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  •  Thx for some honesty...doesn't sound like much is (3+ / 0-)
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    really changing. Just more shortages, rubble, sickness, and waste...with some decrease in violence. Noted North of Baquba was 'he!!' today and made the news. Recall that KBR charged by the 'plate used' and if troops took their meal from the mess and they used a second plate to cover their food that it resulted in a double charge for one meal.

    Stay safe.

    •  A short list: the real questions... (2+ / 0-)
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      1. Why the shortage of funds for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles and contuned use of the humvee-jeeps ???

      Ike Skelton got 'em a ton of money for Cougar/Buffalo raised, v-bottom fully armored vehicles. 70% of casualties... related to the damn jeeps.

      BTW: "Up armor" for humvees is useless against blast.

      BTW2: WTF was going on putting Abu Risha in a humvee ??? America's #1 Sunni asset and they couldn't find an MRAP for him ? (Strategically, insane.)

      1. How effective is the KILL ON SIGHT policy for the Sunnis with respect to anybody Saudi or any Syrian carrying Saudi money ?

      The Syrian border stats had 80% of suicide bombers coming from Saudi sources.

      Is the U.S. military up to speed on what the Iraqi Sunnis have learned ? Does the U.S. military have means to implement a similar policy ? Will, for the same....

      ------ Finally, best of luck. ---------

      Dixie Chicks and Amy Winehouse. Imus and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

      by vets74 on Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 02:54:18 PM PST

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      •  Crappy typing. Sorry about that. (0+ / 0-)

        Dixie Chicks and Amy Winehouse. Imus and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

        by vets74 on Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 02:56:06 PM PST

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      •  MRAPs have two problems from my understanding... (0+ / 0-)

        We rely on China for most of our steel and it is for $hit. Also, there is as always 'SNAFUs' in letting contracts. They were also 'yammering' about delivery of the MRAPs. Too bad we mothballed all those Navy ships and outsourced our 'merchant marine'.

        BTW2 sounds like it could be just 'braindead' or 'intentional'. Go figure.----2. SOS

        just sayin'

        •  MRAP = 38,000#. Humvee-jeep = 6,800#. (0+ / 0-)

          There is no problem -- none whatsoever -- turning out A++ quality MRAPs.

          New construction line is ready to go 100% out of BAE.

          BTW2: The greasy bastards let our #1 guy get killed by putting him in a jeep.

          Had he killed too many hundreds of Saudi would-be suicide-bombers ???

          Dixie Chicks and Amy Winehouse. Imus and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

          by vets74 on Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 03:24:16 PM PST

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