Rebuilding of Iraq - Page 2




 
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September 4th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
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had an Iraqi man come up to me and talked to me in English. He told me that 90% of the people are glad Saddam is gone. He said every family over there has lost a son, father, brother or in-law due to Saddam's wars or violence. Lastly, the 10% that are fighting now are the ones that had it good when Sadam was in power.
Yea the guy was pretty mucha nut, HE EXECUTED HIS OWN SON-IN-LAW, the nut.


Hey Rotty be safe over there, by the way, do you know how long your gonna be there, and which part of Iraq are you in specifically or do they keep you mobile?
September 4th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Rotty, another question If you have the chance, or perhaps Rnder can answer it, whoever see's it first

Could you ballpark a figure of how many contractors (CIS, etc.) type people are In the country right now. Have they been In any of the actual major fighting In Fellujah and Najaf, and is the US coordinating combat missions with them, or are they not aloud to touch things In an "offensive" manor? Thanks guys, and be safe.
September 4th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Take care of yourself, Rotty.

If you are in my area, you can drop me a PM. I'm a senior vice at my local VFW. Love to buy you a beer and talk about absolutely nuttin.
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September 5th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
I can't/shouldn't answer any questions with particular numbers and/or locations. I am a stickler for OPSEC/COMSEC, as I should be since I am the head security guy on this base. I can say that there are a lot of Iraqis doing the fighting against the AIF (Anti-Iraqi Forces) lokie RNDR said most people are pleased with the overthrow of Saddam and a lot of them are fighting and dying for their country. RNDR you were pretty much spot on with all that I have seen. Interpreters are hard to come by, luckily I have a couple of my own, but you tend to start picking up on words and phrases pretty quickly. The dissarming process will probably never end, that is until they get full control of the borders, and once the insurgents start to obtain a vested role in the political campaign and get one of their people in office they will probably take a different approach to reaching their goals, hopefully through the political forum. I am mostly in the Northern region, which is always subject to change.....Of Course. Airborne where is your VFW, I am looking to relocate to a different part of the country when I get home maybe I will be close. Take care everyone, I should be on a lot more often, we have pretty good commo where I am at, finally.
September 5th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
Harrisburg, PA.

Something to keep in mind. Like many states, PA doesn't tax active duty. You can also switch your state at any time to establish residency. Further, PA vets (one year as a "resident") get preferential treatment for state jobs. Finally, if you sign up with the PA Guard (Air of Army), you get free tuition to any state school, regardless of GI Bill benefits.

Lots of states probably run similar programs. I know Texas really takes care of vets. I don't know where you can find some central clearinghouse for info, but if you list some states, I can do the grunt work for you.
September 6th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
Were you in the 101st airborne Airborne_eagle? My mom was attached to the 101st during desert storm. Im not 100% sure what she did but I think it had somthin to do with the mail.

OFF TOPIC, sorry
September 6th, 2004  
Airborne Eagle
 
 
No. The only airborne unit I served with was the 1/10th SF in Germany (92-93).

It's a login I made about four years ago for internet bulletin boards. The first board I started posting on was a Philadelphia Eagles fan site. So, I just keep the login for all the boards.
September 9th, 2004  
Rotty261
 
 
Airborne, If I am every in your area I will get a hold of you. If you got the time to do some leg work on states benefits for vets I would appreciate some information on Oregon. Real pretty out there...

Battle rages on in Iraq, seen on the news there is more action down in Fallujah. I think the majority of Iraqi people are getting really tired of the insurgents running around shooting and killing innocent civilians as well as coalition forces, and I personally think they will start taking their own action against them. Let us hope that these bugs will get squashed soon. This could be a very profitable country once the fighting stops.