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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-05 04:13 PM
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My response to a freeper anti-soldier email from a relative
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He wrote HI FOLKS - -


I JUST RECEIVED THIS FROM AN OLD FRIEND AND BROTHER - A FORMER U.S. MARINE GUNNY SGT. WHO IS CURRENTLY FILLING A SECURITY CONTRACT IN IRAQ. I JUST HAD TO "PASS IT ON".


Y'ALL HAVE A REALLY GREAT DAY.


BLACKJACK-21, OUT.


>Subject: Fw: Guns in DC
>Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 16:57:58 -0600
>
>
>Subject: Guns in DC
>
>
>If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the
>Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2112
>deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.
>The rate in Washington D.C. (among others) is 80.6 per 100,000.
>That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in
>our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws
>in the nation, than you are in Iraq.
>
>Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.



I WROTE:


First of all you can't possibly believe the bullshit in this CHAIN LETTER. You are way too smart to believe this.

Because I'm too tired to write an essay as to how it's horrifically insulting to fallen soldiers and the fact that there is a war going on which has done nothing but cost American and innocent Iraqi lives and helped fan the flames of Sunni-Shia Civil War I'm just gonna rip this idiot a new one.

For starters the "statistics" are false and what's more appear to be written by a child.

As of Nov 13th there have been 2,061 American deaths. That's just the number that Central Command at least is releasing along with nearly 16,000 that is SIXTEEN THOUSAND that have been wounded.

In a war like this a "wound" consists of a hit from either a bullet or an IED therefore any type of wound received is the wheelchair b ound/life ending type.

At the current rate soldiers are dying DAILY.

Let's also not forget (like the author does) that a civil war is taking place which means shootings and explosions EVERY DAY, and COUNTLESS deaths are occurring from this.

This Civil War that is taking place has been taking place for over a 1500 years-and the squatter in the white house thinks that with a little shock and awe they'll lay down their arms and embrace the writings of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Hell maybe they'll even donate to Pat Robertson. The shit he's saying lately he's gonna need the bail money.

Back to topic. I am calling this BlackJack character out. For him to not only be so far off on the death count, but in the midst of brutal warfare to have the time and peace to sit down and think "hmm maybe I'll write a short paragraph about how I'm glad I'm here in Iraq with everyone trying to kill me and not in DC....."

And that he would disrespect his fallen brothers by essentially calling their deaths meager compared to the crime rate of DC is just beyond belief.

But if he really exists I think he should send what he said to those who post at this site. Jesse Ventura (A staunch opponent of the Iraq War who has called Bush a facist and a coward-because that is what he is) is a major spokesperson for this site.

http://www.operationtruth.com /

C'mon use your head man.

But it works I guess. That's how the Republicans have the power that they have; ignorant yahoos who embrace this line of thinking who worry more about their guns being taken away than they do about the fact that people are dying everyday in this war which has made Americans LESS safer LESS well-off, their children (that's me) have inherited a nation in the deepest debt it's ever been, and guess what? ever wonder why China hasn't just jumped up and invaded us? they don't have to.

All they have to do is call us out on our loans which we owe to them-and guess what? you won't have to worry about succeeding from DC.

DC will go from the District of Columbia to the District of China. But see that doesn't matter to people who write chain letters like these because what's really important is that Intelligent Design is taught in school, and that we all get it through our heads that our biggest threat to freedom is boogeymen politicians whose sole goal is to take our guns away.

So please enough of this childish black and white yahoo type thinking. You're way too smart for this. Consider FACTUAL evidence that can be backed up. Stop repeating talking points that I hear from the crazies who truly believe that Christ would approve of mass murder, torture, and rape of children.

But I'll tell you what if you happen to meet your friend or anyone else who believes what you just sent me, that Iraq is safer than Washington DC, The Army has raised its required age to join the reserves to 39.

That is the age to enlist now, to be sent to Iraq is now 39 years old. (reservists from the Marines and The Army are being sent at will-some even on second tours already)

With all the support for the war from the so called conservative crowd how is it that the military is having a hard time recruiting especially now with a more age friendly requirement? do these people not believe in this war or in their fearless leader enough to encourage their children to join up?

Or better yet how about themselves.
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