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US: Strike kills militants who downed US chopper (JUSTICE and REVENGE!)
MSNBC ^ | 08/10/2011

Posted on 08/10/2011 7:57:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: skeeter

“The left likes to pretend acts of war are actually civil crimes requiring dispensation of justice.”

On the other hand, when some little old stateside lady gets her skull caved in with a hammer after being raped and robbed by some two-legged predator, then it’s “DON’T EXECUTE HIM!!!”/sarcasm

Leftists are insane. That’s all you need to remember;)


101 posted on 08/10/2011 9:57:46 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Vendome

Thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking.


102 posted on 08/10/2011 10:02:30 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Sola Veritas

All very good questions. I still want to know what happened to our Rangers. Are they dead or alive?


103 posted on 08/10/2011 10:12:08 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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104 posted on 08/10/2011 10:15:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: ohioWfan
God sent His Son to die for the entire world, that He loves

Well for whatever reason your one year Bible reading missed that He did not die for the world per say...he said to come out from it's trappings....but he died for those who would accept the life He offered for them...and it's a personal decision....the world opposes the things of God just as we see in Afghanistan and other ME nation peoples. ...and now even those of our own country are openly in rebellion against the things of God.

He died for those who would seek Him and turn to him.....Jesus called the Religious leaders of his day...White washed hypocrites....vipers...who worshipped the father of lies...satan...and kept people from coming to Him. But HE did identify his enemies....Same could be said of many of the Muslim teachers AND thier followers. Many of which have 'made their choice 'to openly oppose God and follow their leaders.

IMO God has opened a door to the Muslim countries...to bring them 'OUT'.......a small window open which has costs thousands of lives of our good men and woman. Most will not come out having determined they will remain Muslim and follow ISlamic LAw...to their own demise. The few who do are generally under strong Christians able to help them overcome Islamic teachings...it's generally a long affair before they come to Christ.

That window will soon close....whoever is left likely are doomed one way or another...but if there were to be any left...he will bring them out as well.

Our military is there to protect those in the field until the job is done....once accomplished they will again return to their wars and unrest...and at best the Un will contain it to keep the wars inside their borders and amongst one another.

Nobody's disputing Gods call on mens hearts...but we are also called to discern the times and the peoples who He seeks. Not every one will come...not everyone wants to...and the Muslims who have come need to remember our troops have also died for them..... They decide.

105 posted on 08/10/2011 10:20:26 AM PDT by caww
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To: SeekAndFind

So sad that there is no possible way I can believe anything this current government administration/military says. The military spokesperson’s are tainted IMO due the basis of their leadership such as it is on Pennsylvania Ave.

Come on Nov. 2012! I have some important votes to cast.


106 posted on 08/10/2011 10:25:47 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Dick Bachert
"America is NOT at war. The United States military is at war.... America is at the MALL!”

Boy isn't that the truth! But it's keeping the war 'over there' that makes it possible for people here to continue to live life as they do. For that we are indeed grateful.

However there comes a time when the war there must cease...now would be good.

107 posted on 08/10/2011 10:26:15 AM PDT by caww
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To: bgill
Way past parking lot time.
So, how large was check Hussein sent them today?

BINGO!!

Hell....DOUBLE BINGO!!!

Something about this stinks to high heaven. Yes....it's been years and years and years and years and years since I was in the military. But I did hold command (CO and Battalion).

It troubles me that these extraordinary and extremely valuable assets were placed into one conveyance - and an airborne one at that. I don't know the full story tho...hell, I don't know half the story. In truth, I don't know ANY of the story (I completely discount anything I read or see in the msm or fox), but still....something is "fishy in denmark" if you get my drift.

108 posted on 08/10/2011 10:29:04 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: caww
I'm not here to argue theology, caww (actually, you've got some mixed theological messages in this post yourself - some Calvin, some Arminian - that I don't care to take to task).

The Bible that I am reading has not 'missed' anything (pretty cheap shot, I'd say), and theological arguments notwithstanding, my point remains the same. God loves us and sent His Son to die for us. (And not just Americans).

