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General Faints At Briefing

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posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:22 AM
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Did anyone see this? He was speaking about the war in Iraq and just closed his eyes and began to slump, then walked away.

Have things gotten so bad in Iraq that the leaders are this stressed out?

It was durring the press briefing today.

In the last three weeks we've had over 90 troops killed.

Even Rumsfeld says he is shocked by this unexpected turn of events in Iraq.

Do you think things are worse than we are being told?

Is this a whole new war?

What the hell are we fighting for now?

Gazz

[Edited on 18-4-2004 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Is this a whole new war?

What the hell are we fighting for now?


Since it's not about WMD's anymore...

Um, to escort Halliburton truck drivers?


No, we suck at that...even spending billions to do so.

Maybe it's to root out people that "hate freedom". I heard some dry drunk Texan say something about that.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Did anyone see this? He was speaking about the
war in Iraq and just closed his eyes and began to
slump, then walked away.

Did not see it. Maybe he's sick.

Have things gotten so bad in Iraq that the leaders
are this stressed out?

I'm sure they're beyond stressed out. Many troops have been sent home because of psychosis, aside from battle wounds. A much higher than average number of troops have also committed suicide. I'm sure the extended deployments are going far to increase that number. It's a damn shame and I'd be furious. The government never holds up its end of the bargain. Our troops deserve much better than that.

As an aside, during the Gulf War, I saw men become physical shadows of their prior robust selves because of injury, trauma, stress. My Captain, who was a former Green Beret, never looked the same again. It was creepy. It was due to worrying about us and accomplishing a very trying mission. My unit flew the deepest Air Assault mission in combat history (to that point). And our guys flew more hours than any other unit in the 101st Aviation Brigade. Basically with duck tape and coat hangers by the time we were in Iraq for the ground invasion.


Even Rumsfeld says he is shocked by this unexpected
turn of events in Iraq.

Do you think things are worse than we are
being told?

Believe this: IT'S FAR WORSE! That's why you will never see the dead landing at Dover being covered. That's why you rarely see the blinde and mamed languishing at Ft. Stewart and other bases. It's outrageous.

Is this a whole new war?

The Gulf War never ended. It is simply in its final and most deadly phase. And it won't work.

What the hell are we fighting for now?

So the NeoCon cabal can rule the mid-east from its central seat in Baghdad. And control all the remaining oil/gas reserves that they can get their hands on. It's the most wicked catch 22 I've ever seen.

Gazz



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Did anyone see this? He was speaking about the
war in Iraq and just closed his eyes and began to
slump, then walked away.


Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Did not see it. Maybe he's sick.


See what happens when you eat those $75 Halliburton sandwiches? Kind of makes you sick in the gut.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:48 AM
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come on you people, the poor guy probably missed breakfast or he is really sick. don't be so harsh.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:48 AM
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On at least two occasions over there I tried what they said was a hamburger - at Haji's - had some kind of goat cheese on it. Made me sick as hell both times. I stuck with the rotisserie chicken and onion after that.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 11:55 AM
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Psychosis ??? From what?? Why are US troops losing it? There must be a reason.

The situation in Iraqi is now a new war. Shiites and Sunnis are in the process of uniting. Saddam is old old news, they want USA OUT OF IRAQI ASAP!

I think America should get out, get the UN or NATO in, or just leave Iraqis to sort themselves out, but I guess this is unrealistic seeing the history of Iraqi, that it has always been a powder keg due to the different ethnic groups (two radically different Islamic groups and the Kurds), only a monachary (or an attempt at one) or a nationalist leader like Saddam has been able to keep the region together as one. And of course how the # can America leave Iraqi with all the corporate oil interests? Dicks company snapped up all the oil contracts didnt they?

Bottom line? Iraqi seems to be the death call for the current administration, unless the situation there gets cleaned up and fast, or unless there is another major terrorist attack on US soil.

