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Introduction Torture Glossary Cindy Sheehan Protest
9/11 Bush’s Five Big Lies The Muslims Will Kill Us All!
Bush’s Untrue WMD Statements Don’t Marry A Soldier
American Terrorists How You Know Bush Lied about WMDs Don’t Enlist
American War Criminals Iraq War Motives Do Enlist
Disrespecting American Soldiers Altruistic War Motives The Coming Draft
Joke Selfish War Motives The Ideal War
Iraq War Casualty Pictures Popular War Motives Spoken Word Links
Abu Ghraib Torture Pictures Economic Cost of the Iraq War Video Links
Navy Seals Pictures Beheadings Books
Fallujah Pictures History Related Essays by Roedy
DU Baby Pictures Why The Iraqis Fight So Hard Links
Culprit Pictures What The Iraqis Want Taking Action
Protester Pictures Republican Denial What You can Do
Links To Pictures Republicans Pretend Not To Notice Mark Twain’s War Prayer
Body Counts Saddam Hussein War Is A Racket
Defense Science Board Future Wounds by Dr. Norman Bethune
Atrocities Mind Your Own Business! How Will The Iraq War End?
Tortures Why I Despise Most Americans Conclusions
Guilty of Torture God On Our Side

Don’t Enlist

Accelerate your life!
~ Navy recruiting slogan . This is refreshingly honest — effectively, Get your life over with faster.

Here are 45 reasons I think you should not enlist in the US military and join the Iraq/Afghan or any other illegal war. Granted, I repeat myself in the list, but a point that can save your life bears repeating.

