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  1. Iraqi Group Urges Prison Abuse Inquiry

    I can't speak for all troops, but the guys I know on my base knew about two or three hours before the story broke. Thezman, are you one of those guys who think the moon landing was a fake?
  2. I fully agree thezman. Larcher's comments are about the stupidest thing I have ever read. The man clearly has no interest in addressing the real issues.
  3. Iraqi Group Urges Prison Abuse Inquiry

    Why would we raid our own dentention center? A few guys and I were talking about this before the story broke to the press, we all agreed that no matter who was reponsable we'd get blamed. Maybe it was CIA, I don't know, but I won't convict them without knowing the whole story.
  4. Us Used White Phosphorus In Iraq

    I think he's refering to Saddam's Scud Missle attacks on israel during the first Gulf war. I see your question, and let me for an instant turn it around. Why is it okay to use car bombs and not other devises. The truth is both sides of any war will always condemn the tactics of the other.
  5. Us Used White Phosphorus In Iraq

    I'm telling you what my unit used it for and my own personal experience with it. I was not in the battle for Falluja, in fact I've only actually seen the city once from the distance as we drove by. No need to jump on me.
  6. Us Used White Phosphorus In Iraq

    We use it in flares. Just a couple makes the whole area bright as day. I suppose it would royally suck if one came down on someone. I never got to fire one off, but I saw them launched.
  7. Greetings From Iraq!

    Propably two different people. Big Red 1 is the name of a movie about the First Infantry Division. Mark Hammil was one of the stars, he's famous for playing Luke Skywalker in the Original Star Wars trilogy. Alot of people probably use the name, both fans of the movie and/or members of the First Infantry as the the movie title has stuck as a nickname.
  8. Greetings From Iraq!

    My ISP bounces me through a router in the US. Almost all of us get routed through there. Gives us a tiny delay in web page response, not much though. I'm just glad to be on a base that has internet access. Right now its 1805 hours. I am 29. On my last deployment I was on the front line, and yes I engaged the opposition on several occasions. Now I debrief the others as they prepare to go back to the States as part of regular rotation.
  9. ~ Riots Are A Class Act ~

    I am grudgingly forced to agree with the overall theme of the article. A perfectly good example comes from the sports world. In Nascar if the yellow flag came out at the end of the race who ever had the lead won the race when the flag came out. well, this rule gave a rather unpopular driver a win. Fans reacted by throughing debris on the track, and the powers that be denounced their action, but after it continued to happen Nascar changed the rules. Everyone still critisizes those fans for what they did, but it was their actions that made the sport a little better. Now, there is a danger involved. Sometime those that use violence to further their agenda don't always have the best interests of the people in mind.
  10. (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_nytimes(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/11/15/politics/15cong.html?ei=5094&en=1b0f7720627f5fd3&hp=&ex=1132117200&partner=homepage&pagewanted=print"]Original source[/url] Democracy may not be the fastest way to get things done, but it does work.
  11. Greetings From Iraq!

    I know I've not posted in a while, but I've been re-deployed to Iraq. Still hot, still dry. I'm still north, but not as far north as I was before (I can't be more specific for security reasons). Anyways I just thought I'd drop a line. The people have been as good as I remember them. Its amazing the opptomism so many of them have and it really fills the others with hope.
  12. Furious Jordanians take to streets Web posting claims al Qaeda in Iraq responsible for hotel attacks (www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.cnn(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/WORLD/meast/11/10/jordan.blasts/index.html"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.cnn(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/2005/WORLD/meast/11/10/...asts/index.html[/url] Good to see that these people will not fold in the face of terrorism.
  13. All I can do is tell you like it was Teyyar, take it or leave it. I can speak for the soldiers I knew and from my own personal experiences. Sure, perhaps soldiers with desk jobs in Iraq had more time to surf the web then us grunts in the field, I don't know, I can't say either way.