Finally, I have a question to ask the Americans out there. Why is it that a country can back the governments moves to war wholeheartedly(more than 50% of the USA were behind Iraqi war, granted the WMD claim was bull#, but either way when they accepted the idea of sending soilders in due to WMD that means the possibilty of casuality?), but then call for a pull out as soon as their soilders start to die? Isnt that what every soilder realizes and accepts as part of joining an army? That you may very well DIE for the cause?? Reminds me of Bob Dylans song "Masters of War" I think Ill go listen to Bob for a bit....

...."You fasten all the triggers , for the others to fire, then you sit back and watch, as the death count gets higher"



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 12:05 PM
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Big oil interests rule the day. We're not leaving until someone friendly to big oil takes over. That's why they so badly want the criminal Ahmed Chalabi to rule. And that just ain't gonna happen. He'll be a dead man. and fast.

Gotta give Bush props. His administration did something no one else has ever done. United the Shi'ites and Sunnis. Bravo!

As far as soldiers knowing the cost.. Sure, they know in the abstract what soldiering might entail; but, you never think you'll go to war until you're activated. I can speak from experience on that count. And I went willingly, btw. I supported my leadership wholeheartedly, like a good soldier, based on what I thought I knew at the time.

As far as psychosis goes, it can come from many places. It could come from watching that little girl soldier next to you get her arms blown off; it can come from your buddies all being slain in front of you; it can come from being sleep deprived for an extended amount of time; it comes from your spouse writing you that dreaded dear john letter; it can come from losing a child during your deployment; it can come from harassment from peers or leaders; MANY, MANY, MANY ways to die internally during war. And there's not a GD thing you can do about it. Except soldier on. Try and internalize that.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 12:18 PM
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internalise?????? Im not from America, please keep your bull# to yourself

Bush united the Shiites and the Sunnis Bravo??? Yeah buddie they are united against BUSH and AMERICA!!!

War involves death and killing thats the whole point. Anyone willing to join an army should at least know that they will have to murder people. Legal mass murder is also known as war.

Its pretty pathetic that America is going for Iraqi Oil and Oil interests, considering the coming Peak Oil crisis. its not a matter of oil running out, more a matter of CHEAP oil running out seeing as Oil fuels the American economic system. Please research the current American administrations own energy leaders comments on peak oil. Something along the lines of if we pray maybe we will get 5 years but the # is still going to hit the fan.

THE problem is YOU my friend. Yes YOU. American citizen! You consume too much buddie. Your SUVs alone are draining the worlds resources. Do you know the current global imbalance of resources and consumption? USA consumes something like 60% of the worlds resources but accounts for less than 4 % of the worlds population! Sorry but sooner or later the oil stained # is going to hit the fan and you will have NO one other than your fat greedy selves to blame.

Have a nice day


"One thing that I know ,that even Jesus would never forgive what you do....and I hope that you die...and your death will come soon...Ill follow your cascite, on a pale afternoon, and ill watch as your lowered..into your death bed...and Ill stand over your grave till im sure that your dead"



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 12:24 PM
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By the way. When peak oil hits America will be in a world of #.

Currently America has shown its love for Islamic countries by invading them. The problem for America is the fact that OPEC is mostly Islamic...and they have incredible power. They can single handedly knock off 30% of the value of the dollar, as they control 80% of the worlds oil.

Be careful what you say about the ragheads, they got dat black gold!



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 12:33 PM
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For not living in America, you do act like you know all about us.

Not everyone is for Bush's war, only the ignorant. Most people thought the reasons for war in Iraq were Bs to begin with, and that his handling of them is pretty bad.

So what about our consumption. The faster we use up the oil the faster we will be forced to come off of it.

You can thank Bush and his war for the loss of value on the American dollar.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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i dont act i just read your own media.
Bush may have stolen the elections, but thanks to 911 and "terrorism" the majority of the US public have supported him, at least at some point.

"the faster we come off it"

And what will replace Oil in America? Do you know the part Oil plays in the production of food alone?
The American economic system is based on Oil, and by your own experts nothing has been done and there is just simply NOT enough time to shift to another energy source without some major fallback making Black Tuesday of the Great Depression look like a picnic.

