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FIRST HAND REPORT; MARINE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Posted on 11/17/2004 5:28:42 PM PST by lt.america

Good Morning Everybody. > > The following is an email from my son regarding the NBC report (with > embedded reporter Kevin Sites), concerning the Marine who is being > investigated for "murdering" the insurgent in Fallaja. I will be sending his > mail to every news program's email I can find. I find it sickening that this > Kevin Sites is even allowed to be embedded with our Marines, as this isn't > the first report I've heard from him that took on a decidely unfriendly > tone. My son also gave me permission to release it to anyone that wants to > pass it on, as long as it remains unedited. > > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > > > This is one story of many that people normally don't hear, and one that > everyone does. > > This is just one most don't hear: > A young Marine and his cover man cautiously enter a room just recently > filled with insurgents armed with Ak-47's and RPG's. There are three dead, > another wailing in pain. The insurgent can be heard saying, "Mister, > mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded, lying in a pool of > his own blood. The Marine and his cover man slowly walk toward the injured > man, scanning to make sure no enemies come from behind. In a split > second, the pressure in the room greatly exceeds that of the outside, and > the concussion seems to be felt before the blast is heard. Marines outside > rush to the room, and look in horror as the dust gradually settles. The > result is a room filled with the barely recognizable remains of the > deceased, caused by an insurgent setting off several pounds of explosives. > The Marines' remains are gathered by teary eyed > comrades, brothers in arms, and shipped home in a box. The families can only > mourn over a casket and a picture of their loved one, a life cut short by > someone who hid behind a white flag. But no one hears these stories, except > those who have lived to carry remains of a friend, and the families who > loved the dead. No one hears this, so no one cares. > > This is the story everyone hears: > > A young Marine and his fire team cautiously enter a room just recently > filled with insurgents armed with AK-47's and RPG's. There are three dead, > another wailing in pain. The insugent can be heard saying, "Mister,mister! > Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded.Suddenly, he pulls from under > his bloody clothes a grenade, without the pin. The explosion rocks the room, > killing one Marine, wounding the others. The young Marine catches shrapnel > in the face. > The next day, same Marine, same type of situation, a different story. The > young Marine and his cover man enter a room with two wounded insurgents. One > lies on the floor in puddle of blood, another against the > wall. A reporter and his camera survey the wreckage inside, and in the > background can be heard the voice of a Marine, "He's moving, he's moving!" > The pop of a rifle is heard, and the insurgent against the wall is now dead. > > Minutes, hours later, the scene is aired on national television, and the > Marine is being held for commiting a war crime. Unlawful killing. > > And now, another Marine has the possibility of being burned at the stake for > protecting the life of his > brethren. His family now wrings their hands in grief, tears streaming down > their face. Brother, should I have > been in your boots, i too would have done the same. > > For those of you who don't know, we Marines, Band of Brothers, Jarheads, > Leathernecks, etc., do not fight because we think it is right, or think it > is wrong. We are here for the man to our left, and the man to our > right. We choose to give our lives so that the man or woman next to us can > go home and see their husbands, wives, children, friends and families.

> > For those of you who sit on your couches in front of your television, and > choose to condemn this man's actions, I have but one thing to say to you. > Get out of you recliner, lace up my boots, pick up a rifle, leave > your family behind and join me. See what I've seen, walk where I have > walked. To those of you who support us, my sincerest gratitude. You keep us > alive. > > I am a Marine currently doing his second tour in Iraq. These are my opinions > and mine alone. They do not represent those of the Marine Corps or of the US > military, or any other. > > Sincerely, > > LCPL > USMC > > > > > > "For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected never know." > -- Written on a C-ration box lid at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, 1968 > > "There will be nowhere left for the insurgents to hide.  We will fight them > until there are none of them left to fight."  U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, > chief of U.S. Central Command > > MGySgt., USMC (Ret.) > Not as lean, > Not as mean, > But still a Marine. > >


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I know this is going to be an ugly post, but I feel everyone needs to take the time to "wade" through this because my computer illiteracy should not prevent this story from getting unbiased representation. This e-mail has been spreading like wildfire today and I felt that it was of the utmost importance that we let the MSM know that their one-sided reporting is not going to fly with we "red-staters".
1 posted on 11/17/2004 5:28:42 PM PST by lt.america
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To: lt.america

Worth the effort to read. F*** the tangos - that Marine did right.


