the news and everybody automatically labels that soldier a hero. It's like how many innocent Middle Eastern citizens did that one soldier kill (or accidentally catch in the cross-fire) before they died...
    nothingandsomething nothingandsomething 22-25, F 96 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    Killing Never Makes You A Hero.

    No matter what you do, killing never makes you a hero. You know what makes you a hero? Protecting people. Making sure people are okay. Saving peoples lives. War is never the answer. And I disagree that soldiers are never heroes. I'm sure there are plenty that are but there is...
    vanilahairspray vanilahairspray 18-21 6 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Whoever made this page is

    so stupid I must say that. Who are you to say that men and women who serve our military aren't heroes ? Have you ever walked in their shoes on a daily basis ? Do you know what life is like for them ? Most likely you don't. And don't give any stupid answer like "a family member...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 24

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    I feel bad for saying this.

    I love that our soldiers are brave enough to die for us. I am immensely appreciative. however, I don't agree with killing. I don't understand war, and maybe that's because I'm young and don't understand concepts this complex yet. but I know I would never be able to kill someone...
    maggieee5086 maggieee5086 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    Heroes

    How can anyone say that no soldiers are heroes? If that isn't than what is? In the World Wars it wasn't about oil or money, it was about freedom. If the soldiers didn't stop the Nazis in WWll, there would be no freedom, and many, many more lives would have been needlessly taken...
    NovemberRain1275 NovemberRain1275 18-21 3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    A Child's Guide To Us Foreign Policy

    A Child's Guide To United States Foreign Policy Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq? A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey. Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction. A: That's because the Iraqis were hiding them. Q: And...
    OEclecticO OEclecticO 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    I think it's just disgusting what the western

    world is doing to the rest of the world, and middle east especially. This absurd is getting so ridiculous, first the USA created Al Quaida and the Talibans in order to use them against the Soviet Union, later they armed Saddam so that he can fight the Iran, and then when they...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    "We have an obligation to every last victim of

    this illegal aggression because all of this carnage has been done in our name. Since World War II, 90% of the casualties of war are unarmed civilians. 1/3 of them children. Our victims have done nothing to us. From Palestine to Afghanistan to Iraq to Somalia to wherever our next...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 28

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    In today's modern Society.

    .. No... A good example... Look at Iraq before and after the invasion.
    MrIndeedNL MrIndeedNL 13-15, M 7 Responses Apr 13

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    I Think This Is Obvious

    one. how many individual soldiers to you know who decided right i am going in the army to fight for my country ? two. how many do you know went in to boost their ego ? three. how is promoting war heroic ? if their was no soldiers no-one would feel at threat. having soldiers/army...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 26 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    No

    l beg to differ. This is really disrespectful to everyone who followed his/her ideals to help his/her country or someone else's country, who gave blood and even his life for someone else. Soldiers are the only kind of person that's not selfish. No selfish person ever got killed...
    EiPerkele EiPerkele 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    American Soldiers

    A few words of support from Across the pond. American politicians frequently take bad decisions and make mistakes. They're are human but the world is a much safer place because of two countries Great Britain and the United States of America. Until each lazy cowardly person...
    wigeon wigeon 41-45, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    Imagine A World Without Soldiers:

    Where there is no one to protect the innocent. Where children play in cemeteries because it is the only safe place that isn't riddled with land mines placed by militant forces overthrowing the government. Where political factions blockade merchant vehicles on roads, kidnapping...
    XxNikkixKatoxX XxNikkixKatoxX 26-30, M Nov 20, 2013

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    In today's society, people respect soldiers.

    They say they fight for our country and for our freedom. I do respect their bravery in doing this but I honestly have no idea why there are wars and why we need soldiers to fight. Like what do you gain in the end? Why are they respected when they kill humans, people who are just...
    Karinas2 Karinas2 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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    Old Billy Bones

    Theres a line about soldiers in an Irish pub song called Billy Bones  "crying over the darling little boys and girls"  its used after the whole songs been spent describing a violent horrible man who joined the army for the hell of it and got himself killed. Its what i think...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Really? Because without the military you

    wouldn't have had the freedom of speech to even write this.
    0nlybittersweet 0nlybittersweet 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    As Nam Era Vet And An Enlisted Soldier In The Gulf War, My Experience Spans Considerable Time!

    I found the enlisted ranks were much more likely to contain heroes than the officer ranks, even though I had family in both.  I had a number of friends among the protesters, not one was a hero, most were cowards.  I would put President Clinton in the coward category!  I did...
    SmrtGuyUT SmrtGuyUT 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    Heroes

    A hero is someone who does something Heroic. Generally,  humanity seems to like altruistic heroism. My take on Soldiering as a profession is as follows. Unless you're conscripted. That's another matter. Soldiers follow orders. They position themselves within violent...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    It's great that soldiers cared enough to fight

    for our country. But a hero is definitely NOT someone who goes to other countries and kills other people. It's stupid to kill people, and for what? Money, oil, power? I don't believe in war.
    alysssaa alysssaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    IDE like to see where all of you haters would be

    if there weren't any soldiers.
    Rugby4me Rugby4me 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Agreed

    These people are in other countries, killing, stealing and disrespecting. They're going in there because the government tells them to. They're not fighting for ANYTHING to do with peace, freedom or love, they're there to get what their country wants from the other. I have no...
    Trecoolness Trecoolness 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    How could someone say this.

