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Againistan - futility perfected
Sunday, January 22, 2012 12:10 PM
... fully loaded, safety off...
Sunday, January 22, 2012 7:55 PM
Beir bua agus beannacht
Monday, January 23, 2012 7:07 AM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Saturday, April 21, 2012 1:51 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2012 2:28 PM
Quote:Originally posted by Oonjerah:
Afghan war whistleblower Daniel Davis: “I had to speak out – lives are at stake” =>
Soldier wrote detailed report claiming US generals 'have so distorted the truth …
the truth has become unrecognisable'
Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:38 PM
John Lee, executive producer of Hollywood award-winning Pirate News TV at PirateNew.org
Quote:"I'm Barack Obama, the Marxist professor. I spent the last two years of high school in a daze. I inhaled
frequently - that was the point. Pot helped, and booze. A little blow when you could afford it. Junkie, pothead, that
where I was headed. Shit's gettin way too complicated for me. There are white folks, and then there are ignorant
mutherfuckers like you! You can put lipstick on a pig. Sorry ass mutherfucker's got nuttin on me. You ain't my bitch
nigger, buy your own damn fries!"
-Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro, Dreams From My Father MP3
(written by Communist terrorist bomber Bill Ayres)
Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:58 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2012 8:16 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012 3:44 AM
Quote:Originally posted by CATPIRATE:
Pizmo, Have you been there. Sounds like you have. Let me ramble since I just got back from the Stan. I lost a very good job after 9/11. Very angry for a long time. My coworkers over the last 10 years at companies who hated GW all went over there to fill their pockets. So I went for money. Not that good for the hours and comforts. But I had paid a huge tax bill a few years ago so not paying taxes was a good thing. First the web site Danger Zone will give you better numbers on contractor deaths. It is more than troop deaths. I am very right wing. I was in the service under Reagan. I see alot of slackers in the military, from openly queer, to women who are not fit, old guys out of shape, and everbody wanting to go to college for a worthless degree. Your there to work and get the job done. Now I heard it's all about the mission. Ask any of them what the mission is. They give you a blank stare.
The military in general looked like they wanted to merge all the services. Which is a mistake. Everyone is equal crap. Thank God for the paratroopers. They just looked alot more bigger than your average grunt. The Marines looked very fit. Not as big as the paratroopers but gritty. The airforce is not to impressive. A big social experiment. But the C130 crews work their butts off. I'll give them that. The Navy still has the brain power in it. Their is an overweight problem. Alot of fat boys.
The news today just came out that the US will support militarily and finacially another 10 years there after the so called pull out in 2014. The "O" stands for OT. The US and Nato have quite a few bases there. Also quite a few secret bases in the middle east. Some are just desert air strips for landings. Now that we have pulled out of Iraq we have increased are build up in the Gulf countries. They are not equipped right now to handle so many troops. So more contractors. Also with grumblings in Bahrain the 5th fleet will be out of there and move to Doha in 5 years. The Straits of Hormuz is to critical for oil shipments. The oil fleets are so many in the Gulf from the air you can literally step on them from Iran to Saudi. It is amazing to see. The world needs oil. Afghanastan is to strategic for many reasons geopolitcally. It has the highest opium production, oil, and minerals untapped. A jumping point into the Gulf from Russia, China, and India. Also with Iran and Pakistan on each side a great place for covert base operations. Eye in the sky to boots on the ground. Afghanastan is ancient and a world governed by force. That is just the way it is. So nation building is a waste of time.
The muslim world hates us but loves are money. We pay for everything from flying in their airspace to training them to do our job. Our troops do their time but complain about why. The thing that bugs me is when you hear troops killed by our allies. The military is to politically correct which gets them killed. I think the military has had their balls cut off. That is why you hear contractors , black ops, waxing nationals. They get it and are still alive. Also it is very dangerous from shelling. A fellow coworker lost an eye from getting hit. That was on a secure base. But that is the job.
The Rig Zone web site shows how much oil is booming. Plenty of jobs, no not clerks with degree jobs but real jobs. Azerbaijan is the booming country of the world. They are rebuilding from the ground up their capitol. Kyrgyzstan has alot of investment from Turkey, S Korea, and Canada. Gold mining is big there. American fast food is another boom industry. KFC is huge in China. And Popeyes is growing like crazy in Turkey. You have to think globally just to get a good job. I believe you limit yourself if you don't. I know I appreciate the good ole USA alot better.
And one more thing we are quitely moving into Africa. Djibouti is our spring board. Why? Well in 2050 a huge population explosion is expected. Water, farming, ranching, oil, and minerals are untapped in the head waters of the nile. Lake Victoria looks like the next hot spot. China, India, and Brazil our investing heavily in these areas. With education, language schools, and jobs for the locals. It's amazing. Hiliary Clinton warned not to long ago about the growing new colonization of Africa. African airlines biggest customer is China. I know I travel to much but I am glad I can always get a Coke and Cheesburger from Mickey Dees. The best Coke is in Qatar.
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