People here always say our military is 'protecting our freedom'. But isn't that just a huge lie? How are soldiers protecting our freedom, if no one is trying to take our freedom? What would Americans think, if Germany had military bases in 175 countries, and were constantly engaged in foreign wars? What if it was France, or how about Japan? Would Americans simply think, those countries are trying to 'protect their freedom'?

'Protecting our freedom' is nothing but an Orwellian meaningless political phrase. People are titillated by the concept of protection and freedom, but have no realistic understanding of what our military is actually doing. If Germany had the military presence and activity of the United States, everyone would think, "Those fucking world-domination nazi's need to be stopped.".