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Mathew Naismith


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If I had to go to war I would be a coward, how about you?

Of course if my country was invaded that would change things a bit but I just couldn't imagine being in a situation with bullets, bombs & grenades going off around me killing all my mates. Any digger in my mind is worth ten of me any day!!


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    Feb 19 2013: I would be behind you every step of the way.
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      Feb 19 2013: G'day Pat

      I wouldn't be waiting for you that's for surePat, I'm all chicken.
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        Feb 19 2013: All kidding aside, if you had to you would do what you had to do, after you were trained on the subject. Remember you don't want to die for your country you want to make the other bastard die for his country.

        But war is way too often used as a money making activity. It is an investment made by the country with no return. The U.S. has been at war now for what 12 yr. WW2 only lasted 4 yr what is wrong with this picture?
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          Feb 19 2013: G’day Pat

          I would fight for my own country like they did in both world wars, fighting for someone else’s country &/or freedom!!!!........Hmmmmm…these days there’s usually a reason other than freeing people.

          If everyone just fought for their own country there wouldn’t be any wars however we don’t live in a world like that so war is a necessary evil I’m afraid.
          Not too recently some of the boys came home from Afghanistan & said “what where we doing over there?”, now these are trained professional soldiers not conscripts saying this, it’s a bugger I lost the site address. I really feel for these blokes.

          It is funny mentioning profiteering from war. After the WWII the big money lenders went into Europe & made an even bigger killing by lending huge amounts of money to European countries, a lot of this money they lent came from supplying war materials during the war but this should never take away from the soldiers who fought for our freedom, if it wasn’t for the boys in WWII we wouldn’t be here in Australia as the Japs soldiers weren’t the nicest people back then.

          Very few people like war but it is a necessity for us to live free on the other hand fighting for control of oil & other resources isn’t in my mind quite right, only the big boys up top benefit from such actions & I’m not going to die for them even though they are also a necessary evil.

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        Feb 20 2013: The war industry is necessary but also is crony capitalism that takes in more than it needs to.

        Prescott Bush George H's dad and George W's grandad was found guilty in a U.S. court of law of financing Hitler.

        The wars are created by a third party for financial reasons I.E. keep the defense contractors busy.

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