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#97 - awesomenessdefined (11/26/2012) [-]
No one ever thanked Atlas.
User avatar #147 to #97 - thatkittyoverthere (11/26/2012) [-]
Thats cause its his punishment
User avatar #174 to #97 - franklyimaperson (11/26/2012) [-]
Atlas only holds up the sky
User avatar #119 to #97 - fedegon (11/26/2012) [-]
******* Hercules could've taken the world but no, he had to be a dick and "stretch for a while", only to never come back.
#133 to #97 - thisotherdude (11/26/2012) [-]
I would but I killed their leader so they no longer make amazing guns.
User avatar #191 to #133 - bothemastaofall (11/26/2012) [-]
Their guns were complete **** . Even their soldiers used hyperion
User avatar #198 to #191 - thisotherdude (11/26/2012) [-]
Pearlescent guns, your argument is invalid
User avatar #98 to #97 - altonyc (11/26/2012) [-]
I tried to complement him, but he just shrugged it off.
User avatar #312 to #98 - adunsaveme (11/26/2012) [-]
He just feels like he has the world on his shou- oh
#255 - weapsycho (11/26/2012) [-]
everybody is protecting the country and **** ...
#334 to #255 - cruzslzr (11/26/2012) [-]
Whatsup with all the funny comments today?
Mfw someone comes into my room for laughing too hard
User avatar #179 - Eddythebandkid (11/26/2012) [-]
Why don't we build the support beams out of steel, instead of army guys?
User avatar #222 to #179 - arsenymous (11/26/2012) [-]
sooooo... we should just have a robot army
User avatar #226 to #222 - Crusader (11/26/2012) [-]
Worked for the CIS in Star Wars didn't it?



Oh wait. . .
#122 to #90 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
lol my grandpa love the korean war he said he had a blast
#140 to #122 - LEDEL (11/26/2012) [-]
your grandfather is a Psychopath or he didn't see the bad parts, or you are trolling. either way, **** you for being ignorant.
#93 to #90 - lolfire (11/26/2012) [-]
9gag war lels.
#307 - roytmustang ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
Now everything is skewed to make the military bad guys based off the 1%.

Black and white views rule the world.

