Iranian-American here. You may or may not have seen articles floating here and there about how Iranians actually do not hate the west; they emulate and appreciate western culture, especially younger Iranians. They hate their government quite a lot too. When I was in Iran during the 2009 elections, citizens were absolutely livid about the election results (Iranian government very poorly tries to let their citizens think they have a say in their government). If you were keeping up, the protests were insane- innocent, peaceful protestors, who simply didn’t want war-mongers in position, were literally shot down. Anyway, my rant could go on longer, but I won’t bother more with it. It’s just upsetting to see how some Americans cheer on the eradication of a beautiful country filled with people with a majority of citizens who just want to be respected. I’m not trying to get political. Just sharing a perspective.
@Aerisse , I went to basic training with an Iranian. He fled the country when he was young for that reason. The people in Iran aren’t bad or hateful by any means. Most of them are good people but it’s the government and the media that is their biggest@problem. If war happens I hope the citizens aren’t drawn into it
@Aerisse , honestly, that's what I hate most about stereotypes, especially with war. People seem to get the mindset that being at war or on bad terms with a country means EVERYONE in that country hates you
@Aerisse , thank you for sharing. It’s nice to get some perspective, even if it is just from a small comment online.
@Aerisse , just because you’re Iranian doesn’t mean you hate America. Just because you’re American doesn’t mean you hate Iran.
@Aerisse , shut up terrorist.
@Butthurt Commenter, please tell me you're just living up to your name and not serious...
3 top companies that gained stock value over the announcement of possible war.
@Dubin, hell yeah they did. They’re some of the military’s best contractors as well as employers of veterans. Good for them
@Anonymous3301, yeah good for them. Let’s be happy that we may be killing off our young men as well as others so they can increase their profit
@Dubin, to be clear, not taking a political side, just clarifying for people who don't know.
@Mkb617, just so you’re aware. I’m 25( young man) father of two lovely kids. Happily married. And soldier in the United States Army....
@Anonymous3301, congratulations and thank you for your service... your point?
@Mkb617, you’re speaking on behalf of me and my people. Referencing, ina negative light , something we voluntarily enlisted for. Something we are honored and proud to be apart of. My cousins apart of the 82nd. The 3k troops who were pulled away from their families before New Years during vacation to go to the Middle East and wait for something to happen and he is proud to be there. Yeah hose companies referenced aren’t war profiteering they aren’t sending us to our deaths. They’re giving us the opportunity to use our skills to the benefit of our country who we have strong desires to protect. But I really do appreciate your support it definitely makes us happy when people show support and thank us for our service.
@Mkb617, and I’m not try to be rude or mean or condescending by any means. It’s just now a days no one supports our mission our decisions our goals our purpose. Society always hates on what gives us purpose and pride. I know people who’ve been shot blown up taken prisoner all kinds of things. So when you take away a soldiers pride and purpose by talk negatively about the times where they lost loved ones and the additional stress of what we go through on a daily that’s when you get lots of issues. I’ve lost a friend to suicide and his biggest issue was how society fake supports soldiers. They support our uniform but not our purpose. Believe it or not but people will spit towards us in disrespect because of war. We who fight for our country and her interests need society’s support not all the hate that people have.
@Anonymous3301, I was in no way speaking for you or anyone else. As a human being I have a right to be against war. My father was a marine and I had numerous uncles who served as well. If I did not have a neck that was fused genetically at birth, it was caught in my third week of army basic training, I might still be in the service myself. I would rather that those 3 companies went broke than to have you or any of your fellows soldiers die in war. I can salute and be proud of all of the young men and woman such as yourself while at the same time wish there was no need for you to do what you do.
@Mkb617, I never said one thing against you or anyone else who wears a uniform. So I don’t get where you say I referenced the military or anyone serving in it on a negative light.
@Anonymous3301, I did sarcastically mock those businesses but in no way said anything against our service people
@Mkb617, nothing against our service members but you did say something about our choices and our mission. Those companies employ prior servicemen more than any other companies I know of. Those soldiers are choosing to do this. And they need you to support there decisions
@Anonymous3301, No. what I said, admittedly in a smart aleck tone, was “yeah good for them” referring to the companies the OP mentioned. “Let’s be happy that we may be killing off our young men as well as others so they can increase their profit”
@Anonymous3301, like I said before. I would be happy for all of those companies to go bankrupt if it meant you and others like you didn’t have to risk your life. I know that is just a dream that will likely never happen.
