You cant judge the military becouse your a civilian.Submitted by wraiththirteen on Sun, 12/21/2008 - 15:49
Have you ever pointed out to people the gross negligence of the military (like the fact that it is spread waaaayyyyy to thin, or the fact that it is trying very hard to become out dated, or the fact that the pentagon seems to loose more money than it actually keeps tract of (lose two dollars for every dollar they know the location of), or how it seems to be the officers only job is to undermine the enlist and with modern warfare they are kinda out dated (ok the last one is debatable but the rest are not)) and they shoot back at you that you are not in the military so you can not judge the military, we have the best military in the world, and you are just too stupid to know it because you are not in the military. Now granted I get this only from other civilians.
I have come up with a reply to make the sheep think.
1. Oliver Cromwell had no military experience whatsoever (in the biography I read they said he might, might, have served in the local militia), but he never lost a battle that he commanded, he created the modern warfare that they used for the four hundred years and every military feared him, I have even heard it said that the pope stopped the inquisition because oliver sent him a letter saying that if he didnt that the pope would hear his cannons at the vatican.
2. Spartacus was a slave and he defeated many legions of roman soldiers, with hastily trained troops. How can these slaves who are not even civilians do this? Maybe just maybe they knew how to see the crap their military was in and use it against them.
Right now I only have two examples of civilians kicking the crap out of a weak military. I am not sure about attila the hun even though I do bring him up to. So please list other examples that you know of where the civilians knew more than the military commanders. And when I say civilian I mean somebody with very little to no formal military training at all, so in my mind that discounts washington and swampfox.
also please list other things that the military is fairly weak on right now.