2 posted on 11/17/2004 5:34:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: lt.america

Thanks for the post. I think the majority of Americans know that these young men are pumped full of adrenaline, afraid of being killed by booby-trapped bodies and terrorists feigning death. What I wish would happen is for the military command to come out and say that as long as the terrorists are violating the rules of engagement, any wounded terrorists will be shot.


3 posted on 11/17/2004 5:35:43 PM PST by pharmamom (Visualize Four More Years)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Definitely worth reading, I'm sending by email to everyone on my list.
This marine must NOT be punished in any way.
4 posted on 11/17/2004 5:36:01 PM PST by AirForceMom (I have post-election elation syndrome)
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To: lt.america

The "prisoners" were left unattended for a period of time. The Marine who shot him had no way to know, one, the insurgents degree of disability or capacity to attack, and two, whether he was armed or rigged with explosives (whether consciously or not). This really is a no- brainer, Monday morning quarterbacking aside. A Marine who has been engaged in mortal combat for a prolonged period went through a door in a combat zone, with no knowledge of what was on the other side and made a split second decision upon which his and his teammates lives depended. What do we say to him? Thank you for your service to your country. Semper Fidelis.


5 posted on 11/17/2004 5:36:51 PM PST by huac
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To: lt.america

I had no trouble "wading through" it. It is compelling beyond words. I am hoping the "brass" understands that the support for this Marine far outweighs the lust for his blood from those who would condem and it will stiffen their spines.


6 posted on 11/17/2004 5:37:20 PM PST by Bahbah (Proud member of the pajamahadeen)
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To: lt.america

That's powerful and answers a lot of questions.


7 posted on 11/17/2004 5:38:03 PM PST by whershey (www.worldwar4.net)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm with you. My biggest worry is that they turn this young LCpl into a sacrificial lamb because we are worried about the political fallout.

Kevin Sites had better never need the Marines to watch his back again.
8 posted on 11/17/2004 5:38:07 PM PST by lt.america (Captain was already taken)
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To: pharmamom

Some of these a$$holes want to have our Marine brought on charges and be subject to the international court Never !!

I would rather go to war with the world before one US Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Coastguardsmen stands before the International Court.

The Kofi Annans, Chriac's and the rest of the Gangsters, murderers' and thieves on the long list of the Oil For Food Acam. They are the reasons the US Armed Forces are in these war's. They turned their heads and accepted kickbacks from Saddam which made the sanctions ineffective.


9 posted on 11/17/2004 5:39:35 PM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Defending America)
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To: lt.america

No problem with your post at all.

There gonna have to lynch the Marine over my dead body!


10 posted on 11/17/2004 5:39:46 PM PST by OwnershipSociety
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kevin Sites is famous now. Maybe now he should go back to New York, write his book, and get the fark out of the way from now on.


11 posted on 11/17/2004 5:41:24 PM PST by Thebaddog (Dawgs at rest.)
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To: lt.america

Too bad Sikes wasn't in the first room. I for one will do anything in my power for this marine. I don't know what I can do, but I'll do something. He deserves no less. How dare they talk this marine down.


12 posted on 11/17/2004 5:42:12 PM PST by politicalmerc (The avalanche has started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.)
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To: lt.america

http://www.petitiononline.com/as123/petition.html


13 posted on 11/17/2004 5:42:33 PM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: lt.america
Here's a thread on the NBC photographer, Sites: NBC cameraman an anti-war activist

NBC sent somewhat like that to photo and film our troops in a deadly combat area.

14 posted on 11/17/2004 5:42:41 PM PST by xJones
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To: Thebaddog

He should stay in New York - I doubt he'll be welcome in Red State Country.


15 posted on 11/17/2004 5:42:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: lt.america

Any chance you could e-mail Hannity and get him together with your son on the phone for Hannity & Colmes? Just a thought...


16 posted on 11/17/2004 5:43:23 PM PST by pharmamom (Visualize Four More Years)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Tonk,

A big PING!