  1. Most recruits are aware of the risk of being shot or blown up, but they might overlook some of the other risks such as: War is a bit like a drug. You are trading off the immediate thrill of combat, torture, bullying, raping, killing (or whatever your pleasure), for misery that lasts the rest of your life.
  2. According to the US Army about nine in every 1,000 soldiers deserted in fiscal year 2007, which ended 2007-09-30, compared to nearly seven per 1,000 a year earlier. Overall, 4,698 soldiers deserted in 2007, compared to 3,301 in 2006. These are not draftees deserting. They are people like yourself, eager for war, who knew full well they would be killing innocent civilians and children. They knew about suicide bombers and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). You are certainly aware of how harshly the army treats deserters and you know the life-long disgrace society heaps on deserters. Yet still many young men like yourself decided to face the consequences rather than continue to fight in Iraq. What happens to you in Iraq must be pretty awful. Think how painful it would have to be before you would even think of deserting, much less actually do it. Shouldn’t you at least talk to some of these deserters to find out what it was that sent them over the edge? If you think you might not be able to handle it, now is the time to find out. Sometimes the army shoots deserters, a fairly harsh punishment for not doing a little research before enlisting. Those guys that deserted were just like you. They too thought they could handle it no sweat. What would it hurt you to find out what it was that made them crack?
  3. On average, a surgeon has to amputate the genitals of two wounded US soldiers each day in Iraq.
  4. You may be killed. Your family, friends and people who love you will have a lifetime of heartache. Any children you would have fathered will be aborted with you. All the women interviewed whose loved ones died when the Taliban shot down a Chinook helicopter, said they were overwhelmed, that what had happened was totally unexpected. People in WWII (World War II) were nowhere that naïve.
  5. leg amputation You may be maimed, have one or more limbs amputated or lose half your face or your penis and balls. According to military historian Gwynne Dyer, for every person killed, 8 are seriously maimed. You will live the rest of your life disabled. You may be so disfigured you will never have sex again. You will be stuck with the bulk of the medical bills. Modern medicine can resuscitate badly maimed people who would have died in previous wars. This means the Iraq war is cranking out an unusually high numbers of seriously maimed people.
  6. As of 2011-07, 200,000 soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffered brain damage. Who dates someone with brain damage? Are you really willing to give up sex for the rest of your life just for a few years of raping, pillaging and torturing? You might well not even keep the memories for your masturbatory fantasies.
  7. Many returning from Iraq become mental basket cases unable to deal with the horrors of war and the guilt at what they have done. They beat up their children and wives and are emotionally distant. Friends and family reject them. They can’t hold down a job. They become homeless. According the VA (Volt-Amps) there are 107,000 homeless on any given night. Look at the way American treats the homeless vets of the Viet Nam and Iraq wars begging on the streets. Watch some documentaries about the shell shocked vets. One grabbed a clerk by the throat when she did not hand over the change with sufficient respect. Others wake up screaming in the night decades later reliving trauma. Most have marital breakdown. The sound of packing bubbles popping sends a vet to the floor in cover. Another found he could not handle his job clearing up road kill since he could not shake his fear there were bombs hidden underneath the carcasses. You will become, at least to some extent, a nutcase. 28% of Canadian soldiers returning from Afghanistan are classified as having serious mental problems such as suicidal tendencies, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. The Veteran’s Association estimates 37% of American soldiers returning from Iraq are classified as having serious mental problems. Even the Bush administration admits 15% of soldiers returning from Iraq suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). On 2007-11-11 CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Newsworld Sunday Night aired a documentary called PTSD : The War at Home about Iraq vets suffering from PTSD who snap and kill their families and neighbours. According to the documentary, to get treatment for PTSD, there in a terrible catch 22, men must sign up for another potential tour of duty in Iraq. They can’t face that so they go untreated. According to CBC Newsworld documentary, aired 2007-11-13 16% of Canadian soldiers returning from Afghanistan have a dangerous drinking problem, e.g. drunk driving. The latest thinking is that PTSD is not caused by seeing the horrors of war, but from a moral injury. The soldier with PTSD suffers from low self esteem, trusts no one and has anger management problems. He feels that he was betrayed into committing an unforgivable act. Even those who come back normal, will for the rest of their lives scan everyone’s hands for weapons, monitor exits, monitor eye contact and keep their back always against a wall, in other words, paranoid, unable to trust people.
    I feel so ashamed of myself. It is even worse than when I was in Afghanistan. I have nightmares all the time. I feel so empty because I don’t know why I did what I did in Afghanistan.
    ~ Travis , Canadian soldier returning from Afghanistan.
  8. Over half the soldiers who served in the Gulf War, died of Gulf War Syndrome or were treated for it. They were in Iraq for only weeks. You will be there years. Read the fine print. Bush is keeping soldiers in Iraq for years after their contract expires. To this day no one knows for sure what causes Gulf War Syndrome, though the latest thinking it is caused by pyridostigmine bromide, a drug given to protect against nerve gases and the pesticides used on the battlefield to protect against disease-carrying insects. Yet we do know that you can pass it on to your spouse and children.
  9. Myalgic excephalitis is disease that preferentially strikes soldiers who serve in the middle east. It starts with fatigue that gets to the point of an AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) patient weeks before death. Patients need caretakers to do everything for them. Then it gets worse, all your muscles hurt with a pain described as ten out of ten all the time, however, you have not enough energy to commit suicide. All we know about the disease it is accompanied by an excess of an enzyme that destroys your mitochondria.
  10. You will be exposed to DU (Depleted Uranium), as were soldiers in the first Gulf War. This may cause cancer later, or even more likely will cause your children and their children to be genetically deformed. Check out the middle part of the video Beyond Treason click to watch by William Lewis that shows what sort of children are common to those exposed to the DU-laden winds in Iraq. Imagine explaining to your wife why you did this to her. Also pay attention to parts how can make your wife and family sick indirectly.
  11. Iraq is no threat to the USA. You are not defending your country. There were no WMDs (Weapon of Mass Destructions). Even Bush admits Iraq had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks on 2001-09-11. All that mayhem is for nothing, unless you count stealing oil for Exxon as a worthy cause.
    We have no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th attacks.
    ~ George W. Bush (1946-07-06 age:71), 2003-09-17, audio.

