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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby eynon81 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:53 pm

exploited wrote:We can do it in the sense that it had better go down perfectly and it had better be really important because we're otherwise spent.

Our national preparedness is embarrassing.

Anyways, good job America. The whole world is behind you here. Cept for Dharma.


You could build a carrier or buy one from us, the Tarawa Class is still around:
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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby fstarcstar » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:17 pm

eynon81 wrote:
fstarcstar wrote:I figured we had forces there. I understand our instructions, but we better have assets nearby ready for assistance besides ground support. I still remember those days in Afghanistan when we lost soldiers from overrun posts as it took our military a year or so to change strategies.

Also, its been a few days but we have been arming the Kurds too. We will never leave Iraq...


did that actually happen? I heard about them being scared of it happening and it happened to the French once, but did it actually happen to us?


There were a couple of NATO bases that were hit by Taliban and other forces so bad we had to leave them. I can't find it, but I remember reading about the personal account of a soldier who was wounded and airlifted out of a small outpost in Afghanistan and all of our US soldiers were killed.

Right before the troop surge of 2009, we lost a lot of soldiers from attacks on outposts.
(CNN) -- NATO-led forces have abandoned an outpost in eastern Afghanistan where nine U.S. soldiers were killed and 15 more injured repelling a fierce assault by Taliban militants last week.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/1 ... =allsearch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUvv5lO ... r_embedded
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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby John Galt » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:31 pm

eynon81 wrote:
exploited wrote:We can do it in the sense that it had better go down perfectly and it had better be really important because we're otherwise spent.

Our national preparedness is embarrassing.

Anyways, good job America. The whole world is behind you here. Cept for Dharma.


You could build a carrier or buy one from us, the Tarawa Class is still around:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarawa-cla ... sault_ship


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Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience. -- Theodore Roosevelt

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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby eynon81 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:35 pm

damn. I wouldn't be surprised if something like that did happen and public reports were suppressed.
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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby eynon81 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:36 pm

John Galt wrote:
eynon81 wrote:
exploited wrote:We can do it in the sense that it had better go down perfectly and it had better be really important because we're otherwise spent.

Our national preparedness is embarrassing.

Anyways, good job America. The whole world is behind you here. Cept for Dharma.


You could build a carrier or buy one from us, the Tarawa Class is still around:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarawa-cla ... sault_ship


america provides for the defense of canada. it frees canadians of having guilt from being a leader and making independent decisions without asking queen mother and things like that so it works out well for them



shuuuuudup.

I want them to buy our stuff.
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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby The Comrade » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:42 pm

i love how our carriers got so f**k big we changed the name of the smaller ones to "amphibious assault ships"

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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby fstarcstar » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:51 pm

eynon81 wrote:damn. I wouldn't be surprised if something like that did happen and public reports were suppressed.


Yeah, I was very upset with Obama at the time because we kept hearing about the build up of Taliban soldiers and the increase in violence, the death of our soldiers and abandoned outposts and he took way too long to come up with the surge idea. I know a rushed plan might be a terrible plan, but we had been asking this for weeks. Granted, Iraq was going on, but still...le sigh.

Anyways, you should watch Restrepo on Netflix. At the end, it details how we went into the Korengal Valley after the invasion, lost 50 soldiers, after intense fighting we left it, then had to go right back after the surge.

Former Def. Sec. Robert Gates wasn't happy with him either.
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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby eynon81 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:55 pm

fstarcstar wrote:
eynon81 wrote:damn. I wouldn't be surprised if something like that did happen and public reports were suppressed.


Yeah, I was very upset with Obama at the time because we kept hearing about the build up of Taliban soldiers and the increase in violence, the death of our soldiers and abandoned outposts and he took way too long to come up with the surge idea. I know a rushed plan might be a terrible plan, but we had been asking this for weeks. Granted, Iraq was going on, but still...le sigh.

Anyways, you should watch Restrepo on Netflix. At the end, it details how we went into the Korengal Valley after the invasion, lost 50 soldiers, after intense fighting we left it, then had to go right back after the surge.

Former Def. Sec. Robert Gates wasn't happy with him either.


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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby fstarcstar » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:56 pm

I'm going off topic now. Back on task.
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Re: US Military Operations in Iraq

Postby exploited » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:17 pm

John Galt wrote:
eynon81 wrote:
exploited wrote:We can do it in the sense that it had better go down perfectly and it had better be really important because we're otherwise spent.

Our national preparedness is embarrassing.

Anyways, good job America. The whole world is behind you here. Cept for Dharma.


You could build a carrier or buy one from us, the Tarawa Class is still around:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarawa-cla ... sault_ship


america provides for the defense of canada. it frees canadians of having guilt from being a leader and making independent decisions without asking queen mother and things like that so it works out well for them


Tell me, what defense have you provided? Just to be clear.
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