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Veteran Response

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Here is an email I received in response to one of my essays.

Veteran Response : Frank Jacoby : : 2008-06-24

After reading your comical comments about the US soldier, i can only chuckle at such idiotic comments. As a retired veteran of 24 years with the US Army, i will give you some real concepts of the American soldier.

So presumably you fought in one or more of the illegal wars of aggression in Viet Nam, Afghanistan or Iraq. That makes you a confessed war criminal. The penalty for that particular crime is hanging. The fact that Bush is, for now, protecting your from prosecution at the world court does not change the fact you are in effect a equivalent to a death row serial killer. Very few people take seriously anything confessed serial killers, such as yourself, say in their defence. hangman’s noose The only thing between you and a noose is lame duck President Bush, working hard to thwart the world court.

I wouldn’t join the International Criminal Court. This is a body based in The Hague where unaccountable judges, prosecutors, could pull our troops, our diplomats up for trial. And I wouldn’t join. And I understand that in certain capitals of, around the world that that wasn’t a popular move. But it’s the right move not to join a foreign court that could, where our people could be prosecuted.
~ George W. Bush (1946-07-06 age:71),, 2004-10-01 confessing he is an international scofflaw during the first presidential debate with Kerry.

As for you comments of being away for months and years the longest i was ever separated from my spouse was for 3 months.

That is not typical of those assigned to Iraq. Does the term stop loss mean anything to you, where the military breaks its end of the bargain about the length of a service term.

Your concept of not being able to provide for a family is a real myth in your mind, US soldiers pay standards are equal to, if not above t he civilian sector and that doesnt even include for their benefits which are free… ie. free medical for them and all family members, free dental, commisary privledges where items are always much lower than in the civilian sector, PX or BX privledges where top name brands are usually about half of what the civilian sector pays for the same item…oh and to mention all those items are purchased with no taxes (ie. city, county, state or federal).

Certainly the thinner upper ranks do ok financially but not those who have just enlisted. In my Don’t Enlist essay I linked you to the recruiting site where they will tell you the base you the base pay is $14,321.00 USD a year for a private E1. The US Census bureau defines the poverty line for a family of four as $19,157.00 USD .

As for being transfered, yes you move, but not at a moments notice…always advanced notification (ie. orders notify you…that was one of the reasons most soldiers enlist…have you ever been to Europe, the Orient, Greece…kind of nice things to see and visit there…all at the US governments expense…maybe you're just locked into your little world and havent experienced some of those special things…like the Taj Majhal, or the Acropolyse, maybe the pyramids. lol…i can only chuckle.

I have not travelled nearly as much as I would like, but I have been all over Canada and the USA. I have been to India, England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan… but unlike you, I paid for my tickets honestly. I did not kill anyone, much less kids.

and for the husband being killed…so can a fireman, or policeman, in fact statistically US soldiers deaths are lower than those of the same age groups in the civilian sector!!!!!!!!! Amazing isnt it?

Granted, that would be a concern for someone considering marrying a fireman or police officer. But then they have the knowledge the sacrifice is to save lives, not take them, as you did. You are morally no better than a Mafia hit man. Unlike soldiers in WWII (World War II), you didn’t defend America, you just pretended to. You fought wars of aggression to steal resources from states that presented no threat to the USA. You have the morals of a mercenary. You admitted as much when you justified your serial murders on the grounds of travel perks.

Soldiers do not excessively drink any more than those in college fraterniities, there is no whoring and for drugs a drug test is mandatory (if fournd with a positive drug test, the soldier is kicked out of the military!!!!!!!!!!) and for some real informational value to you…

Get real. Every time American ships dock in Canada, the bars are overflowing with drunk American sailors. Extra police patrols are put on to deal with them. We gays call them sea food.

Afghanistan was always the heroine capital of the world…even before the US military and other countries were sent there!!!!!!!!!!!…another informational fact for your idiotic comments.