    The USA illegally attacked an unarmed country under false pretences. The war is about ignoble motives such as oil and world domination. There is utterly no point is you risking your life in Iraq. Granted, some soldiers do heroic work, e.g. the Navy Seals rescuing hostages from Somali pirates, or helping out in natural disasters, but when any soldier enlists he is signing over his heart, mind, soul, body, ass and conscience to the US military. Even if he joins the reserves, his is signing up potentially to torture and murder children.

  12. You will be routinely ordered to kill civilians and children and commit other violations of the Geneva conventions, according to 12-year Marine Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey. This is documented in Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians. You can also check with returning vets. If you are driving in a convoy, you will be ordered to run over any Iraqi child who gets in your way and not stop under any circumstances. Once you are in the military, resisting is very difficult. You will be shot or imprisoned and treated extremely badly if your conscience awakens. American soldiers have already killed 100,000 civilians, mostly children and that was before Fallujah. You will kill them too. That is what soldiers do, kill people they are ordered to. If you don’t believe me, have a long talk with some vets about their experiences. Keep in mind they won’t be proud of it and won’t leap to tell you what they have done.
    Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
    ~ Bertrand Russell (1872-05-18 1970-02-02 age:97)
  13. There is some chance you may be ordered to guard and torture POWs (Prisoner Of Wars).
  14. If you are very unlucky you may be ordered to participate in the raping of young Iraqi boys and preparing kiddie porn videos of the rapes for Bush.
  15. The back door draft. Everyone has been kept in Iraq far longer than the agreed term. If you find it intolerable, there is no way out. You have no idea how long you are really signing up for. Before you sign up, Google for the phrases back door draft stop-loss to see what a trap you are getting yourself into. Marines who have finished their terms and gone home find that later they are dragged back for involuntary duty, the back draft.
  16. The invasion and occupation of Iraq is illegal.
    ~ Kofi Annan (1938-04-08 age:80)Secretary General and Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922-11-14 2016-02-16 age:93) former Secretary General of the U.N.
    I think in this case international law stood in the way of doing the right thing.
    ~ Richard Perle (1941-09-16 age:76), 2003-11-20, Pentagon hawk, cat-stroking, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond villain pasty lookalike, admitting the Iraq war is illegal.
    Since Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali of the U.N. have declared the Iraq invasion and occupation illegal, you will technically be an international war criminal. This means you may at any time be arrested if you leave the country to travel in a country that subscribes to the International Court in The Hague. It is a hanging offence, though more likely it will be commuted to life imprisonment. The USA may not forever be powerful enough to protect you from prosecution, even on home soil. Everything you do in the Iraq war is illegal since the war itself is illegal. Even if you don’t kill, you are still guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, on the same principle the guy who drives the get-away car is guilty of bank robbery. You are in much the same position as a German participating in the invasion of Poland. Recall that some Nazis faced prosecution even into their 90s.
  17. The base pay for active duty killing people according to the recruiting site is $14,321.00 USD a year for a private E1. Granted there are bonuses such as housing and food, same as you would get in a civilian job outside your home city. You are liable to be shot at 24/7. Presuming you get two promotions to an E3 level, that works out to $47.80 USD a day, or  $1.99 USD an hour. If you are a private your pay does not even increase after 6 years of experience. Minimum wage at McDonald’s is  $5.15 USD a hour. You are an idiot to risk your life for such paltry pay, especially when the work has nothing to do with defending your country. Recently the military has been offering higher and higher one time enlistment bonuses. People now realise they are not signing up to defend their country, so are demanding higher and higher bribes to sell their souls. The very existence of these bonuses indicates that soldiers know full well what a morally sleazy job they are signing up for. People don’t need to be bribed to defend their country against a real attack. If you are going to sell your soul to become a hired killer, you should at least get well paid for it.

    Drug dealers use the excuse they had no other choice of a job. If you enlist, your excuse that you had no other choice of a job but butchering children is just as lame.

    Consider becoming a mercenary or working for the Mafia. The Mafia offers better pay, better hours, you don’t have to kill children and you can enjoy killing up front and personal, not the geeky/sissy army way using remote control weapons, like bombing school kids from remote control Predators.

