After dying in Afghanistan, soldier b...

After dying in Afghanistan, soldier becomes 'everyone's son'

There are 27 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 18, 2011, titled After dying in Afghanistan, soldier becomes 'everyone's son'. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

"He's coming," yells John Davis, a 73-year-old retired electrician and Vietnam veteran.

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911 was an inside job

Austin, TX

#21 Jun 18, 2011
RACE wrote:
You are so wrong. There will always be people willing to guard our country and ideals.
Had you taken the time to read the article, you would know that Richie was also persuaded by his mother to not enlist and instead go to college. But after 2yrs, the need to serve was too great and he Joined up.
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What "need" are you referring to, and who/what was Richie "serving?"

Those who don't seek to answer these fundamental questions are just greasing the war machine that has consumed this nation. Who is guarding this nation from its criminal leadership? What "ideals" have survived the "PATRIOT" Act, the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, unwarranted searches and seizures, kidnapping, torture, murder, wars of aggression, the corrupt influence of corporate interests, the profiteering of the weapons industry, etc.?
IF TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION COME TO THIS LAND, IT WILL BE IN THE GUISE OF FIGHTING A FOREIGN ENEMY.

- JAMES MADISON
911 was an inside job

Austin, TX

#22 Jun 18, 2011
Here's some wisdom from two-time "Medal of Honor" winner Major General Smedley Butler, USMC:

GEN. BUTLER:

"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

"I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

"There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations, and a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism .

"It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."

Read "WAR IS A RACKET" by Major General Smedley Butler at
http://www.historyisaweapon.org/defcon1/warra...

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“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#23 Jun 19, 2011
This is not a political forum, thank you for staying on topic and honoring this fallen here
you my now shut your pie hole in respect.
Jeff wrote:
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What have we gained as a country by being involved in these wars? I suppose you thought Vietnam was justified too? Blindly following whatever your govt. tells you to do is just plain stupid. During the 60's there was a great bumber sticker that said "question Authority" We did and eventually got them to end the draft which was nothing more than indentured servitude and got us out of Vietnam. Many moved to Canada rather than fight a useless war. We need to have an economy based on something other than endless wars.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#24 Jun 19, 2011
Go tell someone who cares. Like your congressmen.
Thank you for honoring this fallen soldier, and you too are now encouraged to shup you pie hole.

Good day.
911 was an inside job wrote:
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What "need" are you referring to, and who/what was Richie "serving?"
Those who don't seek to answer these fundamental questions are just greasing the war machine that has consumed this nation. Who is guarding this nation from its criminal leadership? What "ideals" have survived the "PATRIOT" Act, the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner Defense Authorization Act, unwarranted searches and seizures, kidnapping, torture, murder, wars of aggression, the corrupt influence of corporate interests, the profiteering of the weapons industry, etc.?
<quoted text>

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#25 Jun 19, 2011
nobody cares about what you want to spew. Its not even read by anybody, so go away.
911 was an inside job wrote:
Here's some wisdom from two-time "Medal of Honor" winner Major General Smedley Butler, USMC:
GEN. BUTLER:
"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.
"I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.
"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
"There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations, and a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism .
"It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."
Read "WAR IS A RACKET" by Major General Smedley Butler at
http://www.historyisaweapon.org/defcon1/warra...
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Rattle Kattle

Casselberry, FL

#26 Jun 19, 2011
You can memorialize, salute and honor these soldiers death 24/7/365....we will still lose all these wars.

The USA needs to GO HOME and quit invading and boming other nations.

The USA is a sick revenge filled nation hurting itself.

Our nation killed this soldier..our ugly revenge

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#27 Jun 19, 2011
I hope you step in front of a USO bus.
Rattle Kattle wrote:
You can memorialize, salute and honor these soldiers death 24/7/365....we will still lose all these wars.
The USA needs to GO HOME and quit invading and boming other nations.
The USA is a sick revenge filled nation hurting itself.
Our nation killed this soldier..our ugly revenge

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