Why does war and combat appeal to you?

Why does war and combat appeal to you?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer reading about strat behind it. I like how USA spent $6 trillion in the Middle East with all the best training and tech but still lost to Iran and the Taliban anyway.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >America
      >strategy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No I mean reading about Iran and Talibans strategy. They'd do shit like turn a pair of nobodies into a mortar team and just constantly harass bases with hit and run. No intention to kill anyone, it was just to force the base to react to it. And they'd do this day in and day out which costs resources and stresses people out because they'd trigger military procedures which people have to follow. Iran played a 20 year campaign of doing tiny hits and forcing USA to react to them in ways that would make USA seem like an aggressor and get US condemned in public opinion. It worked.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's not strategy. That's tactics. It's called harrassment. It's as old as war itself. Examples in the bible, Caesar's accounts etc.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        moron what

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No I mean reading about Iran and Talibans strategy. They'd do shit like turn a pair of nobodies into a mortar team and just constantly harass bases with hit and run. No intention to kill anyone, it was just to force the base to react to it. And they'd do this day in and day out which costs resources and stresses people out because they'd trigger military procedures which people have to follow. Iran played a 20 year campaign of doing tiny hits and forcing USA to react to them in ways that would make USA seem like an aggressor and get US condemned in public opinion. It worked.

      Why don't you go back to getting beat up for looking at a woman, monkey?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Mutt's salty

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          monkey's retarded

          • 2 months ago
            sage

            He's spamming like 4 different threads. Not worth your time, he's a worthless baiting gay.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >spent $6 trillion
      Imagine being the average tax payer in America and just accepting that your labor is being directly sent to the pockets of a military industry oligarch's pocket.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        literally every country on earth you obsessed moron

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You act like the American MIC isn’t incredibly based

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's an intrinsic behavior that transcends human definitions. Everything goes to war; apes, ants, amoebas, ideas. War is a fundamental concept that encompasses any form of conflict where one party changes the state of reality while being opposed by another party. If you don't understand war, you don't understand anything.

    Also I'm male and a life of producing testosterone makes me predisposed to enjoy and appreciate fighting and other complex, dangerous forms of work.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah bro, I just need it man.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is a massive catalyst for technology, innovation, and creativity.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, my main interest has always been in seeing what innovative shit the militaries of the world can come up with. A lot of it eventually trickles down to the public so everyone wins really (except the people on the receiving end of the weapons I guess).

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't but you have to play by the rules

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The stakes are high, it results in entertaining content

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    cuz people start liking each other again.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because I was raised by a man who wanted to be a marine but had a busted knee and couldn’t so he tried to live vicariously through me until right about the time I was old enough to join and he flipped and started worrying I’d get Ied’d or shot by an insurgent because I was too nice.

    Now I like it because I never got the chance to watch the light go out of someone’s eyes as a result of the ultimate test of fitness to live.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It involves cool machines, I don't really care about the rest

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a chill time with the boys

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s natural, intrinsic, and a necessity

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like reading about the Russian strategy during this war. It makes me think I could be a general.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn’t. I don’t wanna die in some shitty hole hallucinating my mother and wife begging for the bleeding to stop

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Society operates off violence, implied and actual. It's as intristic to complex life as eating and sleeping.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It looks much easier in pictures and also I am a reservist and time makes memories sweet, especially from youth

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    probably growing up playing videogames centralized around war, so I instinctively associate it with fun

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's a testosterone thing. you wouldn't understand.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because violence is the supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kill morons

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well what's stopping you young edgelord?

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's the moment when man is laid bare. His deepest fears, desires, regrets, accomplishments, and every secret left unsung are put on full blast as the situation strips away all the emotional and mental insulation we put on ourselves to function normally. To see a man in the thick of it is to see his Id, to see the face that can never be shown in polite society.
    Plus the methods we've created to kill our fellow man is equal parts horrifying and beautiful. Think about Hiroshima, a city effectively deleted by a lone plane and bomb. Then think about all the manpower needed to build the Enola Gay, Fat Man, the entirety of The Manhattan Project, train the crew, get all three to an airfield where they could strike from. It's the collective accomplishment of hundreds if not thousands of people and dollars, a rare sight especially in these divided times to see a nation work to one goal. Like a symphony but the orchestra has rifles instead of instruments

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it is important. Whether I like it or not, all problems at the most basic level ends up in violence, that is why it is in my best interest to be good at it, no matter how distasteful I find it.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's art

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because all countries that neighbor Russia know that there isn't a non-existent chance of Russian neo-mongol hordes trying to destroy your country. The only thing that makes me happy about it is that even average me would be twenty times more competent in a war than anything but the most elite Russian units.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Congrats, you are the only one in the thread so far who sounds like reddit.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is water wet? Why is the sky blue? It's just our nature anon.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am an antisocial fantasist. Combat, to me, is less of a reality and more of an exciting cartoon that I can play in my head over and over again, and my knowledge regarding the minutiae of obscure wars and small units tactics and stuff like that is a self-satisfying compensation for having no actual skills or creativity.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Super low barrier to entry, super basic job with a bunch of lore of being a great ((real)) man around it. Easy for my 80 IQ brain to understand. No thought / planning necessary. Hurrrr durrr diggidy-dig, hurr durrr, grazing fire. Hurrrr.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My interest in them is similar to the true crime fan's interest in serial killers - fascination purely from an outsiders' perspective. In spite of my hobbies, I'm actually super anti-war. I found this quote, from Napoleon's younger brother of all people, that conveys my thoughts pretty aptly:

    >"To be in a position to change the destinies of peoples and nations… all that of course is fine and attractive and cannot but excite a young gentleman’s imagination. Unfortunately one must also face a very real truth, one quite contrary to that noble view, and that is that all war - apart from that of legitimate self-defense of one’s home and nation - is in fact nothing but the act of a barbarian, which is only distinguished from that of savages and wild beasts, by more satisfactory lies regarding its alleged necessity. Never forget, one must only go to war and fight for his own country, and for no others. Anyone who acts otherwise is just a mercenary, acting on contrived motives, or else is quite simply bloody minded."

    - Louis Bonaparte in a letter to his young son, Louis "Napoleon III" Bonaparte

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I dont know if it "appeals" to me. Its fascinating academically

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe when I was a kid. When you get older and smarter, you know better.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you are a good 40 years behind, boomer. All your gay left wing friends now love corporations and cry black power.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >socialism
      >grown up

      Back to twitch.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it doesn't, im more of a evacuate civilians and wounded soldiers from the front lines kind of guy
    thats the lords work

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