    People think of the military as a job of last resort. No matter how stupid and unskilled you are, they have to take you. They can turn you down if you are not fit, sick or have a criminal record. When look the crummy pay, the way you sell your soul, the gross living conditions, some other desperation jobs like Walmart greeter, telemarketer, McDonalds burger flipper, lawn cutter, paper/flyer/poster deliverer don’t look quite so bad in comparison.

  18. Recruiters lie that enlisting in the military will give you training that will stand you in good stead later in getting a job. But the reality is, as of 2011-08-05, 12.4% of vets are unemployed where only 9.1% of non-vets are unemployed. Far form helping, military service will interfere with getting a job. Why is this? People don’t want to work beside killers, PTSD-sufferers and people with mental problems who may be touchy or dangerous. Further the skills useful in the military are not useful in civilian life, particularly the way people relate giving orders and mindlessly obeying without question. Americans give lip service to admiring vets, but they are fully aware vets are people who enjoy killing and bullying. Very few people feel comfortable around a someone who enjoys killing. Even fewer look forward to working late with someone whose idea of good time is to torture a child while forcing the parents to watch, even if there is only the slightest chance that is true. When you get back, your old job definitely will not be waiting for you. The world will have passed you by. If you use computers you will not know how to use the latest software. If you are a mechanic, you won’t understand the latest automotive technology. If you used to work for the cable or phone company, the technology will have changed drastically in your absence.
  19. Iraq is a hot, pestilent, fly-blown, stinking, hell hole.
  20. Presuming you are a believer in punishment in the afterlife, since you will be killing innocent civilians, mostly children, you will without doubt be condemning yourself to eternal damnation. That dread will hang over your head the rest of your life.
  21. When you get back, your government will treat you like shit. They reneged on veterans benefits, housing, health care, rehab… Unemployment is three times higher for vets than for people who did not enlist. There is a great show about supporting the troops, but employers don’t want to hire people with psychological problems.
  22. When you return, many people will spit on you and treat you like shit. They will call you baby killer and baby rapist. You will receive ever increasing abuse over your lifetime as the horrors and injustice if the Iraq war surfaces. If you travel outside the USA, it will be even worse.
  23. Joining the US military is a bit like joining the Mafia or the Bush crime family as an enforcer, or plotting to murder a child. It is not something you should do lightly. You should not do it just because other people told you to, or because the ads were cool, or because it’s an easy job to get. You should check out carefully who it is you will be killing and why your are going to kill them. That is your responsibility, not just the president’s. Once you are in the military you no longer get to choose who you kill. You are the one who will pull the trigger. You should be sure such murders are necessary, not just that the person you plan to kill hates America, which may well be a perfectly rational response after what America did to him, his family and his country and no reason to kill anyone. In Afghanistan, you will find the reason to kill is to guard a pipeline for Unocal and to guard the opium crop for the Bush crime family that, through Afghanistan, now controls 87% of the world’s heroin. In Iraq, you are there to steal oil for American oil companies by terrifying the locals through shock & awe into giving it up. You also want to consider the consequences to yourself. You are setting yourself up as a war criminal, same as any Nazi. Iraq is an illegal war. You are potential subject to the same Nuremberg war-crimes trials as the Nazis were. Following orders is no excuse for murder or torture. Also consider the penalty you will take on your physical, mental and spiritual health. Plan enlistment as carefully as you would any other premeditated murder of a stranger.
  24. Enlisting is an almost irreversible step, like selling your soul to the devil, or taking your first shot of heroin. Once you hand yourself over the army, they will beat your personal will and morality out of you using standard brainwashing techniques (sleep deprivation, exhaustion, humiliation, repetition…) and replace it with blind obedience to military authority. You will never again have truly free will. Never again will you be fully human. You will become part robot, part killing machine. Your ability to reflect on the big picture of what you are doing will be inhibited. You will become as mindless as a lemming. You are not the sharpest knife in the drawer as it is or you would never even have considered enlisting. Submitting to military indoctrination will kill off your remaining spark, intelligence and ability to think for yourself.
  25. Recruiters will lie outrageously to you. ABC caught them on tape saying things like Your odds are 10 times higher being killed in the USA than Iraq., The war is over long ago., If you don’t like it, you just quit. It is if it never happened. It is called a failure to adapt discharge. and Nobody’s being sent to Iraq. They are bringing them back.
  26. Make sure you have a lawyer look over your enlistment contract, especially if you accept extensive training. You will find they own you, much like an indentured servant contract of previous centuries. Military enlistment is one of the few forms of slavery still legal.
