Succinct and comprehensive, with a interesting bit on Robert Kennedy Jr. and his involvement in “straw man” interest groups.
Exhausted from how they feel they’re being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels, and offer translation in local dialect.
Bomb suits are awesome (but hardly indestructible)
It is made out of Kevlar and steel plates.
Anything over say 10lbs of pure high explosive is scary because it negates the protective effects of the bomb suit at 0 ft.
In another direct message, the same soldier continued, [the guy who killed the Afghans is] “a disgrace to our country and his service. Killing innocents over here is the same as killing innocent women and children back in America.”
Service members posting on blogs express a pragmatic frustration about the shooting, and expect retaliation.
“Looking forward to more incoming fire, protests, and lack of amenities. Thanks GI Joe,” wrote one irritated poster.
A Marine writes: ”No excuse at all for blowing women & children away. I still wouldn’t hand him over to the Afghans for justice, but I’d definitely see putting the needle in his arm for this.”
The same Marine goes on to point out how this will affect all troops’ daily lives on the ground in Afghanistan:”Every time someone does something stupid like this, command always throws down a shit-ton of new regulations designed to somehow magically prevent this from happening again (As if you could stop someone from doing this randomly if they so chose…), when all it really does is piss off the rest of us who would never do anything like that.”
Some days I don’t have much to contribute to the posted articles, I can’t really add anything to the above stories on Afghanistan, shouldn’t really. Sometimes we just need to listen.