<-ENLARGE-
User avatar #352 to #307 - thenukecity (11/26/2012) [-]
The military aren't the bad guys. It's the politicians. And the odd soldier that enjoys killing civilians.
#308 - roshe (11/26/2012) [-]
Comment Picture
#329 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
the top part of the image should be people pissing their blessings away and screaming for more war because they dont know how good they have it
User avatar #446 to #329 - andyslayer (12/14/2012) [-]
Wow anon, keep it up.
User avatar #190 - cronos (11/26/2012) [-]
"Society was built on a mountain of men and kool-aid." - OP
#288 - winners (11/26/2012) [-]
more accurate
User avatar #294 to #288 - dagreatmax (11/26/2012) [-]
you forgot about swag and corruption
User avatar #399 to #294 - garymuthafuknoak (11/26/2012) [-]
yup, because swag is a huge monopoly company. damn swaggots taking our jobs.
#332 to #288 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
lmfao at no apple
User avatar #154 to #138 - ljxjlos ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
Holy **** ,that looks sick...oO
Is it just a lonely Picture or is it out of some Comic/Manga?
User avatar #173 to #154 - harmonicanarchy (11/26/2012) [-]
sadly its just this picture.. i took it from morbid channel and reverse searched it to deviant art and its the only picture of its kind from that artist
User avatar #176 to #173 - ljxjlos ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
Ah,okay,thanks.D
User avatar #71 - galacticboner (11/25/2012) [-]
This looks like it belongs in 1914.
User avatar #315 - crackertron (11/26/2012) [-]
i recently did a paper about whether freedom is or isnt free. this image pretty much sums up my thoughts.
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User avatar #175 - iliekcereal (11/26/2012) [-]
I hate to be "that guy", and I mean no disrespect to any soldier, but the war for independence ended long ago. Now we kill for oil, and we kill for democracy, and as of right now, that's it. There is currently no country out there capable of defeating the US army (especially not in the middle east) and there is no country dumb enough to even try. The reason we have troops in the middle east is to prevent the different political groups from killing each other, and to protect the US stake in the oil industries. Call me a hippie, or an anti-American asswipe, or whatever else you please, but I am none of the above. This is just how I see the US's current military situation. Again, I mean no disrespect to any soldier.
#199 to #175 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
goddamn amerifag. Ok nvm remain in your false sense of security and gasp in horror as we own your ass in war . ( Although i hope that never happens )
#204 to #199 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
americans ****** up the middle east just for oil .They are selfish bastards.
User avatar #207 to #199 - sketchE ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
log in an say that to my face
#200 to #175 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
This is actually a pretty accurate view of the current situation. Despite what the media would like to portray we are neither saints nor the hellspawn of satan and the US military is a hell of a long way from incompetency. The US involvement in the Middle East is primarily political and economic with a little bit of humanitarian on the side.
#201 to #175 - bigrog (11/26/2012) [-]
i strongly disagree with your opinion but i respect it and i appreciate that you stated in a way in a non-douchbag like way. It's rare nowadays that people can be respectful when expressing there opinion
#248 to #201 - bigrog (11/26/2012) [-]
Sure, First off i dont believe the war was over oil. I think both wars were over different things. I think the war in Afgan and the war on terror in general were about satisfying the public and sending a message. After 9 11 the general public wanted blood, and bush gave it to them. Not to mention that if nothing was done it would have made us look weak witch would have opened the gate to more foreign aggressers. And you are right that no can defeat the US army but the problem is they are attacking civilians, not are military. That is part of the reason we are still there. As for Iraq I truly do believe that they believed there were WMDs. I think we stayed because you cant exactly leave after overthrowing a goverment and getting there leader executed. I wont say that we just for the people, I think the main reason was we were fearful of someone even more dangerous, though i dont think that our presence there has been all bad. Sadam kept many terrorist groups supressed so after his fall many of them emerged and our soilders have been able to try there best to control them. I personally know a sniper who took the head off a terrorist holding a Iraqi family hostage. They were even able to give them the protection to hold there very first elections
User avatar #214 to #201 - iliekcereal (11/26/2012) [-]
Mind explaining why you disagree?
#274 to #214 - bigrog (11/26/2012) [-]
Opinions?
#232 to #175 - drasticdragon (11/26/2012) [-]
It is kind of irrelevant nowadays anyway. We live in the Nuclear era therefor i suppose our major wars will be fought in politics under nuclear threat, as shown in the last great war, the Cold war.
User avatar #233 to #175 - Crusader (11/26/2012) [-]
1 - The picture is referencing how even small freedoms people take for granted are earned by the blood of those willing to sacrifice everything.
2 - That is still happening, though in a different area, yes, the wars fought now are more for money than freedom or liberty.
Over in the middle east, the USA is putting in politicians with pro-america ideals, meaning that to remain pro-america, they will try and make their countries into america, meaning that even though it is for money, they are creating freedoms in order to create a bond with the USA.
Instead of the ends justifying the means, the means are here to justify the ends.
3 - I would debate the whole "no one can defeat us" no one can flat out defeat you.
If China for instance were to attack the USA, if it were a conventional war, then I think China would win, not only is the USA in debt to China, therefore you already don't have the money for resources. But China outnumbers the USA 3-1 (last time I checked). Yes the USA has many, many allies. But those allies are quite weak when you look at them, UK? a few million, Canada, a few million, Russia? They trade more with China and would join them given what I have seen coming from them recently. The rest of Asia would join China, purely because much of Asia still resents the USA, sure South Korea may join, but they can't exactly compare to North Korea can they?

All in all, China would come out on top, but both countries would lose heavily.
User avatar #241 to #233 - iliekcereal (11/26/2012) [-]
I think if the US was to be defeated in war by a country, it would most likely be to China. However, I don't think China is quite there yet. In a few years we'll almost definitely have something to worry about, especially if we don't get our **** together economically. If we were to enter war with China today, I think it would be pretty close, but I still think the US comes out on top, just barely.
#342 to #233 - Stamyham (11/26/2012) [-]
China may have quantity, but the US military dominates in quality - for the time being, at least. Not to mention the large amounts of armed citizens who would be more than willing to stand up and fight in a serious war for our freedom. With the way the Chinese government oppresses their citizens, the Chinese citizens (even if they were armed by the government and willing to fight) wouldn't have the degree of competency with weapons that the US citizens have. They also wouldn't have the same national spirit and desire to fight, assuming the Chinese initiate the war in an attempt to dominate the US. In a situation like that, national spirit would heavily favor the defenders. Besides, if there is a conflict with China, it will most likely be an economic conflict. They know that if they were to pit their military against ours, it would be too close for comfort for either side.