  27. You may have seen movies from !-- macro Acronym WWII --> era and imagine women will find your uniform and your life-risking enlistment an irresistible aphrodisiac. But you are not defending your country. You will be butchering mostly civilians and of them mostly children who have done nothing to harm your country. That does not turn women on. Women are not big on serial killers. As they gradually find out what you did overseas, even in vague terms, they will shun you. Think about it, would you want to cuddle with a woman who killed 20 kids in cold blood? See my essay on why women should avoid you. Would you trust a child killer to babysit your kids? Of course, not! No matter what excuses you make for it, you are still a baby killer.
  28. According to the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), one in four veterans are homeless. According to The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans one in three homeless people are veterans. You might imagine you would return from the bloodletting a fêted hero; not so. The psychological harm from extended terms of combat often renders people so frazzled, they are unable to hold a job or even to negotiate the bureaucracy to get government aid. U.S. troops wounded in Iraq are being ordered to repay the bonuses they got for signing up, after war injuries cut short their service. The administration betrays the injured, routinely denying them the promised lifetime medical help. Veterans often complain they can no longer fit into civilian society. They have to hang out with fellow vets. They often fall off the edge into squalor. Charity groups such as Cockerel House seek them out and round them up into group homes. Vets often have disabilities, health and/or mental problems that make it difficult to hold a job. That leads to homelessness. Nobody gives a damn about them from then on. That is one of the natural consequences of giving in to the desire to kill people.
  29. In the military, there is extreme peer pressure to conform. Not only peers, the whole command structure pushes soldiers to commit crimes they would never dream of committing back home. When they get back home, naturally they reminisce about what they did. Often the guilt and horror drives soldiers to alcoholism in an attempt to forget. Soldiers with just a touch of sadism are driven mad when they are forced to go way beyond their limits. There is a TV show called Intervention that sometimes features vets going through hell.
  30. Thousands of people will show up to the funeral of a Mountie or firefighter killed in the line of duty. Only close family and a few military personnel will turn up for a funeral of a military hit man (aka soldier). Further, many people will spit on your grave or curse you with their dying breaths to rot in hell for eternity. Every night for the rest of their lives they will pray for calamity to befall you. They will teach their children and grandchildren to curse you for generations to come. Would it not bother you to be so reviled? It not just the relatives of your victims who will hate you, it is people in your own country furious at you for your filthy deeds that have soiled the flag with infamy. If you want to be considered a hero, you must save lives, not take them.
  31. Ask John McCain what is was like to be captured by those whom he had been tormenting. In Iraq they have even more reason to hate you because the US targets kids and innocent civilians, routinely uses torture and employs an array of hideous banned weapons. The Iraqis would have even more motive to make your life unpleasant than the people of Viet Nam had to torture McCain.
  32. What sort of punishment do you think is appropriate for a serial killer who travels half way around the world so that he can rape, murder and torture kids with little chance of prosecution? Being shouted at, shunned, spat on, confined to jail for life, raped, stabbed, horsewhipped, tortured and murdered himself? If the Christians or Muslims are right, any of those punishments would be just a wrist slap compared with the extreme after-death punishments inflicted for eternity. Is the thrill of killing worth the risk? Eventually the guilt for what you did will sink through your thick skull. Men a lot tougher than you have spent the remainder of their lives waking night after night in a sweat screaming, reliving their war crimes and war trauma over and over.
  33. According to CBC News, the brass at the Veterans Administration are under fire for covering up just how prevalent suicide is in veterans of the Iraq war. 18 vets a day off themselves because they can’t handle the memories of what they did and/or what was done to them an/or the horrors he saw. This is considerably more people than were killed in combat. This is no surprise. Once soldiers come back, they realise there was no justification at all for all the atrocities they committed. By that point, the vets are useless for further duty, so the VA disowns them. It hits the vets hard what utter scum they are and, without any emotional support, they off themselves. 18 vets a day commit suicide — considerably more than are killed in combat. If that many actually kill themselves, that means there are hundreds of times that number utterly miserable, just dragging through life wishing they could kill themselves. Suicides is 10% higher in vets than in civilians and 20% higher in marines. These people are deeply ashamed of what they did or deeply regret where those choices took them. If that many try to kill themselves, think how many more regret their choice. Why would you sign up to do things so shameful that you will want to kill yourself with the guilt? It must be at least as bad as raping a six year old. You don’t see paedophiles bumping themselves off the way vets do.

