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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:34 PM
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Pathetic E-mail about voting in Iraq. Pray for the election in Iraq. WTF
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 09:49 PM by amerikat
WTF...The friend that sent me this has no clue that her vote went into the great big unknown(she has serious medical problems and I don't care to burden her with the truth about voting in America).

Read this shit. Smells like rovespirit.

Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 8:05 PM
Subject:


Please keep them all in your prayers.


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SPECIAL REQUEST FROM DBC MEMBER LYLE SHACKELFORD, SERVING AS A
CHAPLAIN WITH U.S. ARMY UNIT IN IRAQ: As a transportation battalion, my unit will be delivering the voting machines and the ballots to villages and cities throughout Iraq during the upcoming elections. (January 30/31) Our convoys are prime targets for the insurgents because they do not want the equipment to arrive at the polling stations nor do they want the local Iraqi citizens to have the chance to vote; timely delivery must occur so that the elections
occur. Encourage your friends and family members and those within our churches to pray specifically for the electoral process. Historically, the previous totalitarian regime would not allow individual citizens to vote. Democracy will not be realized in Iraq if intelligent and competent officials are not elected to those strategic leadership positions within the emerging government; freedom will not have an opportunity to ring throughout this
country if the voting process fails. Announce this prayer request to your contacts throughout your churches, neighborhoods, and places
of business. Those with leadership roles within the local church post this message in as many newsletters and bulletins as possible. There is unlimited potential for God's presence in this process but if we do not pray then our enemy will prevail (See Ephesians 6:10-17) A prayer vigil prior to the end of the month may be an innovative opportunity for those within your sphere of influence to pray. This is a political battle that needs spiritual intervention. A powerful story about God's intervention in the lives of David's mighty men is recorded in 2 Samuel 23:8-33. David and his warriors were victorious because of God's intervention. We want to overcome those who would stand in the way of freedom. David's mighty men triumphed over incredible odds and stood their ground and were victorious over the enemies of Israel. (Iraqi insurgents' vs
God's praying people). They don't stand a chance. I will pray with my soldiers before they leave on their convoys and move outside our installation gates here at Tallil. My soldiers are at the nerve
center of the logistic operation to deliver the voting machines and election ballots. They will be driving to and entering the arena of the enemy. This is not a game for them it is a historical mission that is extremely dangerous. No voting machines or ballots. No elections. Your prayer support and God's intervention are needed to give democracy a chance in this war torn country. Thank you for reading this e-mail. Please give this e-mail a wide dissemination. Thank you for your prayer support for me and my family. Stand firm in your battles. "my soul is wrapped in that delicate thread called faith".
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PS. I'm supposed to send this to everyone I know. I'll post this to you my DU friends and you can do with it what you wish. Have fun with it . Amerikat



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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:37 PM
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1. dellusional.
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:39 PM
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3. Ya think?
Like I said.....Pathetic.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:38 PM
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2. I'm willing to bet...
You won't find any Iraqi citizens sporting " I Voted Today" stickers on their Turbans. Just a hunch.

:shrug:
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:40 PM
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4. If actual,
this breaks opsec, and the chaplain's ass should be busted.

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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:42 PM
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5. What's opsec?
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 10:42 PM
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12. I'm guessing "operational security"
You are not supposed to give out details on your mission etc. etc.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:43 PM
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6. Abusing religion again to deny the truth about Bush
"This is a political battle that needs spiritual intervention."
WTF?

This is a political battle that needs political intervention. BUSH should be impeached and our soldiers should not be set up for a bloodbath!
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:47 PM
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7. I'll vote for impeachment.....but where do I vote?
and will it count. I think it will be a groundswell....like a sunami that sweeps the shithead from power and then we are left with Cheney...even worse. But if only we could put the ball in play, I would be willing to impeach Cheney too.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:48 PM
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8. Rovespirit indeed.
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 09:53 PM by babylonsister
"Democracy will not be realized in Iraq if intelligent and competent officials are not elected to those strategic leadership positions within the emerging government; freedom will not have an opportunity to ring throughout this country if the voting process fails."

Voting process? Democracy?? For us, last week the Rovian format was dumbing down the elections and the effect for the US via Colin Powell.
From what I'm understanding, no one is allowed to know where they are to vote in Iraq until the day of to deter insurgents. I seriously wouldn't blame anyone for crawling under their bed til this is over. Oiy!
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:52 PM
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9. We take voting for granted.
that is why. We no longer consider it to be a novel political statement but see it as a popularity contest.
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 09:55 PM
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10. It doesn't help.......
....that we simply tell folks they should vote, but don't mention the need to get educated about said vote.
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 10:01 PM
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11. Americans take it for granted that we invented voting(not)
and that we are the experts on such matters as voting.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 12:33 AM
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16. Disagree strongly.
Edited on Mon Jan-24-05 12:37 AM by babylonsister
How do you hold an honest, authentic election when it's so frightening to even walk out the door for fear of who might be out there, wishing you ill?
So far, according to the MSM, it's not much of a problem. I remain skeptical.
Edited
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theresistance Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 10:49 PM
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13. Pathetic
People should have been praying for the poor people wasted in Iraq, not some "democratic" process. That was just pathetic...
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 11:30 PM
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14. so you don't think I should forward this email?
I forwarded it to DU. I think I did the right thing.
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theresistance Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-05 12:06 AM
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15. It was okay to share it with DU
so we can all see the sort of stuff going on.
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