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tetigistus wrote:

I'm an actual soldier, as in US military. When I was in Iraq I saw kids fresh out of high school sitting behind machine guns on the tops of Humvees. 17,18,19-year olds. Can't even buy a beer but they're expected to shoot people and die when they're told to. And they do.


This is an interesting topic, but I just had to contradict this post...how is that any different from the US drafting people during war (although they haven't done it in a while, it has still happened and still could), 18+ you can be drafted. =\
If you were to say 10-16 year olds being behind those Humvees it would effect me a bit more, but Seventeen seems reasonable...well, reasonable for a third world country in a time of war, that is.

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dandylion wrote:


tetigistus wrote:

I'm an actual soldier, as in US military. When I was in Iraq I saw kids fresh out of high school sitting behind machine guns on the tops of Humvees. 17,18,19-year olds. Can't even buy a beer but they're expected to shoot people and die when they're told to. And they do.


This is an interesting topic, but I just had to contradict this post...how is that any different from the US drafting people during war (although they haven't done it in a while, it has still happened and still could), 18+ you can be drafted. =\
If you were to say 10-16 year olds being behind those Humvees it would effect me a bit more, but Seventeen seems reasonable...well, reasonable for a third world country in a time of war, that is.



I believe he is talking about US troops here.
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In war everybody is pushed and forced to fight, against their own will this sort of thing happens often in the past but it's still going on today those who doesn't experience the harshness of reality are considered fortunate because they don't have to go through the everyday life of running and fighting for your life.

Sorry someone told me something like this and i just changed his words a little bit because he was cursing a lot I'm not sure if this is an opinion or facts.
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America isn't ignorant, it's just the target of all the crap you see on tv.

America isn't any more ignorant than the UK.

Anyways, child soldiers...

I figure that if they volunteer to do it, though it's still wrong, that it makes it less severe.

But if you force kids into combat like Hitler did, well that's a different story.

Overall, it's wrong.



Actually America does have a bigger problem with ignorance than other nations. Our educational system needs some serious upgrades. Honestly I think we need to raise it up until it is on par with Germany’s. Whatever the case, America also has more people. More people= More ignorant people.

But, we’re much cooler than the United Kingdom. The United States is easier to spell! Also, we got Elvis!

Yeah bigotry!


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In war everybody is pushed and forced to fight, against their own will this sort of thing happens often in the past but it's still going on today those who doesn't experience the harshness of reality are considered fortunate because they don't have to go through the everyday life of running and fighting for your life.

Sorry someone told me something like this and i just changed his words a little bit because he was cursing a lot I'm not sure if this is an opinion or facts.


Not true. Doctors get out of fighting war. My grandfather on one side got out of fighting a war too, because he was his mother’s only son. Then, however, she had a baby boy and he got drafted anyway. :P!

Died too. Yeah. It was WWII and he fell asleep and ended up rolling off his guard tower at Dachau. Broke his neck.

Anyway, back on topic, I do think it is stupid that 18 is old enough to fight and die for your country but not to drink. They should change that.
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Well, sometimes they're (the kids) are forced (I guess) into fighting, but sometimes they do it themselves because they fight to protect the things they love. A example of that would be Poland in WWII. You'd see like 12 year olds running to deliver messages to different resistant groups in order to fight off the Germans. They would be either basically mini-mailmen/mailwomen OR they would make home made wepons and Molotov Cocktail's to bomb the tanks and other cars.
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Seph has already pretty well answered why child soldiers are used


The sad thing is that its effective. A bullet launched from a child’s riffle is just as effective as one from an adults, and it’s a lot harder to shoot back.
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monkey-of-evil720 wrote:

WAT THE FUCKIN HELL ARE YOU TALKING BOUT??

THIS IS FUCKIN BULLSHIT

LOCK THIS THREAD


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I learned a lot about child labour and child soliders. I've seen videos too in school...it's so sad...


same here frcking sad man
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tl;dr?
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snuffie wrote:

tl;dr?


You bumped this thread just to say that?

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Depressing, but meh.
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-Vega- wrote:


snuffie wrote:

tl;dr?


You bumped this thread just to say that?



Yes, yes I did, sir. Do you have a problem with that or shall I just fall asleep at 8:30 like a young lady would? [I really want a monocle now]
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snuffie wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


snuffie wrote:

tl;dr?


You bumped this thread just to say that?



Yes, yes I did, sir. Do you have a problem with that or shall I just fall asleep at 8:30 like a young lady would? [I really want a monocle now]


I don't really have a problem, but you can get banned for excessive thread bumping.
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-Vega- wrote:


snuffie wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


snuffie wrote:

tl;dr?


You bumped this thread just to say that?



Yes, yes I did, sir. Do you have a problem with that or shall I just fall asleep at 8:30 like a young lady would? [I really want a monocle now]


I don't really have a problem, but you can get banned for excessive thread bumping.


Wanna ban me? :3
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