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    #1744211 - 07/24/03 11:51 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

I got a letter from my brother in iraq dated 3 weeks ago. He's in the 101st. He was in a pretty sticky firefight involving grenades and molotov cocktails. He and his team killed 8 people. 3 on his team were wounded.

Just got another transmission from someone my dad knows, that one of the 101st vehicles drove over a land-mine. 1 was killed, and a few were seriously injured.

I try not and think about it much, but it's fucked up to know that he could die any second over there. he could be dead right now.
he was supposed to be pulled out in August, but they've just extended his stay until February.

If this "war" was necessary for our survival than I would understand. But it isn't. This war (or occupation rather) is for money. $


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Re: 101st [Re: Grav]
    #1744214 - 07/24/03 11:53 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Amen.

If only we could get this fucker Bush right on the front line. See how brave he is then.


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Re: 101st [Re: Xlea321]
    #1744256 - 07/24/03 12:07 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Nah, just bury him and his cabinet alive with all the soldiers that have been killed.


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Re: 101st [Re: Grav]
    #1744259 - 07/24/03 12:08 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Good idea.


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Re: 101st [Re: Grav]
    #1744427 - 07/24/03 01:20 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Your brother is an idot, he deserves whatever happens be it death, or coming back getting good scholarships. :tongue:


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Re: 101st [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1744566 - 07/24/03 02:20 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

whats an idot?


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Re: 101st [Re: Grav]
    #1744680 - 07/24/03 03:08 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Correction three more were just killed.. Doubt you'll see their pictures posted on the news..


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Re: 101st [Re: Bhairabas]
    #1744701 - 07/24/03 03:15 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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Bhairabas said:
Correction three more were just killed.. Doubt you'll see their pictures posted on the news..




Why would you?


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Re: 101st [Re: shakta]
    #1744714 - 07/24/03 03:18 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Well why not??? It would probably put things in more perspective if we a actually saw what was happening there.. Plus you don't to have problem posting Saddams suns on Cnn.. Why not show the 15 year old killed??


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Re: 101st [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1744814 - 07/24/03 03:47 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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Azmodeus said:
Your brother is an idot, he deserves whatever happens be it death, or coming back getting good scholarships. :tongue: 


:wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: 


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Re: 101st [Re: Bhairabas]
    #1744823 - 07/24/03 03:50 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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Bhairabas said:
Well why not??? It would probably put things in more perspective if we a actually saw what was happening there.. Plus you don't to have problem posting Saddams suns on Cnn.. Why not show the 15 year old killed??




Putting the Hussein's pictures up had a purpose. We had to prove to the Iraqis they were dead. We didn't show the 15 year old because there was no need to. He hadn't been raping and murdering the citizens of the country for years. You are not really this dumb are you? You are just faking it to argue right?


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Re: 101st [Re: shakta]
    #1744846 - 07/24/03 04:00 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Since when do Iraqi's watch Cnn


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Re: 101st [Re: Bhairabas]
    #1744871 - 07/24/03 04:09 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Actually there was a story recently about Iraqi's buying up satellite dishes in droves. So probably a good deal more than you realize.

Here's one.


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Re: 101st [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1744903 - 07/24/03 04:18 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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Azmodeus said:
Your brother is an idot, he deserves whatever happens be it death, or coming back getting good scholarships. :tongue: 




I was going to go into a rather long emotional spiel about your statement here, but I think you lack of 'spelyng abilyty' says it all for me.  You will have to believe me that there is no soldier over there that wants to be there.  They only wanted to get the job done and then come home.  Saying that he deserves death?  Save that crap for DEA officers.   


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Re: 101st [Re: RANKSRAGGY68]
    #1744950 - 07/24/03 04:34 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Yea I was gonna do the same, but didn't really think it was worth my time.


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Re: 101st [Re: Grav]
    #1744968 - 07/24/03 04:41 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

I just hold no respect...or sympathy for soldiers.  The very act of joining a military is what makes one an idiot. 
I could elaborate as to why im against the military, but it could get quite long, and it basically has to do with a persons self value, and thier wilingness to blindly follow orders, instead of making a decision to....
Its just my opinion, and i know many of you disagree.
And i also said he deserves teh benefits as well as the risk....
...i thought my spelling was pretty good.... :frown:



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Re: 101st [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1744985 - 07/24/03 04:45 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

actually, the reason that western armies have mostly beat the crap out of everyone else is the ability of individual soldiers to make decisions on their own. totalitarian regimes usually field poor armies. You are just buying into a dumb stereotype.


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Re: 101st [Re: wingnutx]
    #1745002 - 07/24/03 04:49 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Warfare descisions mabye...
But im talking more about the school benefits they bribe you with to join, and the fact that they will conceal information that would allow you to make a decision....you forfeit your independance.
I mean i can understand why, people would join, but i could not imagine myself even if i got a million dollars to do it.


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Re: 101st [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1745008 - 07/24/03 04:51 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Do you make any distinction between a bribe and an incentive? What does that make your paycheck? I sure as hell wouldn't show up for work if there was nothing in it for me.


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Re: 101st [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1745019 - 07/24/03 04:55 PM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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Azmodeus said:
I just hold no respect...or sympathy for soldiers. The very act of joining a military is what makes one an idiot.


A country without a strong military won't last long (unless another country with a strong military pledges to defend the weaker one). However, I think the sole purpose of the Department of Defense should be to defend the principles of the Constitution of the United States; not world domination, not oil, etc. If soldiers are asked to do those other types of things, then they have an obligation to do that. But I wouldn't hold it against the soldiers, just the leaders who put them in harms way for their own purposes.


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