Not quite. The original heroin capital of the world was the Golden Triangle, a region spreading out from northern Thailand. Afghanistan was a secondary player. The fundamentalist Taliban took over and totally shut down the trade. Then the Americans invaded and put the drug lords and war lords in power. They quickly ramped up heroin production again to become the #1 exporter in the world. According to the U.N. they currently export a trillion dollars worth of heroin each year. They export more than the entire planet consumes. The extra is made into cheese, a cheap orange-yellow heroin and sell it to elementary school kids to hook them early. It is an epidemic in the USA that started in Texas. The profits from this trade is what supports the crooked Karzai government. It would be easy for the USA with its satellites and Afghanistan’s clear skies to find the poppy fields and eradicate them, but they don’t. Recall the Taliban were able to shut down the trade almost completely without any high tech help. The American occupiers are complicit in the drug trade and profiting from it. By supporting the US military, you are implicitly supporting this drug trafficking.

Also soldiers do not kill at random…and yes there are innocents who lose their lifes in war…but only when they are usually harboring insurgents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fallujah razed Of course, they kill randomly. Almost everyone with a TV saw them do it live on CNN (Cable News Network) on 2003-03-20 with the Shock & Awe bombing of the residential sections of Baghdad. There are hundreds of videos posted on the net of American solidiers killing Iraqis. There are even trophy sites where American soldiers display photos of the body parts they have collected. By the way, There are no insurgents in Iraq. There are resistance fighters, but no insurgents. People who fight n provisional occupation are called the resistance. Those who rebel against an established legitimate government are called insurgents. I know, all you Americans deliberately misuse the language as part of your propaganda blitz, sometimes twisting the language so far as to call the resistance fighters who kill occupying American soldiers terrorists. Consider the image to the right of a razed section of Fallujah. Why would would you not characterise the deaths of people crushed in such an attack as random? Have a look at some of the other 95,000 images of what you Americans did to Fallujah with Google search on

A prima facie case can be made that the United States is guilty of the supreme crime against humanity, that being an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign nation.
~ Benjamin Ferencz (1920-03-11 age:98) Chief Prosecutor for the United States in The Einsatzgruppen Case at the Nazi Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.

Consider that, by international law, you have no business to be in Iraq, much less killing people, even if they shoot at you. You are at best an illegal alien.

And the most ludicrous of your comments about the military killing, maiming, torturing and terrorizing people…you could be no wronger…if you want to see that, i suggest you look at some of the beheadings that are all over the network…beheading by the ones you try to defend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A mere handful of Americans have died in the conflict. This is result of the cowardly remote control methods of warfare you use, e.g. dropping bombs on homes from planes or spraying white phosphorus.

Estimates of civilians killed in the Iraq war reach as high as 600,000.
~ Charles Ferguson (1955-03-24 age:63), director of the documentary No End In Sight click to watch : Iraq’s Descent Into Chaos

That the Iraqis managed to get revenge on a few of you bastards for your genocide is the silliest lamest excuse I have heard so far. You attacked them, not the reverse. They have every right to kill you and hurt you in any way imaginable. You have absolutely on right to even be in Iraq, much less butcher civilians and children there.

…and for homosexuality… im quite sure there are some in the military, but i can tall you this…not in 24 years did i ever know of one!!!!!!!!…and Soldiers who do have children…oddly their children are not deformed…in fact they are more healthy that those born in the civilain sector…check it out in statistics !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have. Here are some statistics. You can find all you want with a Google search on soldiers birth defects.

For the rest of you sill comments…all i can say is this…get a real grip on reality and what the world is all about. Get some real facts before you comment on something i see you apparently have absolutely no knowledge of!!!!!!!!!!

You have offered nothing to back up your assertions, just bombast and empty invective. You are the one living in a dream world. You were a hired serial killer who claims to be innocent, even though you freely admit to committing war crimes. What is more ludicrous is you appear to claim those american soldiers in Iraq are similarly innocent of the killing the 400,000 civilians, who died of mysterious causes. What a pathetic excuse for a human being you are! You are a war criminal, sadist and a serial killer, but you won’t admit these obvious facts even to yourself. May you hang incompetently.

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