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Originally posted by westcoast
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
Thank you for the link. I took a deep breath and posted it on my facebook. It wasn't easy, because I have had some heated discussions this past year now because of some of my supporting comments for Ron Paul, and for speaking out against Obama. This could very well cost me a couple of aquaintances, but it is worth it. I am learning lately that the doing the right thing is often the most difficult. But you know what? I sleep better at night because of it.
It's time that all of us really stand up and speak out for what we believe in. Nothing will change until the majority does.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
This video is making a stupid comparison.
First, it's making the assertion that these peacekeeping activities do not achieve peace
Second, it ignores the broad public support in afghanistan and iraq for our activities over there
I think the most important thing it does is ignore what terrorists have done. It ignores what Saddam did during his reign. It ignores all of the things that might make its argument weak. How trite.
Iraqi Tribes Strike Back at Insurgents
By John Ward Anderson
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
BAGHDAD, March 6 -- First they killed the chief of the Naim tribe and his son. Then they killed a top tribal sheik who headed the Fallujah city council. Then they assassinated the leader of the al-Jubur tribe.
And now the reported killers of all these men -- al-Qaeda in Iraq, the insurgent group of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- have a powerful new enemy.
Tribal chiefs in Iraqs western Anbar province and in an area near the northern city of Kirkuk, two regions teeming with insurgents, are vowing to strike back at al-Qaeda in Iraq, a Sunni Arab-led group that is waging war against Sunni tribal leaders who are cooperating with the Iraqi government and the U.S. military. Anbar tribes have formed a militia that has killed 20 insurgents from al-Qaeda in Iraq, leaders said.
Separately, more than 300 tribal chiefs, politicians, clerics, security officials and other community leaders met last week in Hawijah, about 35 miles southwest of Kirkuk, and "declared war" on al-Qaeda in Iraq. In a communique, the participants vowed "the shedding of blood" of anyone involved in "sabotage, killings, kidnappings, targeting police and army, attacking the oil and gas pipelines and their transporters, assassinating the religious and tribal figures, technicians, and doctors."
From The Times
March 8, 2010
Millions of Iraqis defy bomb and rocket attacks to vote
Oliver August, Baghdad
Bomb blasts and grenade fire failed to deter millions of Iraqis from voting yesterday in an election crucial to the country's fragile young democracy.
Despite a series of explosions that killed at least 38 people, long queues were reported at polling stations, including those in Sunni towns that boycotted the 2005 parliamentary poll.
As the Western world hailed the election a success, however, privately officials voiced fears that the turnout would be modest and that Iraq’s new government would lack the strength to make the country secure enough. US combat troops are due to leave the country in less than six months.
Originally posted by johnnygamble
i can practically feel myself getting dumber from having watched it
Originally posted by scooterstrats
Well I don't know then. The post still doesn't show armed C
hinese troops in Texas. That's the title, no?
Originally posted by johnnygamble
no..it's predictable because it propaganda...seriously..i served in the army in Afghanistan...the jihadists don't just want us out...they want us dead...there is a huge difference..personally i think we should have been out of iraq as soon as Saddam was dead...Afghanistan and Iraq have both turned into police actions...we shouldn't have our soldiers there for a police action..only combat..that's what leads to all the stupid incidences like abu gharib...trying to make soldiers be police...but as far as the video in the op...sorry man...i think its just dumb