17 posted on 11/17/2004 5:43:31 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: Bahbah

I expect this marine has the full support of the POTUS. If not, I am sorely disappointed. But I don't think there is a chance Bush would let this man get punished in any way.


18 posted on 11/17/2004 5:43:41 PM PST by politicalmerc (The avalanche has started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.)
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To: lt.america

Formatting aside, this is a beautiful post. Keep up the good fight over there, we'll keep'em safe over here.


19 posted on 11/17/2004 5:43:48 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (Major, USAF)
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To: lt.america

Same post, formatted for ease of reading. I also deleted the last sentence because it appeared to be a fragment of another sentence (GEN Abizaid is not a retired Marine.)

Good Morning Everybody. The following is an email from my son regarding the NBC report (with embedded reporter Kevin Sites), concerning the Marine who is being investigated for "murdering" the insurgent in Fallaja. I will be sending his mail to every news program's email I can find. I find it sickening that this Kevin Sites is even allowed to be embedded with our Marines, as this isn't the first report I've heard from him that took on a decidely unfriendly tone. My son also gave me permission to release it to anyone that wants to pass it on, as long as it remains unedited.


This is one story of many that people normally don't hear, and one that everyone does. This is just one most don't hear: A young Marine and his cover man cautiously enter a room just recently filled with insurgents armed with Ak-47's and RPG's. There are three dead, another wailing in pain. The insurgent can be heard saying, "Mister, mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded, lying in a pool of his own blood. The Marine and his cover man slowly walk toward the injured man, scanning to make sure no enemies come from behind. In a split second, the pressure in the room greatly exceeds that of the outside, and the concussion seems to be felt before the blast is heard. Marines outside rush to the room, and look in horror as the dust gradually settles. The result is a room filled with the barely recognizable remains of the deceased, caused by an insurgent setting off several pounds of explosives. The Marines' remains are gathered by teary eyed comrades, brothers in arms, and shipped home in a box. The families can only mourn over a casket and a picture of their loved one, a life cut short by someone who hid behind a white flag.

But no one hears these stories, except those who have lived to carry remains of a friend, and the families who loved the dead. No one hears this, so no one cares. This is the story everyone hears: A young Marine and his fire team cautiously enter a room just recently filled with insurgents armed with AK-47's and RPG's. There are three dead, another wailing in pain. The insugent can be heard saying, "Mister,mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded.Suddenly, he pulls from under his bloody clothes a grenade, without the pin. The explosion rocks the room, killing one Marine, wounding the others. The young Marine catches shrapnel in the face. The next day, same Marine, same type of situation, a different story. The young Marine and his cover man enter a room with two wounded insurgents. One lies on the floor in puddle of blood, another against the wall. A reporter and his camera survey the wreckage inside, and in the background can be heard the voice of a Marine, "He's moving, he's moving!" The pop of a rifle is heard, and the insurgent against the wall is now dead. Minutes, hours later, the scene is aired on national television, and the Marine is being held for commiting a war crime. Unlawful killing.

And now, another Marine has the possibility of being burned at the stake for protecting the life of his brethren. His family now wrings their hands in grief, tears streaming down their face. Brother, should I have been in your boots, i too would have done the same. For those of you who don't know, we Marines, Band of Brothers, Jarheads, Leathernecks, etc., do not fight because we think it is right, or think it is wrong. We are here for the man to our left, and the man to our right. We choose to give our lives so that the man or woman next to us can go home and see their husbands, wives, children, friends and families.

For those of you who sit on your couches in front of your television, and choose to condemn this man's actions, I have but one thing to say to you. Get out of you recliner, lace up my boots, pick up a rifle, leave your family behind and join me. See what I've seen, walk where I have walked. To those of you who support us, my sincerest gratitude. You keep us alive. I am a Marine currently doing his second tour in Iraq. These are my opinions and mine alone. They do not represent those of the Marine Corps or of the US military, or any other. Sincerely, LCPL USMC

"For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected never know." -- Written on a C-ration box lid at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, 1968

"There will be nowhere left for the insurgents to hide. We will fight them until there are none of them left to fight." U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command


20 posted on 11/17/2004 5:44:02 PM PST by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: lt.america

I want to know when the Marine gets an apology, thanks, and medal.


