09/19/19 – Peace Talks

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  1. War Pig

    True, and the greatest warmongers in the US are congress, both parties, both houses.

    As MacArthur said; “The Soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the Soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

    The sign above the local VA hospital says; “The price of liberty is visible here.”

    Allan Johnstone Massie wrote; “Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He’s the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.”

    And nobody despises war more than the soldier, the poor, bloody infantry who has to face war and beat it back from his home. When you place your body between home and the war’s desolation, that desolation is pretty darned harsh. Those with a romantic notion of war they got from reading Malory and others are quickly abused of their ideals when they first hear a bullet go “crack” close by as it passes. Then all that John Wayne, Rambo, GI Joe and Errol Flynn nonsense goes away. I HATE war, but I hate fear and slavery more. War is despicable, loathsome and wasteful. We should only resort to it when other reasonable courses have failed. I have fought on four continents. I wasn’t smiling on any of them I still see the faces of the men and women I have killed, as did my uncles in WWII and my father in Korea. I see the faces of friends, combat brothers, I have lost.

    War sucks great, big, rotten rutabagas. I would be more accurate but then Chris would be forced to kick me off the forum. Yet I would serve again if necessary, regardless of who is president. Trump, Obama, Hillary, Biden, or AOC.

    “The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants, or it always fails.” – Thomas Jefferson

    1. Keith

      Yup, mind. I’m more a Patton guy than that barely competent egoist MacArthur. Dang my cursed getting lost in libraries. You learn some things in the stacks. Would I serve again? Depends, if they’ll take a train wreck body and guy who is deffo “only break glass if things are dire” kind.

    1. Coyoty

      I hope not. After freeing the eebs and furryites, it would be a shame if Earth is responsible for another race being turned into an industry.

      “Free Bollycks!”
      “I’ll take one!”
      “This is a protest, not a sale!”
      “Aw.”

  2. TB

    “What, NOBODY can hit the parts of this creature that aren’t covered with skin? He’s just standing there! Not even doing the ‘Bullets and Bracelets’ moves!”

    “Sorry, sir. It’s the Red Sonja Armor Rule.”

    (insert appropriate actual cultural translations where necessary)

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