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Originally posted by ludaChris
I would like to ask for proof or some links. This is good to do just so people later dont have to ask. I learned to do that in most of my posts unless I'm posting my opinion. Get some credible ones though, for the sake of your own credibility I would suggest it or you will just have to go look for different sources and be labled for bias. Just lookin out for you.
Originally posted by Jgruh4e
Thank you very much for sharing. Although some people here will ask for a proof, I do believe you 100%. I've also heard stories (second-hand) that made my blood froze... I also believe in Karma and balance and pity this guy (he should not be your friend) for all the dirt he has put on his soul. Everybody pays, sooner or later, in this life or another.
Originally posted by Devilwasp
The second was the "get high as a kite" on guard duty....just asking...if on guard duty I assume that the officers and senior rates (Which btw your "only" E4 or lance corporal equivilant friend is just one rank below) would notice them "getting high as kites" .....care to explain?
My only point is that we need to be careful not to judge these people by someones vibe, or someones rumors, or simply by the media who are bloodsuckers out for their own story interests. Many of these soldiers are our brothers and sisters,...possibly fathers and mothers, out there trying to help re-build, train iraqi soliders, and all the while protecting their backs from suicide bombers jumping in and out of crowds of women and children.
Originally posted by devilwasp
Also by guard duty I take it you mean OP's on roof tops of high rise flats?
Or ontop of guard buildings?
Originally posted by Brohaculo
Yes, it does sound blatently rediculous, the whole story...and unfortunately it is true IMO. There is alot of proof about the torture from many different units... but I do not have any hard proof about the high on guard duty part except the fact he did the same thing in Korea all the time (buying hash from a local).
Yes I'll try to elaborate on how they get away with it. Most guard duty is done in pairs, and it's usually the E-4's (in the Army that is Specialist) and below.
If both guys in the pair are smokers, who would ever find out?
There arent any supervisors that come "check" on you during a guard shift, you have commo, and radio in checks every now and then, but noone is going to look in your eyes, or even get close enough to smell it usually.
They said they always smoked late at night, on rooftops (where most of their shifts took place), so the chances of anyone noticing were next to nil.
I am not sure if they are doing drug testing on the soldiers now deployed, but back then, they had one when they got into Saudi and one when they left, but none in the middle....so there is no way to get cought. Hope this clarifies a little.
Originally posted by Brohaculo
Sorry I missed this part in your post and didn't answer it... Yes, they were in OP's (observation posts) on top of flat roofed buildings..usually only a few stories tall..not a guard building on the perimiter of a US camp/base.
if they where going to start firing from an OP then wouldnt they call it a "fire base"??