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We can't keep our noses out of everyones business. And it always comes back to bite us. We helped arm the Afghans against the Soviets. Duuuhhhh.
It all goes back to that money thing. Protecting our resources (ie: oil). Big oil is bad fucking news.
Aside from that, I think it's particularly sad that these kids aren't even sure what they are fighting for. Or, they've been fed some bullshit, and a lot of them aren't intelligent enough to seek out the truth.
For example... I went to HS with this guy who joined the Navy. Recently, in a stupid Facebook discussion, he told my friend that he got a tattoo on his body in arabic that means "infidel". Forget the fact that the tattoo actually means kafir, which doesn't quite translate to infidel, and forget the fact that it's the stupidest thing I have ever heard. He told her that "it's the word terrorists use to refer to westerners." I dropped in on their conversation just to clarify that it isn't the word terrorists use to refer to westerners, and then I kindly defined the word and explained the origins of it, blah blah (Yes, I'm that asshole).
So he got offended and said something about not having gone to college, and I told him that non-biased information is available to anyone regardless of whether or not you go to college. That prompted this kid to go flying off on a rant about respecting the military and how I should do his job for a day, and some shit about terrorists beheading people, and a whole load of crap that sounds like it came out of a propaganda ad. I stopped reading his rant when he started talking about Americans forgetting why we're in this war, and 9/11 blah blah. And this is coming from a dude who hasn't even been deployed.
I understand serving your country. I do. But I don't understand willingly signing up to fight in a war that you have no idea what it's purpose is. How do we know when we're done in Afghanistan? When Bin Laden is dead? He's probably already dead. Then what? When ALL the terrorists are dead? It's just ridiculous.
And the Tea Party are just as brainwashed. They keep going on about retributions for 9/11. That was ten fucking years ago. We haven't found the man we assumed was responsible. What the fuck are we still doing there? Never mind sticking our dick in Iraq for reasons unknown.
What's more concerning is the fact that the American people just go along with it. I suppose it's like the German people during WWII. You don't know any better if your government is trying to control the media and only feeding you the shit it wants you to believe.