Americans just consume TOO much. The entire American system is also underpinned by the consumer, but they are consuming more than they contribute.

Just a thought here for you. Could the entire world consume as America does at the moment and could the earth survive? Could Calcutta and Kabul consume as much as America cities do? Or Mexico City or Africa ? If every 3rd world country had clean running water for its citizens,electricity, SUVs,communication systems to match USA, food consumption, entertainment, drugs etc. Do the calculations and find out for yourself.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 01:35 PM
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You have to distinguish energy consumption from oil consumption.
There is plenty of energy, for stationary plants. There isn't alot of oil.

If you look at it more dispassionately, those figures also meant that the USA has more economic output per person (often proportional to energy) than others. Compared to Europe and Japan though it is less efficient because of the larger distances in the USA. Notice that the USA is more like Russia in that respect.

Kabul and Kolkuta (Calcutta) have problems because they are massively overpopulated for their resources. And that is NOT the USA's fault, but idiotic cultural insanties.

And yes, I do think that everybody driving SUV's to the supermarket really *is* idiotic and wasteful.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
internalise?????? Im not from America, please keep your bull# to yourself


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Uh oh, we got us one of them "americans=USgov" people.
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Bush united the Shiites and the Sunnis Bravo??? Yeah buddie they are united against BUSH and AMERICA!!!


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That was the point.
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War involves death and killing thats the whole point. Anyone willing to join an army should at least know that they will have to murder people. Legal mass murder is also known as war.


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People join the army to protect their families, friends and country men from external or internal threats. You know, internal threats like all government officials on the face of the planet today. Like your government officials.
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Its pretty pathetic that America is going for Iraqi Oil and Oil interests, considering the coming Peak Oil crisis. its not a matter of oil running out, more a matter of CHEAP oil running out seeing as Oil fuels the American economic system. Please research the current American administrations own energy leaders comments on peak oil. Something along the lines of if we pray maybe we will get 5 years but the # is still going to hit the fan.


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Ah, getting ahold of some of that good American home grown cointelpro. It's good stuff, no?
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THE problem is YOU my friend. Yes YOU. American citizen! You consume too much buddie. Your SUVs alone are draining the worlds resources.


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Ah, and the prejudice comes out. You are sounding exactly like that which you think you despise. The majority of Americans do not own SUVs. The ones that do we call yuppies. They are the robots. The cannon-fodder if you will.
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Do you know the current global imbalance of resources and consumption? USA consumes something like 60% of the worlds resources but accounts for less than 4 % of the worlds population! Sorry but sooner or later the oil stained # is going to hit the fan and you will have NO one other than your fat greedy selves to blame.


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Until there is an actual people's revolt in your country to overturn the government and give the rule back to the people then I suggest you take a look at yourself first.
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Have a nice day



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You are cannon-fodder. Thank you for adding to the problem.
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"One thing that I know ,that even Jesus would never forgive what you do....and I hope that you die...and your death will come soon...Ill follow your cascite, on a pale afternoon, and ill watch as your lowered..into your death bed...and Ill stand over your grave till im sure that your dead"



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They don't call Aljazeera the CNN of the Arab world for nothing you know. Watch it and CNN. Notice how they incite fear on one side and anger on the other. That may be getting too deep for you though.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:27 PM
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got like a link or somehtin? maybe a link to a replay? maybe his nanoaugmentations were playin up. afterall, he is an uber-soldat.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
By the way. When peak oil hits America will be in a world of #.

Currently America has shown its love for Islamic countries by invading them. The problem for America is the fact that OPEC is mostly Islamic...and they have incredible power. They can single handedly knock off 30% of the value of the dollar, as they control 80% of the worlds oil.

Be careful what you say about the ragheads, they got dat black gold!




