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U.S. ends combat operations in Iraq

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:14 PM
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I am glad half of you get it thanks for speaking for me.
The only good news I see is they get 30 days leave before they are redeployed to Afghanistan.
Have a good time Guys!
In No Way does this mean the War in Middle East is Over!
Just a Political Stunt at Election Time!




posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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I was told in a war crimes discussion that war was never declared.

That was sarcasm. You can keep the 1/2 point though. I don't need it



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
I'm so happy I can kiss my computer screen. President Obama has just won himself new support for this!!!


The last time there were supposedly pulling all troops out of Iraq Obama just had them move over to Afghanistan.

Obama is no hero who ended a war. All he is doing is moving his chess pieces to a different front like he has done before.

I would be the first to stand up and loudly cheer for Obama as much as I hate him and that thought turns my stomach, if he brought all our boys home from everywhere they have no business being and use them to confront the U.S. Invasion we have here at home.

Which is really a military's job.. defend our nation, not invade countries because you want to put up a strong hold to occupy and conquer them in the future. America's armies are doing the same thing the Nazi's of Hitler has done.. But Americans are too blind to see it because they do it in the name of Democracy.

A tyrannical war machine is still a tyrannical war machine no matter what face you put on it.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:23 PM
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4secs news ago update

Obama just sent 11 seconds ago a letter to mainstream news
I saw it on CNN

in summary of everything
60k servicemen are leaving iraq
they did not at all mention private contractors whatsoever

they also said that combat troops are all leaving, but there were groups that were previous combat troops but now tacticians are staying there.

they have wives of troops on the line saying they are leaving DaRock = Iraq
They are trying to make iraq sound like TheRock.

And did you know there have been more private contractor deaths than troops?


No official totals exist of how many private contractors have been killed in Iraq. But Clark believes the death rate among the 25,000 or so contractors is higher than among U.S. military forces.

www.cnn.com...



More than 180,000 Americans, Iraqis and nationals from other countries work under federal contracts to provide security, gather intelligence, build roads, improve infrastructure, forge a financial system and transport needed supplies in a country the size of California.

That figure contrasts with the 163,100 U.S. military personnel, according to U.S. Central Command, responsible for military operations in the Middle East. The Pentagon puts the military figure at 169,000. An additional 12,400 coalition forces are stationed in Iraq.

According to Central Command, 137,000 contractors are working in Iraq under Defense Department contracts. Under separate contracts, the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development employ thousands more.

seattletimes.nwsource.com...


[edit on 18-8-2010 by ModernAcademia]

[edit on 18-8-2010 by ModernAcademia]



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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I'm surprised no one really caught my sarcasm for thanking President Obama. Yes, Barack Obama is another puppet by the government. Who isn't? Thankfully and hopefully these crimes against humanity will end.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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puppet or not, he's doing what he promised, and what he was elected for.

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by slipknotrules2009
YA were done in Iraq here we come into Iran Aahmadinejadnutjob

Now were only at war with Afganastan what shall we do ohhh thats right Iran has oil I mean Nukes get them.

I hate my government, I hope the U.S. citzens are not held accountable when the world gets sick of us stealing other countrys oil.


I speak on behalf of a large number of Australians here.

I hate your Government also. The American government is the single most corrupt organization to have ever existed on the Earth.

Saying that I love a great deal of American people that I have come to know. Wonderful sincere people, and we do not blame you for your Governments crusade to steal and control the last remaining reserves of oil on the planet.

Their plan is blowing up in their face anyway.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by Gmoneycricket
I am glad half of you get it thanks for speaking for me.
The only good news I see is they get 30 days leave before they are redeployed to Afghanistan.
Have a good time Guys!
In No Way does this mean the War in Middle East is Over!
Just a Political Stunt at Election Time!


The article does not claim the War on Terror (which you mis-labeled as the War in the Middle East), but that combat operations in Iraq are done.

And all of these lines that these troops are immediately going to Afghanistan, these soldiers are getting a 1 year R&R. To some of you that may not seem like much, but to these soldiers who have seen 4 or 5 tours in the past 7 years in Iraq, that is a Godsend. I know some of these soldiers personally. Their wives and kids will be thrilled to see their husbands and fathers for longer than they have been able to before.

Things we have taken for granted these soldiers will get to see again.

As I said on page 1, and as the MSM story stated, this does not mean the US has given up its interests in Iraq. But we are doing the right thing by taking the necessary steps to right our wrongs.


-Sliadon



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
puppet or not, he's doing what he promised, and what he was elected for.

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No he's not!

It's all half-truths
Propaganda!



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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The war's not over. They have planned this for decades and the U.S Government know all to well where they are transferring there troop's to new war zone's. Iran!!!



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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End to combat operations in Iraq and a convoy of about 400 troops crossing the border in Kuwait? It seems to scripted and orderly to be believable as far as I am concerned. It looks like a carefully choreographed press event. There are still 50,000 US forces in Iraq. Moreover, why build a fortress of an Embassy if the combat operations are over?

Among the so-called advisers remaining, there are special forces teams and some of that element are regular armed forces who serve in combat capacity. Maybe the Stryker Brigade are traveling south for some RR? Combat operations are over, because some trucks cross a border without incident and some hundred soldiers are now in Kuwait?