I'm not sure that your use of the word 'discernment' to dismiss arguments other than your own is valid either, but you know as well as I do that ALL of us fall short of the Glory of God, and that NONE of us deserve being saved. And those of us with finite minds do not have the right to wipe people out because we don't believe they are deserving of life because of the country they were born into.

109 posted on 08/10/2011 10:30:37 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, that ties things up rather nicely..


110 posted on 08/10/2011 10:39:58 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Sauron/Saruman 2012; it couldn't be any worse..)
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To: sam_paine

No Shiite.

We killed him in a kinetic action?

Okay neuter boy. You ain’t no soldier. You are PR weapon with no purpose.


111 posted on 08/10/2011 10:44:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ohioWfan

It’s not our military’s mission to save souls. Leave it to the missionaries.


112 posted on 08/10/2011 10:45:03 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: ohioWfan

“Are you refuting my statement that the Afghan people need to know of God’s love for them, or are you just trying to be cute?”

I’m refuting you being an adult and not some naive childish idiot that thinks the world will embrace your views against their religion. Go ahead, run over there with a shipping container of Bibles, and do be sure to send a postcard from the shipping terminal...that’s as far as you will get alive.

Any idiot that thinks they will tell them like it is hasn’t been there to find out they would rather see you dead for blasphemy against Islam. To Islam, Christians are infidels only worthy of death.

Have you been living under a rock all these years or are you only 12 years old and not capable of knowing any better?


113 posted on 08/10/2011 10:50:54 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: famousdayandyear
It’s not our military’s mission to save souls. Leave it to the missionaries.

I didn't say it was. What I object to is the armchair commandos who believe that wiping out an entire country is a cool thing to do, and that, because of the location and circumstances of their birth, entire people groups can be justifiably wiped out.

I'm not even arguing that we should still be in Afghanistan, and am definitely horrified by the ROE in place now.

I just thought that the desire for the wholesale slaughter of large groups of people living with brutality and tyranny should be countered by a little Biblical reality.

114 posted on 08/10/2011 10:52:07 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

This is going absolutely nowhere.

Enough we will disagree about who the United States enemy is...and their agenda to take our freedom and our life if given the chance. I do identify them and so do our troops.

As for the religious comments...better carried over to the religious threads. I am sure we might meet there eventually.


115 posted on 08/10/2011 10:54:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: CodeToad
Actually, I know quite a bit about what's going on in Muslim countries, as I have had two sons living in three different countries, one in the military and one as a civilian.

Actually, one of my sons risked being deported because of his Christian worship in one of those countries (the nationals he worshipped with risked being boiled in oil), and one is in a great deal of danger where he is now.

It's obvious that you're not interested in an actual discussion, but you sure have proved that you can toss out meaningless and stupid insults with the best/worst of them.

Good day, CodeTode.

116 posted on 08/10/2011 10:57:11 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: caww
Enough we will disagree about who the United States enemy is...and their agenda to take our freedom and our life if given the chance. I do identify them and so do our troops.

Can you explain this? It doesn't make sense to me (maybe I'm dense).

Are you saying that you and our troops know who the enemy is, and that I don't? Are you saying that we disagree about that?

Because if you are, you couldn't be more wrong.

As for the religious threads, I never go there. I think it's a bad practice to hate other Christians and to assault them with insults because they have a different understanding as to what God's word says. (They'll know we are Christians by our love).

117 posted on 08/10/2011 11:02:50 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Vendome

You ain’t too handy with the native language either.

wtf are you trying to say?


118 posted on 08/10/2011 11:14:46 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is all very convenient.
119 posted on 08/10/2011 11:26:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: ohioWfan

War in the Pacific was ended(saving thousands and thousands and thousands of American and Japanese soldiers lives) at Hiroshima/Nagasaki. That was World War II, if you remember.


120 posted on 08/10/2011 11:28:27 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: skeeter

I’m wondering the same thing.