21 posted on 11/17/2004 5:44:50 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: lt.america
Great posting. I cleaned it up for you so it's easier to read

Good Morning Everybody. The following is an email from my son regarding the NBC report (with embedded reporter Kevin Sites), concerning the Marine who is being investigated for "murdering" the insurgent in Fallaja.
I will be sending his mail to every news program's email I can find. I find it sickening that this Kevin Sites is even allowed to be embedded with our Marines, as this isn't the first report I've heard from him that took on a decidely unfriendly tone. My son also gave me permission to release it to anyone that wants to pass it on, as long as it remains unedited.
This is one story of many that people normally don't hear, and one that everyone does.

This is just one most don't hear: A young Marine and his cover man cautiously enter a room just recently filled with insurgents armed with Ak-47's and RPG's. There are three dead, another wailing in pain. The insurgent can be heard saying, "Mister, mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded, lying in a pool of his own blood. The Marine and his cover man slowly walk toward the injured man, scanning to make sure no enemies come from behind. In a split second, the pressure in the room greatly exceeds that of the outside, and the concussion seems to be felt before the blast is heard. Marines outside rush to the room, and look in horror as the dust gradually settles. The result is a room filled with the barely recognizable remains of the deceased, caused by an insurgent setting off several pounds of explosives.

The Marines' remains are gathered by teary eyed comrades, brothers in arms, and shipped home in a box. The families can only mourn over a casket and a picture of their loved one, a life cut short by someone who hid behind a white flag. But no one hears these stories, except those who have lived to carry remains of a friend, and the families who loved the dead. No one hears this, so no one cares.

This is the story everyone hears: A young Marine and his fire team cautiously enter a room just recently filled with insurgents armed with AK-47's and RPG's. There are three dead, another wailing in pain. The insugent can be heard saying, "Mister,mister! Diktoor, diktoor(doctor)!" He is badly wounded.Suddenly, he pulls from under his bloody clothes a grenade, without the pin. The explosion rocks the room, killing one Marine, wounding the others. The young Marine catches shrapnel in the face.

The next day, same Marine, same type of situation, a different story. The young Marine and his cover man enter a room with two wounded insurgents. One lies on the floor in puddle of blood, another against the wall. A reporter and his camera survey the wreckage inside, and in the background can be heard the voice of a Marine, "He's moving, he's moving!" The pop of a rifle is heard, and the insurgent against the wall is now dead.

Minutes, hours later, the scene is aired on national television, and the Marine is being held for commiting a war crime. Unlawful killing. And now, another Marine has the possibility of being burned at the stake for protecting the life of his brethren. His family now wrings their hands in grief, tears streaming down their face.

Brother, should I have been in your boots, I too would have done the same. For those of you who don't know, we Marines, Band of Brothers, Jarheads, Leathernecks, etc., do not fight because we think it is right, or think it is wrong. We are here for the man to our left, and the man to our right. We choose to give our lives so that the man or woman next to us can go home and see their husbands, wives, children, friends and families.

For those of you who sit on your couches in front of your television, and choose to condemn this man's actions, I have but one thing to say to you. Get out of you recliner, lace up my boots, pick up a rifle, leave your family behind and join me. See what I've seen, walk where I have walked. To those of you who support us, my sincerest gratitude. You keep us alive. > I am a Marine currently doing his second tour in Iraq. These are my opinions and mine alone. They do not represent those of the Marine Corps or of the US > military, or any other. Sincerely, LCPL, USMC

"For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected never know." Written on a C-ration box lid at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, 1968.

"There will be nowhere left for the insurgents to hide. We will fight them until there are none of them left to fight." U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, Chief of U.S. Central Command, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.) Not as lean, Not as mean, But still a Marine.

22 posted on 11/17/2004 5:46:16 PM PST by Shannon
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To: Tragically Single

You're faster than me!


23 posted on 11/17/2004 5:47:25 PM PST by Shannon
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To: SAMWolf

Pinging Sam: the NBC photographer is an anti-war protester. This young marine is innocent, and any persecution of him could well completely demoralize the troops. How would they know who they can shoot in future? Should they be sitting ducks while NBC decides?!


