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3,200 Marines Prepare for Afghan Tour
« on: January 14, 2008, 09:03:23 PM »
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TomInTib  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author  Click to view this author's profile  Click to add this author to your buddy list  Click to add this author to your Ignore list      Mon Jan-14-08 09:19 PM
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3,200 Marines Prepare for Afghan Tour
   
Edited on Mon Jan-14-08 09:19 PM by TomInTib
Oh, just peachy....

January 14, 2008 09:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON — Military officials said Monday that about 3,200 Marines are being told to prepare to go to Afghanistan _ a move that will boost combat troop levels in time for an expected Taliban offensive this spring.

Once complete, the deployment would increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan to as much as 30,000, the highest level since the 2001 invasion after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The notices come as explosions rocked Kabul's most popular luxury hotel Monday, killing at least six people, including one American and a journalist from Norway. Officials said the assault on the Serena Hotel by militants may signal a new era of Taliban attacks.

The military began notifying the Marines and their families over the weekend, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to sign the formal deployment orders. It was not clear Monday whether the orders had been signed yet.

more on just how wonderful things are going in Afghanistan:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20080114/marines-afghanistan/


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Not much at this campfire yet but if we are lucky TIT will share another war story with the primitives from his days in SEAL Ranger Special Forces team 3.
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Re: 3,200 Marines Prepare for Afghan Tour
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 09:13:19 PM »
What did ya expect....

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Tierra_y_Libertad  (1000+ posts)       Mon Jan-14-08 09:30 PM
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1. Kipling
 
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.

From "The Young British Soldier"
Which my grandfather was when he went to fight on the NW Frontier against the Afghans. 

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TomInTib  (1000+ posts)      Mon Jan-14-08 09:39 PM
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4. Wow.
 I have never known anyone whose family member(s) fought there.

Did he ever speak of it?

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TomInTib  (1000+ posts)      Mon Jan-14-08 09:41 PM
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5. Yeah, God help 'em.
 'Cause ain't nobody else gonna do it.

Ya know, S.., I need to get back to you on a few things.

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spanone  (1000+ posts)      Mon Jan-14-08 09:43 PM
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6. surging everywhere.....****ers
 


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Re: 3,200 Marines Prepare for Afghan Tour
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 07:02:21 AM »
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From "The Young British Soldier"
Which my grandfather was when he went to fight on the NW Frontier against the Afghans. 

Newsflash moron...we're not fighting the Afghans this time.

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