Its time to go home once and for all, farewell ATS!

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posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 03:36 AM
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try some Molson Canadian I'm from buffalo but love it... I may as well be canadian... anyways welcome home and come back sometime... we all disagree but its what makes this site great




posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 06:00 AM
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Wishing you well, but do you really plan to come back to El Paso? People say Jaurez is the murder capital of the world and worse than Iraq. If the CIA is training thugs there to unleash them on American families to justify martial law or possibly to depopulate America, then El Paso is the worst place in the world to want to come back to. If the govt wants to merge US and Canada and Mexico, even now they allow Mexican military helicopters to fly over Texas with no supervision, then El Paso will be the first place to experience trouble. Keep safe.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 06:35 AM
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Go with goodness in your heart and knowledge in your brain!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 06:54 AM
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Thanks for serving your country and the citizens of the free world.
God bless.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by Stop-loss!


SL...you and I have really gotten along well in out mutter time and whatnot. I know I have never been to war myself and I am greatly looking forward to our discussio once you return. I am terribly excited for that...BUT with that said what I am most excited for is to see a brother return safely. I know I have never experienced war due to the nature of my duty and most likely never will so I cannot hope to feel what you've experienced...maybe that's a good thing...not sure but what I care about is seeing another of my kind coming home. I may be military but I have alot more respect for those who go and do the real thing as opposed to the rest of us sitting home and playing. Cannot wait to see you and although I am all of 1900 miles from Texas, I will be there in spirit I guarantee you that.

Be careful...be safe...and see you soon

-Kyo



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:23 AM
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Come on home to Texas neighbor! Have a big jug of sweet tea waiting for ya!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by m khan
Wishing you well, but do you really plan to come back to El Paso? People say Jaurez is the murder capital of the world and worse than Iraq. If the CIA is training thugs there to unleash them on American families to justify martial law or possibly to depopulate America, then El Paso is the worst place in the world to want to come back to. If the govt wants to merge US and Canada and Mexico, even now they allow Mexican military helicopters to fly over Texas with no supervision, then El Paso will be the first place to experience trouble. Keep safe.



Amen.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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Good Luck OP

Have a safe journey home.

I hope though the long journey following that, to regain peace of mind, and stop any memories fears is a safe and swift.

You will be finally home, when you leave some of the memories and pain and try and regain your smile and optimism & hope.

Enjoy your new found freedom and safety, and keep yourself busy, have goals and plans when you get home to build a new life, please dont OP live in the past, as said throw yourself into something your passionate about, live your highest dreams.

I dont agree with the war at all, I sometimes question why more soldiers never said "No" after 9/11 info came out. Having said that I respect your bravery very much, and you seem like a warrior, not like some of your comrades approached the situation you were all in. That takes much more bravery than what is normally understood by it.

Kind Regards,

Elf



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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I bid you a safe flight home. When/if you stop in Germany get some of the orange chocolate stuff, it is quite tasty! I ate like 2 boxes on my way through!


But why is this in Gray area? Is Stoploss trying to tell us something?

Nate



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by Stop-loss!
Greetings from Iraq (one last time). My time here has finally come to an end and I shall soon return to the states for good this time. Through out the times that I have been here I have seen many things that should be questioned like why are we still building up bases if we are to leave at a specific date and why did many people have to die for resources and lost artifacts of ancient times? As I look in the distance and see old tanks destroyed from the Iran-Iraq war back from the 80's I wonder if this country was cursed since the dawn of time since it is always in days of ruin and the people left uneducated to fend for themselves.

These projects have been a waste of time and money, however some of it actually goes to building schools and roads but others seem to serve no purpose at all. Although I am leaving this place forever I feel like I have lost a part of myself, my sanity and my deceased friends from past conflicts, I wonder what horrors will come from this side of the world from when I depart and will Iran share the same fate as Iraq in the days to come as some false-flag attack happens and get invaded by America? I have no need for these skills of combat anymore for once I return I can finally let my guard down and try to live a normal life as my time in the army will end in a matter of months. I know that most here have questioned my actions before and my reputation as well but through the flaming and the bashing I have become stronger and motivated to try harder and overcome any burden that comes my way.

If anyone here is by the El Paso area feel free to welcome us back/bash/hate in fort Bliss because it is time for me to say good bye to yall and should I not return to this site then something must of happened to me but maybe I am just being paranoid, anyways thanks for the good times and hope to come back here someday.

