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If OP's eyes are so bad to the point that he cannot serve for his country I'm pretty sure he already has glasses or contacts. People with glasses and contacts are allowed to serve for their country but if your vision impairment is severe then that is when you can't join. Sorry OP for the bad news :( but that is very brave of you to want to join you should be proud of that.

That's a good FML... Just saying but they're just protecting you, if you got caught by terrorists, you couldnt run away, now if some guy came in your tent, you can't see

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Canadian forces participate in the US coalition effort in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amazingly enough, Canada does have a foreign policy, which might include some force. Just because it's not the US doesn't mean it can't protect its interest or help others militarily.

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#46 You do understand the purpose of a military (especially if it's Canada)? You join either during war to protect your country or during peace time incase your country is attacked so there is a trained force ready to mobilize. Your country doesn't have to be in danger to be attacked. Many countries have been attacked out of the blue. Plus, the military is used to put down riots and to protect citizens. I really fail to see the logic in "why join the military if the country is not in danger." Why become a fire fighter if there are no fires? Why become a police officer if there is no crime? You are a preventative force there to ensure safety.

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"Many countries have been attacked out of the blue." I think the chances that one day, you will wake up and a strange army is in your Canadian backyard (assuming you are from Canada) are pretty small. Out of the blue, in this time? Nope. Only if you count attacks from terrorists, but that are singly attacks that the army can't fight too (it's hard to fight a dead terrorist or some unknown group in a strange land) 'You are a preventative force there to ensure safety.' Well, if the Canadian army just stays at Canada, trains hard in case of an eventual Canadian (or American or world) war and helps with national problems (like riots), then I have no single problem with it. I'm just a little pissed off because of all the 'all hail to the army, you're protecting your country and family, you're fantastic and noble and great, let me kiss your feet" comments. A police man is also protecting his country and family, but there isn't a wuss about them. Oh, and I also don't like the last couple of wars America started 'because they were in great danger'.

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My husband was a marine in Afghanistan. Anyone who says that fighting for your country is not honorable doesn't know what he and millions of others have been through to win you your freedom.

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My freedom was never in danger, thank you. Those of the Afghanistans on the other hand, was and still is. 'Most of the most recent wars are helping get rid of murderous tyrants and outing in a democracy how is that not honorable?' Because you forced the democracy in that country. I have a very simple view: let country's solve their problems on their own. There always will be a moment when the inhabitants of a country ruled by a murderous tyrant will step up for theirselfs and their rights. Then there will be a civil war, yes, but that will eventually end, the tyrant will be killed/locked up and the inhabitants of that country will have set theirself free without the invasion of other army's. Then the inhabitants can choose wether they want a republic, a democracy, an oligarchy, whatever. The Middle East did not intervene in the France revolution or the American civil war, why would we intervene in theirs? I think they deserve the right to solve their own problems, without other nations forcing their army/politics/culture/moral/... on them.

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Dee how was your freedom not in danger when terrorists were crashing planes into buildings and those tyrants were threatening American lives? Have you completely forgotten the several THOUSAND people those bastards killed on our soil? Every single Al Quaeda sonofabitch we've killed has saved thousands of innocent lives. I don't 100% agree with the war in Iraq but I fully support killing Saddam and because of that we had to help the people get back on their feet so another tyrant doesn't do the same thing. I agree that we shouldn't act like a World Police Force, but when our people are threatened we can't just sit around and do nothing. Being a member of the military, any military, is an honorable thing. Just because nothing's happened in Canada for awhile doesn't mean it won't. Have you been paying any attention to the chaos that's been going on in the world? There's no telling what will happen in Canada or anywhere else in the world when our economy nosedives again. Things are going to get very bad here and it's going to affect the whole world, so everyone needs to be ready, including Canada.

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It's not that people in the military want to die, but they understand somebody has to do it. I've come to terms with the fact that I may be killed but do it anyway.

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