Family of fallen Texas Marine to adopt his war dog
When Pfc. Colton Rusk was shot by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, his war dog, Eli, crawled atop the Marine to protect him.
The young Marine died from that Dec. 5 attack, but the black Labrador is soon to have a new home with the family of his fallen comrade. Later this week, Rusk's mother, Kathy Rusk, and other relatives will attend an unofficial ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio where Eli will be entrusted to their care.
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“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#1 Feb 4, 2011
I wish I could give Eli a hug and a dish of chicken livers.
Pfc. Colton Rusk made the ultimae sacrifice for us all. Remember him, and all his fallen brothers and sisters when election day comes.
Vote your conscience, vote for your best interests, but VOTE.
#2 Feb 4, 2011
Semper Fi Private Rusk!
#3 Feb 4, 2011
If the USA would quit trying to control the whole world, then maybe tragedies like this would not happen.
That DOG has more sense than the people that ordered that Marine to Afghanistan.
Can the BROKE USA keep invading the Mideast at over $500 M per day?
Can we kill everyone in the mideast?
The USA is a sick, revengeful violent nation that needs to go home.
The USA does not own Iraq or Afgahistan and cannot even control its own borders....too bad that Marine got caught up in his nation's foolish blunderfestival in the mideast.
The DOG should run for President of the USA, he would have never been stupid enough to send troops to these areas.
“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#4 Feb 4, 2011
Yet it is in our interest; it is a necessity now that we are there, that we not leave a power vacuum for the Taliban and al Qaeda.
As easy as your ideas sound to you, we were attacked by a band of criminals who were sheltered by the Taliban in Afganistan, and financed by Saudi Arabia.
Private Rusk died so that you could think your immature thoughts. He didn't ask for it; he went to do his duty. Your argument is with the Bush administration who haqd let Afghanistan languish, and allowed Osama Bin Laden to go free at Tora Bora; so they could maximize profits in Iraq. Take it up with them.
#6 Feb 4, 2011
It is good that the USA is destroying Afghanistan. It is what the Muslim terrorists deserve. We have to wreck their countries, bomb their cities, burn their villages, kill their leaders and scatter their bones. They had a chance to turn over Bin Laden and his fat little buddy, but they declined. It is regrettable that the USA has not used nuclear weapons on the filthy, devil worshiping savages. You can't really kill too many of them. Not that it matters...they have no souls.
#7 Feb 5, 2011
You revengeful ignorant FOOL.....Americans are terrorists of the 1st order. What do you think our weapons deliver, but hate, death ,destruction and dishonor.
9/11/01 was brought to you by the unintended consequenses of US government actions in that area, it was another link in a chain of events that started before you were even born.
We deserved 9/11/01, our sick arrogant government got some of its own BOMBING MEDICINE in its ugly face.
Do you think those innocent americans that died on 9/11/01 we any more innocent than the millions our bombs have killed?
The warped sick USA is the greatest NATION of BOMBERS the world has ever seen....yet when we get our own medicine back we claim innocence. Bombing TERROR is what the US military dishes out and what it gets back as well.
Americans are sick UGLY people sending 19 year old kids to die in an uneccessary invasion as they sit at home on their fat ugly butts.
The USA is ugly, greedy and will LOSE in the MIDEAST...GUARENTEED
TIME and expense DOOM the efforts of the HAS BEEN nation USA, a nation of over weight arrogant people that try to pass themselves off a the GOOD GUYS.
God SPITS into the ugly poisoned greedy heart of the USA and watches as we make FOOLS of ourselves in the mideast.
You hate so much YOU GO to the mideast....no excuses GIT your FAT UGLY BUTT over there take your friends with YOU.
What can kill the arrogance and IGNORANCE of the american people as they wallow in revenge and blood in the mideast
The USA has no greater enemy than the Ignorance and arrogance of its own people. We are the enemy we seek.
#8 Feb 5, 2011
You support sending 19 year old FOOLs to die and sacrifice for nothing, I suppose that is MATURE?
6000 US troops have WASTED their lives in this BLUNDERFESTIVAL and we have accomplished ZERO.
Arrogant America has really accomplished REVENGE and Dishonor as we fell into a trap set by an enemy we CREATED...Osama BIN Laden.
The USA is a sick BROKE ex superpower dependant upon borrowing money for a war it cannot possibly win.
