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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

The 600 mostly young soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, were headed for the Middle East, part of a group of some 3,500 U.S. paratroopers ordered to the region. Kuwait is the first stop for many. Their final destinations are classified. "We're going to war, bro," one cheered, holding two thumbs up and sporting a grin under close-shorn red hair.

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I hope they ask him how he feels in a few months if war does indeed break out.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-07 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I remember being 9 foot tall and bullet proof.

Oh, the ignorance of youth.

#2 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2020-01-08 12:16 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

We're going to war, bro

Enjoy the PTSD, bro.

Just don't tell Trump about it. He'll call you a ------- -----.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

... "We're going to war, bro," one cheered ...

Cheered?

If i write what I am thinking, the censor-elf would eliminate my words.

Cheered?

War is not something to cheer about.

War is the Last Resort. When all else fails.

You do not cheer war, you regret it.

Cheered?

I do not understand this comment.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-08 02:52 AM | Reply

Just don't get captured because your commander-in-tweet doesn't like soldiers who get captured.

#5 | Posted by anton at 2020-01-08 05:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Enjoy the PTSD, bro.

Just don't tell Trump about it. He'll call you a ------- -----.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 202

Too true.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-08 07:58 AM | Reply

Just don't get captured because your commander-in-tweet doesn't like soldiers who get captured.

#5 | Posted by anton at 2020-01-08 05:38 AM |

Truer still.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-08 07:59 AM | Reply

Neocon twilight zone.

Next time democrats are in charge, can you people put -------- like John Bolton in jail for war crimes like you were supposed to the first time, so we can avoid this going forward? Thanks.

#8 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-08 08:59 AM | Reply

Come on mothers throughout the land,
Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
Come on fathers, and don't hesitate
To send your sons off before it's too late.
And you can be the first ones in your block
To have your boy come home in a box.

And it's one, two, three
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.
--Country Joe and The Fish, "Vietnam Song"

Not really funny then, certainly not funny now...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-08 09:08 AM | Reply

I do not understand this comment.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter

Ignorance or Reality. I think it is even bigger today than the late 80s when I knew a couple classmates who thought that way. Today these kids know First Person Shooter video games. Get tagged and die? Respawn and off you go. The reality of slugs of metal flying in your direction at over 2300 ft/sec or missiles, rockets and mortars coming out of now where is not reality to them - yet.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-08 09:58 AM | Reply

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Cheered?

I do not understand this comment.

You must live a pretty sheltered life if you don't understand that some people join the military for the specific purpose of legally murdering brown people.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-08 10:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

What is interesting about this particular "war" start-up is that he did not take the first step of getting the country on board. Like it or not Bush-hole deux did do that enough to make it happen. This is BS from out of the blue where the US is being the aggressor .

BTW this IS catering to "Big Oil" more than nation or ideology. Iran and Iraq were negotiating a peace agreement and Oil says nuh uhhhhhh.

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-01-08 10:21 AM | Reply

What is interesting about this particular "war" start-up is that he did not take the first step of getting the country on board.

You can thank the expansion of drone warfare and decades of Congress ceding its war powers for that one.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-08 10:22 AM | Reply

>>> What is interesting about this particular "war" start-up is that he did not take the first step of getting the country on board.

>>> You can thank the expansion of drone warfare and decades of Congress ceding its war powers for that one.

>>> #13 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-08 10:22 AM | Reply

Absolutely correct. Also, these teenage tough guys have no idea what it's like. They never had dads or uncles sent to SE Asia who came back broken for a war that made no sense.

#14 | Posted by wranglepolitics at 2020-01-08 08:04 PM | Reply

I worked with a mechanic years ago who was at the battle for hamburger hill (call me a liar, fine). The other mechanics in the shop would set up "bombs" - plastic antifreeze jugs hooked up to air compressor lines that would eventually blow up. They thought it was hilarious when he'd dive behind his toolbox. ---- tough guys have no idea.

#15 | Posted by wranglepolitics at 2020-01-08 08:15 PM | Reply

#15

Dad and three of my uncles fought in Vietnam.

Even with my time in the 'box in the Gulf War, I still don't fully appreciate what they endured.

#16 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2020-01-08 08:56 PM | Reply

You cannot blame them. Peacetime is boring for a warrior.

But it does show the ignorance of our youth.

The fact is we are already at war. He should volunteer for Afghanistan. You can get PTSD much quicker over there. I have met and worked with several disabled vets from Afghanistan.

Talk to one of them. They will curb your enthusiasm for war right one the spot. Especially the one missing his legs.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-01-09 02:41 PM | Reply

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