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Operation Iron Triangle: All wrong

Posted in america, americans, army ranger, Army Veteran, blog, blogging, Col. Michael Steele, global terrorism, infantry, iraq vet, Iraq War, Military News, OEF Veterans, OIF Veterans, terror, terrorism, United States Army with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by scientificallychaotic

Quoted from the Jag Hunter:

Chiarelli assigned the mission to his Georgia Bulldog, Mike Steele, and Steele‘s Pit bull pups. Steele figuratively starved and beat his brood revving them for a fight to the death. Steele prepared his men to die.

Then something bad happened.

The dogs of war came off their birds shootin’ at everything that moved. Sergeants like Ray Girouard recognized almost immediately something was wrong and worked furiously to restore sanity and restraint to a battle field where confusion blinded the confused.

Insurgents” hiding behind women and children. Steele and Chiarelli were had. The mission had been compromised and our guys got sucked into a politically explosive trap.”

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This Staff Sergeant Ray Girourad and he is just ONE of many cases in which the military has thrown the book at soldiers for simply following their chain of command and his story goes a little like this. . .

After you read from the Jag Hunter, it is obvious that Operation Iron Triangle went terribly Wrong and that the military scrambled to cover it up like they do so many other things.

Michael Steele, a highly decorated Army Colonel, is mostly well known for two things now: Operation Gother Serpent (which resulted in the famous movie and book Black Hawk Down and for betraying his men after Operation Iron Triangle. Col. Steele was known as the “Georgia Bulldawg,” and he was known for getting his Army Ranger‘s pumped up and ready for action.  Before Operation Iron Triangle he told his soldiers,

“Guys, youare going to get shot coming off the helicopter. If you don’t get
shot, you should be surprised.”

So the four United States Army Rangers that were hung out to dry by this pompous Infantry Officer asshole pretty much told his Infantrymen that their order upon exiting the helicopter were:

1. Get Shot

2. If not shot, be surprised

3.  See #1.

Granted these are orders that any military foot soldier or military grunt has heard before. . .

Now, tell me my fellow blogger and Americans, would you get off the chopper shooting?  Or would you jump off that bitch popping off rounds in every direction?  I bet a majority of you would have your eyes closed.  Sure most of these guys had probably been in combat situations, but I have a feeling from the tone of everything that I have read so far that this was “supposedly” going to be one of the worse Iraqi strongholds they had ever come up against.  My conclusion: They were probably scared and reacting as a solider is taught to. . . By following orders. These Army Rangers jumped off the helicopter shooting in hopes that they could put off getting shot for just a few minutes, and slowly reality sunk it that the “insurgents” had bailed already. These courageous men that were out in the middle of a war zone risking their lives for the freedom of this Col. Mike Steele to sit in his air condition conduit on some cushy base in Baghdad, all so that he could hang them out to dry during court martial.

Now these poor young men not only struggle with the horrific nightmares of what they did haunting them night and day through the various symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, but they also sit in jail – The ulitmate betrayal of the country that they all so proudly and honorably went to war for.

I personally think that this is fucked up and we need to fix our system.

Until next time,

❤ – The Chaotic Questioner – ❤

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Twitter: A security Threat?

Posted in america, americans, blogging, global terrorism, iraq security, pete hoekstra, social psychology, terror, terrorism, twitter, twitter flitter with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by scientificallychaotic

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Hello fellow blogg-a-teers! ❤  🙂

I spend a lot of time online because of my job, so sometime I get bored.  Well we all know that boredom and only lead to odd things.  I randomly came across this web article about a CONGRESSMAN that had felt the need to tweet his CLASSIFIED trip Iraq on the now popular social network twitter.com.  I can not believe that someone would do this AND be allowed to get away with it.

First off, why did this guy not use his brain?

Well, there could be many reasons, but that is not actually the important point I am going to get to.  I mean, seriously, it is basically text messaging that the whole WORLD can see.  I am guessing that even terrorist can probably read since they learned how to fly plans and work their way through security in order to follow through with their terrorist attack on 9/11.  And, unless everyone is in complete denial, 9/11 (911) is something of significance in the USA.  So, apparently, terrorist can be at least of mild intelligence.   This is why it does not make any sense to me when we forecast things such as top secret or classified trips or missions, troop surges and a number of other topics on not only American Television News, but also on various social networking sites / internet!

