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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Oh geez. Didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
This world is nuts. And so are half the people. They are sooo scared Iran is moving in. And they will. Massive muck up, but who didn't see this coming. We're never leaving there.
yep classic doublespeak
Originally posted by David_Reale
I wonder what happened to Obama's promise to pull the troops out of Iraq. Oh, well, the election's over, no point in keeping your promises.
Isn't there some good stories about troops going "native"?
Originally posted by pthena
. . .I'm not one who condemns suicides to hell. I can imagine scenarios in which it is more honorable than following destructive orders which are self destructive any way. Emotional wreckage doesn't lead to creative solutions of "getting out". Sometimes only one way seems possible. It would be good for people to offer better alternatives.
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is a 1988 Columbia Pictures war film directed by Kevin Reynolds and based on a William Mastrosimone play entitled Nanawatai. The plot concerns a Soviet T-62 tank lost during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Anabasis by Xenophon
Xenophon accompanied the Ten Thousand, a large army of Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. Though Cyrus' mixed army fought to a tactical victory at Cunaxa in Babylon (401 BC), Cyrus himself was killed in the battle, rendering the actions of the Greeks irrelevant and the expedition a failure.
Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities. Now abandoned in northern Mesopotamia, without supplies other than what they could obtain by force or diplomacy, the 10,000 had to fight their way northwards through Corduene and Armenia, making ad hoc decisions about their leadership, tactics, provender and destiny, while the King's army and hostile natives constantly barred their way and attacked their flanks.