24 posted on 11/17/2004 5:47:59 PM PST by xJones
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To: lt.america; 2111USMC; The Sailor; grace522; kjfine; USAF_TSgt; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; ..

FIRST HAND REPORT; MARINE UNDER INVESTIGATION PING!


25 posted on 11/17/2004 5:48:07 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC The big 5 liberal media. Read Free Republic instead and learn the truth.)
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To: TexKat; Thinkin' Gal; bd476

ping


26 posted on 11/17/2004 5:48:41 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: lt.america

bump


27 posted on 11/17/2004 5:48:48 PM PST by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: lt.america

BUMP.

Thank you for your post. God bless your son and all our troops!

Terrorists should be shot in the field. This is war.


28 posted on 11/17/2004 5:49:20 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: Shannon

Just by a couple minutes... :)


29 posted on 11/17/2004 5:50:14 PM PST by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: lt.america; Poohbah
Wait for awhile and Poohbah will show up with his "he has nothing to worry about if it was a righteous shoot." Then talk about the reporter just doing his job. He'll also ask you to cite case law for this and that.

Imo, Sites is a Judas to those Marines who befriended him and to the country in which he was raised.

30 posted on 11/17/2004 5:50:37 PM PST by Zechariah11
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To: 68 grunt

Thanks for the link. Signed and sent.


31 posted on 11/17/2004 5:50:46 PM PST by pharmamom (Visualize Four More Years)
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To: politicalmerc
I hope so. Maybe they could give him a "token" NJP. The one where the SgtMaj tears the page 11 out of your record book afterwords.
32 posted on 11/17/2004 5:51:26 PM PST by lt.america (Captain was already taken)
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To: Tragically Single

I knew someone would take care of me! Thanks


33 posted on 11/17/2004 5:52:11 PM PST by lt.america (Captain was already taken)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; lt.america; PhilDragoo; Liz; onyx; nicmarlo; Happy2BMe; potlatch; ...
bump! bump! bump!


34 posted on 11/17/2004 5:52:15 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: af_vet_1981
I wnat 'em to send Siteboy out on his own so he can meet some of these hooded guys and experience 1st-hand how friendly they are.

One good thing out of this so far:

The Main-wasteStream-Media is making every relative of every member of our forces "over there" turn them off as they pxxx them oxx. Makes Blather's tanking of SeeBS seem like a drop in the huge bucket.

Dad of an active duty Marine.

35 posted on 11/17/2004 5:53:28 PM PST by Johnny Crab (Always thankful.)
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To: rpavlock; Sal; O.C. - Old Cracker; nothernlights

ping


36 posted on 11/17/2004 5:54:13 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: lt.america
Thank you Thank you Thank you for this post. It's just what I imagined the situation to be like there. This letter explains word for word why the Marine did what he did. How else are they supposed to handle booby trapped bodies and suicide bombers?

Kevin Sites should have had enough regard for the Marines he was with, to ask them, or their commander about such controversial film. What a low human being he is to have done this. Only thinking of himself and his glory. He is subhuman.

There was a reason why president Allawi threw Al Jeezera out before the Fallujah campaign started. He should have thrown the US media out too. They are no different the Al Jeezera and have created the very problems Allawi was trying to resolve with their removal. Nice going Enemy NBC. Thanks Kevin Sites the parasite.

37 posted on 11/17/2004 5:54:15 PM PST by Pajamajan (It's morning again in America!)
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To: lt.america

If a terrorist is breathing and you DON'T cap his ass, that is reason for disciplinary action.


38 posted on 11/17/2004 5:54:20 PM PST by budwiesest (From each, according to his ability, to each, according to his ability.)
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To: lt.america

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1281701/posts
TO THE YOUNG MARINE IN FALLUJA -- FreeRepublic has your back
11-16-04 | Doug from Upland


39 posted on 11/17/2004 5:54:25 PM PST by MEG33 ( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
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To: lt.america
Please tell your son, and for him to tell his buddies -- we got their backs. There are far more many people in the United States who are actually, real-time, fully capable of walking a mile in our soldiers' shoes than there are the pod-people who are incapable of understanding war, and wartime.