We'll just have to borrow their donkeys. Seriously though, Americans could not and cannot stop this war any more than you can. Did you not see the marches prior to this war? Have you not seen the American web sites trying to impeach Bush? Are you reading the alternative American media? Didn't think so. If you get your news from CNN and Aljazeera then you are cannon-fodder.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:35 PM
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____

Back to the original post:

Are you talking about Richard Myers? I didn't see or hear about this at all. Do you have a link?

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posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
i dont act i just read your own media.
Bush may have stolen the elections, but thanks to 911 and "terrorism" the majority of the US public have supported him, at least at some point.

"the faster we come off it"

And what will replace Oil in America? Do you know the part Oil plays in the production of food alone?
The American economic system is based on Oil, and by your own experts nothing has been done and there is just simply NOT enough time to shift to another energy source without some major fallback making Black Tuesday of the Great Depression look like a picnic.

Americans just consume TOO much. The entire American system is also underpinned by the consumer, but they are consuming more than they contribute.

Just a thought here for you. Could the entire world consume as America does at the moment and could the earth survive? Could Calcutta and Kabul consume as much as America cities do? Or Mexico City or Africa ? If every 3rd world country had clean running water for its citizens,electricity, SUVs,communication systems to match USA, food consumption, entertainment, drugs etc. Do the calculations and find out for yourself.


and who sells everything to us and who buys just as much from us? if you think we're so bad and ruining everything then stop buying and selling to us, everyone who trades with us are just at fault for everything as we are.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
i dont act i just read your own media.


There's your problem.


Bush may have stolen the elections, but thanks to 911 and "terrorism" the majority of the US public have supported him, at least at some point.


You try to get the truth to the people when the media is run by corporations that run the government. Once you done that, I'll be more than willing to listen to your blind rants.


"the faster we come off it"

And what will replace Oil in America? Do you know the part Oil plays in the production of food alone?
The American economic system is based on Oil, and by your own experts nothing has been done and there is just simply NOT enough time to shift to another energy source without some major fallback making Black Tuesday of the Great Depression look like a picnic.


What will replace oil in America? OPEC's oil of course. Why do you think America has troops in something like 120 countries? America has the world surrounded. Come out with your oil or we're coming in to take it.

Come off it. Most americans just want to have a family and a decent job. Do you really think the polls you read from CNN are real?



Americans just consume TOO much. The entire American system is also underpinned by the consumer, but they are consuming more than they contribute.


It's Americans' fault that corporations have razed the citizens with the help of the government. It's Americans fault that corporations are now getting their labor in China and India. It's Americans' fault that most of the population just gets by because cost of living is so high. Sure there are brainwashed people in America. You just proved that America doesn't produce the only brainwashed people.


Just a thought here for you. Could the entire world consume as America does at the moment and could the earth survive? Could Calcutta and Kabul consume as much as America cities do? Or Mexico City or Africa ? If every 3rd world country had clean running water for its citizens,electricity, SUVs,communication systems to match USA, food consumption, entertainment, drugs etc. Do the calculations and find out for yourself.



Why do you think 3rd world countries are 3rd world? Why do you think America's trade deficit is so high? While do you think the cost of living in America is near the highest in the world? Why do you think the American educational system is one of the worst in the world? And do you really think the major news stations are going to tell Americans that Wal-mart uses $.60 an hour Chinese slave labor?


[Edited on 4-17-2004 by ShadowHasNoSource]



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 04:56 PM
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What I posted was and is the truth.
Regardless of how many Americans support the current Government, they are still ruled by them. Unless the people cause a civil war of some sort the system is not going to change.

The most overlooked and major threat America causes the world is its very existance. Its not just about Oil, but how much Americans consume in total. It cannot be sustained indefinitly. And future super consuming powers will have the same problem.

America is already beginning its decline in the world. As crazy as that seems its the truth in my opinon. USA has been the richest country in the entire history of mankind. It has amassed wealth beyond all the kingdoms of the world combined. But alas it will be no more


" Momma put my guns in the ground, I just cant shoot them anymore, theres a long black train and its coming on down....and I feel like Im knocking on Heavens door..."

Knock Knock



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