RIP to my fallen brothers in arms

Discussion in 'Politics' started by RideRocket, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. RideRocket

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    This is indeed very tragic and I am sorry to hear of your personal loss. Words seem inadequate but I hope you will find comfort im heartfelt words of comfort. They and all service men and women are truly among the bravest.
     
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    I'm sorry for you, all the families and the USA to lose some of our best. God Bless all...
     
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    When can we get the fuck out of there?
     
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    This is not the time nor place for you to spew your leftist prattle.

    Real men have lost their lives doing their job. And as far as being through and leaving that country, the job is not finished. Until you put YOUR time in, risk YOUR life, go without hot food, hot showers, and everything else you take for granted now, I am not the least bit interested in hearing YOUR opinion on the war.

    LCpl USMC
     
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    Condolences for your lost, RideRocket.
    As for someone else's extremely rude comment? Damn... talk about not being able to put aside the grandstanding for even one second. :no:
     
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    True words.
     
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    Thank you to everyone for the kind words. Regardless of your beliefs concerning our involvement in Afghanistan (or anywhere else), these individuals are true heros who were willing to sacrifice themselves for something they believed in.
     
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    Oorah!
     
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    Unfortunately, I think this thread is going to go downhill really fast unless you all just holster your cyber pistols and STFU. This is not the time or the place for it and I mean both sides.

    Truly sorry for your loss.
     
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    ^^


    Our nation grieves for the loss of its most elite warriors, this is not the time for vitriol on either side.

    Sgt., U.S. Army
     
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    This is not the time or the place for it and I mean both sides................May the favorable winds carry them to Valahala.........
     
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    As always your military does what it is told without question and I support them and grieve the loses. These men and women deserve our complete respect. Rest in peace and my thoughts go out to thier loved ones.
     
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    This topic was placed in a politics forum so I presume it is expected to get political comments rather than simple condolence. Soldiers do what they have always done, they carry out their duties and they die doing so. They are respected for this. But this says nothing at all about the sense or otherwise of those who order them into battle.
     
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    Share the loss and my sincere condolences
    Since time immemorial i have shaken my head at mankinds foolishness
    Singular or groups the death of any soul has to be answerable to someone.

    We NZ/Au have our ANZAC commemoration, but are finally now incorporating the deaths of the Brave Turks as much now
    did not seem to be the case 20 odd years ago .. by my understanding
    enz
     
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    Yes, europeans are more likely now to have joint commemorations of all dead from the world wars. Though I think some of the soldiers themselves always had considerable respect for their enemies.
     
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    This is what happened in my city the other day:

    Cop killer left two-page suicide note | SignOnSanDiego.com

    This thread was placed in the Politics forum. Living in the world's largest military base- trust me, I hear these incidents ALL THE TIME. I am very sorry for your loss, but without addressing the reasons WHY your friend died, we are allowing it to continue again and again and again.
     
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    To be completely honest, I had a hard time deciding where to place this post. I finally decided on the 'Politics' forum solely because it does involve our Soldiers dying in a country for a cause that leaves many questioning its validity and worth.

    It was not placed to invoke (or provoke) a political discussion on should we/should we not be in Afghanistan.

    I simply placed it here since I found it the most relevant forum. As I said in my original post, every loss is sad to me since I'm in the military, but it especially hits home when it involves helicopters since I fly them too.

    Again, thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts.
     
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    I did not mean any offense to you, and if it came off that way, I'm sorry. My only point was that I've heard this sad lament way too many times to NOT make a comment pondering why we are still there. So many young lives lost- and the politicians who sent us there and keep us there can't even satisfactorily explain why.
     
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    Very sad news.:frown1:
     
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