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  1. Twicepop

    Twicepop Well-Known Member

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    One of the biggest differences is the Alamo and Pearl Harbor didn't have lobbyists from the arms industry filling the pockets of the people in Washington to prolong these affairs. Governments get more intrusive and Senators get wealthier during these long drug out wars that we're not allowed to win. It's been about 67 years since we got involved in Korea, how many billions of our tax dollars have been spent to "stem the flow of global Communism".
     
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  2. tedwitt

    tedwitt Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The wated is gone, just in Texas.
    The problem is MEDIA.
     
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  3. zant

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    We should look with pride at the actions taken by those who went into the gates of hell knowing chances were ,they weren't coming back.True American hero's.........but also we must ask hard questions-16 YEARS in Afghanistan??$$$???$$$??......How does 20-25 metric tons of pure heroin leave the country each year?
     
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  4. tedwitt

    tedwitt Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good question.
     
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    I do not know if this is correct, but I was told that the area is called the golden triangle because the poppy fields glow golden when the sun is coming up. If this is true, it would make sense to me that poppy fields are easy to spot from the air at sunrise. Now, I am just a simple country boy I believe I can end the war in Afghanistan with one Marine Attack Squadron in a week.

    Monday, pull all ground troops back, not out, just back to a safe location.
    Tuesday, fuel every F-18 in the squadron, brief the poppy fields as targets.
    Wednesday, load as much napalm as each plane can carry then burn the cash crop.
    Thursday, send in ground troops to locate heroin production facilities and stored poppies used to make the drug, and paint the targets, while the F-18's drop Hellfire Missiles on the production facilities.
    Friday, seize every bank account on American soil that is held by drug lords to pay for Ribeyes and Craft Beer for the troops to celebrate a job well done.
     
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    10yrs ago I was told by my "betters"-Zant-you don't see the big picture(which has always meant grunts are gonna die) and get with the program......FU.
     
  7. tedwitt

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    The wated is gone, just in Texas.
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