Marines…When Do They Get to Come Home? Warning…graphic images…
We have been at war for over a decade! The first combat action was an invasion of Iraq starting on 20 March 2003 by an invasion force led by the United States.
The War on Terror has killed more civilians than military personnel on all sides combined. So, might I be so bold as to ask…What is the total cost of this war? In REAL, human terms, what price has already been paid by American Men and Women? What price has been paid by all of the innocent civilians killed, injured and affected by this War on Terror?
My personal experience in the Marine Corps was surreal at times. I was expected to be a KILLER if my superior ordered me to do so! I was an Expert shot with my M-16 and could ding 10 out of 10 bull’s-eyes at 500 yards with my M-16. It was a target…just as these young soldiers above see the dead body…just a target!
The Marine Corps taught me in boot camp, that “civilians” are “trash”. This is what my drill instructors told us all constantly, breaking any civilian gene in our teenaged bodies! The weak “recruits” were picked on constantly if they dared to think on their own! We were not allowed to call ourselves “Marines” until we graduated from 13 weeks of Boot Camp…until we graduated, we were “recruits” at very best!
The numbers are even higher now. How many more Americans must die to defeat “terror”? It’s time for this war to end. How many more innocent men, women and children must die?
Marines are pictured in this image directly above. The young men in the picture are highly trained killing machines. They are the poor and middle-class in America…the BACKBONE of America. They utilize their training to kill effectively and quickly. After a decade…can they come home? Please?
How many more Human-Beings have to die before this war can be ended peacefully? Knowing the nature of man-kind, war cannot end peacefully. The peaceful men are the minority. The Ultra-Rich have bought the majority while remaining the minority. I know, none of this makes sense. The War on Terror has bagged the bad guys, yet people continue to die on all sides every day!
When will the killing end. When will The Marines get peace? When will America bring our heroes home? I vote RIGHT NOW!
By Cpl. Emery Myers, Desert Storm Vet, USMC