Thank you sir, for posting this here -- Again, please pass upwards -- we, the United States Citizens have got our soldiers' backs.

We will not let the SOBs get away with their intentionally ignorant "Rodney King mediaclip of a WinterSoldier Kerry "agenda" event" media coverage spin to ever create a cultural war on our shores, like Vietnam, ever again. Oh sure, they'll try to. And they'll lose. We are aware that the disgruntled Parties who keep these "propaganda pieces" alive and churning are going to turn blue from holding their breaths waiting to win; and they won't.

Our soldiers are our blood and kith and kin. We've learned to trust their insight, their news, their word more than our very own mouthpieces for so-called Mainstream news - particularly when it comes to the WOT and our soldiers. Period. With and for our soldiers, we keep the faith.

40 posted on 11/17/2004 5:55:38 PM PST by Alia
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To: lt.america

No sweat.

If you copy and paste those into a Word or WordPerfect or whatever (I use StarOffice), you can use the "find and replace" feature to find all the >'s and replace them with nothing. It'll magically make 'em go away :)

If you get any more emails you can share publicly, please ping me.


41 posted on 11/17/2004 5:56:13 PM PST by Terabitten (Live as a bastion of freedom and democracy in the midst of the heart of darkness.)
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To: Zechariah11
Wait for awhile and Poohbah will show up with his "he has nothing to worry about if it was a righteous shoot."

My assesment is that this was a righteous shoot. Sorry if showing it disturbs you. This ain't Nintendo, sonny boy.

Then talk about the reporter just doing his job.

He was. SFW?

He'll also ask you to cite case law for this and that.

Only if people want to charge him with treason.

Imo, Sites is a Judas to those Marines who befriended him and to the country in which he was raised.

This was a righteous shooting. Why is the guy who videotapes it a "Judas?"

I want the jihadis to see what jihad gets them.

42 posted on 11/17/2004 5:56:15 PM PST by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
dfu has a thread going to get Freepers to sign on and show support for this Marine. dfu says he'll make sure that it gets printed out and to the Marine's family and ultimately to him. Check it out.
43 posted on 11/17/2004 5:56:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: lt.america; All
Get the embedded reporters out of combat zones now.

I can't even begin to describe my feelings when I hear of this young man is being considered war crime material.

My loyalties are with this Marine. Period, the end.

If REAL war crimes are ever committed by American troops, they should be prosecuted. This situation is an outrage.

It seems that there are no depths low enough for the Matrix(That's my word for the MSM.) to crawl through. They are beneath my contempt.

Arioch7 out.

44 posted on 11/17/2004 5:56:53 PM PST by Arioch7
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To: lt.america
I am not American,I am Canadian, and every day I thank God for the brave American soldiers that keep me and my family safe. I hope enough public outcry will be heard so that the witch hunt is called off on this marine,and also that he and his family feel the overwhelming support of right thinking and grateful people everywhere
45 posted on 11/17/2004 5:57:15 PM PST by nothernlights
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

See post #20 for formatted version...

46 posted on 11/17/2004 5:58:16 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: OwnershipSociety
There gonna have to lynch the Marine over my dead body!

Thats the way I feel too.

47 posted on 11/17/2004 5:58:24 PM PST by rstevens
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To: lt.america

Bump.


48 posted on 11/17/2004 5:59:10 PM PST by aculeus
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To: Zechariah11
Wait for awhile and Poohbah will show up with his "he has nothing to worry about if it was a righteous shoot." Then talk about the reporter just doing his job. He'll also ask you to cite case law for this and that.

Isn't that silly? That's just a total lack of common sense. I think a grade schooler could figure that out. Some things are just not for public consumption, and especially not by a media that will show only acts of killing or harm done by our troops. I haven't seen them yet show the schools in Iraq, and the grateful Iraqis and the progress made. Just panties on heads and now a Marine in the act of killing.

What's next, showing the shoveling of hundreds of terrorists bodies in a pit to be buried, or when the bodies have to be burned because they're rotting. Oh, yeah, that would be a real smart move, after all that's a "righteous act" also.

49 posted on 11/17/2004 6:00:03 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: lt.america
Marine Bump

US Military Bump.

50 posted on 11/17/2004 6:01:19 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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