Also, what the **** would the Russians do, anyway?
Pic related.
User avatar #205 to #175 - sketchE ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
i have two discrepencies. we actually arent getting any of the oil and its all going to europe. also our militaries sheer presence is what protects us the most
User avatar #213 to #205 - iliekcereal (11/26/2012) [-]
We are getting some of the oil. I'll agree it's not much though. And I never thought of it that way. Hmmmm, time to re-evaluate life choices
User avatar #218 to #213 - sketchE ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
Ive seen so many people say that the military isnt protecting them because the country isnt being attacked. When you look at it, however, the reason no ones ever waltzed in and taken our freedoms is because we have always had a powerful military with men and woman ore than willing to lay down their lives in defense of their fellow man
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User avatar #141 - twentyfirstlols (11/26/2012) [-]
In the case of USA, this picture is totally wrong. Our poor soldiers are getting killed for an oil empire, not domestic tranquility.
User avatar #223 to #141 - sketchE ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
1. what oil company in the U.S. has the rights to import oil from Iraq? it must specify iraq not the middle east because we already get a lot from saudi
2. our nation is defended by the mere presence of our nation
3. you missed dying for life in other countries
#150 to #141 - keroberios ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
In Canda our soldiers die because your people pick fights they can't win.
We got our freedom by asking for it.
#165 to #150 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
My history book says otherwise.
We clearly won our freedom by picking a fight we could win.
#178 to #165 - keroberios ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
Granted. That is a very good point. I will give the states credit for taking freedom and holding it like the mighty torch that it is. Pretty much the one and only thing you guys have ever done right. Well, kind of right. Because after you won that, you did fight against yourself about what to do with it.
And then you fought Canada for territory and we burnt your White House down in 1812.
It's been pretty well downhill ever since then.
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#441 to #208 - keroberios ONLINE (11/29/2012) [-]
Psh, that was only because you blew up the Japs.
You know, with technology everyone generally accepts was a terrible idea and will lead to the end of humanity as we know it.
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#437 - mechbaird (11/28/2012) [-]
i am usmc
User avatar #442 to #437 - utasco (12/06/2012) [-]
Semper Fi. brother, heading into Paris Island next opening.
User avatar #443 to #442 - mechbaird (12/07/2012) [-]
i leave june 17th
#102 - infinitereaper (11/26/2012) [-]
Oh 			*******		 hipsters!    
&quot;lol propoganda hurr&quot; Shut up!   
   
Am I the only one that see's this artwork as saying:   
   
&quot;The great works of man/paradise are built upon the sacrifices of others.&quot;   
   
   
You know kind of like how some of you are sitting on your ass saying &quot;This picture is 			********		&quot;   
   
While scientists, and activists are trying to solve world hunger or help the world in some way. They sacrifice their time, and lives for the sake of humanity.   
   
Now I suggest all of you who feel differently to go live in North Korea and say a bad word to a government official and see how long you last.
Oh ******* hipsters!
"lol propoganda hurr" Shut up!

Am I the only one that see's this artwork as saying:

"The great works of man/paradise are built upon the sacrifices of others."


You know kind of like how some of you are sitting on your ass saying "This picture is ******** "

While scientists, and activists are trying to solve world hunger or help the world in some way. They sacrifice their time, and lives for the sake of humanity.

Now I suggest all of you who feel differently to go live in North Korea and say a bad word to a government official and see how long you last.
#224 - durkadurka (11/26/2012) [-]
Though our troops tend to be misused these days, keep in mind that our soldiers are still doing what they do for us, not for the government. They get sent wherever the politicians want them to go and just have to make the best of what they're given.

Instead of this invading and sitting around getting shot at that we've been doing lately, we ought to be going in, eliminating the threat, and leaving as quickly as humanly possible.