Ask your stupid brain some questions
1 Can we garrison and occupy Iraq, Laughnistan forever?
2. Can we WALLOW in HATE and REVENGE forever?
3. Can we kill everyone in the mideast and still look at our UGLY WARPED faces the next day?
4 Can we afford to keep borrowing $500M a day to support this sick war?
5. Who are we really borrowing the money from, is it our own children as ,we DESTROY their economic future with debt?
6. What GOD would Bless the USA and its vicious military monsters as they invade and bomb nation after nation?
That GD dog has more sense that the average american human DOG.
The USA is a nation of HATE and arrogance and deserves what it is getting in the MIDEAST......TOTAL DEFEAT at its own hands
Bury that soldier as you bury YOUR ROTTEN WAR
#9 Feb 5, 2011
You freakish little man, if you are so self loathing and you hate America so much, why don't you leave? Why don't you go live with your spiritual brethren in Afghanistan or Pakistan. I'm sure they would welcome you with open arms. You are a sick little b*stard. A worm. I suppose the girls never treated you well. Now, you focus your hate on people that are more capable and manly than yourself. You are truly pathetic.
#10 Feb 5, 2011
Shut UP and drag your rotten carcass to IRAQ, maybe you can rape some women kill some people and come back another false HERO!
Our troops are spoiled fat invaders that take vacations from war. If thye believe in their cause why don't they STAY there until they win????????
The USA is rotten and corrupt to the CORE, follow the money you idiot.
The UGLY sick face of the USA will be smashed as it was in Vietnam.....but we will spin the defeat into lies once more.
The US Government and the american people are spiraling into HELL with their BLOODY REVENGE WAR you stupid imbecile @$500M per day plus corpses.
God spits into the diseased heart of the USA, rips it out and casts it in to HELL. The USA is a sick nation , not even a shadow of its former greatness.
Quit sending dumb kids, YOU git your PHONY carcass to the WAR and waste your stinking life, take your congressman and senator with you.
God hates what the USA has become, a sick greedy arrogant nation always at war always a LIE
#11 Feb 5, 2011
Well, then, get out. You obviously hate it here. Why Florida? Why not Karachi? Little jag off! LOL.
#12 Feb 5, 2011
The truth is the truth regardless of anyone's location.
I hate what the USA has become.
The USA is a not a superpower but a superliar that is almost out of lies.
The USA is in the mideast for 3 reasons....oil, revenge and war economics.
We are the enemy, because we are fighting an enemy that is in our own empty minds and ugly hearts.
Now..if you actually think you are patriotic...PROVE it.
Just research where the money is coming from and going to on these faux wars.
Hundreds of billions of borrowed dollars wasted on paranoia and revenge of a nation that worships war and will dig its own grave.
So just keep digging your own grave in the mideast, keep sending kids behind that hijacked american flag.
After all is said and done we have accomplished an evil greater than Al Queda.
Osmama Bin Laden was counting on our revengeful hearts and empty heads to follow him to Afghanistan. Now he shall watch as we destroy ourselves.
#13 Feb 5, 2011
You are a disturbed little faerie. I wish I could "reach and touch you" . I live on the Prairie People like you don't matter. You are a faggot. It would be funny if a Marine got a hold of a skinny little faerie like you. How pathetic. The girls must have treated you really bad...LOL!
#14 Feb 5, 2011
OH shut UP ,you mentally bankrupt American TURD.
Like I said B4...get YOUR fat RAMBO BUTT to IRAQ or Laughnistan a die.
Beat it COWARD....go kill some peasants for your sick arrogant nation of FAT HOGS.
The USA is a nation of FAT UGLY people spiralling into hell, with no one to blame but themselves
“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#15 Feb 6, 2011
I agree with your underlying anger over these wars; but you are immature, I'm sorry to say.
Your hate for these terrible wars these blunderfestivals, as you call them is certainly just.
There is absolutely no way we should have ever gone into Iraq. That was an adventurist war by GW Bush, who exploited the carte blanch granted him by the congress as a tool to show Saddam Hussain that the entire US was united in our demands to inspect his alleged "nuclear facilities." After the war, we learned there were NO facilities, and the allegations were based on LIES foisted by GW Bush himself.
But we destroyed the Iraqi government, down to the level that we fired the entire military and police. Many of them went to work for the Taliban, and made up the forces we fight now.
We cannot leave a power vacuum, even if it is based on lies. Here, you are too immature to see this. Since Obama came to office, our focus has shifted from raiding the US Treasury by Bush's favored few; to establishing self-sufficient governments.
