US warships frightened by Iranian boats; War of Terror; US foreign policy, etc...

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  1. Harnu Semper Fidelis Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry to say my bodycount would be a 0. My platoon rarely came across any direct threats. Thanks to the hard work of the Marines and Soldiers since the start of the war, Al-Anbar is very quiet now. We spent more time fixing roads and escorting EOD and supply convoys than we did raiding anywhere. The grunts did a good bit of that though, so I guess it's an even trade
     
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  3. countezero Registered Senior Member

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    You truly are a disgusting person.
     
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  5. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    Ha ha?
     
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  7. Mr.Spock Back from the dead Valued Senior Member

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    i agree.

    when i was writing in muslims forums they banned me because they didnt llike my opinion, and they just hate israelis.

    but this one comes here to spread her poison and she gets a sound voice by the moderators and users of this forum. go figure. ill bet at the end of each day she tap herself on the shoulder saying to herself "i totally fucked those kuffars!"
     
  8. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    What's funny is that I don't have a high opinion of Jewish culture, Zionists, and Israel, and have made such views very clear in the past. I even made it clear that I thought that Israel should be wiped off the map. As a result, I was frequently warned, infractioned and banned.

    Yet even S.A.M's broadbrushing and stereotyping have me going 'Whoa, wtf?'
     
  9. Mr.Spock Back from the dead Valued Senior Member

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    yeah but you arent known for your intelligence so who gives a crap what your opinion is.

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  10. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    Mr. Spock:
    All lies! Why don't you go back to drinking your Manischevits, big nose?

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  11. Mr.Spock Back from the dead Valued Senior Member

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    i drink water only.
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I never beat around the bush. He's a soldier who has been in Iraq, before I ask him anything I want to know what he did there.

    He chose it, they did not.

    Then you're not one of the trigger happy maniacs who plays soccer with the heads of dead Iraqis.

    I assume you joined the war because it was a living.

    I read about Al-Anbar

    http://dahrjamailiraq.com/hard_news/archives/iraq/000721.php#more

    http://www.antiwar.com/jamail/?articleid=9948

    What do you think of Iraq?
     
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  13. Harnu Semper Fidelis Registered Senior Member

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    I assume you assume I joined for a living because of my joke in that other thread? (Or was it this one? Who knows.) I think Iraq is very bland, not too terribly colorful. They could really use some nice upholstery and spruce it up here and there. Anything specific you want to know about what I think of Iraq?
     
  14. countezero Registered Senior Member

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    Your question was tasteless and a deliberate attempt to incite, just like most of the other crap you post on this site. Trying to couch it in some form of intellectual bravery only furthers distances you from the tastefulness I say you lack.
     
  15. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    He answered it and I am taking him at his word, I don't see why you are so hot and bothered. For all your supposed support of the war, you are quite willing to let youngsters like him take the fall for you.

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    Yes, it was, was I wrong? Did you have another reason?

    Besides what you said, what is your opinion of the people? Were they what you expected? Or different?

    As someone coming from a (presumably) First World Background, what did you think about their outlook and attitudes?
     
  16. Harnu Semper Fidelis Registered Senior Member

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    I joined the Marines because I wanted to for a long time. But it's a lot more than that. I wanted to serve my country, protect our people (from all enemies, foreign and domestic, and from threats, direct or otherwise). Partly because my father is a Marine and he served from 71-73 in Vietnam. I wanted to make something of myself, the military and the Marines especially can offer some pretty good things. I wanted to be a part of something not many are, I wanted to go to Iraq or Afganistan. And so on and so forth.

    My opinion of the people? There's tons of different people, just like anywhere else in the world. Many asked for handouts, if you give them something, more come asking for more and more. And if you didn't give them everything they want, some put guilt on you. I once gave a 32oz bottle of water to each kids in a group of six, the oldest kept asking me for more but since we had to move on I said so and goodbye (In as broken arabic as I could muster). And he said "I'm sorry for you mister". But I understand that where we were, these people were living in what most of us would call poverty. Some were very grateful, never asked for anything and appreciated anything we gave. Two kids just down the street from out outpost always sat at their shack and waved to us. Others gave smiles and thumbs up if we threw them cold water during the day when we see them walking down the street. The Iraqi Army we dealt with were the same as the rest of the people, very mixed in how they acted. Some acted like they were part of a reality series when they came over to trade with us. Others try to swindle us for things they like. Hell, one pointed to everything I owned and asked for it as a souvenir. Maybe just a little Iraqi humor. I am a Heavy Equipment operator, one of my pieces of gear is a front end loader. When I used the forks on it and took out boxes of trash to the burn pit, I've seen IA's running out, into a burning burn pit to try to find any goodies. I'm pretty open to meeting other cultures, probably more so than many Americans. I would have really liked to interact more with the people than I was able to. Some seemed very intresting, others were funny, and others I just wanted to understand a little better.
     
  17. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Didn't you get a chance to interact with Iraqis much? Did you visit any of them at home?

    Do they have tea breaks like the Saudis do? Do they invite people who are around them?

    What do they think of the situation in Iraq?
     
  18. Harnu Semper Fidelis Registered Senior Member

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    I didn't get a chance to sit down and interact with them much. I spoke with some of the IA's often in certain places, but we don't sit down and start talking politics. I'm not anywhere near fluent in Arabic, nor are many of them in English, so conversation wasn't every too satisfying. Some families did offer us tea, or "chi" as they call it over there. One man who's farm lost it's water supply when insurgents planted an IED in the culvert that brought water to his home. We had to fill it with concrete, until a few weeks later when it could be fixed properly. So in the mean time we gave him a truck full of water (1800 gallons) for his irrigation system.
     
  19. Harnu Semper Fidelis Registered Senior Member

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    Not to say no one does sit down and talk with many of the Iraqi's. Lots of people to depending on what they're doing. My missing out there as I said before was mostly fixing roads and escorts. Not too much interaction with the general populace.
     
  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for your detailed accounts. I'm sorry that young people like you are embroiled in a pointless war.

    Do you have to go back?

    If so, here is something that may be useful:

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=64348
     
  21. Ghost_007 Registered Senior Member

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    You are a joke.

    Remember this:

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=62603&highlight=expelled&page=4

     
  22. Kadark Banned Banned

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    There are no pointless wars. A few white guys in three-piece suits are making handsome profits from Iraq.
     
  23. countezero Registered Senior Member

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    I don't expect you to understand. People don't behave like ignorant asses on purposes. In your mind, I'm certain you're being calm, cool and rationale. But the rest of us, those of us who know you and know what you're about, know different.
     
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