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 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
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What ever happened to free speech?
 CallmeKen
Joined: 9/4/2009
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Posted: 6/26/2010 12:12:59 AM

Now he goes down in history as the only general since Macarthur to be relieved of command during time of war

Westmoreland, 1968, Vietnam, shortly after the Tet offensive.
 want to travel
Joined: 7/29/2006
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Posted: 6/26/2010 12:24:11 AM
really does it matter, the war was lost before it started
just like in ww2 hitler was firing generals left right and center, did it do him and his war any good, the war was lost before it started
 nipoleon
Joined: 12/27/2005
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Posted: 6/26/2010 2:21:59 AM
Firing McCrystal and putting in Petreaus was brilliant on Obama's part.
Now, McCrystal doesn't get to be a Republican hero ( like MacArthur ) because he put the other Republican icon
in his place.
The Republicans don't get to call Obama a wussy on Afghanistan.

Considering the history of Afghanistan, it seems it would only be a matter of time before the U.S.
would get mired in it.
Sooner or later, everybody invades Afghanistan and ends up regretting it.

Afghanistan is a case study in corruption.
Everybody and everything in Afghanistan is crooked.
The whole Karzai family is a bunch of corrupt crooks.

The Talaban were backward, paranoid, ignorant, vicious, dumb-asses, but at least you knew where
you stood with them.
 stargazer1000
Joined: 1/16/2008
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Posted: 6/26/2010 5:26:43 AM

What ever happened to free speech?


Stand up at the next staff meeting and start spouting off about the boss, your fellow co-workers, the company in general, etc. and see what happens to "free speech."

With a freedom also comes a responsibility. Something that seems to be forgotten a lot.
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
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Posted: 6/26/2010 5:30:00 AM

The Talaban were backward, paranoid, ignorant, vicious, dumb-asses, but at least you knew where
you stood with them.


Did anyone stop to think that because

Sooner or later, everybody invades Afghanistan

they have to be the similar to your description to keep this happening to the invaders

regretting it.

You gotta get down in the gutter and fight with the dogs if you wanna not be over run by the dogs attacking you, after centuries of this shit you do go introverted and strict!
You don't need to read no Koran to work out the morals that have the current armies in Afghanistan are corrupt so we wil never capture thier minds, thus we will never capture thier country!
Like the VC in Vietnam, always had some strong support of the population because they were a constant, and it was obvious we were never going to be!
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
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Posted: 6/26/2010 6:49:15 AM
^^^^^^
That whole post is pretty well on the money, however I'll take the school of thought abit further
Are we not suppose to be thier for fighting the good fight for freedom and liberty and all those romantic ideals?
Do we not critise the taliban for coming down on freedom of choice,religon,expression,speech, opinion?
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
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Posted: 6/26/2010 7:20:39 AM
Firstly I fully understand what your getting at.


military's mission is such that it requires a much higher degree of rule of law and strictness than does the civilian world.


Now this is also the case of a community bering controlled by a forign army and rejects the occupation any way it can!

Not saying anyone one side is right or wrong just seems selective the way its viewed and tad hypocriotical!
It is hard to see this though if you look at it as a black and white war!
 BikerBiker53
Joined: 6/11/2005
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Posted: 10/30/2010 9:15:40 AM

And above all! ~this “illusion ” of winning” the war ~ totally absurd and always was.


Can anyone say,..."1984" - "BIG BROTHER"

Our Government perpetuates WAR,..in the name of WAR,..and makes it look like their worried about our Safety,....because of GREED !

When we realize that,..its already too late,..the damage is done.

"We has met the enemy,..and he is us"

Because of companies like "Halliburton", and their close ties to our elected officals, there will allways be WAR.

WAR,..is MONEY !
MONEY is POWER !

When a General decides he has had enough and openly critizes our Militarys involvement, and policies,..he must be squashed, silenced, or be found on a grassy knoll.
 BikerBiker53
Joined: 6/11/2005
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Posted: 10/30/2010 11:00:57 PM
Just to point out another General that was forced to retire after voicing his opinion after the Ft Hood incident, is General Boykin.

Army General Reveals Shocking Truth Behind Fort Hood Shooting Rampage
http://visiontoamerica.org/story/army-general-reveals-shocking-truth-behind-fort-hood-shooting-rampage.html

Retired Army Lt. General Jerry Boykin speaks boldly on CBN. He says the leadership knew Major Nidal Hassan was a terrorist but couldn't do anything about it because of the politics coming from the top. The shooting was avoidable, but intervention would not have been politically expedient.

Listen as this Christian Lt. General spills the beans. He was forced to retire from the Army for speaking the truth too boldly.

http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnPlayer.swf?aid=11991

As he, ..a "Christian" says,..its OK for the US to persecuite Christians, but not offend Muslims.
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