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Posted on 01/03/2014 5:56:45 AM PST by frankenMonkey
|The last troop movement out of Iraq, which included more than 100 vehicles and 500 Soldiers, began in darkness, as the convoy left Contingency Operating Base Adder, near the southern city of Nasiriya, heading toward the border. As dawn approached, the last trucks crossed the border into Kuwait at Khabari Crossing. Dec. 2011.
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I call BS on this one. My son was in Iraq a year after this supposedly on the same mission (last ones pulling equipment out of Iraq into Kuwait city - MN Red Bulls).
Iraq, 2 years ago..
When the hell do we get of Afghanistan?
The gubmint might TELL you they have pulled out of Iraq but do you REALLY know?
One thing for sure, Iraq will be going right back to Al Queda, city by city and those American warriors who have died trying to protect its people will have died for nothing. Much akin to all the recent wars we have had to fight. If we EVER go into another war, we MUST fight to win and not to “pamper”.
no reason to be there....
no sane reason for zer0 and his regime to have access to our military. it would be equivalent to letting Nikita Khrushchev to be in control of the US military during the Cuban missile crisis.
we are in a world of hurt.
The problem is the we are “liberating” people who do not want to be liberated. We are defeating enemies that effectively give up and resort to guerrilla tactics. We are fighting an idea.
You cannot beat an idea with bullets. The idea gets stronger with every “freedom fighter” death.
This is not like beat Germany or Japan. We are not fighting a nation.
The best that we will be able to do is keep them at bay. Keep them suppressed. Until we finally go to war with the nation state that supports them. And that will only happen after they blow up Tel aviv.
There is something on the order of 15,000 private security contractors in Iraq protecting the US Embassy and the State Dept. staff, and other US interests. These are 1st tier spec. ops. operators down to third country nationals (often Kenyans) pulling security on checkpoints and infrastructure. The military in essence swapped places with this private army.
Other private contractors are also over there supplanting the military by performing all of the logistical functions necessary to support a contingent of this size. Things like water, sewer, fuel, mail, food, housing, power, transportation, travel, administration, medical, and maintenance services, etc. The embassy alone cost $500,000,000.
I believe there are also US military personnel and private contractors training the Iraqi military on the operation and maintenance of aircraft and armor. If all of this is happening, and it is, then our special forces are there as well. Does it take Edward Snowden to keep the masses informed as to what our government is doing?
If George Bush, more accurately if a Republican were president today, children in kindergarten would be taught these facts as part of their daily curriculum. Companies like KBR and Fluor are likely doing the logistics, or subordinate companies to them are, and companies like Triple Canopy and Cochise are likely doing the security, or subordinate companies to them are pulling security.
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I spoke with my son about this, he claimed December 31st 2011 was the last day of official troop stationing in Iraq (IOW they were officially out of Iraq then). I have heard of several troops still stationed in Iraq well after that date though - even on the local news.
So I guess the caption is technically correct and my son probably provided transport security to the group in some fashion. I mis-read the month, thought it was earlier. My son remained in Kuwait for another 3-4 months after Dec 2011.
We were fortunate that he never saw any hostile activity and made it safely home... others, not so much.
What is all that stuff hanging on the side of that truck? Sure seems like a hell of a lot of lights for any army operations.