    Would you rather have more tragedies like 9/11 and sandy hook elementary school shooting? Military men clearly don't like killing people. It's not work it's liberty and fighting for our rights. How dare someone say they aren't Heroes! If we didn't have them our world would be a...
    2p35jm 2p35jm 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Well They Can Be... But They Aren't Always.

    There have been heroic soldiers in the world, no doubt about it.  From many countries, in many ages, people have given their lives and their effort and their labour and their dreams selflessly for others.  And some of these people have done this during war time. ...
    GoldenArrow GoldenArrow 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Would you like a foreign country's military

    coming to the United States and killing your family? Because that's what our military does to other countries. Our troops go there and terrorize innocent people.
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    This is the most shameful

    and disrespectful thing I have ever read. They sign up and fight so you don't have to and no one else wants to. The military is hard mentally, emotionally, and physically. The Army values are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, And Personal courage. The...
    ofmiceandmegs ofmiceandmegs 18-21, F 4 Responses May 22

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    One thing I am totally sick of hearing from

    Americans military personnel is, "Don't be so ungrateful! I'm fighting for your freedom!" No. No you're not. First of all, I live in New Zealand. We aren't at war with anybody and yet we have been voted the freest country on Earth, funny that. Secondly, you are NOT fighting a...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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    Shameful

    Anyone who says our soldiers are not heroes should be completely ashamed of themselves. It takes a selfless kind of soul to sign up to voluntarily go to war. My grandfather was a WWII veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge. My dad signed up as a teenager during Vietnam. My...
    pfcpremosgirl pfcpremosgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Wow!

    This group is so wrong for so many reasons. i cant believe there are seven of you people. how do you call yourselfs americans? our boys are over there giving their lifes to keep you A**H**** free. someone has to fight for our freedom and i just thank god to every service man and...
    ashleyolsen1919 ashleyolsen1919 18-21, F 17 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    There Is Something Wrong With You!!

    Really??? You don't think soldiers are heros? What ashame. Y don't you try defending your country then?? I can't believe someone would even make a group like this. They fight for your freedom!!! I believe you would be singing a different toon if there was no military. &...
    Graham31 Graham31 22-25, F 17 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Where I Live

    Where I live the main source of justice are the Marines(Navy). The marines are always trying to kill someone just because of there flags, i have been arrested several dozen times just because i have a tattoo of a certain flag, my point of view on the law is based off of this...
    srknrm srknrm 16-17, F Jul 21, 2013

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    More Precisely...

    I don't believe that just being a soldier automatically qualifies you to be called a hero. I think you kinda have to actually do something to earn that. It would be like saying oranges are fruit therefore all fruit are oranges. Doesn't work that way.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    This page is absolutely disgusting.

    Whoever created it clearly lacks intelligence.
    kelseyynicoleeb kelseyynicoleeb 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I Disagree

    We can go back and forth about this all day. No one likes war, I admit it there is nothing to like about it. But don't take it out on the heros. You can have your own opinion. Thats your thoughts and I can't change that. But that gives you no right to go calling out soldiers. I...
    FreedomFighter10 FreedomFighter10 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    I Am An American Soldier

    All I can say is that with the words, "I am an American Soldier" comes a great sense of pride, dignity, and honor. There are those that would argue that the youth are brain-washed or forced into serving, but I can assure those people that statement is far from the truth. Those...
    lightswillguideyou lightswillguideyou 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    My View.

    If you don’t want to stand behind them, feel free to stand in front of them. I’ve been horrified by the number of people who automatically judge me or my boyfriend when they find out he’s in the military. It’s a way of life that in Australia especially...
    ammylouise ammylouise 18-21 28 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    Those of you who support this page need to grow

    up and get your heads out of your a$$es. The world is an ugly place right now and yes there are people that want to destroy America and the way that we live. Thanks to our soldiers it's still a free country so if you don't like it here, renounce your citizenship and get out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Wow

    Wow! I cant get over there even being a group like this.Soldiers are not Heroes?I hope You think of that every time You use Your freedom of speech on EP or else where.
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Chomsky sums up my sentiment on the ultimate

    purpose of the "support our troops" propaganda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7DdWmWUa_8
    ThatRedhairedGirl ThatRedhairedGirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Awful. Of course soldiers are heroes.

    They risk their lives in terrifying situations constantly to keep civilians safe and to protect the rights of their country.
    alexxaaa alexxaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Just To Add To This

    thought i'd might as well make a story about it considering its just getting filled with crap. the point of this group was orginally that people who join the military aren't automaticly heros. you have to earn it first, soldiers have dont terrible things and good things. some do...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 24 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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