Afghanistan is different, in that the Taliban were already running that country, giving shelter and aid to Osama Bin Laden's al Qaeda. We also cannot allow a nation to harbor para -military groups which mean us harm. They must be hunted down, whether you like it or not.
That GW Bush allowed Bin Laden to go free at Tora Bora typifies the missed opportunities that should have brought this war to a short end. The Taliban were allowed to consolidate after Bush abandoned Afghanistan for his adventure in Iraq.
So, the former shouldn't have happened; and the latter should have lasted less than a year.
But, here we are, slmost TEN years later, faced with reality, and missed opportunities; and an arab world newly interested freedom and democracy.
"Can we WALLOW in HATE and REVENGE forever?"
You seem to have missed the end of the GW Bush years, and also misinterpreted their overreaching GREED for Hate & Revenge.
It was NEVER about hate & Revenge; it was always about stealing money from the US Treasury.
Finally, it is you who is a fool, for calling our young soldiers fools. They are anything but. They are brave Americans, who are doing their duty, which is to follow all lawful orders.
If you have a disagreement with their mission... either the previous administration's wholesale lootings; or the present administration's nation building; your argument is with the president, and not our soldiers.
#16 Feb 6, 2011
Our soldiers....are what...invaders, trained killers, murders ....some are some are BIG HEROES. They deserve ZERO respect because they are pawns in an evil war.
We still will lose the WAR....TIME will defeat our part time children in uniform.
Our soldiers are no better than German or Jap soldiers during WW2, they are the pawns of a sick ugly government. All this PHONY HERO Worship just encourages these immature KIDS to waste their live for the evil sick government of the USA.
Follow the money BIMBO...where doe the evil Pentagon get it and where does it go.
EVIL is exactly what the USA is all about..stone cold evil
GOD will cut out the heart of the USA and feed it to the maggots on WALL ST. OR....have that already happened??
“Freedom is not free!”
Since: Jan 11
#17 Feb 7, 2011
#1 Sounds like you need to move to the middle east, since the USA is sooooo horrible. Have fun enjoying no freedoms at all.
#2 I really hope you are in illegal immigrant and not a U.S. Citizen because you are a disgrace to those of us who are.
#3 You do realize, that if it wasn't for the people fighting over there.....you would not have the freedom to so rudely disgrace our Military and those who have died defending YOUR freedom to talk so much crap.
#4 Get your military facts rights. The United States follows the Geneva Convention Code, we punish our military members for killing innocent people. We don't bomb people for no reason (unlike what 9/11 was).
#5 Before you bash our military so much.....why don't you go spend a day in their shoes.
#6 We don't force people to join the military, they volunteer
#7 Last but not least, this is an article about a Marine who died. Apparently, you learned no respect growing up (among many other things). You sicken me and your unpatriotism is pathetic!
#18 Feb 7, 2011
Shut UP FOOL.....you can HONOR,SALUTE and Grovel to the memory of that soldier all ya want...it makes no difference what so ever.
OUR sick efforts at REVENGE coast that man his life not me.
What did he REALLY die for...REVENGE...OIL...Pentagon Contractor Profits or FREEDOM?
This war has ZERO to do with FREEDOM...follow the money you nieve BIMBO.
You make me sick...YOU get your RAMBOZO butt to the mideast and die....go ahead waste your life for your corrupt government.
We can BURY you and wave the flag as you die for a lie.
If GOD BLESSES AMERICA...then why do we even need a MONSTER EVIL military to begin with?
The sad events of 9/11/01 are exactly what the USA does, just in a different form.
“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#19 Feb 7, 2011
Nasty ignorant TROLL.
#20 Feb 7, 2011
What a comeback!!!
It shows what you are ...an empty headed american Idiot
Maybe you can BARK BARK like that WAR DOG....
The Taliban never attacked us until we INVADED ...we have no business in Afghanistan fool.
Osama Bin Laden has already won the war...STUPID.
OBL knew he could ount on REVENEFUL Greedy america to fall into his TRAP in the mideast, and we have been there 9 years so far.
The chest and head of america is empty, their contents were eaten by WALL ST greed.
Now go get your JESUS DRONES to kill some more peasants in the name of you "Dollar God"
“It's a Brand New Day”
Since: Feb 06
#21 Feb 7, 2011
How far from reality you are! Bye troll.
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