RJJ, “Skunk, Romney is the new George Washington? Wow! What else can be said here? Sounds more like you sit and listen to Karl Rove and Dick Cheney then try to paste their core beliefs on the rest of us here.”
Did you miss the quotation marks?!
I did not say that. The “Libertarian” Glenn Beck said that. (Please note the quotation marks around the word Libertarian.)
Anyway, I declared my POV and intellectually stood toe to toe with all who challenged it.
But the conversation was removed. Obviously The Blaze is operated – manipulated, to be accurate – by intellectual cowards.
[-2] December 15, 2014 at 7:41am
BRYAN, “There was no “Air Field” Or Air Bases captured during Desert Storm”.
Do not know where you get that from but my unit did indeed helo in and took control of an airfield so as to leap frog for the retaking of the Kuwaiti International Airport. But you are right in that it was pretty much already destroyed when we got there.
Supposedly Time magazine did a story or a blurb on it because we had Two Kuwaiti army officers with us. You know, it was a case of American and Kuwaiti “forces” regaining the homeland blah,blah, blah…
“The ground campaign only lasted 100 hours…”
Those “only” 100 hours were a long time if you were the one there and getting shot at.
I do not claim to be an Audy Murphy but I sure as he!! was no REMF either.
But my position stands – I am ashamed of my “service”.
[-6] December 14, 2014 at 10:26pm
MIND, ” …it is a “libertarian website…”
Of all the lies Beck has ever espoused and backed it is the lie that he and his lickspittles are now Libertarians.
“Romney is the new George Washington”.
[-5] December 14, 2014 at 10:18pm
RJJ, ”(SKUNKBEAR) is not qualified to judge the Christian ethics of others.”
Fair enough but only if you will be consistent and argue that Christians are also not qualified to judge the ethics of others as well.
[-2] December 14, 2014 at 10:06pm
BRYAN, “What “Air Field” did you take during ” Desert Storm…”
The one of which the Iraqi forces (what was left of them) were using to try to launch a last ditch stand against the invading coalition forces. The name escapes me as do the coordinates – these were more informative than names. I had no real idea where the he!! I was most of the time then and as such I certainly have no clear memory as to any names thereafter.
“Al” something or other seems to cover most of my memories.
It was there that I saw the Humanity of these poor pathetic souls formally known as “********”. They were clearly victims of “their own” government. As was I. Except I freely chose to be a victim.
[-2] December 14, 2014 at 9:46pm
RJJ, “I merely suggest you stop cheering when our guys are killed or maimed.”
Where we differ is on who we consider to be “our guys”.
My loyalty is not to those who serve any collective but rather to those who serve the same principles as mine.
To ponder: If the British Christians would have held onto their shared beliefs with their German Christian brothers and refused to slaughter each other would WWI have had a different outcome and by extension would there have been a WWII etc?
Loyalty to one’s principles should trump one’s loyalty to any government.
[-5] December 14, 2014 at 9:35pm
DLV, glad you noticed this editing too.
Now ask yourself why did this happen?
The answer is fear. There are those here who fear any challenge to their “sacred” beliefs.
[-3] December 14, 2014 at 9:27pm
RJJ, “How many times have you told us that you are an atheist?”
About as many times as other Christian posters here who have told us about their Christian beliefs and how the rapture is coming soon and those who do not believe in Jesus are going to suffer for eternity and that Israel is god’s favorite people and how we are all washed in sin etc.
I have found it is better for me to point out up front that I am an atheist so as to prevent Christians from responding with the logical fallacy “appeal to authority” argument.
December 14, 2014 at 9:14pm
DLV, “Afghanistan threatened us by harboring bin laden.”
For the sake of argument let us say you are correct (ftr, I do not).
Why then did not the US also attack Pakistan who also harbored OBL?
“It’s perfectly legal if we declare war on them.”
And the US Congress did this when?
“No one murders for food.”
Maybe I should have said room and board. That is more in tune with “…people go to the military for jobs so they can eat sleep and have their needs met.”
And do not let us forget college tuition.
‘Most troops are stationed and don’t see a lot of combat.”
Again, not a personal attack but why do you not then join up? I beg you not to but if you believe in these things then why are you not personally doing them?
December 14, 2014 at 8:50pm
VERUM, “There are a lot of people in this country that live in comfort and safety that the servicemen and women they hate, provide.’
So then you agree with the notion that if these two men did not die in Afghanistan then there would not be any comfort or safety here in the US?
December 14, 2014 at 8:45pm
VERUM PETO, “…hide behind their keyboard and the anonymity of a fake name…”
Is VERUM PETO your real name?
December 14, 2014 at 8:44pm
DLV, “…the potential to defend my rights…”
This is not meant as a personal attack but I must ask, If it is such a noble thing to die for “…the potential to defend (your) rights…” why do you not put yourself into the same position? Why should others do for you what you can and – based on your own argument – should do for yourself?
[-2] December 14, 2014 at 8:29pm
RJJ, “S0Y, Then, I challenge you to search through his history of posts on his profile and try to prove me wrong.”
SOY, no need to search my history for my position on this topic.
I have been consistent in my posts in that I am against any aggressor and for the one one being the victim of such aggression no matter the nationalities. I am proud of my posts and have nothing to deny or hide from.
Which btw refutes any claim that I am a “troll”.
My loyalty is to my principles and not to any government. (Would that others would adhere to the same type of loyalty. And yes I mean Christians.)
[-1] December 14, 2014 at 8:16pm
RJJ, “BTW, what did you do in the service? Are you still innocent then?”
I fought in Desert Storm. I helped take the airfield. And no I am not innocent in any way.
The difference is that I am utterly ashamed of my prior ignorance and stupidity.
But it is because I had what Beck accurately describes as a pivot point that I want to stop US Citizens from feeding the lie with their precious children.
[-4] December 14, 2014 at 8:08pm
FIRES, “When you are in a war zone, you don’t have the option of not taking a life!”
Should Christians (or principled atheists) allow themselves to be in a war zone or should they refuse to do the bidding of evil men?