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Old 11-14-04, 10:51 PM
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fighting in Falluja video

http://www.drudgereport.com/
over on the left
has some swearing

and to be safe, don't open at work or around kids. drudge is hotlinking from the personal site of a guy at another forum I frequent and drudge didn't get permission so it's possible it's going to get replaced with porn

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Looks like a live ammo exercise. No enemy combatants anywhere.

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Old 11-15-04, 12:51 AM
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Because all the enemy combatnats are in Gitmo.
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Old 11-15-04, 12:58 AM
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Looks like they are wasting ton of ammo.
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Old 11-15-04, 01:05 AM
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Man they killed at least......2 dozen windows.
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Old 11-15-04, 03:04 AM
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so you're saying they exagerate the explosions in the movies?
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Old 11-15-04, 03:41 AM
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Where's the master chief?
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Old 11-15-04, 06:03 AM
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Master chief would take no bull.......
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Old 11-15-04, 07:22 AM
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Originally posted by Debaser
Where's the master chief?

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Old 11-15-04, 08:25 AM
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That's so awesome how we're blowing up all their buildings... All the 'WOO!'s and 'YEE-HAW's are a nice touch. go usa
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Old 11-15-04, 08:44 AM
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That's so awesome how we're blowing up all their buildings... All the 'WOO!'s and 'YEE-HAW's are a nice touch. go usa
We'll damn them for trying to destroy the insurgents huh? It's not like we won't rebuild all of their buildings anyway.

Based on some of the comments here it's like some of you would of liked the video more if it had showed US soldiers getting killed.
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Old 11-15-04, 08:49 AM
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of course we're going to rebuild everything... we've got habitat for humanities getting all warmed up as we speak.

Gimme a break on suggesting people who disagree with our wars would like to see US soldiers killed... it's unamerican of you.
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<s>No</s> blood for <s>OIL</s> buildings!!
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Originally posted by Trigger
That's so awesome how we're blowing up all their buildings... All the 'WOO!'s and 'YEE-HAW's are a nice touch. go usa

Interesting opinion from a guy named "Trigger".
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Old 11-15-04, 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Trigger
All the 'WOO!'s and 'YEE-HAW's are a nice touch. go usa
Another sarcastic comment from the left. I don't see how these types of comments "support our troops"?
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Here's a little perspective for you. I just got this e-mail from my sister-in-law, who's son is serving in Iraq in the USMC. For those of you making snide comments (intended or not), put yourself in the shoes of a young man serving his country in a strange place, fighting an enemy that isn't always apparent.

Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I've heard from Ryan. He called Friday night. He sounds good. Of course he can't really say too much about what is going on.I do know that he is in Fallujah and with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit. He did say that things have been "interesting". I'm sure we'll hear more details when he comes home. He also said he did receive 4 packages from Us and from his Grandparents and Aunt Veronica. He sounded like that really made his day. He said he hadn't had any time to be in his "room" so, it was nice to get these and some mail too. I know things are pretty rough for him, but just getting a letter seems to make him happy.
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Like Nosmo, someone I've known since elementary school is in Iraq, and this is something he posted to his blog about a month ago:

Well, I am still here in Iraq, and with reguards to this war, I can say I have seen and done some amazing things.

