I already know that I'm not likely to make any friends by this, but that doesn't really matter.
constantly hear how "American troops are protecting [my/our]
freedoms." Yet I never hear anything specific about just which freedoms
are being directly threatened by foreign powers that are not the result
of Americans curtailing their own freedoms.
I challenge any American soldier in any branch of the American armed forces to not only name me a single freedom that any country in the Middle East (or any other nation in the world for that matter) in the last 50 years [i.e. since 1967 as it's now 2017] that has ever been jeopardized, but to also explain IN DETAIL exactly how that freedom was jeopardized!
One thing, the answer must involve direct action(s) on the part of that foreign nation.
This is my challenge to any American soldier who can answer in detail since, other than the media, they're the most vociferous in this claim.