Marine's last words to family from Afghanistan: 'I'll see you soon'

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The home video from Marine Lance Cpl. John F. Farias held little back from his parents about the dangers of fighting in Afghanistan, about how the experience was changing him and about how much he missed his family.

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"I'll see you soon."

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Jen wrote:
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in hell.
Oh do grow up.
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Jen wrote:
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in hell.
Succinct yet spot on.
Raising a murdering piece of filth to kill innocent folks for big bucks was as evil as this dead grunt's worthless life.
Their vile souls should burn for eternity if not longer.

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"LAST WORDS" In the title force me to quote this.

"Who has the last word?

Do we remember what we have heard or what we wanted to hear? Famous last words are tricky. Even strangers can get infected with nerves at the bedside of a dying man, not least because evidence of mortality induces depressing thoughts of your own inevitable departure. Relatives and friends are too affected by sentiment. Assuming that the deathbed utterance, if there is one, is more likely to be a mumble rather than oratory, the opportunity for tweaking is high, either in the interest of clarity or to improve the quality. Did Groucho Marx really say,“Die, my dear? Why, that’s the last thing I’ll do!”? Or Conrad Hilton, founder of the eponymous hotel chain, depart on the less-than-grand note of “Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub”. The great Italian traveller sounds far more credible:“I have not told half of what I saw.” As does the brilliant Welsh poet Dylan Thomas,“I’ve had 18 straight whiskies. I think that’s the record.” Such pitch perfect sentences seem edited by a benefactor for an anthology, which is where I have picked them from.

But of course the words survive because they are in character. The billionaire Hilton must have been obsessing about his hotel guests mucking up the bathroom; Groucho could hardly have resisted one last crack, or Thomas one last idle boast about the addiction that destroyed his talent.

Did Richard Holbrooke, the peripatetic czar of America’s policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, really tell a Pakistani-origin doctor, as he went for the final surgery,“End that Afghanistan war”? Or did the Pakistani doctor, who has watched his country pay such a corrosive political, social and military price for conflicts imposed upon Afghanistan by the strategic interests of superpowers, hear what he wanted to hear?

Holbrooke was the sort of man who took no prisoners in his day job and dominated the room when off duty. His fascinating official career began in Vietnam, paused for a stint as editor of Foreign Affairs and would have ended as the peace-broker of Bosnia if his friend and mentor Hillary Clinton had not given him diplomatic charge of America’s latest war zone. He would have occupied her present office if Hillary had won the White House. While Holbrooke roamed the world, there was one indisputable theme in whatever he said or did: the American interest came first. He was a classical New York, liberal patriot.
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It is better to die without food than be a flag waving patriot in a far off country with which he had no animosity
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It is better to die without food than be a flag waving patriot in a far off country with which he had no animosity
That is subjective.
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Tiny Tim wrote:
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Succinct yet spot on.
Raising a murdering piece of filth to kill innocent folks for big bucks was as evil as this dead grunt's worthless life.
Their vile souls should burn for eternity if not longer.
John Farias was an honorable and outstanding young man, you are a piece of filth, if anyone has a vile soul it is obviously YOU. No right thinking human should ever say such vile and filthy garbage as you just did at a time when a family is grieving for their son. I hope you rot and burn in hell.
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Ramafuchs wrote:
It is better to die without food than be a flag waving patriot in a far off country with which he had no animosity
You're obviously a gutless anti-american bastard that doesnt have a clue about the sacrifice that this young man made. Animosity? The taliban provided the training grounds for Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. I'm positive that John didnt care much for that and at least he tried to do something about it, unlike sorry low life bastards like you that sit on your sorry asses and make stuipidass statement like you just did behind the protection of an anonymous computer. You're a gutless coward, Lance CPL John Farias was a patriot, a marine, and a hero.

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Huh
It is my observation neither subjective nor objective.
Kindly excuse me if my above views hurt your feeling which is not my intention sir.

just oberving
would you mind to use your insticts like animals to smell who is pro American and who is anti American.
On the other hand had you perused all my post here in topix with my original name and Keep aloof and seek a chat comrade commensurate with your culture.
( sorry for my abysmal, dirty words)
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<quoted text>You're obviously a gutless anti-american bastard that doesnt have a clue about the sacrifice that this young man made. Animosity? The taliban provided the training grounds for Al Qaeda in Afghanistan....
Do you have proof that "the taliban provided the training grounds for Al Qaeda in Afghanistan"? What about the evidence that the U.S. military provided training for the alleged hijackers right here in the United States?

See "Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained At U.S. Bases"
http://www.newsweek.com/2001/09/14/alleged-hi...

See "Pensacola NAS link faces more scrutiny:
Senator seeks answers on hijackers ties to Navy base"
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would you mind to use your insticts like animals to smell who is pro American and who is anti American.
:Roll: Here we go. The ad hominem attack of calling someone whose views you don't like "anti-American".

