Re: I will personally avenge Foleys death!
I applaud your desire and passion...but before you give your life to the government for several years at least, think about what YOU can get out of it, and not what you can do while in there. The entire service is based on two things...serving your country, and coming out ahead of where you were when you went in. If you feel there's nothing but anger and blood lust on your mind, you should sit down and have a heart to heart with your brain to figure out if this is actually a good idea. We make some of the worst mistakes of our lives in the heat of passion.
Originally Posted by the_tech_eater
That said, if you truly decide to serve, good luck to you and come home safely and sane.
Also, to add some perspective on this...James Foley was considered a "front line journalist", or essentially, a journalist that goes into combat zones and other areas of serious danger and risk, and does various types of journalistic duties. He was captured once before and released...so while he was certainly not deserving of his ultimate fate, he definitely tempted it. Innocent? Technically yes, but he was not just some part of the media world who was scooped up randomly and unbeknownst to himself. He used a different kind of weapon...firing at ISIS with cameras and notation rather than bullets and missiles.