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Great article! I'm no grammar Nazi and I actually despise them, but I think the title of your post should be "This War CAN Be Won...an on-ground perspective...". That is unless you're trying to do a play on words and I just don't see it. Great article though! I do believe however that the mix of corrupt afghani officials mixed with a tarnished 10 year view of the situation over there means that even if we do "win" over there it will still be a loss in history. Just my two cents.
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Great post UJ.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2011 on What Not To Say at BlackFive
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At least they will have someone to share their pain with now!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2011 on DADT is Officially Over at BlackFive
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Wait! FISTERS!!! LOL
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on DADT is Officially Over at BlackFive
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You know, I actually like Stratfor a lot. The only thing that I didn't really like that has come from them is the book "The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century". It was way too much speculation and made me feel like I was reading a sci fi novel and not an detailed analysis of the global security situation for the next 100 years.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on Haqqani Network ready to negotiate? at BlackFive
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In land navigation, dont they call people who shoot an azimuth and just go straight to the point "Meat Missles"?
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on DADT is Officially Over at BlackFive
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In basic training "Nuts to Butts" is going to take on a painful new meaning.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2011 on DADT is Officially Over at BlackFive
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Thats pretty awesome. All we need now is a post about the Taliban getting Rick Rolled and we'll be all set.
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Done. She's purty *drool*
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2011 on Click To Help Gina Win at BlackFive
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Exactly, the life expectancy of moderate muslim journalist in Pakistan isn't really a thing to be admired.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2011 on Good Sense From Pakistan, Of All Places at BlackFive
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Ooh, just down the street from LA Live! I bet the Yard House is going to get some good business those nights!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2011 on Blog World & Military Track at BlackFive
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Damn UJ, you are just shedding the pounds.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2011 on I love the haters at BlackFive
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While I applaud the fact that you can come up with a word that rhymes with curmudgeon, your point is ridiculous. By your logic you are saying that anything that pelosi votes for that doesn't support your idea of pro America is anti veteran by default. That's like me saying that voting against digging for oil in the alaskan wildlife preserve is anti veteran. Wtf is a crumonion anyway?
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I can see we're starting to go in circles here. Mr. Wolf wears big-boy pants The same can be said for Senor Lechero. I'm not fighting anyone's battles for them. I'm calling out someone for saying that the poster is not producing facts while that person is trying to present fact without producing any himself.
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She voted to reduce Navy and Air Force Appropriations. FACT She voted to impose a timeline for withdrawal, which told the Taliban "Hang on just a little longer and we'll be out of here!" FACT She voted to deny Airline Pilots the means of self-defense and the self-defense of their aircraft. FACT She voted against the 2008 Iraq/Afghanistan funding bill in order to force her own political agenda. FACT Those are military issues, not veteran issues. The original statement was that she doesn't support veterans.
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1. Dont get me wrong, I have never voted for, given money to or campaigned for Pelosi. 2. I was referring more to SL calling out Mr. W for producing facts without substance, while doing the same thing in the next sentence. 3. How are the following anti veteran? Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002) Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006) Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007) Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002) 07/01/2010 Requiring Timetable for Withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Instead of just talking shit, why don't you come up with some facts (AND SOURCES) of your own to disprove his statement. You MIGHT get taken more seriously. That way instead of appearing like the typical extreme right wing nut job that read that Pelosi is the anti Christ on some website, you can show that you can form a logical argument.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0&feature=fvst
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Mr. Wolf, thanks again for doing another day of updates. I appreciate it.
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Response of the day!
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I hope you guys are having a good time out there. I've been trying to decide which organization to join, the American Legion or the VFW... still. Anyways, your talk of heightened security reminds me of when President Bush visited the troops at Fort Hood. The event was to take place on the 1st Cav HQ lawn and man was security tight. Connexes were stacked high around the whole lawn. We got up a 4am to do a division march over to the 1st Cav side which should have taken 20 minutes at best but lasted a few hours. Metal detectors were set up and if anyone had so much as a gerber they had to toss it. There were security on top of the 1st Cav HQ roof gazing outwards. It's pretty amazing to see what goes into getting the President to a location so he can say a few words.
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Who wouldn't love to see a military cage match between the ChiCom and AQ/Taliban.... We might see this sooner than later. Last year China bought the rights to do the digging in Afghanistan's recently discovered mineral treasure trove. Apparently there's anywhere from $1 trillion to $3 trillion (depending on who you ask) dollars worth of precious metals. Since the U.S. has been fighting to set up a democracy in Afghanistan it only makes sense that the mining contracts go to China right?
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Easy girl... I'll go ahead and assume that you didnt read the write up since towards the bottom (27 breaks down) JD wrote this At one point I shot the breeze with Brad and explained how a mid-life crisis led me to become a combat cameraman. "What does a guy like you do for a mid-life crisis?" I asked him. "Get married, start a family, work at a bank." You're forgiven
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Great write up! It's interesting that it took a mid life crisis to get JD to become a combat cameraman.
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Awesome write up man and I 100% agree.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2011 on The progeny of the Welfare State at BlackFive
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