First off, I havent gotten to read the whole thread yet, I figured it would be easier to answer as I go. I would also like to say thank you for not
turning this into a "Bash Bush or the Military Forces" Thread (as one individual tried to do in my introduction post, heh).
When am I coming home or when are the Forces in Iraq Coming home?
Well I have been out here since roughly January of 06, I will be headed home in Febuary of 07 and I cant wait to see Home Soil again.
I cant tell you my whole name, for my personal safty, but I am a United States Marine.
Originally posted by kuhl
My m8s in the tanks and his stationed North of Basra ,he says his base gets mortared at least twice a day.
My question is what if any is your experience with bases getting mortared?
I can tell you that as far as where im based we recieve incoming maybe...every 2-3 months, and it is always only a couple of shots. The Insugents are
mostly focusing on the new ISF (Iraqi Security Forces).
Originally posted by deltaboy
What is your opinion of the Iraqi people? Do you feel that you and your fellow servicemen are contributing to helping maintain stability and peace in
Iraq for the birth of democracy?Yes or no and why? What is your view of the Iraqi forces? Are they motivated to protect their country? What is your
opinion of the enemy?
Good Question! The Iraqi people as a whole love us. Their Children are always happy to see us and a majority of the elders also like us. If you
were over here and saw what your average servicemember sees you would feel the same. Its not about helping the US or keeping our home soil safe so to
say, but we are making friends. The United States Government has always helped those in need. We helped the Allies in WWII (Partly because the
attack on Pearl Harbor) and since then we havent ever wanted to wait long enough for any attack to ever come that close to US Soil since. This
country still has a way to go before it is ready to care for itself. The enemy is usually Terrorists from other countries that get into Iraq to cause
the US greif. There is no real "Enemy" nor any straight out attacks. Most of the casualties here are from IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) that
are left on the sides of roads and as our convoys pass them they are detonated. These cause most of the fatalities.
Have I killed?
No, and I hope I never ever get the chance or have to. Some of my fellow Marines have, and its not a good feeling taking someones life. They said it
was the hardest desicion they ever had to make.
As far as why im posting here? I did a google search on UFO/alien forums and ran into ATS, saw this and thought you all might like some explanations.
As far as OPSEC goes, I do not think I have given any info that would endanger me nor any of my comrades from any of the branches.
Yes, we have internet sites we can go to check mail and visit websites. WE ARE NOT HELD DOWN IN ANY WAY IN GETTING INFO OUT! We arent being
oppressed by the government, we are alowed to talk about things as long as it isnt sensitive information.
Ok, round one is over, I will get to the next few in a minute! I do not hope to offend anyone with anything I post here, If you feel offended please
send me a U2U and I will speak to you alone.
Keep the questions coming, I will answer them as they come. The Blog Idea sounds intersting though
I have never done anything of the sort, so if that does come up as an idea, I will run with it. If any of the moderators will send me a U2U (and I
feel I can trust them) I will give them some extra information that they can then tell everyone that I am not a fake.
Very Respectfully Posted,