Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff Advice For Those Considering Joining The Military
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[Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff Advice For Those Considering Joining The Military]
Advice from Stan Goff, U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, for those considering joining the military:
[Retired Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff:] Source: LYBIO.net
I say this to my own kids. And I’ve got one in the Army and I’ve got another one thinking about it. I know – I know it’s – it’s a tough economic choice to make these days. I know the jobs suck. I know school is too expensive for a lot of people. Um…
You know, I know they make it attractive but you just – you have to continue to remember what it is that they are doing. They’re not – that organization does not exist to give you money for school.
That organization exists to assert the political will of the United Sates government against other people by force of arms, and what they do is not like it’s portrayed in the movies. They’re not sending you out there to be a hero. They’re sending you out there to be a bully, you know. They’re not sending you out there to be a hero. That’s not what it’s really about. It’s never been about that. It’s never been about that, you know.
The fact that some people fight back and put you in danger is also part of the equation, but you know – it’s not… the Iraqis never presented any threat to this country and if we leave, those Iraqis don’t present any threat to this country after we leave.
[Master Sergeant Stan Goff:] Source: LYBIO.net
Why – why – why put yourself into the position to go over there and be forced by circumstances not of your choosing to take the life of another human being who is a total stranger? Because they’re not some evil caricature like you’ve seen on film and all that stuff.
They are people. They have mothers, they have fathers, they have sisters, they have brothers, they have children. You know, there’s people who love them just like there’s people that love you, you know. And those people grieve when they lose them, just like people grieve if they lose you, you know.
That’s maybe not as dramatic and as exciting you know and clear cut and easy to understand as a sort of simple binary world of good and evil that you get painted for. But that’s not the way the real world is, you know. And in the real world, again, you have to live with the consequences of your decisions for the rest of your life.
You know, I served in eight conflict areas, and I raised my right arm eight times, no, I raised my hand five times during the course of one career, and took an oath, and that oath was to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic.
I went to eight conflict areas, I never met a single person who was an enemy of the United States Constitution. Not one. No enemies of the Constitution.
I did spend a lot of time going out there again and becoming a political instrument you know, for transnational corporations and to preserve American military and political supremacy around the world, but that’s not in the oath! That’s not in the oath!
[Master Sergeant Stan Goff:] Source: L Y B I O . N E T
There wasn’t anybody threatening the Constitution in Vietnam, there was nobody threatening the Constitution in Grenada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Peru, Somalia, Haiti, I went to all of those places, I never met anybody that was a threat to the Constitution, or the principles of the Constitution for that matter, you know. I just met people, you know. I met people and they put me in circumstances where I had to do a lot of things that I wish I didn’t have in my head right now, you know.
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