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#1 Zharkov

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

by Paul Szoldra

It was probably chilly that December day in Fallujah back in 2004. A man you probably never heard of, Lance Corporal Franklin Sweger — along with thousands of Marines and soldiers — was engaged in some of the worst combat since Vietnam.

"Everything’s OK mom, don’t worry about me," he told his mother two weeks before. "I think I’m going to make it."

In less than ten days, the city would be for the most part, secure.
Its residents would need years to rebuild after the destruction, and its children would see an astronomical rise in birth defects and other abnormalities.

But for Sweger, Dec. 16 would be the last day to fight. "He was the one who was kicking in the doors and going in first," his father Frank Sweger told MySanAntonio.

Along with his infantry platoon from 1st Battalion 3rd Marines, he was going house-to-house, kicking in doors as he had likely done since the battle had started on Nov. 7. But as he entered one room, friends told me later, he was shot and killed by an insurgent lying in wait.

He was on his last deployment and would've gone on to college. He was funny, a good person, and just 24 years old.

 

Why did he die?

The battle that took the life of Lance Corporal Franklin Sweger was the second assault that year on the then-lawless city of Fallujah. Called Operation Phantom Fury (Operation Al Fajr in Arabic, or The Dawn), it was a full-scale attack on a city teeming with insurgents who had months to prepare defenses, booby traps, and explosives throughout the city.

When it was all over, American and friendly forces suffered more than 100 killed and more than 600 wounded. The Red Cross estimated 800 Iraqi civilian deaths. Insurgent deaths were much greater than both but impossible to count.


Why did they die?

The invasion of Iraq was predicated on the notion of ridding the Hussein regime of "weapons of mass destruction" of course. But in 2004, the game was changed to counterinsurgency — ridding the world of "the terrorists."

And we sure were successful. Until the U.S. pulled out, American soldiers and Marines certainly killed their fair share of terrorists, insurgents, bad guys, and the like. They in turn, killed plenty of us.

Yet for all the blood spilled — of 4,488 military men and women to be precise —
there's no good reason why.

The proof of how pointless the entire endeavour was — if you even needed more — came Friday morning, with a report from Liz Sly in the Washington Post.

"At the moment, there is no presence of the Iraqi state in Fallujah," a local journalist who asked not to be named because he fears for his safety told Sly. “The police and the army have abandoned the city, al-Qaeda has taken down all the Iraqi flags and burned them, and it has raised its own flag on all the buildings.”

Fallujah has fallen, and the same scenario is about to happen in the even-larger city of Ramadi.

It shouldn't be such a surprise the place my friends fought for is falling back into civil war. I shouldn't be surprised when the same thing happens in Afghanistan. But it still is, because I don't want it to happen.

Now looking back on his "Last Letter" written Mar. 18, 2013, Tomas Young, a veteran of Iraq who was shot and paralyzed just five days into his deployment, predicted this moment:


"The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history," he wrote. "It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure."

I'll never know why they died. It wasn't to stop the "mushroom cloud" or to defend the nation after 9/11. It sure wasn't for freedom, democracy, apple pie, or mom and dad back home.

The only reason they died was for the man or woman beside them. They died for their friends.

I'm just not satisfied with that.

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They died because they lacked information about the Bush family and the globalist agenda.   They trusted that their government was doing what was right.
   They were wrong.   They made a lethal mistake.   They walked into a trap.

The same lack of information is why soldiers still follow orders to go to Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, etc.    They want to be good soldiers but they failed to discover the game plan of how these wars fit into the "One World Government" agenda to control and reduce the human population.   It's a planned chaos.

And it's the same lack of information about the lethal effects of low level radiation, trace amounts of Plutonium and Uranium in our food and water, that will soon sicken and kill many of the rest of us.

Ignorance kills.


 


Edited by Zharkov, 12 January 2014 - 03:05 PM.

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#2 wirehaired

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

Problem is they never seem to learn,one would have thought after the Horror of Vietnam the youth of America would wake up,but it seems to me with every generation they keep on falling for the Bullshit from their criminal Politicians,they are brainwashed,the fact is those guys died for nothing in Iraq just like they are dying for nothing in Afghanistan,if they died for anything as the poster above said they died for the Global Reich.


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#3 vladzo

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:49 PM

hey wire ::::

 

i could write a message at least 99 pages long. however i can make it short.

 

your friend died in iraq because the USA foreign policy does not yet actually understand that the cold war has been over for almost 25 years. and this subject is not allowed to be disgused on most chat lines and major media talk shows.

 

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#4 wirehaired

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:12 PM

hey wire ::::

 

i could write a message at least 99 pages long. however i can make it short.

 

your friend died in iraq because the USA foreign policy does not yet actually understand that the cold war has been over for almost 25 years. and this subject is not allowed to be disgused on most chat lines and major media talk shows.

 

vlad 

 

 

Yes Vlad I know what you mean,one only has to look at clowns like McCain to know these people live in a 1950s cold war time Warp,its the same over here the News agenda is a joke, most of the time filling the news up with trivia such as what hat the Queen was wearing today.


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#5 vladzo

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

hey wire :::

 

?? why is your font so small ??

 

i can read what you posted, and i am glad to hear that we agree.

 

vlad


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#6 vladzo

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:22 AM

to wire and all :::::

 

i hope that my thread "?who was alqueda?" answeres your question.

 

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#7 wirehaired

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

hey wire :::

 

?? why is your font so small ??

 

i can read what you posted, and i am glad to hear that we agree.

 

vlad

 

Never really thought about it lad,i may have to change it.

                                               cheers.


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