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It is better to die without food than be a flag waving patriot in a far off country with which he had no animosity
Yepper you Nazis had a way of starving millions of people and we Americans had a way of making you lowlifes sign a surrender...ain't dat right?

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Do you have proof that "the taliban provided the training grounds for Al Qaeda in Afghanistan"? What about the evidence that the U.S. military provided training for the alleged hijackers right here in the United States?
See "Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained At U.S. Bases"
http://www.newsweek.com/2001/09/14/alleged-hi...
See "Pensacola NAS link faces more scrutiny:
Senator seeks answers on hijackers ties to Navy base"
Pensacola News Journal
http://web.archive.org/web/20011006133301/www...
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Yes indeed another dumbass marxist with black helicopters flying around in his demented mind. Tell us, who took a poop in your head?
Perhaps the numerous terrorist clowns who have tried to blow up military bases and killed many innocents right here in the US didn't get the word that the US was on their side? Get help you pathetic jerk...mental help.

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Ramafuchs wrote:
"LAST WORDS" In the title force me to quote this.
"Who has the last word?
Do we remember what we have heard or what we wanted to hear? Famous last words are tricky. Even strangers can get infected with nerves at the bedside of a dying man, not least because evidence of mortality induces depressing thoughts of your own inevitable departure. Relatives and friends are too affected by sentiment. Assuming that the deathbed utterance, if there is one, is more likely to be a mumble rather than oratory, the opportunity for tweaking is high, either in the interest of clarity or to improve the quality. Did Groucho Marx really say,“Die, my dear? Why, that’s the last thing I’ll do!”? Or Conrad Hilton, founder of the eponymous hotel chain, depart on the less-than-grand note of “Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub”. The great Italian traveller sounds far more credible:“I have not told half of what I saw.” As does the brilliant Welsh poet Dylan Thomas,“I’ve had 18 straight whiskies. I think that’s the record.” Such pitch perfect sentences seem edited by a benefactor for an anthology, which is where I have picked them from.
But of course the words survive because they are in character. The billionaire Hilton must have been obsessing about his hotel guests mucking up the bathroom; Groucho could hardly have resisted one last crack, or Thomas one last idle boast about the addiction that destroyed his talent.
Did Richard Holbrooke, the peripatetic czar of America’s policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, really tell a Pakistani-origin doctor, as he went for the final surgery,“End that Afghanistan war”? Or did the Pakistani doctor, who has watched his country pay such a corrosive political, social and military price for conflicts imposed upon Afghanistan by the strategic interests of superpowers, hear what he wanted to hear?
Holbrooke was the sort of man who took no prisoners in his day job and dominated the room when off duty. His fascinating official career began in Vietnam, paused for a stint as editor of Foreign Affairs and would have ended as the peace-broker of Bosnia if his friend and mentor Hillary Clinton had not given him diplomatic charge of America’s latest war zone. He would have occupied her present office if Hillary had won the White House. While Holbrooke roamed the world, there was one indisputable theme in whatever he said or did: the American interest came first. He was a classical New York, liberal patriot.
http://mjakbarblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/who-h...
liberal patriot? hiliary is a mentor? You bozo are full of it...Take a handful of suppositories and shove 'em up your politically inept butt...
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JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Yes indeed another dumbass marxist with black helicopters flying around in his demented mind. Tell us, who took a poop in your head?
Perhaps the numerous terrorist clowns who have tried to blow up military bases and killed many innocents right here in the US didn't get the word that the US was on their side? Get help you pathetic jerk...mental help.
Look up "false flag operation."

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Look up "false flag operation."
Waaaaaaay before you came along I've heard it all before. You're just another fool in a long line of fools who stand for nothing and fall for anything....That's a fact you can take to the bank otherwise you can hop on your tricycle and pedal up to the White House, present evidence, file a complaint and request an investigation.
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JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Waaaaaaay before you came along I've heard it all before. You're just another fool in a long line of fools who stand for nothing and fall for anything....That's a fact you can take to the bank otherwise you can hop on your tricycle and pedal up to the White House, present evidence, file a complaint and request an investigation.
That's quite ironic that you would fall for meaningless mind mush -- "stand for nothing and fall for anything."
You obviously aren't familiar with the evidence at all.
http://rememberbuilding7.org/
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Tiny Tim wrote:
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Succinct yet spot on.
Raising a murdering piece of filth to kill innocent folks for big bucks was as evil as this dead grunt's worthless life.
Their vile souls should burn for eternity if not longer.
He wasn't killing people, just vermin, very much like your mother.
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The deaths of Fairyass and his 17 good buddies means next to nothing in the grand order of things. He was just another worthless grunt occupying, for a very short time, one of the poorest countries on this planet. He got what he deserved.
One thing we don't see enough of in this forum, is praise for the patriots defending their families and country from the most powerful, sophisticated weaponry the world has ever known.
I say: give credit where it is due - to the real fighting men of honor, the Afghans - not the putrid US cowards who are not only losing this so-called war but are up to their ears in China's debt for the privilege.

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