    According to Rod Wittmier, Army Veterann, founder of Vets Meets Vets, the reason for the epidemic of veteran suicides is because soldiers are now typically in combat for 1000+ days at a stretch, whereas in WWII, when there was a real enemy threatening, they only had to serve an average of 40 days. He is no left wing liberal. He is very much a kill-a-kid-for-Christ kind of guy who sees any butchery by the US military is a valuable public service for which the public is not nearly grateful enough. Sometimes just the horrors of battle are so terrifying there no way to get them out of mind except to kill yourself. Everyone overestimates how resilient they will be after viewing atrocities.

  34. Especially if you are female, talk to women in the military about rape. They usually do not report rape because that would trigger revictimisation. Your are odds of being raped are considerably higher than if you find some other occupation. Soldiers treat raping indigenous women quite casually, so it spills over into raping fellow soldiers. Even more men are raped than women though the percentage of men raped is lower. he Pentagon reported on 2013-05-09 that rape was out of control. If you are a female, there is a good chance (30%) you will be raped and you will have almost no chance of getting your attacker convicted. Even if you do, the rapist’s commander, all on his own, can nullify the conviction. Rape and sexual harassment is a military tradition. If your husband enlists, there is a good chance he will be swept up in it.
  35. Would you consider joining the priesthood? If you join up for service in Iraq or Afghanistan you might as well be. If a woman in Afghanistan or Iraq had sex with you voluntarily, for money or by rape her family would most likely kill her. There are very few American women in Iraq, mostly lesbians and other very tough cookies. Because of the unequal sex ratio, they are driven nuts by sexual harassment and likely won’t look favourably on you. If you can’t get laid in America, there is zero chance you will in Iraq unless you count homosexuality, rape or paedophilic rape. If you have a girlfriend or wife or boyfriend back home, what are the odds she/he will wait for you all that time, much less remain 100% faithful to you? You would not likely turn down a tempting offer of sex. Why should she? She will get many more offers than you. Don’t flatter yourself. Don’t forget the back draft. She doesn’t even know if you will ever come home. Many can’t get a girl friend, so they give up trying by effectively signing up for years of celibacy. If you go to Iraq you are an admitted loser, effectively giving up on the mating game.
  36. Soldiers who fight in aggressive wars are the ultimate losers in a Darwinian sense. Consider Nazis who fought aggressive wars for Hitler. They did their country harm by going along with pointless wars costly in life and money. They were not defending their country against invaders. They died pointlessly, never having families or abandoning their families to their own devices to survive. They were wounded and maimed never again capable of fully taking on the rôle of father and provider. Many ended up a beggars. They were shamed for life for their war crimes. Many went into hiding or changed their identities. This is ironic since during the war they were treated as heroic. Hitler whipped the public into a football-crowd like frenzy painting their war crimes as nobles deeds.