Very recently, a type Iraqi General said he would like to see US Forces to support the Iraq Army for almost another 10 years after the 2011 withdrawal deadline.



"At this point, the withdrawal is going well, because they are still here, but the problem will start after 2011," Gen. Babaker Shawkat Zebari said at a defense conference in Baghdad, according to the BBC.

"The politicians must find other ways to fill the void after 2011... If I were asked about the withdrawal, I would say to politicians: the U.S. army must stay until the Iraqi army is fully ready in 2020," the BBC reported.

www.msnbc.msn.com...

He ought to the capabilities of his own combat forces, and his analysis ought to mean something. I think the Iraqi military has come a long way from how there were a few years ago. However, I see what he is saying about his forces' readiness. They are in no position to defend against external threats and have only slightly tackled the internal threats in regards to terrorism and insurgent activities. Just the other day a suicide bomber attacked an Army Compound and recruiting depot killing scores of people.

This latest story seems like a photo op and a political maneuver? The crust of the matter is now combat operations will go below ground and the US military will have seemingly little to no public exposure as they once had when their numbers where at 170,000 at the height of the surge. With the draw down as things go covert, there will be less transparency about what is going on. If their is incident the official government statement would be the often used phrase of denial and using stage play from today as the excuse. It seems like more smoking mirrors?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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We'll tell the press we won,
they'll never know its a RETREAT
remember
war is peace....
ahhhh, good thinkin 99
its an old ploy I just up dated it Max.

HEADLINE: Tomb reveals Ancient Egypt's humiliating secret
Ancient Egyptians "airbrushed" out of history one of their most humiliating defeats in battle, academics believe.
hnn.us...

this part isn't funny

Of the 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are now dead, he said. By the year 2000, there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. More than a decade later, more than half (56 percent) who served in Gulf War I have permanent medical problems. The disability rate...


this part isn't funny either


...While this important story appeared in a Washington newspaper and the wire services, it did not receive national exposure�a compelling sign that the American public is being kept in the dark about the terrible effects of this toxic weapon. (Veterans for Constitutional Law can be reached at...
... Terry Johnson, public affairs specialist at the VA, recently reported that veterans of both Persian Gulf wars now on disability total 518,739, Bernklau said

www.americanfreepress.net...




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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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Ok I was just just watching CNN

they were talking with a middle-eastern person in Iraq talking
and he was saying yes they are leaving but there are still civilians and contract......

BEEPPPPPPPP

CNN "Oh oh, it looks like we lost him"




posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
puppet or not, he's doing what he promised, and what he was elected for.

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Umm, no he did not. He promised to end the war the day he took office.



And if you think this is the end of the war, you're sadly mistaken. 50,000 advisers still left in IRAQ? Yeah, right.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by DClairvoyant
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The war's not over. They have planned this for decades and the U.S Government know all to well where they are transferring there troop's to new war zone's. Iran!!!


Please read the thread and not headlines to comment, I answer what you are saying in this comment:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Stop buying into the fear-mongoring and start thinking for yourself ( and reading posts all the way through before posting
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-Sliadon



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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The key line of this article is


“We are ending the war ... but we are not ending our work in Iraq,” he said. “We have a long-term commitment to Iraq.”


While many people will feel this is a positive thing, I think it is just an illusion of an end to the war. The middle east will never see peace so long as the war hawks continue to use propaganda and myths to confuse the masses.

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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The U.S. combat mission in Iraq will officially conclude at the end of the month, a milestone that comes after a steady troop pullout since Obama took office.

About 50,000 U.S. forces are scheduled to remain in Iraq after the combat mission is done. That means that by the end of August, about 94,000 U.S. soldiers and Marines will have left Iraq since Obama's inauguration.


Washington Post

Whine all you want, but he is doing as he promised.

[edit on 18-8-2010 by Blackmarketeer]



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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kinda like Arizona being occupied by Mexicans
no shawk and ahhh,
but Obama supports that too...



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
The key line of this article is


“We are ending the war ... but we are not ending our work in Iraq,” he said. “We have a long-term commitment to Iraq.”


While many people will feel this is a positive thing, I think it is just an illusion of and end to the war. The middle east will never see peace so long as the war hawks continue to use propaganda and myths to confuse the masses.


I truly hate sounding like a broken record. Not everything the US military does is an evil, vindictive action. Not everything is puppet strings by some imaginary group called the "NWO."

We stayed in Japan after WW2 and gave them democracy. Sure the world is in recession, but the people of Japan have a say. Not the divine wish of the Emperor.

Likewise, the people of Iraq now have a say. Not the divine wish of a dictator named Saddam Hussein.

Have some faith and give some time to developments before jumping ship and calling foul play. For as much as some of you complain about the MSM speculating and throwing opinions around, you throw your own junk at stories and cast negative light before they have time to form into something beautiful. Something like liberation from a tyrant.


-Sliadon



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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50,000 will be staying. Thats a fair sized force and a good idea. Congrats to all involved so far for a job well done and mission success.

Yesterdays killings were the work of sad cases that stand in the way of real human rights reform there. Left overs from the Bathist Mafia, Iran agents of death or just religious nutjobs and/or.....some that dont want the gravy train out of town just yet. Hay you never know.




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