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June 30 - July 2, 2017
The reporter doesn’t seem very kind…poor Captain.
The reporter obviously doesn’t care about people, he just wants to get a rise out of SOMEONE in the military to get his story. That, and he’s not very intelligent; what would happen if Americans found out that hundreds of their soldiers died because of failed experiments? It would deal a big blow to the war efforts, and they’d be in a bad spot to fight against the Axis. It’s what happens when people don’t tend to think of the greater good.
On another note, can’t wait for the boy genius to get into the Golem and show the rest of the Specialists what’s what!
If this kind of thing had happened during the same period as our WWII I don’t think this would have happened. There was much tighter control of the media and military secrets. There are things that happened during the war that are just now coming out. This is the kind of thing that happens now in the media, they want to publish everything even if it might get someone killed or give the enemy an advantage. I would be really worried if the modern military had to fight a war against a conventional enemy like Russia or North Korea. We have soldiers that will give away millions of state secrets just because they are lonely, reporters that have to be practically threatened at gun point to prevent them from giving away a units position and tactical plans. And almost no politicians with any military experience who are setting the rules of engagement. Oh and I forgot not one of them has a child serving in any branch of the military, so when they hogtie the commanders with their stupid, politically, motivated decisions, they don’t have to worry about the consequences.
The People can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for those good men that died in project Ares, and you curse the Government. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know; that those men’s deaths , while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall.
We use words like “honor,” “code,” “loyalty.” We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it.
I would rather that you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand the post. Either way, I don’t give a DAMN what you think you’re entitled to!
Sorry, Couldn’t Resist XP
While I agree that some military secrets should definitely stay secret, I also think that in a democracy people do have a right to know about the general activities their military is up to. Because without that general knowledge, how would the people be able to make informed decisions when they decide on who to vote for, and whether to vote for more war or less war? Assuming that you believe in the ideals of democracy, that is. I guess money controls everything in the end, so maybe people should just shut up, stuff their mouths with food, and watch the show? And then grab their guns and go to war, because it sure looks like fun on TV.
Since you’ve never been shot at before, let me clear something up for you. IT’S NOT FUN. And furthermore, anyone under the rank of LtCol has no control or influence on the major decisions of the military, they are given orders and they try to find a way to accomplish the mission given them. So if this reporter really wanted to get to the truth of the situation, he wouldn’t talk to a captain, who was most likely ordered to take part in the experiment. The reporter is going for a cheap shot at someone.
minor nit pick… shouldn’t the flag be “backwards” on the right shoulder?
Actually, no. On modern uniforms, flags are displayed with the union (the stars) toward the soldier’s front. So on Captain Victory’s right arm, it would be backwards, as you say. But during WWII, flags were shown with the union on the left, if they were shown at all. Most uniforms did not have a flag on the sleeve.
Below is an image of a jacket from an Airborne campaign uniform in which you can see the flag displayed with the union on the left.
Superheroes certainly are a sensitive lot, aren’t they?
In this case, we might be seeing some degree of “survivor’s guilt.”
In the battles of World War II, one hundred dead would be a rounding error. Why is dying in Project Ares so much worse than being sent to Guadacanal, or the Battle of the Bulge?
charging a pill box V.S. doctor strange love? guys getting shot V.S dieing in unmentionable pain as they melt from the inside out… when superhero tech goes bad it goes really really really bad. also, the deaths are self casued rather than the enamy.
and to be fair, when the goverment has a project with a 5% survival rate… well thats when you strat wondering if they are actualy wining the war. it would seem the plan is to move twords a fully super army… now think a 95% casualty rate. that is worse I think than WWII, probably worse than WWI which is saying something.
the benefit seems interesting, but really besides the law of invers ninjitsu and plot armor 100 guys V.S. 5 supers… rather a rough deal.
Getting shot can produce unmentionable pain, too.
Not to mention disease. WWII was the first war in history to claim more battlefield dead than disease deaths, but they still bore off a number — diseases from trenchfoot to malaria.
all n another country rather far away… as oposed to abertraerly dieing as a lab rat… kind of hard to propagandize no?
Randall must have gone to whichever journalism school produced Carl Kolchak…
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