    Those who fight in Afghanistan and Iraq are doing the exact same thing, fighting an aggressive war and lying to themselves that they are defending their country. They have even less excuse than Nazis since Americans, Britons and Canadians had access to the truth where Hitler had complete control of the Nazi propaganda. But it does not matter if they comprehend the foolishness of their sacrifice. They are Darwinian idiots, pointlessly sacrificing themselves and volunteering for extinction, unconsciously voting to remove their genes from the pool because they judge themselves inferior. It is a form of suicide by lot. Sound far fetched? Think how many times soldiers whine It was the only job I could get They think so poorly of themselves, that imagine only the army would take them. They were so ashamed of themselves they barely tried anywhere else.

  37. You will be rationed to 2 bottles (3 liters) of water a day in a climate where you lose 15 liters a day just walking around. Halliburton-KBR supplies the water. It is so full of chemicals many soldiers refuse to drink it and drink the local water which of course gives them raging dysentery.
  38. The military uses burn pits on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. They use them to burn obsolete military equipment, medical waste and hazardous waste. Exposure to the smoke causes rapidly spreading cancers that kill people before their thirtieth birthday.
  39. Burn are a common injury. People who get serious burns often beg to be put out of their misery. That is never permitted. Pain medications often don’t work at all or gradually stop working. Even at best, you will be in significantly more pain than you have every experienced and it goes on for months.
  40. If you go away for a year, the odds of your partner or spouse remaining loyal to you are quite low. If you think they are high, you are both naïve and conceited. If you are lucky, when you get back, your partner will just have had a few flings that will never hear about. If you are not so lucky, when you come home, you will find another has stolen your partner’s heart. Even animals know they can’t leave their mates unattended.
  41. It might be very exciting to play soldier, waste some brown-skinned kids, or hobbling old hags, just like you were shooting squirrels in the trailer park back home. Eventually your tours will be over. You will be lying awake at night thinking about the eyes of your victims staring at you asking implicitly Why are you doing this? What did I do to you to deserve this treatment? It will dawn on you that you have no reason other than it made your cock tingle. Many vets, when they confront the reality of what they did, blow their brains out.
  42. Many people enlist to commit murder because they want the educational assistance programs promised after their term is up. When you later go to university, either in classes or in contact with informed students, you will be forced to confront the fact you are a war criminal who have committed a capital crime and fully deserve the death penalty and that there are people all over the world working to prosecute you, just as there were people who worked for decades to track down the Nazi war criminals. You will be shunned. You will quite possibly come to hate yourself, just as Viet Nam vets did. Right now the government is pumping out propaganda at a furious pace to suck more people into signing up for the war. Once the wars are over, there will be no need to continue that. The government will abandon the vets like a dirty tampon, just the way they did the Viet Nam vets, not even giving them medical care, much less the constant stream of lies to salve their consciences. You fully deserve that fate. You knew damn well there was no justification for murder. You did it for fun.
  43. You might well be captured. Your captors will hold you responsible for all their friends and kids the US military has killed. Even if they fed you as well as they fed themselves, you would consider your fare inedible swill. But you won’t rate even that. You will slowly starve to death. The US routinely tortures POWs by depriving them of water. It would only be fitting if they treated you as they had been treated. Until you have endured that torture, you have absolutely no idea how horrible it is. It is far worse that your wildest imagination. It is utterly beyond anything you have experienced. You will beg for death.
  44. In World War II, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and Hitler and Mussolini were well on their way to world domination. My dad enlisted to stop them. However, today is a completely different situation. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked any other country. The United States is playing the rôle of Germany invading Poland unprovoked. The USA is attacking other nations to acquire natural resources, just as Nazi Germany did.

    You probably would not consider signing up as a hit man for the Mafia, even if the salary were over $1,000,000 a year. You probably would not sign up as a hit man for Russia, BP Oil or Monsanto. What then is so honourable about signing up as a hit man for the USA? You are not signing up to defend the USA, but to attack other countries unprovoked and steal their resources. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked the USA. The USA attacked them. Neither of them has ever attacked the USA and further neither is capable of attacking the USA. They have no nukes, planes, ships, missiles, tanks… You would be morally on par with Hitler’s troops who invaded Poland, fighting illegal aggressive wars.