Secondly, why was it so important to tweet is his SECRET trip to Iraq?

There appears to be a trend of “twitter flitters” becoming “quitters.”  Apparently, everyone is signing on for all the rage of twitter, only to become bored.  Well, what else did you expect from glorified internet-base text messaging?  The American population is driving by constant stimulation. If you need an example flip on your television. . . No, go ahead.  Now watch a full segment of whatever TV show is on (the part between commercial’s that you actually want to see normally).  Now did you notice that the scenes of that one short segment changed pretty rapidly? Why is this? To keep people interested, because we (Americans) get bored extremely easy.  So why, exactly, has twitter become the new “in” thing to do?

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Anyway, I really do wish that people, ALL PEOPLE, would just use their brain or at least their prior learning history to make better decisions before blabbing to everyone!

Till my next rant comes up!

❤ – The Chaotic Questioner – ❤

Is religion terrorism?

Posted in blogging, global terrorism, pain, religion, religous, suffering, terror, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by scientificallychaotic

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“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

John Lennon

Hello blog world! 😀 ❤

I woke up this morning thinking that John Lennon would have the perfect quote for me this morning and, well, I was correct.  It inspired blogging and picture material.

Now, let us think about this concept, God.  What did Mr. Lennon mean when he spoke these words that God was a concept that we measure PAIN with.  I find this to be extremely interesting.  I have been on both sides of the religious battle lines, but ultimately I have found myself as more of a religious outsider than an insider.  I can say that I see that pain appears to be a big mechanism of religion as a whole.

Now, one definition of pain is “annoyance: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.”

I also want to quote the definition of suffering,

  1. “The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
  2. An instance of pain or distress.”

So the definition of suffering includes the word pain, so we could assume that suffering could be considered the extended experience of pain.

If you have ever noticed, many (often most) religions say that pain and suffering are two of the things that can bring you closer to God.  This statement is contrary to the other prominent statement that most all religions carry, which is that if you come to ‘their’ pre-defined God(s)/Goddess(s) that you will be free of pain and suffering.  SO it sounds like to me that even the religious do not even have a clear understanding of their purpose.

Which is true for the religious?

Is it so endure through pain and suffering for their creator?

Is it to come to the creator for relief of pain and suffering?

I suppose this is why I like Mr. Lennon’s quote, “God is a concept by which we measure our suffering.”  People appear to inherently draw closer to their God in times of needs, for those that are already religious.  Even those that will claim over and over again that they are not religious and would never be religious will look for and begin to cling to this concept in a time of great and utter despair.

Now, for my next definition:

Terrorism:

“the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion”

Terror:

“1: a state of intense fear

2 a: one that inspires fear : scourge b: a frightening aspect <the terrors of invasion> c: a cause of anxiety : worry d: an appalling person or thing ; especially : brat

3: reign of terror

4: violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demand”

If terrorism is the systematic us of terror as a means of coercion, then could we not then say that religion is just a legal, organized and publicized form of terrorism?  I think it is fair to say that most people are intensely afraid of pain. So to re-state, people FEAR pain.   I can easily give several examples of MAJOR religions terrorism:

1. The Christian Crusades – Christian (Middle Ages)

2. The Assassins – Islam (c.1090)

3. Thuggee – Hindu (1900)

4. Jihad – Muslim

I just find it all very interesting when one takes a step back to really look at the concept of “God” and/or “religion.”  I do believe that religion can be a useful tool, like any other concept from city judicial systems to global systems.  My point is that perhaps we all should be more thoughtful before committing ourselves to a belief with an intensity that could easily incite major global conflict.  Perhaps we should carefully question our own beliefs and then look at the belief’s of others is a way that is more constructive.

Ultimately though, you, the reader, will have to make your own decision.

Till next time,

The Chaotic Questioner