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Dr. Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-14-06 04:13 PM
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Whoa: Fight Outside My Apartment: Iraq War Vet Goes OFF on Somebody!
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Edited on Fri Apr-14-06 04:14 PM by Dr. Jones
Wow, I've never seen this before. Less than an hour ago, I heard all sorts of yelling and screaming outside my apartment. That's not uncommon, but this guy was really going off. I looked out the window and saw this big dude, looked like a Marine-type with the crew cut, wide shoulders, tattoos, etc. "Man, I've been there. What the f**k is this guy sayin! I've been to Iraq, I was f**king THERE! What the f**k is this guy saying, WE f**ked it up?"

The guy's girlfriend tried to hold him to comfort him, but he was red all over. "Aaaahhhhhhhhh!" he yelled at the top of his lungs. Then the other guy who apparently made the comment came up to him. I walked to the other room to try to see if I could get a better view of this in case somebody got violent and I had to call the police. During this time, I heard a slap/pop, and knew the Marine had bopped the other guy in the face. Sure enough the other guy was holding his face like he'd been hit.

The guy who made the comment tried to explain: "No man, I wasn't f**king talking about YOU. I know what the Marines are doing in Iraq. I was talking about THEM (the terrorists? the Republicans? the government?)!"

"Man what the f**k, where's your patriotism!" yelled the Marine.

"No man, I'm not talking about you. I'm not talking about the Marines. I'm just sayin!"

Finally after a few minutes of this, the two did make amends to some degree and said, "Alright I'm not mad at you, alright.."

This was weird. I wondered if the Marine had PTSD. I've heard of our men and women in uniform coming home and going off like this, even punching people. Apparently people with PTSD can flip with even the slightest mention of the war, or anything else that has to do with the war.

It is truly sad what war does to our young men and women. And it is VERY SAD that Bush sent them over there not for freedom, not for Saddam being a bad dude, not to free the Iraqi people, and not for WMDs, but purely to steal Iraq's oil reserves for our American oil companies (see Executive Order 13303, May 2003).

Will they ever trust the United States of America again?
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