121 posted on 08/10/2011 11:29:46 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: famousdayandyear
I'm well aware of that. Saved thousands of American soldiers, Japanese soldiers, and Japanese citizens.

Horrible, but necessary....but apples to oranges.

This is not WWII, and the Afghan people are not imperial Japan.

122 posted on 08/10/2011 11:31:46 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

I’m sorry — can’t follow your train of thought. I do know a verse from Matthew’s gospel: “I came not to bring peace, but a sword.”


123 posted on 08/10/2011 11:39:36 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: famousdayandyear
So, according to your train of thought, Jesus' words in Matthew mean we should wipe out the Afghan people?

I'm not following......

Is anything I said about God's love and sacrifice incorrect, in your view? I understand there are differences of opinion on this subject, but don't you think it's a bit presumptious to make a connection between the words that Jesus said about Himself and His purpose, and the desire to kill all Muslims?

124 posted on 08/10/2011 11:50:02 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: skeeter

“How in the world could they know that they killed the muslims directly responsible for shooting down the helicopter? How could they know WHO was personally responsible?”

Kill all of them, it is the only way to be sure.


125 posted on 08/10/2011 11:59:45 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: famousdayandyear
I just looked up the context of your quote from Matthew - in Matthew 10, starting in verse 29, Jesus is talking about how very much He loves each of us, even to the numbering of the hairs on our heads, and how much we are worth to Him. Then it is followed by our need to acknowledge Him before others, and being disowned if we don't, followed by the verse you cite.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace, but conflict arises, even within families because of belief in Him.

I don't think it has anything to do with blowing up the entire country of Afghanistan, do you?

126 posted on 08/10/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; SeekAndFind
"kinetic"

Obama first used the phrase "kinetic military action" in the early days of the Libya adventure. It is no coincidence that the abbreviation "KMA" also means something else, which is basically what he was telling those who questioned the Libya adventure to do.

127 posted on 08/10/2011 12:20:36 PM PDT by foxfield (Sarah Palin, America's "girl next door".)
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To: ohioWfan

IMHO, you have picked the wrong thread for your mission


128 posted on 08/10/2011 12:26:18 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: famousdayandyear
IMO, you have completely misinterpreted my 'mission'......actually missing the fact that I have no 'mission' on this thread.

Let's be honest here, OK? Do you advocate blowing up all of Afghanistan in Jesus' Name as you have implied?

What have you really been trying to say? No more cryptic comments, please.

Just state what you're thinking outright, so we can have an honest discussion. If you don't want that, so be it.

129 posted on 08/10/2011 12:30:50 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

IMO, winning hearts and minds is BS—esp with 7th century barbarians. We should wage war to WIN TOTAL VICTORY—whatever it takes. These people will cut your throat before you can get out a verse of Matthew. Our bravest, our best, our sacred trust and honor is being TRASHED by the political generals. We should not spend one more ounce of blood for criminals—foreign OR DOMESTIC. To be honest, I really don’t care what you think — evangelize with someone else. Should I be clearer? The end.


130 posted on 08/10/2011 1:08:56 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: famousdayandyear
Well, thanks for finally saying something. Why did it take so long? Why the games?

Is it because you're a newbie?

If so, you'll find a lot of support for your POV on this forum (and even for part of it from me).

Next time, start with your honest opinions (though you didn't actually answer my questions directly, even in this post), and leave out the game-playing and you'll save everyone a lot of valuable time.

btw, welcome to FR.

131 posted on 08/10/2011 1:20:03 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

Thank you for the welcome. Have you read about the Battle of Lepanto? Pax et bonum.


132 posted on 08/10/2011 1:28:40 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: famousdayandyear
Just skimmed the Wiki article about it, but of course, they can't be trusted for accuracy......especially when dealing with Christian/Muslim conflicts.

Do you have a link to a more accurate source for it?

