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Five US soldiers killed in central Iraq

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:28 AM
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Five US soldiers have been killed in central Iraq, the US military has said.

It gave no further details but Iraqi sources said there had been a rocket attack on Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad.

Washington officially ended combat operations in Iraq last August, leaving fewer than 50,000 US troops in Iraq.

www.bbc.co.uk...

news.yahoo.com...


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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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There are no winners in war. May they rest in peace...


kx



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:46 AM
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This is something that gets to me.

A war has been on in Iraq pretty much since 2002, right?
And a measly few thousand soldiers have been killed during that WHOLE NINE YEARS right?

In a REAL war, 150,000 people would die in A SINGLE DAY

In a REAL war, SIXTY MILLION people would die in as little as SIX YEARS

I really wish people would wake up and take a look at the price real soldiers paid for their freedoms they enjoy today, before moaning about the deaths of half a dozen men every few months, boo hoo.

The soldiers are in Iraq to fight for, and to uphold, freedoms that you take for granted. Freedoms that wouldn't even exist today unless TENS OF THOUSANDS of soldiers died EVERY SINGLE DAY fighting for them.

I'm leaving this non-topic, wake me when a REAL battle takes place.
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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:46 AM
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this is very true but hopefully one day enough people

will realize that war is just murder hidden by the elite

and make it look like it is for our benefit when it never is



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:50 AM
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Damn, I hate seeing these news reports. Five probably young, Americans killed in a faraway land. More waste of our nation's - and the world's - most precious natural resources, our youth. And for no good reason.

May they rest in God's loving arms.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 06:08 AM
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measly?



[I]reply to post by manontrial[/I]
 


Those were wars of necessity, of good cause. Everyone sacrificed themselves for the greatest good.
Today’s wars are being fought by people forced to be there.
We should be looking at how disgusting it is we've allowed 1500 young individuals to be killed... for something no one wants!



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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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Oh, ok. So no one wants political and religious freedom? Or are you just assuming that because in your country you already have it?
Your country has the power to free people from their opressors, and therefore, I believe, your country also has the responsibility to do just that. To stand by while these opressive regimes rule the vast majority of the world's population is akin to opression itself.
Those soldiers JOINED the military, or did you not know that?
They VOLUNTEERED to serve their country and defend freedoms. Did you know that?
Those soldiers don't want you feeling sorry for them, or even mourning them. What they want is for YOU to believe in the same noble causes that they believe in. That way, maybe people in my country, and in all countries like mine, might just get the help we need from countries like yours.

Push your governments to send their forces to ALL opressed countries and oust ALL tyrants from their seats of power. And don't worry about a few thousand soldiers, after all, they aren't worried about dying, about fighting, about serving. If they were, they'd be sitting back home in a 9-to-5 whining about a few 'measly' deaths.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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bert666



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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If they chose to go into the army - part of which is killing others or possibly being killed yourself - I am not sorry for them. Did they really think they were 'defending freedoms'? I thought that lie had been well and truly put to rest.
How many innocent Iraqi civilians have been killed over the course of this invasion?
So my response is 'So what'? A shame for the families that's all.
They will probably end up in hell and deservedly too.
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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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we should not even be in Iraq.
The invasion was based upon
lies. And not a single soul has
went to prison for this. Scooter
Libby got an unwarranted presidential
pardon.

I'd recommend watching the movie
"Fair Game" the story of Valerie
Plame and Joe Wilson.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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what is that meant to mean

2nd



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by starchild10
If they chose to go into the army - part of which is killing others or possibly being killed yourself - I am not sorry for them. Did they really think they were 'defending freedoms'? I thought that lie had been well and truly put to rest.
How many innocent Iraqi civilians have been killed over the course of this invasion?
So my response is 'So what'? A shame for the families that's all.
They will probably end up in hell and deservedly too.
edit on 6-6-2011 by starchild10 because: (no reason given)

The soliders are feed from the same proganda machine that everyone else is. When they get back many are very disillususioned by they done. It is not only the fault of the soliders, but also the society that supported the war and allowed them to go and dont forget the government that instigated it.
Please dont make light of death...



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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So my response is 'So what'? A shame for the families that's all.
They will probably end up in hell and deservedly too.


That is sick. The product of a sick mind. Get help. Or don't. I don't care.



posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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I've heard they don't count Commando unit casualties. So the losses are more serious.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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He did not.
His sentance was commuted.



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