I do like this guy’s “same war” argument but I want it to be known that I take absolutely no position on Marine-IDF match-ups. While I think friendly rivalry between allies is a good thing, I do not want to get into the middle of this argument:
[the Marine crank writes:]“Until you and all your other gungho Jewish buds are ready to suit up, and fight hard, keep your damn mouth shut.”
I served in the IDF (very recently) and we all felt like we were fighting America’s war. 9/11 just reinforced this fact. If this guy doesn’t want to fight my war, then I want two years of my life back where my duties included guarding a working Coca-Cola factory in an abandonded (due to constant firefights) industrial zone outside of Ramallah and dispersing “protesters” who while they were burning American flags were shooting very real bullets at me and my Jewish friends.
Excuse me, just who is fighting whose war?
Is this guy also questioning how hard we fight? It is a fact that in joint exercises conducted in Israel a rag-tag bunch of 19 year old Israeli NCOs consistently embarrass the Marines who come to train in head-to-head exercises. It is also a fact that we are fighting in and around our own borders agianst near impossible odds and have fought off every attack in our history – attacks aimed at erasing our existence from the planet.
What kind of wacko is this Marine who doesn’t realize that the sides of this war have been drawn. Not by America, not by the Jews, not by Israel, but by people who burn flags, crash airplanes into buildings, use civilian casualties for media sympathy and who if they had their way would ban the Super Bowl, Nude Beaches, Rock’n’ Roll and Beer (Belgian or otherwise) in one fell swoop.