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WAR: Troops' Gravestones Have Pentagon Slogans

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posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by Icarus Rising
These operation names are Pentagon slogans. I mean, what's the difference? They are marketing war, and these are their slogans.


I agree. On the tombstones, WWII isn't written as "The War Against Evil", Vietnam isn't written as "The Domino Effect Stopper". If someone was killed in Korea, it simply says so.

So why on the tombstones: "Just Cause"? Why not just Panama? "Operation Enduring Freedom"? Why not just Afghanistan? Because the Pentagon is selling the public an idea, hidden in the guise of honoring the dead.



[edit on 24-8-2005 by curme]




posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by curme


I agree. On the tombstones, WWII isn't written as "The War Against Evil", Vietnam isn't written as "The Domino Effect Stopper". If someone was killed in Korea, it simply says so.

So why on the tombstones: "Just Cause"? Why not just Panama? "Operation Enduring Freedom"? Why not just Afghanistan? Because the Pentagon is selling the public an idea, hidden in the guise of honoring the dead.


No one is putting "The War Against Evil" on tombstones now and there was never an operation called "The Domino Effect Stopper."

Again, curme, you let your politics delude you, or are you just incapable of telling the truth? Most operation names are very prosaic, such as Taylor Common, Bold Mariner, Rolling Thunder, etc. Only a person completely ignorant of military practice or one utterly devoid of integrity would make this matter more than it is: a simple means of expressing a detail that most service members take great pride in.


[edit on 2005/8/24 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:11 PM
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Just to step in and remind yall this is ATSNN so lets not even start with the snide remarks and lame attempts at baiting.



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:11 PM
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Come on Grady! You know it, I know it, any thinking person should know it.

They are marketing war, and these are their slogans.

edit out of respect for Amuk's correct comment.



[edit on 24-8-2005 by Icarus Rising]



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Come on Grady! You know it, I know it, anybody with half a brain should know it.

They are marketing war, and these are their slogans.


Come on Icarus Rising! Get a grip. How much advertising do you see in cemetaries? How many companies are calling you up begging to buy advertising space on your loved ones' gravestones? There's nothing going on here except placing the event for which the fallen soldier died, just as has been done in one way or another since the nation has existed. I provided examples for those who have figured out how to click a link.

Besides, we are talking about government provided gravestones here. Even if the government did decide that throngs of people are flocking to cemetaries to make up their minds about the war, all anyone has to do is buy their own gravestone and pass on the free one. But that's not how it works, at all.

Here's another link for you. Place your curser on it and left click.

www.cem.va.gov...

[edit on 2005/8/24 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:33 PM
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There's nothing going on here except placing the event for which the fallen soldier died, just as has been done in one way or another since the nation has existed.


Yes, but look at how the names for the events have changed to protect the guilty and encourage the innocent to follow in the footsteps of the dead.

Get some help Grady.



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:37 PM
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THEY ARE MARKETING WAR!



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 09:56 PM
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I think you're the one who is suffering from delusions. This is a non-issue. You'll never serve in the military and if anyone close to you dies in a war, you can simply follow the instructions on the website I provided and you can make sure that only the minimal wording is on the gravestone. Now, take a deep breath and call a mental health specialist in the morning.

[edit on 2005/8/24 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 11:04 PM
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Permanent Unconscienceness


Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This is pot stirring by the media, pure and simple.

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Call forth rancor on the double
Cast these words into thy brain
And over thee our power gain!


Yep. Pretty classic stuff. After all, nobody seems to be above doing it one way or another, either invoking dead soldiers to condemn war or promote it.

Not every soldier who dies in a war believes in it. However, the very act of being a soldier has meaning that should not be overlooked.

No one in our military is a conscript. All of them are volunteers. They all made a choice to become soldiers.

I respect the sanctity of that choice enough not to try to second-guess it.

As for this article, well...

No higher pastime suits a knave
Than dance upon a soldier's grave


Several reactions in this thread illustrate with crystal clarity why this article was written and published.

Very clearly, indeed.




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