Note:This is not an april fools joke. I repeat THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE.
I will say a few goodbye's here and there and log off for good so good luck to the future and don't let TPTB cloud your judgement in the days to come.


Welcome back home and your posting has always had a good point of view.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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Well, we'll always welcome you back man.

If you're still looking to put those combat skills to work, there's always VIP security detail or Law Enforcement....unless there's another avenue you're looking to pursue...

Still, no reason to leave...feel free to come back anytime...



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 09:29 AM
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Sounds like Hell man. With what sanity you have left just remember that the service you have given to our country is worth more than all the oil underneath that unforgivable place.

[edit on 2-4-2010 by dplum517]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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Come home safe.

Don't know why you would have to stop posting here because you are coming home. We do have ATS here too.




posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by Stop-loss!
Through out the times that I have been here I have seen many things that should be questioned like why are we still building up bases if we are to leave at a specific date and why did many people have to die for resources and lost artifacts of ancient times?


OK I have to ask what artifacts? Are you saying there was artifacts in Iraq? If there was then why do we need it?



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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Welcome home.

Please keep posting, ATS can use your contributions and experience.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Stop-loss!
I feel like I have lost a part of myself, my sanity and my deceased friends from past conflicts, ....

... I have no need for these skills of combat anymore for once I return I can finally let my guard down and try to live a normal life as my time in the army will end in a matter of months. :


Just a note...

You were trained for a war-zone, both before you shipped out and via real-life experiences there. A neccessary paradigm shift...how to stay safe and survive on a daily basis.

It will take time to acclimate back to life in the USA. The "normalcy" of it can feel like a threat at times. Forget the macho crap and don't be afraid to reach out.

30,000 folks commit suicide each year.
20% of them last year were veterans.

PTSD is no BS.

You stayed safe in-theatre...stay safe at home. If you feel yourself losing it, reach out.

General Counseling


VA's readjustment counseling is provided at community-based Vet Centers located near veterans and their families. There is no cost for Vet Center readjustment counseling. Contact your nearest Vet Center through information provided in the Vet Center Directory or listings in your local blue pages. Vet Center staff are available toll free during normal business hours at 1-800-905-4675 (Eastern) and 1-866-496-8838 (Pacific).


Suicide Pevention Hotline:


Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.



WRITE THE NUMBERS DOWN. STICK THEM IN YOUR WALLET JUST IN CASE.



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by Stop-loss!
Greetings from Iraq (one last time). My time here has finally come to an end and I shall soon return to the states for good this time. Through out the times that I have been here I have seen many things that should be questioned like why are we still building up bases if we are to leave at a specific date


I think you know the answer to that one dont you.


The bases are most likely there so the United States can easily deploy troops there in the future. For what purpose is the million dollar question. I dont believe its about fighting for the remaining oil actually. Its something else, but I dont know what it is.

The official story of the artifacts seems to be this:



What the U.S. Is Doing to Preserve the Artifacts

In December, the U.S. military knew it had to take steps to preserve the archaeological treasure trove that is Iraq. They set out to locate the approximately 10,000 (some estimate 100,000) sites, some going back 7,000 years, and many of which are unexplored. The area around the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur and the Assyrian city of Ninevah are considered especially important. Archaeologist McGuire Gibson from the University of Chicago and Charles Butterworth of the University of Maryland lead the team that has been passing information to the Pentagon.


Source:
Iraq War on Ancient Artifacts of Mesopotamia


Pentagon collecting artifacts these days? Interesting...



[edit on 2-4-2010 by Copernicus]



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Holy frickin guakamoli, I always thought it was bunk about Iraqi artifacts being revolutionary but when you think about it, some serious thoughts come to mind. I want to believe that we were capable of so much more but I don't want to be lied to.

I feel like we are lied to by both sides of the coin, if that makes any sense?!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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Stop-loss I think you need to tell the things you know to somebody.It looks like you know something that a lot of people don't.
Hell better yet try telling a news organization if possible.People need to know what's really going on in Iraq!



posted on Apr, 2 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Thanks for your service and congrats on your upcoming PCS. I'm glad you're coming home intact physically. I'm glad you're gonna transition back into civilian life, and look forward to seeing you back on here. Pay no attention to the individuals on here like at the beginning of this thread.....we both know what they are. Welcome home.





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