@Mkb617, well then I apologize I mistook that. I didn’t sense the tone. I took it as an attack at our current state and what we as servicemen are about to be doing.
@Anonymous3301, and I apologize if it came off wrong. I will pray for you and your families and all others like you.
@Mkb617, appreciate that. We good? No hard feelings?
@Anonymous3301, not even a little bit
@Anonymous3301, you understand that they lobby the hawks on Capitol Hill, a lot, to go to war... right? And that they use our tax dollars to pay for those market gains.. right? I mean, you do understand that don’t you?
@Anonymous3301, I support the people serving in the military. My brother, my father, 4 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers, countless uncles and cousins served.
I do however despise the military industrial complex that is self serving and profits from war.
@Anonymous3301, question(s) though: if society doesn't support the purpose of a war...are you really fighting for *their* interests? Especially as pointed out, these companies are often the ones pushing for war, not society at large, are not soldiers sent to fight for the interests of these companies? And why do I need to support their decisions if I don't agree with the purpose of war?
@big freedom, so been drinking a little bit but to me that sounds a lot like you’re protesting politicians? Because well Fock them. Wars been around since people could hold sticks. It’s apart of human nature we fight we conquer we battle for what we want like desire etc etc etc. the companies listed above are going to offer me 6 figures when I get out of the army. In order to instruct soldiers on how to do my job.... the more money they make the more they can pay me a veteran. A soldier. They make money off war but so do soldiers and veterans. But again Fock politicians
@Anonymous3301, that is the definition of graft. Taking money from tax payers and giving it to their cronies. I’m glad you’re getting paid... I’m definitely not glad how much we pay for fighting wars in places we don’t belong.
@PhilippeAuguste, supporting and speaking negatively publicly are different and could be the difference between people like my friend trying to comit suicide or not. What happens if Iran grew the balls to call suicide bombers and road side ied makers to move to New York and take out our buildings? Again the government not the people. Iranian people aren’t bad just the government. I’m assuming you read my previous messages. What if the many missles launched actually hit people like my cousin which could be your cousin? That’s Iraq not Iran. It crossed borders that’s not something small. What if it hit a school. We are preventing this stuff war isn’t fun but it’s a deterrent to things like dictators gassing their people (who aren’t our people or our interest but they’re still people and that’s in MY interest )
@Anonymous3301, I agree with you that is a good thing to prevent such acts of war. I just think in this situation, when we, a country from North America, go in the Middle East and commit acts of war, it is not reasonable to justify more war when people in the region fight back. That is not to justify their actions...but I do think it explains them. And I'm sorry i just don't think I can stay publicly silent and de facto support war when i fundamentally disagree with the purpose...I think the more people stay silent, the more innocent people die as governments are not held accountable, not told to stop provoking war unnecessarily.
@PhilippeAuguste, then protest the government and their decisions. They cause the situations that I have the remedy don’t protest the situations. Protest the cause of the situations. Wars inevitable. But people like me going in before situations like nuclear missles in Iran or before situations like chemical bombs on military bases or public executions of our soldiers or our journalists shouldn’t be protested. If we don’t step in preemptively stuff COULD be (not a guarantee but I’m not a gambling man) so much worse. Safe than sorry. If we don’t stop monsters like (spelling issue coming ) sulemoni then we face situations like a draft or nuclear warfare. I’d give my life to prevent situationslike that. Gladly. So support me choosing this situation and purpose over those. Yeah I’m not glorifying it’ll suck. But my suffering will stop future suffering
@Anonymous3301, I think we drastically differ in how we calculate the threat Iran or other targets of the US military in general face. I am all for going in to prevent the worst from happening...I just remain unconvinced that our intervention makes things better and I think in many cases, actually makes it worse. I respect that you truly believe the opposite, and I understand that you act in the cause of what you think is best. I support people doing what they think is best for humanity. But that doesn't mean I agree with what you think is best. So while I do not support protesting service-members just because they served, but I do support pushing back when I see people advocating for actions that I think cause more harm than good. Whether they be a politician or a service-member or just anyone really.
This is so offensive to me. The troops are fighting for our freedom. How dare you make a meme to imply that wars are just a lucrative business for rich aasholes in suits. What kind of left wing conspiracy tard are you? God bless Murcia and my troops.
i think it’s funny that americans will turn into terrorist sympathizers just to oppose trump
This meme contains too much truth to handle