(Do you know how to post a link? If not, I can help you do it. :)

133 posted on 08/10/2011 1:34:32 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: ohioWfan

Sorry - it was just the top of my head. Another useful Bing search might be “Charles Martel” — who saved a Muslim overrun of Europe in the 15th century (I believe).
I will keep you in mind when I wish to link something. Thx for the offer (pictures too )I’ll mail you.


134 posted on 08/10/2011 1:40:25 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: famousdayandyear
For an article all you have to do is (without spaces) type....

< a href = " the address of the article "> The name of the article < /a >

and it should show up as a live link in your post.

Try it out.

135 posted on 08/10/2011 1:45:38 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: skeeter
How in the world could they know that they killed the muslims directly responsible for shooting down the helicopter? How could they know WHO was personally responsible?

Just a guess, but the fact that it was a trap for the seal team, and that we sent them into the trap not in their usual helos that have infrared adsorbing paint but in a regular transport helo that does not. The old tech stinger does not work so well on the Seal teams regular choppers...

My guess is that "command" was tracking them before they took out the non seal chopper filled with the guys that took out Bin Laudin. I suspect a political payoff to Saudi, to appease the Muslims with our oil supply. And I suspect "Command" knew the guy who fired the stinger by name before he fired it. So we trade off Team 6 to appease the Muslims, and we blow up the Hitmen to appease the Americans.

I also suspect this "Command" comes from the very top. Game over, but the stink will be hard to wash off...

136 posted on 08/10/2011 1:51:47 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: famousdayandyear
Our bravest, our best, our sacred trust and honor is being TRASHED by the political generals.

The Tillman thing really disturbed me. Did they KNOWINGLY award him a Silver Star for something that didn't happen? If so, that's spitting on every Silver Star winner and worse than what Admiral Boorda did. (I'm asking - was that an innocent mistake?)

137 posted on 08/10/2011 2:03:37 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: SkyDancer

But they got theirs. 72 Helen Thomas Virgins With Bad Attitudes and PMS Cramps for eternity.


138 posted on 08/10/2011 2:04:48 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: famousdayandyear
Here you go....

Remembering Lepanto

Thanks for the article!

139 posted on 08/10/2011 2:08:09 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I do not know. One thing I do know is that I don’t believe anything from gov (mil or otherwise) anymore.


140 posted on 08/10/2011 2:08:09 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: Eagle of Liberty
This is just another new word from the Obama Military Dictionary....kinetic strike, kinetic military action.

The heavy usage of the term started LONG before Obama; I believe it's actually a Rumsfeldism.

141 posted on 08/10/2011 2:54:08 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: American in Israel

Man, I hope you’re wrong.


142 posted on 08/10/2011 3:07:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Vendome

Ditto that for me. I am having a hard time swallowing any of it


143 posted on 08/10/2011 3:10:22 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: SeekAndFind

“I say we take off and nuke the whole place from space, it’s the only way to be sure” Aliens.


144 posted on 08/10/2011 3:13:10 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (Is Mrs Husain Obama proud of the country yet?)
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To: famousdayandyear; ohioWfan

Charles, the Hammer” Martel turned back the Muslims at the Battle of Tours in 732, early in the eighth century.

” Charles’ victory at the Battle of Tours saved Western Europe from the Muslim invasions and was a turning point in European history.” http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/army/p/martel.htm


145 posted on 08/10/2011 3:15:36 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: famousdayandyear; ohioWfan

His grandson was Charlemagne.


146 posted on 08/10/2011 3:19:51 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: silverleaf

Check out this one too. If true, unreported at all.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/192893.html


147 posted on 08/10/2011 3:26:39 PM PDT by rlferny
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To: SkyDancer

They have no clue who specifically shot down that chopper. This is a PR stunt.


148 posted on 08/10/2011 3:28:53 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: KC Burke
Yes. I'm familiar with Charles Martel.

Thanks for the link.

149 posted on 08/10/2011 3:33:50 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: montag813

Hearing.

Shouldn’t be a problem, since they blab every damned thing anyway.


150 posted on 08/10/2011 3:51:14 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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