Originally Posted by Fast55
You call me stupid and use auto racing as an analogy for combat?? This is WAR, and people are going to get killed. Put down the crack pipe for just a minute and let's go over your analogy. Using your dumbass logic, me being a spectator in the stands, should also be embarrased for the drivers' error?
My Government? Do I own the U.S. Government? Is anyone here asking you to apologize for English food? English cars (don't try to pull Jag. out of your a$$, they have sucked since the '60's), English oral Hygiene??
Cavalier attitude towards a loss of life??? HELLO, IS THIS THING ON? Do you know anyone who was KIA?? Don't think so. Come back and complain after:
A: You have grown a pair.
B: You have served in the military and personally KNOW someone who was KIA.
Until then, we will all feel bad (not embarrassed), when any of our guys (YOURS included), are killed, but we don't need some whining limey to tell us to apologize when it happens. You may now go back to being the "stupid wanker" you think we are.
While you may think all those tough guy, macho thoughts about war, KIAs and growing balls, it might be better if you didn't bother to say them.
And, there is nothing objectionable about responding to someone with a sympathetic, human ear when there is an accident and people die as a result. It sure will get you a better response than aggressively accusing the wounded party of being a nutless pussy without a clue how to be macho like you. The United States could use as many allies in the effort to stamp out terror - belligerent, bellicose responses to those who have been our most reliable allies is not a proven way to win friends and influence people. But hell, what the fuck do you care about things like that? You would rather spurt a load of frothy bile whipped up on demand at anyone who might bring up an alternate view of the costs of war you, who may have served in the armed forces and may have known real KIAs, so unequivocally declare are acceptable costs.
And, the analogy to a F1 driver causing an accident and being embarassed about it is likely right on. I doubt the pilots responsible for the accident feel anything like how you sound after popping off like that. I would suggest they feel both embarrassment and very deep remorse. Which is appropriate, even in war, even if there is nothing they realistically could have done to prevent the accident. But we know how you would react, you just need to know it would have been inappropriate. You surely know that if you were a pilot and publicly expressed the outlook on this subject that you have above, your superior officer would have you booted in an instant.
It is a good thing there are stronger men running the military who can see, understand and respond to these issues with more than their balls. In fact if you read any account, anywhere, nothing like your testosterone laced spurt of macho bullshit is even hinted at. Jim