The mere threat of the military is it's greatest asset. Peace through superior firepower.
#281 to #224 - Rascal (11/26/2012) [-]
'Though our troops tend to be misused these days, keep in mind that our soldiers are still doing what they do for us, not for the government. They get sent wherever the politicians want them to go and just have to make the best of what they're given. '

Keep in mind that what you wrote was the same reason that German citizens had a moral obligation to support their troops in WW2.

Not always good.
User avatar #284 to #281 - durkadurka (11/26/2012) [-]
When some of your troops are massacring an entire group of people, the situation is clearly different.

But keep in mind that even under the Nazi regime there were soldiers who realized what was happening and tried to stop Hitler.

So yes, you do have a point in a sort of "be careful" manner.
User avatar #285 to #284 - steil (11/26/2012) [-]
But the holocaust was still hidden from the genral public and even most soldiers
User avatar #427 to #400 - steil (11/27/2012) [-]
your point is
#319 to #285 - bulbakip (11/26/2012) [-]
german soldiers signed up for a meal-ticket. american soldiers signed up for a meal- ticket.

User avatar #52 - cullenatorguy (11/25/2012) [-]
We stopped fighting for freedom after WWII. We started policing the world without the world's consent after that. A more appropriate picture would be the world holding America up instead of soldiers.

I respect soldiers to no end, but they don't fight for America's freedom, they fight for others'.
User avatar #55 to #52 - Crusader (11/25/2012) [-]
I would argue that the conflicts in Vietnam and Korea were about the freedom of those countries to choose their own economic and social system, which kind of backfired because then they attacked everyone, just trying to get them out.

As for the Middle East, they still are fighting for people to be able to vote and for equal rights, the problem is, they are also supporting leaders with very pro-america views, making it so the only ones that get elected are going to be the ones they want.
Sort of freedom, but at the same time, sort of not freedom.
User avatar #57 to #55 - cullenatorguy (11/25/2012) [-]
The real question is whether or not we have the right to police the world.
User avatar #58 to #57 - Crusader (11/25/2012) [-]
At this point, I don't think this is policing the world.
If the USA was truly doing that, then they would be in Africe, back in South-East Asia, hell even down in South America.

Right now it's not that they are policing the world, it's that they are protecting their interests in the middle east. That's where a large amount of people are, that's where a lot of resources are, and that's where the USA is going to find it's biggest new allies.
User avatar #61 to #58 - cullenatorguy (11/25/2012) [-]
And we're wasting human lives to protect our own selfish needs and claiming it's for freedom
User avatar #67 to #61 - Crusader (11/25/2012) [-]
Well yes, and no.
To a point yes you are correct, but for every politician that they put in power because they help the USA, that politician wants to remain close to the USA. And to do that, they help give the people a little bit more freedom, so they look good.
The reason they do it is bad, but you have to ask yourself if the ends justify the means, and vice versa.
User avatar #110 to #52 - ParallelDuck (11/26/2012) [-]
I doubt the picture is of American soldiers, but i agree with you nonetheless.
User avatar #70 to #52 - zigzagderpaderp (11/25/2012) [-]
Even in World War II, it's said that Roosevelt might have allowed the attack on Pear Harbor as an excuse to enter the war to help the country escape the depression. We mostly joined because we let the Allies borrow hella cash and if they had lost the United States wouldn't get their money back.
User avatar #91 to #52 - The Fonz (11/26/2012) [-]
In my history class we were just talking about how maybe the US should stop being the "Big Brother" country by policing around the world, but one of the reasons we do so is because the treaties with countries bring perks.
User avatar #81 to #52 - agooodname (11/25/2012) [-]
who says those are american soldiers?
User avatar #117 to #52 - failtolawl (11/26/2012) [-]
seeing as those are ww1 uniforms, this was probably a ww1 propaganda poster.
User avatar #143 to #117 - cullenatorguy (11/26/2012) [-]
I think OP intended for it to be just as relevant today as it was back then.
#164 - ljxjlos ONLINE (11/26/2012) [-]
All those Rednecks getting butthurt over Hippies getting butthurt over Warfreaks getting butthurt over the allover Butthurt. Suck it up, War is **** , every Soldier will tell you the same, but sadly it´s sometimes necessary. But it has to be for the right Reasons, not for Oil, Goat, Muhamad or the freaking ********* ...

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