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Out of Iraq, Not so Fast

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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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OK folks, really sorry about that. I don't know what happened but I promise I didn't do this mess on purpose. I was not trying to derail this thread.

I made a reply and suddenly there were two pages of badgerprints duplicates. Kinda freaky. I could sell that effect if i knew how I did it.

Once again, mods please remove all extra posts. Thanks.

For OP. Sorry about that.

Badger



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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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This thread is all about you.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 01:03 PM
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There are still over 50,000 troops in Iraq, and we have many semi-permanent bases there. It's a safe bet that we will maintain some kind of presence there for literally decades to come.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 01:05 PM
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Funny man slay. How are you, by the way?

I honestly don't know what happened. Just dozens of repetitive posts with no reason. It must be some kind of conspiracy.

Once again, sorry everybody.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by jsettica
How much does it cost to run, 700+ bases in 130+ countries.

more than we have
that's why we're broke

but hey look at the bright side.
we have these missiles we can eat
for dinner



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by badgerprints
Once again, sorry everybody.

geez badger
did u have a PTSD flashback pulling
the trigger on an M-60 or something???
lmao

I think u need light duty for a couple days.
Report to the mess hall !!!!




posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by badgerprints
Once again, sorry everybody.

geez badger
did u have a PTSD flashback pulling
the trigger on an M-60 or something???
lmao

I think u need light duty for a couple days.
Report to the mess hall !!!!



You remember the M60 mantra?

Squeeze...quote to yourself "fire a three to five round burst"...release?

Well, this thread would have involved a lot longer mantra. Spent 20 minutes just editing duplicates.

Seriously, no clue.

As far as the combat troops go, for anyone who is interested, the regular recon flights we used to see here are gone. Drones, gone. Patrols, gone. None in three weeks. No troops. No overflights. No convoys. Nothing.

We rely on locals for security and are considered quite insane by all other expats.

The locals are having a hard time as things continue to get worse. More IED's, bombings, murders, threats... This is against Iraqis mostly. The violence is being done by those who want chaos and mayhem. At least this is the opinion of most of the Iraqis that work with me.

I've asked a few about the US pull out and even the ones who wanted them to leave now say they wish the American military was back. Not because they love them but because the Iraqis just don't have their stuff together and the situation is going downhill fast.

I don''t know where all of the troops are but they aren't in our neighborhood.

Regards,

Oh yeah,
M-60 with a hundred round belt weighs 26 pounds.

Flashback.

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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by badgerprints
Oh yeah,
M-60 with a hundred round belt weighs 26 pounds.

Flashback.

lol yea try carrying it for 20 miles
then it weighs over a hundred .... lol

81MM Mortar - 121 pounds
good thing it's got a crew to
tote that mama


but the base plate alone depending
on model is 24 - 48 lbs.

try toting that in heavy bush

u'd love to go back to an M-60



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
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Calling people sheeple is a canned generalization for those with an superiority complex. :p


For some ppl you are right in that assessment.

For the ones that admit they were once sheeple, but woke up
and then try to wake up others to the lies but those ppl
refuse to listen and just keep "following the herd"

They are sheeple, and I was one of them at one time,
and I am merely anthropomorphizing them as a hybrid
between sheep and ppl.

I am not better than them, I simply feel I am awake and
that they are following the herd blindly much like lemmings.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by jsettica
How much does it cost to run, 700+ bases in 130+ countries.

Second bases line.


Some of the cost is hidden and masked, but the estimate for
just the Iraq war was several Trillion.

That does not include the operations budget for the rest of the
military, or the other war in Afghanistan.

Smoke and Mirrors is the order of the day for it all.


Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has stated the total costs of the Iraq War on the US economy will be three trillion dollars in a moderate scenario, and possibly more in the most recent published study, published in March 2008.[11] Stiglitz has stated: "The figure we arrive at is more than $3 trillion. Our calculations are based on conservative assumptions...Needless to say, this number represents the cost only to the United States. It does not reflect the enormous cost to the rest of the world, or to Iraq."[11]



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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When I saw the RT footage of them 'leaving' I had a laugh at all the nice shiny expensive buildings they were leaving behind.. joking that the iraqis will surely love to party it up in them!

Didn't believe they were leaving one bit then, now sure as hell not. Kinda like when BP says the hole is plugged for the 15th time.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 08:46 PM
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One day before 9/11 2.3 TRILLION dollars was missing.

Oh well.





Oh by the way, I am DONE paying taxes. Come put me in jail folks.

I will no longer pay for the very JAIL they are creating!







 
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