  45. There are many additional reasons not to enlist, which are reasons why women should not marry you if you enlist. Being shunned by women is one huge reason to avoid enlisting.


You might think I am crazy to write this essay. If I dislike sadists so much, shouldn’t I urge them to enlist, get their heads blown off and exit the gene pool? I have no beef with sadists, so long as they confine themselves to consenting adult partners. It is only when they act out on innocent people I feel compelled to dissuade or block them. I’m hoping, with my essay, I will convince a few young men and women not to enlist. That will reduce suffering for them, for the people they would have killed, maimed or tortured and for their families they would have abandoned.

Where is it written in the Constitution, in what article or section is it contained, that you may take children from their parents and parents from their children and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly and wickedness of the government may engage itself? Under what concealment has this power lain hidden, which now for the first time comes forth, with a tremendous and baleful aspect, to trample down and destroy the dearest right of personal liberty? Who will show me any Constitutional injunction which makes it the duty of the American people to surrender everything valuable in life and even life, itself, whenever the purposes of an ambitious and mischievous government may require it?… A free government with an uncontrolled power of military conscription is the most ridiculous and abominable contradiction and nonsense that ever entered into the heads of men.
~ Daniel Webster (1782 1852 age:70), US Senator, Speech in the House of Representatives, 1814-01-14

Most likely you will pay no attention to me and you will sign up anyway. Think of me when you are sitting in Iraq with one eye blasted out like a smashed boiled egg, one leg missing and your penis dangling by a thread of skin. Think of me in the mental hospital when you are afraid to sleep because the nightmares of the kids you slaughtered come to haunt you. Think of me when you are on your death bed, wondering how you will explain to your maker why you killed all those people. Remember that I told you so. That is your natural punishment for being such a smartass, sadistic little brat.

In my youth I did that [killed people] for money and rather enjoyed it. The adrenalin rush, the gamble of life, youngsters tend to bit playfull with life.
~ Jim E , serial murderer, 2005-04-19 in alt.politics.bush, believed living in Seattle, on why he enlisted in the 101Abn.

If you decide to enlist anyway, please ask your Mom to drop me a line when you are killed or rendered a vegetable. I want to celebrate one more sadistic asshole leaving the gene pool.

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.
Friends don’t let friends take drugs.
Friends don’t let friends enlist.

Let Jesse Macbeth, Ranger vet who served in Iraq tell you what it is like. We would interrogate a family. We’d ask the man of the family a question; if we didn’t like his answer, we’d shoot his youngest kid. The military blog sites claim this tape is phony. click to watch click to watch


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Some of the reasons include:
  • Over 2,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq and over 14,000 have been wounded.
  • Nearly 100,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq as a result of the U.S. invasion.
  • One in six soldiers returning from Iraq experiences mental health problems.
  • Two-thirds of all recruits receive no college funding from the military and only 15 percent graduate with a four-year degree.
  • According to the VA, 90 percent of recent women veterans reported experiencing sexual harassment; a third were raped.
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Americans are furious with me when I point out that aggressive war (attacking first unprovoked) is a capital war crime, in particular the unprovoked invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. They respond But what about 2001-09-11? Even President Bush said that bin Laden and his Saudi Al Qaeda henchmen, were responsible, not Afghans or Iraqis. On 2003-09-17, Bush and his administration explicitly stated Iraq had nothing to do with 2001-09-11. Attacking Iraq is like attacking the USA for something Colombian criminals allegedly did, on the grounds both nations are nominally Christian. Americans have justified their carnage with a racist belief that the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim, blaming a billion people for the 2001-09-11 crimes of a handful.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)


When there are no wars, soldiers do exercises to prepare for rescue from earthquake, flood and other natural disasters. This is a challenging work and completely admirable. The objections I stated above would not apply. Lieutenant General Roméo d’Allaire’s organisation to discourage child soldier recruitment

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