Baptized by Fire: Killer Blue {into the 7th yr.}

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

We’ve now entered the seventh year in Iraq and still way over one hundred thousand military troops occupy, a country that never should have been invaded, while we are led to believe that most of the country is quite, as Iraqi’s and Soldiers still die and are maimed!

The destruction and death has slowed down, but the reasons are the same as can be found anywhere there’s an occupation and guerrilla insurgency, the insurgents have laid down their arms, for now!

Lets look back with the help of a few site links.

Back from Iraq, men of Killer Blue look ahead

The struggle to be average Americans again plays out in different ways

Where are they now?

Invasion Iraq: Six Years Later

Video: Do you remember?

“Shock and awe.” “The deck of cards.” “Embeds.” As the Iraq invasion unfurled, these and other previously unfamiliar words were on everyone’s tongues. Take a look back.

{There are a number of links to video highlights from the opening days of the Iraq War in the link directly above}

Much has been finally coming to the surface, these last couple of years, that was seemingly ignored as two theaters raged by those who enacted them and the country that cheered them on!

Here’s one issue we’ll be hearing much more about unless they put a stop to it now, in our professional military!!

Sex Abuse And Female Soldiers

March 17, 2009 – Sexual Assault Permeates U.S. Armed Forces

CBS Evening News: Shocking Report On Frequent Attacks, Low Rate Of Investigation, Prosecution

Katie Couric investigates an alarming trend in the U.S. military, as more and more female soldiers have come forward with tales of sexual abuse at the hands of male soldiers and superior officers.

March 18, 2009 – Does Policy Endanger Female Soldiers?
Female Troops Face Threat Of Sexual Abuse By Comrades As “Moral Waivers” Increase

CBS News Exclusive: Katie Couric reports on the growing number of female soldiers who claim to have been sexually abused, as records indicate that convicted rapists have been permitted to enlist.

And as we look forward lets bring the troops home, take care of them when they get here and really upgrade our veterans hospitals and clinics. And this time Sacrifice, ourselves, as they and their Families Sacrificed for us, and give All that is Promised and Due!!

Us Vietnam Vets will Make Sure this generation isn’t treated as our brothers and sisters were, and we once again watched as Gulf War I veterans were, that’s a Promise!!

This new generation has embraced the technology, what wasn’t before, to advance their cause, battles they shouldn’t have to be fighting, and we’re right there with them!!

The Country better not fail once more, and learn the lessons this time, the real lessons!!


    • jimstaro on March 20, 2009 at 20:33

    “Packing Inferno”

    For nearly a decade, both wars have largely been reported by the media and explained to the public by lawmakers in statistical terms; thousands of U.S. soldiers killed in combat, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis dead, and three-quarters of a million veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.

    Until recently, the press has been prohibited from photographing veterans returning from combat in flag-draped coffins, and funerals for the fallen were likewise off-limits.

    But by relying heavily on numbers and press releases as a way of covering both conflicts, the public has been rendered incapable of experiencing or feeling any dramatic element associated with the devastation. It’s a sad truth that the  average person is unable to accurately say how many U.S. soldiers have been killed and wounded since the wars began (4,257 dead, more than 31,000 wounded, 320,000 diagnosed with brain injuries).

    Tyler E. Boudreau’s book: “Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine”

    • jimstaro on March 20, 2009 at 20:33

    Karzai: Additional U.S. Troops ‘Seven Years Too Late’

    In an interview with Margaret Warner, Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed additional U.S. troops, but said they were “seven years too late.” He also endorsed reaching out to members of the Taliban who embraced the Afghan constitution.

    Streaming Video Link, which you can also find, along with audio and transcript at top site link.

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