I've seen both cowards and heroes both young and old
Been both confident and terrified, both at the same time
I've grown to love and hate people with a fierce passion
I've given food to the starving, and water to the thirsty
I've seen the pain and uncertainty in a man, woman, and child's face right before they died
I've seen the terror in a man's face when my weapon was pointed at his head
I've looked a man in the eyes right before I put a sandbag over his head
I've tasted the burn of OC/pepper spray as I sprayed a man in the face
I've learned Arabic from a 12 year old girl who was my friend
I've waved hello back at so many passing cars, I felt like I was famous
I've been on TV 4 times, then watched the media tell lies about us
I've been in 3 papers, and was amazed at the innacuracy of my story
I've seen dozens of marriages fall apart on both ends
I've seen Iraqis cry, they were so happy that we were here
I've had Iraqis swear me up and down because I had to search them
I've heard the launch of mortar rounds as they left the tube
I've seen those same mortar rounds blow up around me and my friends
I had a friend show me pictures of his kids, and get killed the very next day
I've heard the pop-pop-pop of gunfire, and then the ping-ping-ping as it hit around me
I've seen people afraid to pull the trigger, and not kill,
...and I've seen people kill when they shouldn't have pulled the trigger
I've seen men in the cross hairs of the scope mounted on my rifle,
...and I've pulled the trigger so they will never ever be seen again
I've laid countless hours on my cot trying to sleep but couldn't,
...because the helicopters were to loud, explosions were to close, their was to much gunfire
I've taken prisoners, guarded prisoners, and released prisoners
I've lost weight because my stomach couldn't handle the food here
I've knocked on people's doors, kicked down people's doors, and almost shot off someone's door
I've sat on a rooftop for 53 days straight looking for bad guys, and learned what patience really is
I've lost all sense of privacy, but grew closer than a brother with my squad and platoon
I've cleaned my weapon more than I have cleaned my clothes, because it was more important
I've learned to appreciate all the things I once took for granted
I've never worked so hard and got paid so little in my life, but even still worked harder
I've watched videos of Nick Berg getting his head sawed off his body while he screamed,
...and never wanted to kill so bad in my life
I remember when a young kid that called us "sadiq-i" (friend) brought us food each day at a
...checkpoint, and remember when a suicide bomber killed him and 18 other people days later
I remember a crazy lady telling me lies to waste my time for no reason
I remember a pretty girl secretly waving hello to me so nobody would see, fearing ridicule
I remember the screams of people when a restraunt exploded with innocent people inside
I'll never forget the smell of burning flesh for as long as I live...ever
I've seen Iraqi people fight alongside us one minute, then fight against us the next
I've captured dozens of weapons, some of which were gold plated
I've been in a car accident that would've killed me if I wasn't riding in an armored hummer
I've smiled and scowled, laughed and yelled at different crowds of people
I've seen a 13 year old prostitute bring money home to her father to live
I've smelled the crisp air of a new morning, and the soot and stench of cordite the next morning
I've been so hot, that I stopped sweating and my body started to shut down
I've been so tired and worn out, but still couldn't sleep for days at a time
I've seen people accidently shoot their weapons and almost kill people, and I've seen people
...intentionally shoot their weapons and kill people
I've never counted or carried so much ammunition in my life, and I've been around the world
...more than once or twice with the military
I've sat back and enjoyed an ice cold Coke, and other times I've called on the radio begging for a
...resupply of water and food because we were starving literally
I've seen guys "baby" their weapons, and I've seen guys treat them like hell, fully knowing it was
...the only thing that might save their lives
I've said "I hate here" a thousand times, and heard it said a million more times
I've seen a platoon leader curl up in the fetal position out of terror during a firefight, and a private
...in that same platoon fight like a savage for his life
I've seen a medic choke-up and not be able to do his job, and an infantryman next to him
...bandage up a wounded child
I've had kids throw rocks at me because I didn't have any chocolate candy to give them
I almost shot a 14 year old kid that pulled a gun on another kid, the toys look very real here
I've seen kids play in a virtual minefield of explosives and ordinance like they were at Disneyland
I've heard shots fired and hit the ground, ducked, jumped behind cover, and flat out ignored them
I've seen "new guys" in units come here so scared they point their guns at everything they see
I've been on missions so long, that I've come back to my FOB (base camp) with a full beard
I've sat up late at night waiting for a friend to come back from a patrol that got hit, like a parent
...waits for their child who's been out all night
I've made best of friends with a 17 year old kid, and a 47 year old man, and talked to both like
...we were old highschool buddies
I've cleaned my friend's blood off of his equipment, and turned it in because he was killed in an
...explosion hours before
I've seen enough different people's body parts, that I could put them all together and make a
completely new body with them
I've laughed and joked with Australian soldiers, had conversations with British soldiers, and drank
chi (tea) with Arab soldiers
I've seen how well our bulletproof vest work, and they do stop bullets
I've read the bible and figured I am in, or near the 'Garden of Eden'; but it hardly looks like
...paradise to me
I've seen fisherman fishing, kids swimming, boats and dead bodies floating in the Tigris River

I've asked myself dozens of times "Why am I here", but I know the answer, and I know if asked...I'd come back again no question

I've missed my family and still do, and I regret not spending as much time with them as I should've before I left

I've figured out who my real friends are back home, because they have taken the time to write me a letter or an e-mail

I felt sold out by my chain of command because I shot a vehicle up that was headed straight for me...guess they would rather have me get run over
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Your friend is a good writer, heimer. Would you mind posting the link to his blog?
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Originally posted by heimerSWT
Like Nosmo, someone I've known since elementary school is in Iraq, and this is something he posted to his blog about a month ago:
wow, that was a great, great read. it really makes you appreciate the tremendous sacrifice that your friend and thousands of others are making for us. it also gives some insight into how complex a situation it is over there.

God Bless 'em.
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Old 11-15-04, 03:51 PM
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The "blog" is actually part of his MySpace.com page. I'm not sure how I can link to his profile, because it has session info intermingled with the rest of the url. This might work (warning: embedded video clips will play automatically, and there is near nudity and anti-left/Kerry pics on the page ). His thoughts are very refreshing.

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Old 11-15-04, 05:53 PM
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I'm not buying that story heimer, at least this one anyway:

"I've heard the pop-pop-pop of gunfire, and then the ping-ping-ping as it hit around me"


You'd hear the bullet hit first, then hear the shot. Unless they were using crappy subsonic ammo.
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Old 11-15-04, 06:04 PM
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unless it was ricochets that were going ping
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