Well adal, first things first. TC’s article was about the Navy, not the Army. So that tells us how your attention to detail is. Secondly, that type of training is not meant to make mindless “murderers”, but to steel the minds of SEAL’s against outside elements. It is meant to show the trainees how much torture they can truly stand and still accomplish the mission. You would be surprised how much the human body can deal with when you are mentally fit. The training is used to weed out those who lack the mental fortitude to withstand the physical demands of the job.
You say, “Whenever the american governement demands the illegal killing of somebody (quite often lately) these highly trained murderers will obey without thinking.While “normal” armys will teach soldiers not to execute commands against the geneva convention”
Now, I’m a bit confused where you are coming from with this. As a Marine myself I am well versed with the Geneva Convention, and I am quite sure that you don’t know WTF you are talking about. Have you picked up a weapon and gone to war for you country? Do you have any idea what war consists of? I’m not going to say that innocent people don’t die, but I have never been ordered to kill women and children. If your drudging up Vietnam era propaganda then you’re wasting your time, because that was a different time and place.
Where are these “normal” army’s that you write of? The British? The French? The German’s? What high horse are you sitting on that you can judge us from. Why don’t you take a look at the forces that we are fighting these day’s. The Iraqi’s; an army that killed and oppressed their own people under the rule of an insane man. Where was their obedience of the Geneva convention when they were parading the bodies of American troops through the streets? The Al-Qaida? Yeah, flying planes into buildings and killing thousands of non-combatants isn’t at all in violation of international law. Maybe you should think about the tactics our enemies use before bitchin at us. Why don?t you go write Osama a letter?
You honestly make me sick. Take a look around you at all the countries that oppress and kill their own people. How can you point your finger at America as an evil in this world? At least we have the balls to try and make a difference. While the rest of the world sits around pointing and saying how much we?re screwin it up. Take a look at what Theodore Roosevelt had to say.
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”
So take your bullshit elsewhere. The blood of great men and women has bought this great place that I call home, and I will defend with my own life when the time comes. You know nothing of anything real, just propaganda shoved down your throat by the media. Sure, we may have our problems, out shortcomings, but show me one country that has the effect or influence (good and bad) that America has.
That is all.